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Alexandra W.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Russian
  • Awarded Best Actress from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 2012
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Alexandra W.

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I am constantly asked my friends, family, and STRANGERS about helping them to do their makeup. Whether it's basic skills for every day looks, or more difficult and complex techniques for more dramatic looks, I'm your gal!

About Alexandra

Alexandra has a BA from the University of Southern California (Recipient of Doolittle Award: Outstanding Female Performer of graduating class) and an MFA from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Acting has taken her to Par

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Aya J.
Amazing teacher of the makeup arts! First lesson was for a six year old and she had so much fun! Alexandra is definitely knowledgeable well above the skills needed for a six year old but her teaching ability is what was really impressive.
Samantha Soltesz
Very friendly, learned great tips! Would love to do another session to learn more
Jonathan
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Karen R.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude Honor from Grand Canyon University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Karen R.

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I teach correct and enhancing makeup techniques according to clients skin tone, facial shape, and facial features. I use the Seasonal Color Analysis approach to determine what skin tone the client is, either cool or warm. I have an extensive beauty field background. Early in my adulthood, I became a licensed cosmetologist in Minnesota. I have also been active as a Beauty Consultant almost all of my adult years with two different cosmetic companies. I love working with women and encouraging them to look and feel their very best, which boosts their self-esteem and self-confidence.

About Karen

Karen R. was born and raised in a musical family in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Karen has loved to sing and play instruments almost all of her life, and became passionate about music early in her childhood. She has played 7 instruments proficiently including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele,

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Thomas L.
Karen Is an amazing teacher! Karen gives great guidance to those willing to learn. She is very patient and takes all the time needed for everyone to develop their skills. She is very good and changing times to meet and is understanding that things change and is flexible. I can't say enough about how great she is at teaching.
Ms Lee
Karen made me feel very comfortable & gave me what I needed so I have a very natural look using makeup. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with cosmetics!
Megan
Wonderful teacher for our 12 year old. Very kind, encouraging, organized and knowledable. I would highly recommend!
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Essence P.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Bachelors degree from Gulf Coast State College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Essence P.

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Open to everyone! I do not and will not discriminate nor will I tolerate discrimination. Makeup lessons with me will be fun, informing and rewarding. I am very experienced with makeup, but not only with makeup, with skincare as well, so you will not only be learning how to apply makeup, the best and the worst type of makeup brands and what enhances your make up, you will also be learning how to take care of your skin as well. You will not be disappointed with my classes and I will make sure the class is worth it! I will make sure you learned everything you needed to and wanted to learn about the beauty of makeup and also make sure your goals with learning certain things with makeup are met.

About Essence

I love teaching and being the reason students learn new materials and information and stick with it. I have a passion in helping people learn and reaching their goals. I’m very easy to get along with, outgoing, loyal, fun and dedicated in everything that I do. You will not only learn GREAT informat

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Stephen
The best Mac and cheese I have ever made was taught by Ms. Essence. I love how fun and how much she taught me about food and how to clean foods correctly. All the recipes I learned from here I used for Thanksgiving this year it was the best
Katrina Vazquez
I love her classes she is very creative and very dedicated in makeup she knows all the different kinds of make up for each skin type and she knows makeup brands I never heard of My face use to break out bad and when I start using the product she told me to use my face looks so healthy and clear
Amy Brock
I loved her classes She was very fun to work with and she taught me about my skincare and how to apply and take off makeup the correct way she is very sweet and it doesn’t matter what time of the day it is she will always answer and help if need be

Nikisha Z.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Nikisha Z.

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Let's keep it simple..I can help you. I want you to love the skin that you're in! As a certified and accredited instructor in skin care, I believe makeup should be natural. Less is always more. Makeup should only enhance the You in Be·You·tiful not cover it up. Social media sometimes demonstrates to our young generation dramatic techniques that's been used for centuries. Well,..if you don't want a look that's overdone come learn from a Pro and get in the industry know. In addition, I can also assist you with nutrition, Acting ( Monolgues only). In these classes you look to gain confidence, knowledge, understanding, and retention.

About Nikisha

With over 15 years of experience Nikisha has spent the last several years grooming and developing models and actors from all across the world ages 5 to 99. She has worked on the set of well known names such as Tyler Perry Studios, with A-list actors, child actors and some of the top celebrity photo

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Adelaide
Nikisha was very professional, patient and nice all at the same time. She went over everything I needed to know and learn slowly and even went over the time limit just to make sure I was ok with the lesson. I’m so glad I found her and would definitely recommend and come again.
Shonda P.
My daughter and I are very happy and pleased with the class my daughter had today with Nikisha. The knowledge and skill that she uses to teach teens how to properly take care of their skin on top of how to properly apply makeup the correct way and not going over the top is wonderful. She helped my daughter feel more confident in her technique when applying makeup. She answered all questions that my daughter asked. Nikisha was very professional and I appreciate her craft and time today just simply amazing!!
Yohance F.
I was very pleased with Nikisha
Very nice,well spoken,informative
Answered all my questions
An absolute pleasure to work with!!!
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Rebeka D.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French, Italian, German, Latin
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Education from Mount St. Joseph University
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Rebeka D.

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A self-taught makeup artist with 6+ years of experience. My experience covers everything from everyday "natural" and glam makeup, to SFX (or special effects) and theatre makeup. I have been practicing makeup on my own face since sophomore year of high school. I have also done other peoples' makeup for Halloween events, musicals, and plays. I am constantly doing research on makeup products to see how they perform as well as testing their performance on my own face. I can help to provide you with the best makeup tips and recommendations for your face and skin type. We can find what works best for you and what products are the most practical for your specific makeup needs. Whatever you need to learn about makeup, we can work together to provide you with the knowledge you are seeking.

About Rebeka

I am a Senior at Mount Saint Joseph University pursuing a degree in Music Education. My primary instruments are violin and voice, with my secondary instruments being viola and piano. I have been playing violin and singing for 11+ years and playing viola and piano for 2+ years. I am a classicall

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Dawn
Friendly and has a good relationship with my child.
Megan M.
very good.
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Arlene B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Cosmetology from Southern Institute of Cosmetology
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Arlene B.

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Personalised One on One Makeup Lessons on your Desired Makeup Look.

This hugely popular masterclass is for anyone who wants to know how to apply the perfect makeup.

Learning how to apply your own makeup can be so much fun and save you a fortune in time and money on buying products that you don’t know how to use or just don’t work for you.

Arlene will show you how to apply your makeup flawlessly to suit your skin type, face shape, eye shape and colouring.
Each lesson is completely catered to you and what you would like to learn during this time. Whether it is just an everyday look, or more evening glam, you will learn all of her tricks, tips, and techniques.
In person lessons, the professional Makeup Artist will work on half of your face, showing you step-by-step and you will work on the other half.
You will go home with a list of recommended products specifically suited for your features and skin type. You will leave with a personalised makeup look which you can feel ...

About Arlene

Hi! I'm Arlene! I'm 38 years young, married to a wonderful God fearing man, and the mother to an amazing and very smart 11 year old prince! I absolutely love my family, my life and what I do! I would love to teach you all about how I create beauty! I have been into beauty since the tender age of 13

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Lori Smith
I really enjoyed Arlene's makeup lessons! I learned so much about makeup and I'm excited to book her again to learn more. I'm excited to know how to do the basics of makeup. I feel more comfortable applying my own makeup since Arlene showed me her quick tricks. I feel beautiful and confident! My makeup looks amazing! Can't wait until the next lesson to learn eyeshadow! Thanks Arlene! You're the best and so much fun!
Tessa
Arlene helped me become so much more comfortable with applying make up for both every day and special occasions! I used the tips she gave me to create a look for a night out and got SO many compliments! She is very sweet and patient and really knows her stuff.
Jillian
My experience with Arlene was amazing. She’s a great instructor, she’s very patient and explained all the steps in detail so that I can remember. I have received so many compliments on my makeup work that I’ve done since taking the course with Arlene. She’s amazing and you definitely need to book your classes with Arlene.

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Is your dream makeup teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Makeup Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute makeup lessons is $93. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $56 and $130 per hour.
30 min
$48 average
45 min
$63 average
60 min
$93 average

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"She has a very authentic personality and truly demonstrates intrest for each undividual student. She makes you feel comfortable even when you have an introvert personality. I love her clases!"
Arnold
Took Makeup lessons from Nikisha Z.
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"Amazing teacher of the makeup arts! First lesson was for a six year old and she had so much fun! Alexandra is definitely knowledgeable well above the skills needed for a six year old but her teaching ability is what was really impressive."
Aya
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Alexandra is a great teacher! She is both professional and personable. I highly recommend her as a teacher!"
Anne
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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"I had a few classes with Ms Nike , she is really detail educational on all the products and the skincare that she taught us in the class , she is really nice and open to all her student . I really enjoyed and learned a lot from her."
Kim
Took Makeup lessons from Nikisha Z.
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"Morgan was very talented and an excellent teacher. She helped me learn new techniques and helped me achieve my makeup goals. She can help you find what is best for your face and help you find confidence. I definitely would recommend!"
Jackie
Took Makeup lessons from Morgan M.
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"Love it very much , thank you Alexandra for you help today ❤️️"
Loredana
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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"It was a wonderful experience! I learned so much. Thank you"
Charlene Russo
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Very friendly, learned great tips! Would love to do another session to learn more"
Samantha Soltesz
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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"Loved, loved, loved, my lesson. I now feel better about doing my makeup and learned some new tricks. I look forward to our next lesson!"
Shaunya
Took Makeup lessons from Ci Ci B.
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"It was really fun and informational minus the sound issue but we fixed it and made it through the lesson!"
Ella
Took Makeup lessons from Alexandra W.
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