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Next Level Artist Studios

Long Beach, CA

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About Next Level Artist Studios

We offer Makeup Courses. Please check our site for a list of classes offered.

It takes true passion, training, and strive to become successful in the demanding field of makeup. Earn your certificate of completion in just under two months. Let our team of certified next level artists to teach you the artistry of makeup. All classes are taught by industry-working professional makeup artists. This short intense beginners course will introduce you to advanced techniques that other makeup schools briefly render. This course consists of seven sessions of profound insight.

This exquisite class will educate you in makeup application and foundation selection. It will help you understand face shapes and bone structure, hues, intensity and value. It covers day and evening looks, natural, bold and trendy runway looks. It will show you how to correct and redesign distorted brows giving them the "perfect" brow look using the threading technique. You will learn the secret blending techniques in creating the most glamorous looks. Small classes are designed to get an ultimate supervision from the instructor.

Our goal is to expose the student to situations where they will put their creativity and talent to work in a positive environment. Our main principle is to train the individual to become an extremely confident, and strongly knowledgeable makeup artist, to prepare them to work under promising situations. We are always guiding the student in the brightest direction for the leading positions. Best of all, our beauty makeup course is guaranteed! The student is welcomed to extensive classes for additional coaching at no extra fee.

What Is Covered:

* Brow threading, shaping, and reconstruction
* Foundation selection and application
* Marketing as a makeup artist
* Eyeshadow application (dramatic, glam, runway, smokey, bridal, corrective, and much more)
* Working on woman of color
* How to price your services and increase profits
* "Get Hired" help
* Sanitation
* Interviewing skills
* Color theory
* Brush use
* False lash application
* Lip correction and color application
* Concealer and neutralizers
* Highlighting and contouring
* Blush applications
* Day and night
* Airbrushing
* Bridal, men's, teens, and children

Class Schedule:

Class meets once a week, for four hours. Classes are held Sundays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (days and time may vary; call for details)

Locations:

Next. Level. Artist. Studios is located in the art district of beautiful Downtown Long Beach, just blocks away from the beach! After class, enjoy lunch or dinner in one of the many great restaurants walking distance from the studio. With the movie theater, aquarium, and art galleries minutes away, there is always something new to do after class to continue your weekend!

We are located at 627 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, Ca. 90802.

You are not from California? The growing success of our class demands attention from all, regarding of the distance. Plan your visit! Private sessions are available upon request. Private sessions are speedy classes designed for out-of-state visitors.

Private sessions are $950.00 with private lessons you can schedule in classes at your own convenience. We can get you certified in under a week, if necessary.

How it works: We schedule fewer days with longer hours. The student does most of the reading on his own, and during class hours, we focus on hands-on training!

Course Price:

Bringing you the best deals is of extreme importance to us. This beauty makeup course is available to you for the excellent price of $650.00 payable in two easy payments of $325.00. There are no gimmicks.

Enrollment Process:

The interested will call to set up your enrollment consultation. You will meet with a friendly representative who will answer any additional questions. At the time of enrollment, the interested is to give the initial $325.00 to reserve a seat for the class. Please bring a government-issued photo ID, and a parent or guardian if under the legal age of 18.

Requirements:

If you are not a high school graduate, no problem! There is no specific level of education required! Becoming a trained professional makeup artist is a trade of skill!

If you are not a U.S. citizen, no problem! Becoming a trained professional makeup artist is a trade of skill!

If you are still in high school, no problem! Just bring a parent or guardian to the enrollment, so they can give their consent and permission.

One must be able to understand English as all classes are in English till further notice.

Parking:

We provide street parking only. At arrival, one will notice it is meter parking only, but Sundays are free!

Kits:

We understand that makeup kits are extremely expensive, and that not all is able to purchase a pricey makeup kit. That is why, we are the only ones not to require the purchase of our makeup kit! We encourage and welcome you to bring your own collection of makeup, makeup tools, and brushes. At the time of enrollment, you will receive a "makeup supply list". The estimated dollar amount of all the items required to start the class is roughly more or less about $100.00; time to get shop savvy!

We do, however, offer a complete professional makeup starter kit equipped with all the essential items you need to start your very own freelance business. This professional starter kit includes the following:

* 18-piece natural animal hair brush set
* 8 crame foundations of different shades
* 4 matte liquid foundations
* 4 oil-free pressed powders
* 3 micro loose powders
* (2) 6 blush palette
* 4 eye pencils
* 3 brow duo powder palettes
* 1 black mascara
* 1 shadow base
* 8 loose shadow pigments
* 8 lipsticks
* 7 lip glosses
* 4 lip pencils
* 2 concealers
* (1) 120 variable color eye shadow palette
* 1 gel liner

These are all packaged in a beautiful silver hard shell makeup carrier, and is available for the superior price of $900+ tax, a total of $987.75. The payment plan for the kit is similar to that of a lay-away system. You make weekly payments of your choice. Once the last payment has been submitted, the kit will be handed out.

Accreditation/Licensing:

No state licensing is required to perform makeup duties in film, theatre, television, photography, or retail settings. However, if you desire to perform makeup in a public beauty salon, you must obtain a state cosmetology, or an esthetician license.

The primary advantage of a makeup school being "accredited" is its ability to offer financial aid. NACCAS is not a government agency. While accreditation is important to most beauty schools, there are still tons of excellent beauty schools available that choose not to be accredited.

Certificates of accredited makeup schools are the same as those certificates awarded to from non-accredited schools. Although cosmetologists are required to become licensed, makeup artists are not. To learn more about the industry, makeup artists who work in salons can seek membership with the National Cosmetology Association, which provides networking and industry information for makeup artists and cosmetologists.

Makeup artists can also seek membership with the Personal Care Products Council, an organization dedicated to the safety and study of makeup and other personal care products. A certificate in makeup artistry is sufficient for most makeup artist careers. Makeup artists usually advance in their careers by building a steady clientele and providing quality, consistent makeup services.

Getting Hired:

We are about the only makeup course that provides help building cover letters, resumes, and thank you etters. We exercise interviewing skills to help you get that job you dream of. With a high success rate, we pride ourselves with great customer service and vigorous preparation for a lucrative career. We offer a help line for all of our students, during and after the completion of the course. Many of our students go on to work for very popular cosmetic retail companies, freelance artists for photo, and video shoots, movies, and some even start their own makeup companies. It's all in hands of the beholder. How far do you want to take your makeup career? Enroll today! There are no gimmicks. We have been in service since 2009.

If you are under the age of 18, you can attend with the approval and consent of your guardian or parent. There's no particular education level required.

Please note that this is not an online course.

We are now offering a 175-dollar course for self-enrichment.

For additional information, please find our number on the post, and call or contact us via email.

Location

627 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90802

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  • 1/5 stars July 21, 2014

    SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! NO REAL PRO DISCOUNTS COURSE IS NOT APPROVED FOR ANYTHING!! You would learn just as much in a 1 day course as you would with Lyllie. The majority of the time in class is spent practicing after watching a demo not on actually being taught fundamentals. We didn't learn to apply lashes, and we didn't even learn how to custom make foundation which is vital to makeup artistry. The website says you MUST purchase all products for your kit prior to class, so I did just to see that was not really a requirement. I have a $200+ airbrush machine that I do not use and some students never got one at all. Lyllie told us that all of those things the site says it requires are really just "kit recommendations" when asked about it.The BIGGEST upset is that Lyllie is very misleading advertising the course saying you will be able to get pro discounts but the school IS NOT approved for MOST pro discounts, but only student discounts. YOU WILL NOT GET A MAC PRO CARD WITH THIS CERTIFICATION!!!!! Very misleading just to learn a little product info AND the "textbook" is mostly the Marinello makeup textbook info combined with things she gathered offline and Kevyn Aucoin prinicples. Don't spend over $1000 on this course and the products to be disappointed. I just saw that Glam Lab had a 1 day course teaching all she "taught" for $200 and you actually get oro discounts. Can't begin to tell you how much I regret believing the instagram hype behind Lyllie. I recently saw work she did on a bride and realized I never should have judged her sklill off the work she shows on her own face. AND get this, one girl didn't even pass the test to be certified and received her certificate anyway. Let's me know the whole course was a total joke! This course is for people who don't know any better who believe they're really learning she knows that. She's horrible. This certification doesn't count anywhere.

  • 5/5 stars August 5, 2011

    I'm a former student of Lyllie's of Next.Level.Artist.Makeup.Studio. I was very interested in makeup. I came across Lyllie's YouTube page where I became so impressed with her work. I was excited to learn that she actually taught a class in my town of Long Beach! I came in knowing absolutely nothing about makeup. I was so nervous and intimidated coming into it, but determined and driven, I dove in and experienced a whole new concept of makeup! I gave her a call and set up an appointment to talk about class,pricing,scheduling etc... and was blown away! She is the sweetest person and so is Chris! We all clicked right away and I felt right at home. I worked full time, so I was hesitant of the scheduling, surprising enough she had weekend classes available which was perfect! On top of that, the pricing for the class was unbeatable! It is so affordable and for what she taught me, I don't think anywhere else can compare. That's not the best part! ;] The intimate setting of her class was what I needed! She taught me personally, showed me step by step the tricks of the trade. I learned so much with her! Btw, The kit that is available is so worth it! I still have the majority of the products and fell in love with the brow and blush/bronzer pallet! Since completing my class successfully, I've received a MAC PRO card, attended many MAC PRO events, had offers for shows,events, and get complimented on my makeup almost everyday! I've been networking with celebrity makeup artists and the best part. I have more confidence than I ever had before thanks to this class. (I rock Lyllie's signature "Perfect Brows" look every day) and I can't thank her enough because my brows were a hot mess before! haha This class is so well worth it, you will not be disappointed or discouraged.

    Pros*
    -Affordable
    -Convenient schedule/times
    -Great atmosphere
    -Friendly instructors
    -Amazing products (KIT provided if purchased)
    -Short hours
    -Lyllie keeps up with her students

    Cons*
    -That I had to leave so soon =*( I love that class! Wish i could've stayed longer. ;]


  • 5/5 stars April 8, 2011

    i love the class and its the best class ever that i took !!! you learned stuff that you thought you knew but you didnt know you learned hands on practice practice !!! teach you how to shape eyebrow i had hard time and know is like nothing

  • 5/5 stars March 27, 2011

    MY EXPERIENCE WITH NEXT LEVEL STUDIO WAS AMAZING, I LEARNED ALOT ABOUT MAKEUP, WORKING AS A FREELANCE ARTIST, AND BUSINESS WOMAN. LYLLIE IS A WONDERFUL INSTRUCTOR AND A VERY PLEASENT PERSON WITH A HUMBLE SPIRIT. SHE HAS SUCH A STRONG PASSION FOR MAKEUP, AND SHE WILL BE THERE TO HELP AND ANSWER QUESTIONS AS WELL AS MOTIVATE YOU ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE COURSE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NEXT LEVEL MAKEUP STUDIO, IT'S INEXPENSIVE,VERY PROFESSIONAL ATMOSPHERE AND YOU WILL WALK AWAY AS A PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST.

  • 5/5 stars March 26, 2011

    Lyllie is the best. I learnd so much in her class and not only that its cheap.. And when I mean cheap is that I took another class before I took her yes it was less money but I dint learn ass much ass in the class.. For what she teach i think its great...

  • 5/5 stars March 26, 2011

    Hello all, well first off the class was very good, lilly is such a sweet person,kind and humble, when i first started the class i new a little about makeup, but as i finished the class i even knew more things that i didnt know, one of the best things that i love about the class was the togetherness we all had, when one person make a mistake we all come together and fix it, or what can we do to enchance it, it was just the togetherness we all had for each other, and lilly made us fell so free and comfortable. I've learned so much from this class.....OMG I can assure you that you will enjoy and learn a lot from lilly she is the Best...

  • 5/5 stars March 26, 2011

    hey guys! these are the best classes ive ever taken. they took my artistry skills to a whole new level, plus my teacher lyllie is so sweet and so much fun to be around. i would really recommend for you to take these courses. much love

  • 5/5 stars December 8, 2010

    hey there! just wanted to stop by and say this is a very good class to take its very reasonable prices too! im very glad i took this class (I flew in from Little Rock, AR) its not only the basic everyday make up! Lyllie is amazing, with mad skills..classes r small and u get the extra one on one attention...i had a great time cant wait to stop by next time im in LA ...

  • 5/5 stars December 8, 2010

    hey guys im just here to let you know about these classes. this was probably the best decision ive ever made. the classes are so helpful and ive learned a lot. As well as the teacher lyllie is very nice and sweet. thanks a lot lyllie. I highly recommend the class.

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  • To enroll or for more details please call: ...You can also visit the following sites:
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    MAKEUP CLASSES START VERY SOON! Classes starting NOVEMBER AND JANUARY

    We are offering makeup classes for those interested in learning the art of makeup for personal enhancement only.

    We have made a personalized and private class to accommodate your preferences. This class will be held at the NEXT. LEVEL. ARTIST. Makeup Studio located in Long Beach every Saturday for two weeks, schedule is as follows 10am -2pm or 3pm-7pm. Please call for details. The total price of this class is $175.00 and it must be paid in full prior to starting the class. ALL major credit cards accepted.

    This is a very basic class and is designed for the beginner. This class is targeting those whom want to take a makeup class to learn how to improve their self-image. You will learn how to determine you foundation and powder color. You will also learn how apply and blend eyeshadows correctly. Overall this class is full of excitement and fun.

    We will discuss proper techniques for:

    Foundation, powders/ cover-ups
    Blush/ bronzer
    Eyeshadows
    Eyebrows
    Lashes
    Lipstick/ Lip liners
    Eyeliners
    Sanitation
    Brush use and maintenance

    Nov 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm

  • MAKEUP CLASSES START VERY SOON! Classes starting NOVEMBER AND JANUARY

    We are offering makeup classes for those interested in learning the art of makeup for personal enhancement only.

    We have made a personalized and private class to accommodate your preferences. This class will be held at the NEXT. LEVEL. ARTIST. Makeup Studio located in Long Beach every Saturday for two weeks, schedule is as follows 10am -2pm or 3pm-7pm. Please call for details. The total price of this class is $175.00 and it must be paid in full prior to starting the class. ALL major credit cards accepted.

    This is a very basic class and is designed for the beginner. This class is targeting those whom want to take a makeup class to learn how to improve their self-image. You will learn how to determine you foundation and powder color. You will also learn how apply and blend eyeshadows correctly. Overall this class is full of excitement and fun.

    We will discuss proper techniques for:

    Foundation, powders/ cover-ups
    Blush/ bronzer
    Eyeshadows
    Eyebrows
    Lashes
    Lipstick/ Lip liners
    Eyeliners
    Sanitation
    Brush use and maintenance

    To enroll or for more details please call: ...You can also visit the following sites:
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    Nov 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Most common gigs, are fashion shows, and private parties.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Please do your research, ask questions, and know your instructor. Many just get a class and the instructor is teaching them past trends from their era. As makeup artists we must keep up with the latest trends!!!

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. There are cheaper makeup classes out there, you must do your research!!!

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Before you join any class you should have done research on the classes, and study your many options. Many set up appointments and want to jump into things, please shop around for prices. I have an unbeatable price. Many similar classes are priced at over $950.00. Know that this is a BEAUTY makeup class, no blood, guts, and gore is shown in this class. Visit the sites and get familiar with the style that you'll be learning.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love creating, and teaching amazing techniques bound for the success of every aspiring makeup artist.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Some common questions customers ask me are:

1. How long have you been doing makeup?
A: I have been doing makeup for about a total of 8 years, professionally about 5 years, and I have been teaching for 2 years.

2:How long have you had your business teaching?
A: 2 years

3. What makes your class better than most?
A: Easy, for one its very inexpensive, we hold very small intimate classes, and I teach what many classes don't. This is an advanced class designed for the beginner, best of all my classes are guaranteed! You can keep coming to the class till you feel ready to work as a makeup artist on your own for FREE.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. You will have fun with me, as my student you can always call me or text me throughout your profession for additional help or advice.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Makeup was going to help me go to college full time by giving me the option to only work on weekends but providing enough income to pay my bills, and school. I am no a graduated Architectural Drafter and am continuing to go to school to further my education in hopes to fulfill my ultimate dream, that of a successful Architect.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. Total price of the class is $650.00 you can pay in two payments of $325.00.

The first $325 is given as a deposit to reserve you seat, seating is limited because we have exclusively small classes. The other $325 is due the first day of class.

We take cash, credit cards, debit cards, money orders, NO CHECKS.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Is the Makeup Starter Kit required?

NO, not at all, we do offer a kit, but we welcome you to bring your own material to play with in this class.

If you are interested in the kit you can put it on lay away with no interest. We also take all major credit cards.

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