Testimonials

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    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!
    – Webster Phillips, Academy Awards Makeup Division Judge
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    “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 on her side. I came into her school knowing very little about makeup artistry, but Barbara took time to find my strong points, and fine tune where I was lacking. Another great benefit is that you can always come back to the studio to keep building your portfolio after graduation. With her help I have worked on a movie set, TV set, a music video, and she helped me to find an Administrative job for a makeup manufacturing company. In the 2nd year I was hired at “Valerie’s”, the hottest makeup place in Beverly Hills. Then to network TV with “American Idol” and “Rock Star” !!! What is coming next ? Even if this course is only for your personal use, it is a very rewarding trade to learn, and will be beneficial to you.
    – Tifanie White, Makeup Graduate and IMDb Member
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    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!
    – Etsuko Fujikawa, Amway Corporation, Japan
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    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 my homework! It was the personal interest, involvement and genuine care that Barbara Layne showed to each student. The class size was intimate allowing for personal instruction that no other Makeup school could offer no matter what they say! As a Photographer myself, the other major deciding factor was being able to build my portfolio throughout the course. Having a fully equipped photographic studio, an extensive range of wardrobe and someone to do light hair—all at my fingertips was invaluable. It gave a whole new dimension to the finished face! It is truly the only way you can critically evaluate your creation and learn to further your art. All in all, a most stimulating, fun and worthwhile course, I highly recommend it to those looking for personal fulfillment and career development.
    – Aurora J. MacKrill, Makeup Graduate
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    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 new career!
    – Darla Zinski, Graduate
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    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, fashion, lifestyle, color and photography. Your unique gift is your willingness to share your knowledge with others who aspire to be like you as well as your enthusiasm in helping your students reach their goals. So now I am on my way, but I know I won’t stray far, because I am looking forward to taking your Image Consulting class next! You are my instructor but more importantly my mentor and my friend…and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    – Raleigh Joffe, Makeup Graduate
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    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.
    – Dr. Sathittam Pensuk, President, Mirror Newspaper, Thailand
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    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 and physically. Barbara pushes you to the highest level and always has some way of helping out in any situation you are in. Barbara has changed my views about this business and has made me a better person, just by her believing in me! This school is a great investment because Barbara will always be there as long as you need her. She is a MENTOR for LIFE for me!!!
    – Jaleh Abouzar, Makeup Graduate
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    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!
    – Diane Roach, Noevir Skin Care & Cosmetics Co.
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    Your presentation was outstanding and everyone in the audience commented on the extraordinary effort put into your lecture and demonstration!
    – Dr. Maxing Asher, President, American World University