Beauty Industry Careers

Imagine doing just what you love! The Academy of Makeup & Fashion – On Set is LA’s Training facility dedicated to excellence through proper education. We offer career preparation with time for a bit of fun and dash of sophistication. We combine theory, demonstration, and hands on training in both beginning and advance courses in the LOVE and ART of Makeup and Fashion Industries.

We Can Prepare You

The Academy takes pride in helping prepare you for a career in all aspects of Salon, Counter beauty and Media Production opportunities. We are ideal for the aspiring artist who cannot take 4 to 6 month off from work for makeup training. The courses are designed to give maximum education in the minimum amount of time. Each class session feature a lecture, demonstrations and intensive hands on practice with live models. At Academy of Makeup & Fashion you can enter the industry of beauty with the creative skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed.


We do more

With our 3000 sq.ft. “on-set” location we build a Portfolio that can open doors. You will have the opportunity of working with photographers, models, video and film Production professionals, here and away from the Academy.

The Academy is unique in many ways. We are not only sending you out for paid jobs, or resume credits, connections and experience, BUT also, offers “open door policy.”  This gives a sense of continuous “home base” and the opportunity to continue to practice, and up-date your knowledge, and Portfolio.




    what customer say

    – Dr. Maxing Asher, President, American World University
    Your presentation was outstanding and everyone in the audience commented on the extraordinary effort put into your lecture and demonstration!
    – Diane Roach, Noevir Skin Care & Cosmetics Co.
    Your program ‘Image Matters – Making Color Work for You’ was a great success. Our sales force was helped both personally and professionally…understanding colors makes choosing cosmetic colors for their clients much easier!
    – Jaleh Abouzar, Makeup Graduate
    Barbara Layne’s Image and Make-upAcademy is a great foundation to start with if you are looking for a career in make-up or image consulting. She teaches you about how the real world really works and what their expectations are of you. This school has helped me in my craft, emotionally ...
    – Dr. Sathittam Pensuk, President, Mirror Newspaper, Thailand
    I would like to thank you, on behalf of the Mirror Newspaper and the Institute of Thai Executives & Development for your demonstrations of “Makeup, Hair Dressing and Body Beautifying” in Bangkok. We are amazed at your skills with an audience and your Art of Beauty.
    – Raleigh Joffe, Makeup Graduate
    Barbara, I cannot express enough gratitude to you personally. You are —A CLASS ACT- someone who is talented, patient, generous and most of all, caring. You have a wealth of expertise in not only makeup, its application and the industry, but you also taught me a great deal about hair, ...
    – Darla Zinski, Graduate
    Thank you for teaching with such PASSION and making sure we know what we are doing ! I’ve worked on three movies in only six weeks after completing the makeup course at Total Image and Makeup Academy. I can’t thank you enough for giving me a new confidence and a ...
    – Aurora J. MacKrill, Makeup Graduate
    To those of you trying to decide your future makeup artist course, let me offer you some first hand experience. I found the course material to be very concise and well documented, but what contributed to my finial choice over the other major contenders, and let me say, I did ...
    – Etsuko Fujikawa, Amway Corporation, Japan
    We appreciate your expert make-up instruction to our large organization in Japan. The seminar was far more instructive and entertaining than we could ever imagine!
    – Tifanie White, Makeup Graduate and IMDb Member
    “Dear prospective student, I cannot say enough good things about Barbara Layne and the Image and Makeup Academy! Barbara has the talent, skills, knowledge, and know-how to transform you into the best professional makeup artist that you can be. She has years of experience in the field, and world-wide credentials ...
    – Webster Phillips, Academy Awards Makeup Division Judge
    Barbara Layne is the most talented makeup artist and image consultant I have had the pleasure of working with. Barbara’s results speak for themselves!
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