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About Alexandra W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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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 Paris, London, and Moscow and has given her the opportunity to work with exceptional artists, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Neil Gaiman, Scott Zigler, and Kevin Bright. She coaches students privately and is currently teaching at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and The New York Film Academy. She is also a monthly column contributor to the popular online arts magazine, Bleep.
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Susan May 21, 2018
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Troy M. March 16, 2018
· Speaking Voice · Online
I would describe this instructor as polite, courteous, relaxed, punctual, calm, non-judgmental, competent, and prepared. The session began promptly at the appointed time. The video and audio connections worked flawlessly with no lag time. The video began with the casually dressed instructor seated in her residence. After brief introductions, the instructor asked what I wanted to get out of these lessons. I explained that I wanted to learn how to slow down my speaking voice and to lower the pitch of my voice to come across as more authoritative. The instructor then explained that my goals were common and that she believed she could help me. At that point, the instructor began discussing psychological and emotional issues, which caught me by surprise. After a brief discussion, the instructor then told me her thoughts and opinions, which were based on psychological and emotional issues rather than what I considered to be voice or speech issues. The instructor thoroughly explained the correlation between the two in a way that I understood. Finally, the instructor proposed a lesson plan and sent me a few resources to review before the next session. I went into the first session open minded without any concrete expectations and was pleasantly surprised. There were no mind games, gimmicks, or tricks. The instructor was pleasant and seemed genuinely interested in my case. I did not hesitate scheduling the next session.
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Joy January 20, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
Alexandra is an inspiring and professional instructor!
She diagnose my pronunciation problems and provided very useful tips to improve my pronunciaiton accuracy. These tips are really good take-home toolkit because I can practice my pronunciations anytime.
I am more confident in speaking English. Thank you!
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About Sarah M.

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North Little Rock, AR

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This class can be done in two different ways.
1) day to day make up
2) stage makeup

In my first version of the class I will teach you different make up designs/looks that you can wear on different occasions. Some people are never taught how to do their make up, some it comes naturally. I have shown many people how to apply makeup and I would love to help you too!

In the second version of this class I will teach you how to apply makeup for theatrical purposes. Example: old age makeup, injury makeup, intense realistic animal makeup, mystical makeup. I took classes in college on this and will be happy to spread the fun of theatre makeup!

About Sarah
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Sarah and I am honored you have chosen to look at my profile. Finding the right teacher is so important! I graduated from Lees-McRae College in May 2017 with a BFA in musical theater and a minor in art and design. I know at a glance it may be overwhelming how many classes I teach. You see as Musical Theatre Major I had to learn all about dance, makeup, singing, acting, and all of the sub categories that go with it; not to mention with my minor in art and design I know my way around with a paint brush. Art, in all forms are has always been my way of expressing, feeling, and embracing life. I took an internship at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre and I had to learn ALL aspects of theatre and work with kids every day.

I was training American Sign Language at Northern Virginia Community College b
ack in 2012. In 2015 I studied under an ASL master from Gallaudet University. I have continued to further my knowledge of ASL every day. I was recently the ASL captain at work who helped make sure all signs were done correctly and expressed properly.

My goal is to help you learn what you are craving to know! I try to not charge too high for lessons, I know that this is something that is for fun and is not always a possibility so I try to keep it at a lowish price so that everyone has a chance to learn. I am very flexible to schedules. I am willing to have a regular time or switching it up weekly; I have students who travel for a living so they are always on a different time zone; no matter the obstacle I will make it work for you!
Something that is great to know about me is that I never stop training, pursuing growth and knowledge. I read books in these various fields to learn more and more, take master classes, and train with my own vocal coaches. I think art - on any platform, is a great way to get out of your head, free your mind, and open up yourself. So this can be for professional training, a hobby you always wanted to pursue, or a dream you wanted to chase after.

In my class with you, or you child, I will make an individualized lesson plan that focus around what skills you already have, what skills you aim to improve/gain, and how you learn. I am very familiar with the fact that we are ALL different, which means we will all learn DIFFERENTLY. I am willing to explain something in as many ways as one needs in order to understand. I like to think of my lessons as a “safe place” to explore, have fun, grow, and be okay with making mistakes. We will always start with the basics, understand the core of the craft - for example in singing that would be our vocal anatomy and how it all connects together. I use props to help make the concept more visual and graspable as well as diagrams. This is not something someone will pick up in one lesson, so don’t come in saying “I can’t”, you can, you just have to learn HOW. I will show you the how. Remember, this is a learning process, we must embrace each step of our growth.
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Some background of how I came to do what I do:
I have been working professionally for theatres for five years now; which has had me living in various towns in NC, OH, AR, and traveling nationwide for tours. I have a lot of experience under my belt for my years. I began taking performance classes as young as age 2 when I started ballet, then I began singing in choir in third grade. I started being in awe of sign language when I saw an interpreter working her magic around age ten and I asked my mom for a sign language book. Expanding my knowledge is what I do for fun, so when you pick me you pick someone who is constantly growing and learning more which will ultimately benefit the student.

I teach a variety of classes that, for the most part, circle around the arts! Some of my classes include but are not limited to: Acting, Child Acting, Improv Audition Prep, Various styles of “Singing” classes, Ear Training, Musical Theatre, Music Performance, Various “Art” classes, Facial Exercises (Which is great for singers, and those who speak a lot day to day to help relieve tension in the face), and more!
For an explanation on each class, I will be recording a video that describes them and posting that on here soon! There is a video trailer of me singing and dancing that is currently available. If you want to know anything more at all please do not hesitate to send me a message and I will respond as quickly as I possibly can!
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Faith A. May 21, 2018
· Makeup · Online
Sarah is amazing! Time flies by, but I learned so much. She makes learning makeup so much fun and a lot more simple. I would definitely choose her to learn anything she teaches!
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Jennifer R. May 21, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Very personable and knowledgeable. Relaxed, yet very detail oriented and great at giving guidance virtually.
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Cassandra Evans May 20, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Had a few lessons with Sarah, and she is seriously wonderful. She is flexible with lesson times and communicates well with you. Lessons are fast pace, but also tailored to what youd like to learn (ex. phrases that may become common to you depending why you are learning aign language). Highly recommend.
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About Nina C.

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Burbank, CA

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First thing people look at is our face why not want to look and feel our best! I teach you to look like the best version of yourself and help boost your confidence.
I teach Natural make, Glam, dramatic, red carpet, high fashion and avant guarde.

About Nina
The first thing people see is our face, so why not want to look our best!
I teach you makeup skills that you can incorporate in your everyday routine. Your confidence level will boost and if you look good you feel good! I have been a makeup artist for over 10 years and currently teach at two different makeup schools. I take pride in what I have learned over the years and I am ready to share my knowledge and experience.
I worked for TV/Film, fashion shows, VMA'S, worked at MAC Cosmetics for over 7 years, during my time at MAC I was a Manager, recruiter and trainer, I currently work for Cinema Secrets Pro Cosmetics and teach at two different makeup schools. I also teach makeup in Spanish.

The best gift I can give you is to help you look like a better version of yourself.
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Nina C.

Nina C.

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$84 / 60-min

About Mariana L.

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San Antonio, TX
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I’m a Certified International Makeup Artist, with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Fashion Design. I have worked at Sephora and also work as a freelance makeup artist for special events and weddings. I’m also bilingual, so if you prefer to be thought in Spanish I can offer that as well. My classes are interactive and personalized to work at your own pace and level.
Let’s do beauty together!

About Mariana
I’m a creative, patient and professional teacher, with great experience in Arts, Fashion, Makeup, Crafts, DIY, Beauty and Spanish subjects. I have worked as a Enrichment Instructor since 2015 with kids and adults. I always want to keep my students engaged with fun-hands-on lessons, that truly help them learn through experience.
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Mariana L.

Mariana L.

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About Nicole C.

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Elmhurst, IL
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Hi there! My name is Nicole and I am a lifelong beauty enthusiast. I have an Esthetics license as well as a Professional Makeup Certification. I've been doing makeup for my friends and family since I was a teenager. I love makeup, and I constantly stay up to date with new products and trends. I always try out things on myself before I recommend them to anyone else. I love everything from dramatic, edgy looks to soft, natural makeup looks. I'm very knowledgable about makeup products and techniques, and I love sharing what I know and helping others look and feel their best!

About Nicole
Hi there! My name is Nicole and I love all things beauty. I have an Esthetics License as well as a Professional Makeup Certificate. I constantly stay up to date on all new makeup trends and techniques. I've been doing makeup for my friends and family since I was a teenager. Good makeup, skincare, and brows have been a life long passion for me, and I'd love to share my knowledge with you! From dramatic makeup to natural makeup, I can walk you through the steps to achieve the look you want.
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Nicole C.

Nicole C.

Elmhurst, IL 60126
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$67 / 30-min
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About Tracy W.

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Yorktown, VA
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I have been teaching professionally for over 15 years. I have a specific teaching curriculum with an emphasis on proper applications to ensure your success on being your own professional to your face!
Makeup Applications, Consultations of the skin, foundation sticks on to the primer and is more receptive and your skin is more readily able to receive what you're doing to it.
Telling my customers were going to approach Makeup in stages
Skin
Eyes
Lashes
Brows
Skin care
Lips
“Makeup is for beginners to intermediate applications only”

About Tracy
I am a professional makeup artist with background in makeup forever ulta and MAC.
I was brought on at MAC cosmetics in late 2007

Confidence and courteous goes a long way, so I am always my best self with a smile on my face. I am a freelancer now, but was hired as a part time artist in 2007 and full-time for 8 years after.. A product specialist for three-half years I've been on impact team for a year & a half.. I'm lesson certificated, Advance one and two, all except for fashion show, now I'm looking for the next step.. Teaching let me professionally guide you..
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Tracy W.

Tracy W.

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$50 / 30-min

About Brittany B.

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Mokena, IL
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I am a internationally published makeup artist. I have been out to Los Angeles to work with one of the top makeup artist's in the industry for a week doing makeup for a magazine. I am published in Lividity Magazine and will be published in the upcoming issue of Frozen for Amour Magazine. I have been in the industry doing makeup for about 2 and a half years. I know how to do all kinds of makeup including: natural, glam, avante garde, and photoshoot makeup. I am also a cosmetologist and work at a Salon doing hair and makeup here as well.

About Brittany
Hi! My name is Brittany and I'm a 21 year old makeup artist. I am a magazine published makeup artist with his magazine named Lividity, and i'm awaiting publication from another photoshoot I did from Amour magazine. When I do my makeup it makes me feel beautiful and empowers me, which is what I would like to accomplish with the people that I teach. I'm patient and have extensive knowledge on basic makeup looks, avante garde, glam, and editorial looks.
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Brittany B.

Brittany B.

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$67 / 30-min

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