Maquillage Students Attend the Oscars' Makeup and Hairstyling Symposium!

At Maquillage Makeup Academy, we regularly take our students out on field trips to get their learning out of the classroom and into the real world  and no other makeup school is doing this! This past week we took them to the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills for the Academy Awards' Makeup and Hairstyling Symposium

This classy event was hosted by Leonard Engelman, former vice president of the Academy Board of Governors where makeup artists and students can learn more about the films that were nominated for an Oscar.

From the Oscar website:

The Academy celebrated the artists nominated for the Makeup and Hairstyling award in our 10th annual event spotlighting this category, which celebrated its 35th anniversary this year. The makeup artists and hairstylists nominated for Mad Max: Fury RoadThe 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and The Revenant joined makeup artist and former Academy governor Leonard Engelman to discuss their work on the three films, and presented photographs and displays to demonstrate their craft.
Leonard Engelman and Mayor Eric Garcetti

Leonard Engelman and Mayor Eric Garcetti

It was a great experience for our students to get a "behind the scenes" look at how long it actually takes to plan and create a makeup look for a whole movie or just a character, learn about the steps it takes to test different products and materials, see how they build a team, and really understand how long it takes to actually apply makeup to an actor or actress during filming.

This field trip helped the students realize why Maquillage Makeup Academy focuses so strongly on education and why we push our students to practice and study as much as they can. 

This is what makes our school unique: that we offer more than just the usual makeup courses.

Students need to study more than just the techniques of applying the makeup, so we go above an beyond to teach them Business, Color Theory, Art, History, as well as advanced makeup and hair techniques. 

The vast amount of education our students receive allows them to work at an international level  which is extremely important as a makeup artist because usually during the filming of a movie, the production goes on location and will recruit makeup artists from that location to help on the movie.

Don't you want to be that makeup artist??

Get more information, request a tour, ask us questions, or just let us know if you correctly guessed the winner for best Makeup & Hairstyling on our website or call us directly at (619) 546–5100. 

The Oscar winner for Makeup & Hairstyling was:


And the makeup artists were :

  • Lesley Vanderwalt
  • Elka Wardega
  • Damian Martin