About CHICSTUDIOS LA Makeup School

CHICSTUDIOS – School of Makeup was founded by Professional Makeup Artist and Entrepreneur, Amy Nicole.  Our first location opened in the financial district of Manhattan, New York City in 2009, and our second location in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California in 2015.

CHICSTUDIOS – School of Makeup has been designed to teach the fundamentals of makeup artistry, while providing techniques and a well-rounded education in professional makeup. CHICSTUDIOS – School of Makeup has an array of highly qualified instructors who are actively working in the industries they teach in, guided by an intense and comprehensive curriculum for each course.


CHICSTUDIOS is a leading national makeup artistry school in Los Angeles and New York, teaching through course instruction, live hands-on lessons and opportunities for graduates via the ‘CHICPro Community’.  

Our school enables career services assisting students and alumni with opportunities and education to plan, promote and prepare their careers in the beauty industry.  Upon completion of any of our courses, each alumni becomes part of our ‘CHICPro Community’,which offers a platform for events, job opportunities, advanced education, internships, gigs or career hiring fairs. 

Our brands partners in the classroom as well as in our basic makeup kits are: Billion Dollar Brows, MAC Cosmetics, Real Techniques, Makeup Forever, NARS Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, Graftobian, Cinema Secrets, Bobbi Brown, NYX Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, Real Techniques, Morphe Brushes, Embryolisse + Bioderma Skincare and much more!

Our experienced, industry leading instructors and friendly staff offer comprehensive, hands-on curriculums taught exclusively in a small class-size environment.  Each classroom offers a work-station for learning purposes, for each student.

Our Master Makeup and Professional Makeup courses allow students to focus on the art and techniques of makeup artistry, plus advanced courses that allow students to advance their careers and skill-set within professional artistry.

Our Students, upon completion of the Master Makeup and Professional Makeup courses, receive an Industry Recognized Diploma and have an opportunity to participate in a professional photo shoot to begin their professional portfolios.  Upon completion of these courses: Basic Makeup 101, Fashion & Runway Makeup, TV & Music Video Makeup, and students receive an Industry Recognized Certificate. 

Our Graduates have secured opportunities and careers in the make-up industry such as lead artists during New York, Los Angeles and Miami Fashion Weeks.  They are also in management and leading positions for brands such as Chanel, MAC and Sephora.  Many are working with celebrity clientele, on television and movie makeup sets, as well as freelance business owners in bridal and studio settings.  


CHICSTUDIOS – School of Makeup LA is located on 11th Street, between Olympic Boulevard and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, CaliforniaCHICSTUDIOS – School of Makeup is walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, and the Pacific Ocean.


CHICSTUDIOS – School of Makeup LA offers a spacious brightly lit school with several classrooms, high ceilings, a conference room, a library filled with fashion and beauty inspired books, magazines and informative materials, and a kitchenette area.

We would like to invite you to our Makeup Class at Open House event’s that happen once a month – book your seat! 

Please read testimonials about our makeup classes from CHICSTUDIOS Graduates.

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