Let’s face it, the beauty industry has become a competitive place. Without considerable skills and experience, it’s difficult to book enough work to create the lifestyle you want. A lot of makeup artists struggle in their career, but that doesn’t have to be your story.
It all starts with education, and that’s where we come in. At Allison Barbera Academy, we’ve got several years of wedding, corporate and television makeup experience, and we’re not afraid to share it!
We offer Level I and II classes and workshops to help you gain the skills and confidence you need to build yourself a beautiful career.
To sign up for any of the classes or workshops listed, fill out the form below, choose “Allison Barbera Academy” and let us know which classes and/or workshops you’re interested in. All classes and workshops take place in Newport, RI.
LEVEL I For beauty school students, aspiring makeup artists and beginner makeup artists
Wedding Makeup Masterclass: *WAITLIST OPEN NOW* This intensive workshop covers the foundations of wedding makeup (literally and figuratively!). You’ll learn everything from skin types to contouring to false lash application and so much more. Your instructor will have their full kit available for use during the hands-on portions, so all you need to bring is a notebook, pen, and your passion for beauty. We provide the models for this workshop. $949, with a 50% deposit due at sign up.
About Face Workshop: *WAITLIST OPEN NOW* Skin prep, foundation and concealer matching, face sculpting, and cheek color selection are essential for professional makeup applications. Perfect winged liner or a killer lip won’t matter if your client’s face makeup is off! In this one day workshop, you’ll watch in depth demonstrations of skin prep, primer, color corrector, concealer, foundation, blush, highlight, contour and bronzer applications. You can choose to stay for a hands-on portion where your instructor will work with you to help you create the perfect canvas. It’s not required that you have a kit, but we encourage you to bring whatever you have so your instructor can give you suggestions and show you how to best work with what you have. $197 for the 4.5 hour demo only or $287 for the 4.5 hour demo + 3 hours of hands-on instruction. Each student must bring a model for the hands-on portion.
Feature Focus Workshop: *WAITLIST OPEN NOW* A big part of any professional makeup application is knowing which feature(s) to accentuate. In this one day workshop, your instructor will demonstrate the most common eye makeup looks, how to apply false lashes and how to complement different eye shapes and colors, as well as lip color selection and application, shaping with lipliner, and other helpful tips and tricks. Stay for the hands-on instruction to put what you’ve learned to practice. It’s not required that you have a kit, but we encourage you to bring whatever you have so your instructor can give you suggestions and show you how to best work with what you have. $197 for the 4.5 hour demo only or $287 for the 4.5 hour demo + 3 hours of hands-on instruction. Each student must bring a model for the hands-on portion.
Wedding Makeup Artist Mentorship: *LIMITED SPOTS LEFT FOR 2023* Includes a one-on-one two day masterclass, four customized supplemental one-on-one classes, pro kit building assistance, weekly beauty business coaching calls with Allison, wedding assisting jobs and the opportunity to either work with AB Beauty or build the technical and business foundations to go out on your own. This is the ultimate program to get you started in your career as a successful wedding makeup artist. $1799 with payment plan options available.
LEVEL II For new and established makeup artists with a full kit
Up Your Game Workshop: *WAITLIST OPEN NOW* Feel like you know the basics but want to up level your artistry? Join us for this one day workshop where we hone in on the skills that can take you from a good makeup artist to a great one. Part one is a demonstration of airbrush, tattoo coverage, makeup for television and corporate work, glam makeup and more. Stay for part two to receive hands-on instruction for two of the demonstrated looks. $197 for the 4.5 hour demo or $287 for the 4.5 hour demo + 3 hours of hands-on instruction. Each student must bring a model for the hands-on portion. Full kit is not needed for those doing the demo portion only.
Get The Look Workshop: *WAITLIST OPEN NOW* In this one day workshop, you’ll learn four of the most common wedding and event makeup looks: 1) The All Natural 2) The Bronzed Beauty 3) The Vintage Vixen and 4) The Glowy Goddess. Part one is a detailed demonstration of each look, and part two consists of hands-on instruction for two of the looks. Having these four go-to, customizable looks up your sleeve will help you expand your skill set and create looks that your clients will love. $197 for the 4.5 hour demo or $287 for the 4.5 hour demo + 3 hours of hands-on instruction. Each student must bring a model for the hands-on portion. Full kit is not needed for those doing the demo portion only.