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1. Bellus Academy, Poway
Courses / Programs
Located in the city of Poway in northern San Diego County (30 minutes north of Downtown San Diego), Bellus Academy is an internationally-acclaimed beauty career training school. We offer courses in Cosmetology, Advanced Cosmetology, Esthetics, Beauty Therapist Management, Make-Up Artistry, Massage Therapy, and Holistic Health Practitioner, all taught by top educators with vast industry experience.

Bellus Academy is one of the only academies in the nation to provide the advanced training and multiple license programs that can help prepare you for a premium career in the Beauty and Wellness industry. We are dedicated to graduating the top industry professionals by providing quality education. Our programs can educate you for a new career in the booming salon or spa industry in less than a year.
Nationally-Accredited Beauty & Wellness Programs:

- Cosmetology
- Advanced Cosmetology
- Esthetics
- Beauty Therapist Management
- Massage Therapy
- Holistic Health Practitioner
- Make-up Artistry

- We also offer advanced seminars and workshops for industry professionals who are looking to sharpen their skills and learn cutting edge techniques.

- We constantly update our programs so that graduates can remain competitive in the field
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AML Academy, Los Angeles County
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in the heart of Glendale CA, just 10 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles, AML Academy is a quality make-up school that offers a wide range of professional make-up artistry courses including 'High Definition' specialities in beauty, fantasy, Avanti grade, and airbrushing. We also provide a range of hair styling courses in celebrity and print hair styling for bridal, fashion, runway and television.

Our founder, Alice Atakhanian, opened the doors of AML Academy to future artists, and has graduated over 50 students since it's opening in 2009. Her students learn all the secrets of make-up artistry and hair styling and she doesn't hold anything back from them.
Professional Make-Up & Hair Dressing Courses:

- 3 Week Make-up Course
- Specialized Make-Up Courses (Airbrush, Beauty, Bride, and Fantasy Make-up)
- Hair Extension
- Airbrush Course
- Hair Cutting Course
- Color & Highlight Course
- Hairstyling Up-Do's
- Permanent Make-up Course
- Special Effects Course
MKC Academy of Fashion, Beauty & Print
Courses / Programs
Located in Hollywood, just north-west of Downtown Los Angeles, MKC Academy of Fashion, Beauty & Print is the creation of world-renowned makeup artist and author Margaret Kimura. MKC Academy provides a unique experience for novices, students and professionals who want a makeup school to help them excel in in the beauty makeup industry, in Fashion, Film, Television, Runway and Print.

Known for excellence, MKC Academy, a State of California-approved institution, offers makeup courses in beauty, special FX makeup, fantasy, avante garde and airbrushing. MKC also offers a Hair Styling School with courses in celebrity and print hair styling for fashion, runway and television.

Ideally situated in the heart of the entertainment industry of Hollywood on Seneca Avenue (just off Glendale Boulevard and close to the Golden State Freeway), MKC Academy of Fashion, Beauty & Print is just a short drive from Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Disney Studios and the world-famous Hollywood sign, and within easy reach of neighborhoods such as West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Oakwood, Burbank, Pasadena and Alhambra.
- The Works-Makeup & Hair program (504 clock hours)
- Master's Makeup Artistry program (343 clock hours)
- Professional Makeup Artistry program (147 clock hours)
- Professional Hairstyling program (140 clock hours)

Also:
- Short Makeup Courses
- Short Hair Styling Courses
- Makeup Workshops
- MKC Internship Program
and more...
UCLA Extension, Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts
Courses / Programs
One of the nation's largest and most comprehensive institutions of continuing higher education, UCLA Extension in the University of California, Los Angeles, has served students in Southern California since 1917. Our performing arts & entertainment courses are open to all adult learners, regardless of previous levels of study. Program fields include Acting, Visual Effects, Production Design, Music Technology, and many more. Each year, Extension offers 4,500 courses, linking 65,000 adults of diverse backgrounds to enhanced career, academic, and personal growth opportunities through lifelong learning.

UCLA Extension's Department of Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts is an internationally acclaimed program, providing practical training in all aspects of the entertainment industry. Students can enroll in individual courses to sharpen specific skills or pursue a comprehensive program certificate.

Our courses directly address the competitive demands of today's industry and prepare professionals with a broad, in-depth background. Students actively participate in a supportive, professional environment, taught by leading experts and artists currently working in Hollywood.
Performing Arts & Entertainment Certificate Courses:

- Acting
- Development
- Producing
- Directing
- Cinematography
- Makeup/Costume
- Production Crafts
- Sound
- Post-Production
- Visual Effects Creation
- Animation
- Interactive Media/Games
- Film/TV Theory
- Music Theory
- Performance
- The Music Business
- Recording Engineering
- Music Technology, and more...
CMC School, Yucatan - Color Reading / Chromatology Workshop
Courses / Programs
Psychic ability practitioners, medical professionals & color therapy healing enthusiasts living in California may be interested in this unique short program in Mexico:

• Develop your psychic ability with Divination through color in the abundantly colorful and spectacularly scenic state of Yucatan in Mexico!

• Chromatology or Chromatics is the study of color, and at CMC School in Yucatan, we offer an exciting and highly educational chromatology, divination & color reading workshop (taught entirely in English) to develop your psychic ability and enable you to make color readings.

• Today, color therapy (also known as chromotherapy) is used extensively by interior designers, fashion designers, beauty therapists, holistic and healing therapists, doctors, mediums, and artists to enhance the power of color and color combinations.

• CMC School is owned by U.S. citizens from Texas, and we are excited to welcome tourists and alternative adventure travelers to our new destination workshop in Progreso Beach, a tranquil & picturesque location just 30 minutes north of the city of Merida (renowned in many articles for its safety, architecture, food and voted the #1 place to retire in Forbes Magazine!).

• Our programs appeal to professionals, therapists, vacation seekers & travelers from the neighboring border states of CA, TX, AZ and NM, from across the U.S., local students from Mexico, as well as international students from Europe, Latin America, The Caribbean, and around the globe.
Chromatology Workshop - Fall 2018:
• Learn how to develop your psychic ability through color, and how to do divination readings by utilizing the power of color.

• Divination is the art or practice of seeking to gain an insight into future events by gathering hidden knowledge through interpretation.

• Chromatology (also called chromatics) is the study of color - which has an enormous impact on our mental, emotional, physical, spiritual body.

• Learn how color influences our perception, and study color for its healing qualities.
Bosso Intensive Makeup School Los Angeles
Courses / Programs
Located in Beverly Hills, Bosso Intensive Makeup School Los Angeles is one of the most sought-after makeup training facilities in the world.

Taught by celebrity make-up artist, Kimberley Bosso, our unique make-up training programs are offered to novices, aspiring make up artists and professionals.

We provide affordable 6-day and 4-day Intensive Make-up Training Courses with a professional certificate awarded on completion, which will prepare you for a successful career in the make-up industry.

There are ONLY a maximum of 4 students per course to ensure the utmost meticulous attention and makeup education.

We also offer a 1-day intensive course for the novice or professional makeup artist wanting to learn basic to advanced techniques, or wanting to refresh their existing makeup skills. Students come from all over the U.S. as well as from as far as Australia and Dubai.

An industry established make-up artist since 1997, Kimberley Bosso trained and received her professional makeup artist certificate in Los Angeles, and took her training and research further, studying in Paris learning airbrush and working throughout Europe backstage with top designers for runway shows, as well as visionary photographers on ad campaigns.

Student Testimonial:
"Thank you so much for sharing with me your knowledge...you will always have my respect and appreciation. You are an amazing and inspiring professional. I'm glad that I have met you and attended your awesome makeup course!"
- Izabela Cruz, Dubai
4-Day & 6-Day Intensive Professional Make-up Artist Certification Programs:
- Traditional and Airbrush Make-up
- Techniques include: Smokey Eyes; Contouring; Bridal Makeup; Men's Grooming; High Fashion; Business & Marketing; Product  & Brush Knowledge; Hygiene & more
- 6-Day program also includes Red Carpet Makeup and Fashion Week with extensive airbrushing

1-Day Intensive Make-up Artist Course:
For beginners or those looking to sharpen existent makeup skills.

Private Make-up Classes:
1-hour & 2-hour
Online Candle Making Classes for California, U.S. & global students
Courses / Programs
• Learn how to make unique candles from the comfort of your own home or work studio in California with The Candle Academy, a leading international candle design school owned by a UK candle designer based in Jamaica.

• Home Study / Online Candle Making Classes in California, nationwide or around the world include the choice of Live Seminars via Skype with Gary Simmons - one of the top candle designers in the world from the UK, or lessons via HD Video & PDF information files.

• These distance learning candle making courses for complete Beginners to Advanced artists will start you on the path to an exciting new career in candle design or a very rewarding hobby!

• These intensive candle making training courses are Hands-on and Very Visual, and follow the same techniques as our onsite programs, making it an ideal solution for people that live too far to be able to attend in Jamaica in person.

• Perhaps you would prefer to learn in person through an incredible educational program and vacation in beautiful Jamaica in the Caribbean!

• Business start-up and Hobby courses offered year-round, both onsite or online. Welcome to this very special profession!

Candle Academy Student Reviews:

"Very detailed and intensive. I was looking for the wow factor and that's exactly what I got."
G. Woodard, USA

"You have proven to us that you are only limited by your imagination."
Steve and Christian, Florida, USA

"I realized after the first hour my investment was justified."
Alex English, NBA Allstar, USA
Online Candle Making Courses:

Live Seminars via Skype
• 6 Day Complete Business Set Up Course
​• 4 Day Condensed Business Set Up
• 2 Day Introductory Course

HD Video Courses
• Business Set Up Course
• Platinum Course
• Interactive Course
• Hobby Course

Year-Round Candle Making Courses in Jamaica:
One-to-one & small group classes for beginners to advanced designers.

• Candle Making Business Set Up (6 days)
• Condensed Business Setup course (4 days)
• Advanced Candle Making course (2 days)
• Candle Making Weekend Retreat Workshop (2 days, minimum 2 persons)
• Encaustic Art / Wax Painting Workshop (2-3 days)