In Dallas? Check out our friends at The Makeup Training Academy!

Each season Makeup Professional Terri Tomlinson of Makeup 101 takes in a small group of students to train and mentor as professional makeup artists at The Makeup Training Academy (MTA). The Makeup Training Academy is a unique and specialized program in Dallas, Texas offering professional training and education for new and existing makeup artists. MTA emphasizes small classes, personalized instruction, and hands on training. All MTA students and alumni are eligible for the Frends With Benefits professional discount program.

You can also check out Terri’s own site at


School Profile: Faces Etc. of MN

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great day. Today we’re profiling a school we have a huge affinity for, Faces Etc. of MN. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Faces Etc. of MN has been instructing those seeking a career in media makeup in order to certify them as a freelance media artist since June of 2007.

The team of educators at Faces Etc. of MN have over 65 years of combined work experience in every aspect of the Industry and are all currently working media artists. This allows them to keep a pulse on what it takes to work in the always evolving production world. One unique educational tool that they offer as part of the students training is taking students on set with them when the opportunity presents itself. This allows students of all levels to gain first-hand, practical experience on what is required to work as media artist.

The Midwest may not be known as the hub of the beauty industry, but the education offered at Faces Etc. of MN is globally focused. What students learn is a technique driven education so whether they live in the Midwest, or move to Europe or anywhere else for that matter, the education and training students receive proves beneficial across all spectrums.

Faces Etc of MN, trains makeup artists for all HD multi media production work, including film (both feature and independent), HDTV, print, fashion, bridal, runway, corporate, and commercial. Their artists are known to be skilled in achieving flawless airbrushed looks, timeless makeup techniques, tattoo coverage, and also light special effects.

Running our classroom as a set allows students to gain extensive knowledge and have the opportunity to view their work on an HD monitor to help train their eye as an artist. In addition to an education in makeup, the school provides education in the business skills necessary to run a freelance career proficiently. The classrooms are kept to 8 students per session to ensure each student gets quality hands on coaching and instruction.

After graduation, Faces Etc. of MN alumni have been working on many feature and independent films, television shows, commercials, magazine shoots, corporate spots, music videos, runway fashion shows, weddings and personal events. To bolster their working credits experience and assistance, Faces Etc. of MN alumni have opportunities to go on set with instructors, as well as be placed on local and international projects. Faces Etc of MN, also assists production in finding makeup crews through their ‘hire an artist’ section on their website for their production work.

If you are interested in becoming a freelance multi-media makeup artist, call Faces Etc of MN today (612-824-3000) to schedule an assessment or phone interview to see if this career path is right for you! Make sure to tell them that Frends Beauty Supply sent you.

At Faces Etc of MN…It’s “NOT just another pretty face!” ®

You can find their beautiful campus at 4419 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419 | Ph: 612-824-3000