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Choosing the Right Makeup Academy

Are you an aspiring makeup artist that’s looking to start your career? Maybe it’s just a dream at this point. Have you already started your career as makeup artist, but realize that you need to take your skills to the next level in order to be successful? Whether you are in the first or latter group, this post is especially for you!

Let’s face it, working as a professional makeup artist can be a highly rewarding way to express your creativity and positively impact lives by helping people feel and look their best. But starting a new career can seem daunting, and diving into the highly competitive world of beauty and professional makeup artistry is no different. That’s why it’s so important to choose the makeup academy that’s right for you.

Let me start by telling you why JTorry Makeup Academy exists and provide an overall of what you will learn.  Then I will review a few things to consider when researching makeup academies and why JTorry Makeup Academy may be the right fit for you.

What You Learn

Since I’m passionate and invested in my students’ education, my only ask is for students to have a deep passion for makeup artistry as well.  How will you know if you’re passionate enough for this profession?  If you have done makeup on friends and family, stood on your feet for hours while playing with makeup and lost track of time, then makeup is your passion. Makeup Artistry isn’t glamorous so it takes passion and motivation to excel in the art of beauty makeup.  My goal is to shape that passion into a confident, phenomenal makeup artist.

The program was created to teach students with backgrounds ranging from beginner to intermediate. The program is tailored for the individual needs of each student. Here’s how it works.  Prior to enrollment, I request pictures of makeup that each student has done on other people.  This is done for a couple of reasons:  It gives me an idea of your starting point and I get an understanding of your opportunities for improvement so that I can tailor my teaching to those areas of need.

I like to compare my curriculum to that of peeling an onion.  I teach makeup artistry one layer at time so that students thoroughly understand the concepts of makeup artistry and progressively build new skills.  For example, the first week of class consists of the basics:  makeup kits, sanitation, foundation, contour, eye brows and much more. Each subsequent week builds upon the previous.  When you graduate from the program, you will be more confident and better skilled in the area of beauty makeup artistry.

Instructor Experience

As with any type of education an instructor should be well versed and experienced in the subject they teach. This makes perfect sense, since they will guide you through the basics and into more advanced education. Additionally, from a practical standpoint, your instructor should be an experienced professional with an established career and reputation in the beauty industry.

As the owner of JTorry Makeup Academy, not only do I have industry certifications, but I am an experienced professional.  I’m a licensed cosmetologist and a Texas State Board licensed instructor.  Additionally, I have over 10 years of experience as a working professional makeup and hair artist.


It’s so difficult to strike the right work-life balance. If you are like me, sometimes you don’t know if you’re coming or going. We’re so busy that it can be hard to fit school into an already hectic schedule. You need to find a school with a class schedule that will fit well into your hectic life.

JTorry Makeup Academy offers multiple course schedules to accommodate your full life. I offer three programs: 8-Day, 8-Night and 4-Day Program

The 8-Day Program is perfect for those who work or have family obligations in the evenings. This program consists of 4-hour days (weekdays only) from 10 am to 2 pm over the course of three weeks. For those who work during the day, I offer evening classes. Like the 8-Day Program, the 8-Night Program takes place over the course of three weeks with classes from 5 pm to 9 pm. I also offer the full 32-hour course in an intensive 4-Day Program with instruction from 8 am to 10 pm.

Student Experience

How do you learn best? Would you benefit from large classrooms with lots of other students? Or would you be best served in a smaller classroom with fewer students? I prefer the latter. I’m a firm believer that in order for students to get the best education that will provide the foundation on which to build their makeup artistry career, they need the highest level of attention and instruction. To ensure our students receive the best education and hands-on experience, we limit our class sizes for every program.

Professional Makeup Kit

As consumers of products, we all appreciate quality. To a large degree our satisfaction and performance is often dictated by the quality of products that we use. It’s no different when it comes to makeup artistry. In our business, quality is synonymous with customer loyalty and profitability. As a makeup artist, your makeup kit and the quality of product contained therein plays an important role in your success. If you don’t know this, let me be the first to tell you; the largest expense you will incur as a makeup artist is your makeup kit. Quality is at the heart of what I do and I make sure that students of JTorry Makeup Academy experience this.

To that end, I offer my students the ability to purchase a professional makeup kit that I have spent years perfecting. I take the guesswork out of what you need for all skin types by replicating the makeup kit I use. I arm you with, not only the skills to apply makeup, but the products and tools that will make you successful. I personally customize a makeup kit designed for your success. Oh, and I forgot to mention; this value comes at a 30-40% discount of retail price.

Continuous Support

Having a support system in place is critical to your success in your education, career, and life!

JTorry Makeup Academy facilitates a support system will help you succeed even after you have left the program. I provide mentorship and guidance to students after the program as well as a place online for students and alumni to keep in touch and offer each other support. Additionally, to build upon the classroom experience and get real world application of the concepts learned, I encourage students to apply for an internship or to be an independent contractor with JTorry Makeup and Hair Artistry after completion of the program.

As I mentioned at the outset, being a professional makeup artist is a rewarding and fulfilling career. Literally speaking, you have the power in your hands to enhance people’s lives for a moment in time. That is no little thing! Are you ready for a life changing experience? If it’s your dream to become a successful makeup artist or if you need to improve upon a foundation of skills that you have already acquired, JTorry Makeup Academy is the perfect fit for you!

To sign up for classes at JTorry Makeup Academy or to inquire further, please reach out to us at Info@jtorrymakeupacademy.com or give us a call at 469-881-3577. Please check out our website at www.jtorrymakeupacademy.com to learn more as well. We look forward to helping you with your dreams of becoming a professional certified confident makeup artist!


About Me

Hey Beautiful

I’m Jenny Torry, CEO of JTorry Academy, a Professional Makeup Artist, Educator & Hair Stylist who strives to make you feel beautiful through knowledge and experience.

She is a mother who always teaches people how to become successful.

Welcome to the Jtorry Page. Here you will find tips from 14 years of professional makeup & hair artist.


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