Cinta Aveda Institute , San Francisco

305 Kearny Street [at Bush]
San Francisco, CA 94108

+1 (415) 989-4400 main

+1 (415) 496-4787 admissions—call or text

Cinta Aveda Institute , San Jose

111 West St. John Street
San Jose, CA 95113

main +1 (408) 648-2555

admissions—call or text +1 (408) 549-1465

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Makeup artistry is an integral part of both our cosmetology and esthetics programs. Every seven weeks, during these courses, students learn the fundamentals of makeup application, advanced theory, and fantasy makeup from our makeup specialist.

Advanced Makeup Course for our Graduates!

Cinta Aveda Institute is now offering an advanced makeup artistry course to students who have completed either the Cosmetology or Esthetics Programs through Cinta Aveda Institute.

Having a license in Cosmetology or Esthiology has already made you more marketable to employers and allows you have higher earning potential but this short term course will teach you how to apply makeup at a professional level with step-by-step, hands-on instruction. The program is 32 hours over four weeks.

Make Up Certification Classes include:

  • Bridal
  • Special Effects
  • Editorial
  • High Fashion

Portrait of Shawn Peltier Cinta Aveda Institute is honored to have Shawn Peltier lead this course. Shawn worked behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week, he was the Stila Global Artistry Director, and he has been recognized by Vogue-Australia magazine for his outstanding work. He is the perfect educator for this comprehensive program.

Those who desire advanced training in makeup may continue their training in CIDESCO. In this program students study camouflage makeup, color matching, wedding and bridal makeup, B&W photography makeup, seasonal palette theory, and several additional advanced makeup techniques.

The esthetics educators at Cinta Aveda Institute are CIDESCO diplomats who are seasoned in makeup artistry and trained in the latest makeup techniques.

As part of the Creative Team, students have the opportunity to develop a diverse makeup portfolio by actively participating in professional photo shoots, avant-garde fashion shows, and exciting events in and around the Bay Area.

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We are privileged to welcome several guest speakers throughout the year who share their skills and provide students a glimpse of a realistic professional experience. Past speakers have included:

  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Dream Girl Makeup Institute
  • Blush School of Makeup
  • Rudy Miles
  • James Ryder
  • Benefit Cosmetics
  • NARS
  • Krylon

Want to learn more about our Makeup programs? Call or text (415) 496-4787 or fill out the contact form above.

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