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The instructors at Faces ETC of MN are all working makeup artists for TV, film, print, fashion, music videos and stage – as well as licensed beauty educators with over 35+ years in the industry.

Learn all aspects of the industry, including airbrushing, photography, print, fashion, hairstyling, portfolio development, set etiquette, and more… and execute a fashion photo shoot with professional fashion photographers – all highly esteemed in this Midwest market!

Our Method:

At Faces ETC of MN, our instructors excel in the use of proven learning techniques: hands-on application with in-depth instructor feedback. This provides the broadest and most modern training in the field.

Included in the 130 Hour Multi-Media Professional Makeup Artistry course is our professional business skills and marketing class to help prepare students for entry level work as a freelance artist.

Students learn all of the important elements of makeup application while focusing on mastering the skills and techniques used in the world of media makeup. They begin by building every day looks and work to execute more intricate applications.

Success is ensured through our small artist-to-instructor ratios that allows students to learn and master these step-by-step skills at a pace that increases their confidence as artists.

Various mediums are employed with an emphasis on custom blending of products.

The latest and fastest growing makeup application – airbrushing – is included.

The program culminates with a professional photo shoot day where we bring in top name fashion photographers to capture work in print. Students receive a CD of all photographs for their working portfolio.

Students also view and critique their work daily on a large high-definition flat screen TV, which enables them to best perfect their application process.

About our Instructors and Educators

DebbieDebbie Carlson, President of Faces ETC of MN, has over 37 years in beauty education and as a freelance makeup artist. She is a graduate of Joe Blasco Makeup School. Additionally, she served as Director of Education for one of the largest beauty school chains in the metro area, and currently holds 4 beauty licenses. Debbie has combined her passion for makeup and the beauty industry to create a training center that focuses on your career and success as a makeup artist! Our goal is to raise the standard for working makeup artists everywhere, and this program of excellence will help you achieve the goals you have as well as give you the skills necessary for your success.

MelissaMelissa Martin, Director of Education, has 24 years’ experience in the industry, and is a graduate of the prestigious Greasepaint Makeup School in London. Melissa worked for 3 years on London’s fashion weeks, and specializes in film makeup, wardrobe and production assistance. Melissa’s background in color theory and art history allows her to share vital insight into all aspects of our work. Her elaborate background includes owning her own makeup studio, and working for elite cosmetic lines such as: Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, MAC, Chanel, Christian Dior, NARS, and Bobbi Brown. Her experience and expertise has allowed her work to be published in many editorial and fashion-based magazines.

KaciKaci Wegleitner our Night Instructor, is alumni of Faces Etc of MN and a Licensed Esthetician and has had a passion for makeup artistry for as long as she can remember. Working as a Professional Bridal and Print artist she has been using her passion to execute beautiful and timeless looks for years in many facets of the Makeup Industry, making women feel beautiful and special- her creative instincts, eye for details, commitment to excellence and passionate drive for success have afforded her many opportunities to Key Makeup for many various jobs in the production community -where she is typically found designing looks and collaborating with production on precise makeup looks!

JacquiFor Jacqi Beck the world of beauty has always been a part of her dream…attending beauty school 2001, helped increase her eye for design, details and perfection-but she quickly found that the learning and teaching process was quickly to become the fuel behind her dreams, allowing her to share her wisdom, guidance, and creativity on many other levels so she went on to get her Instructors license, and began the pathway to helping others maneuver their careers with a sense of passion and drive.

Saeid Homayouni is a Platform Artist, Educator, Independent Hair Stylist and freelance Make Up Artist. He was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to Toronto, Canada when he was a teenager. In his twenties he moved to Minneapolis and started his career as a Hair Stylist at an upscale hair salon in Edina. At the same time he completed Make Up Artist certification at Faces Etc. and be came a freelance Artist for Christian Dior and M A C Cosmetics. In 2009 he joined The Sebastian Professional team as an Educator and Platform Artist.

Faces ETC of MN excels in the use of proven learning techniques. We understand the importance of incorporating a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on approach to learning that will give each student the most comprehensive and up-to-date training in the field.
We also utilize many different guest artists and instructors currently working as freelance media makeup artists to share their knowledge. We are proud to stay current in the different and new mediums of the industry; knowing what skills are needed, which products to use, and how to market your self will all be important factors long after a student’s course is completed!
Our photo shoots are conducted with professional fashion photographers. You will receive a CD of your work along with copyrights to use on a website or have them printed for your book, comp cards, or other marketing materials.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire at Faces ETC of MN will give you what you need to follow your dreams of becoming the freelance makeup artist you have been dreaming of!
*Our Artists are also available for Personal Training at the price of $500 day rate.