If you want to become a Makeup Artist, you want to become the best and of course learn from the best. We are India’s first and only Academy where World-Class TOP Celebrity Makeup Artists come and train. We have had the privilege to have Donald Simrock (Hollywood’s Top Makeup Artist), Rebecca Donney (London Based Makeup Artist), Claire Schultz (Australian Makeup Artist), Subhash Shinde (Top Bollywood Makeup Artist), Baban Kharat (Top Fashion and Beauty Makeup Artist), and Mukesh Patil (Bollywood Makeup Artist). When you learn from the best experts, you learn the best of the ‘latest techniques & products’.
What are some key highlights of BHI Academy?
We have completely revolutionised how Makeup is taught in India. We have got the best of the top celebrity Makeup Artists. We also help students create 15 pictures as their portfolio; we help them create 15 before and after which works wonders, and we are the only academy in the world that creates a portfolio video for its students. Be sure to check our students’ work pictures, Before and After section, and Portfolio Videos section.
How are we better than any other academy in India?
The answer is very simple. Academy is just a ‘word’ and what really matters is who comes and train. When you learn from the top, most successful Makeup Artists, you gain their expertise which they have gathered after 15-20 years of A+ experience. When you follow the masters, there are strong chances that you can accomplish close to the same results of experienced professionals, right in the academy itself. We have had experts from Hollywood, International, and the Bollywood industry who came to train. Our students have knowledge that is often professionally referred to as ‘secret’.
Is a career in Makeup for me?
When you think of yourself as a makeup artist, how do you feel? Do you feel excited, charged and thrilled? If the answer is yes then it’s almost certainly a career for you. Nowadays it’s a well-reputed career which is highly paid as well. Everybody wants to look good and thanks to social media, everybody wants to look good all the time. Today all the top makeup brands are entering India. Now even Sephora has entered, which means that India is one of the largest key markets in the world
Is it possible to visit BHI?
Yes, please give us a call at +919819774430 and ask for a prior appointment – we would love to meet you, share our passion and guide you. We believe in career guidance before you enrol. We want you to enjoy your journey of learning and will make sure you join with full confidence, joy and enthusiasm.
How much theory and practical?
Makeup Artists get paid for results, and great results can be attained through much practice. Hence, at BHI, we believe in a 100% practical program. Our method of instruction is fairly simple – we demonstrate to you a look or technique and make you practice the same. We make you practice so much that you become a confident Makeup Artist who can deliver any look that a client may ask for.
We are working with a vision that our students will have a glorious career. As such, we mentor and guide students to prepare CVs and help them apply to top makeup brands. The brands that we normally focus on are Bobbi Brown, MAC, Inglot, Sephora and more. We mentor you fully and prepare you for interviews so that you can be confident and prepared in interviews to maximise your chances of success.
What is the procedure to enrol?
Where are we located ?
We are located in the heart of Bollywood – Bandra West. Everybody loves Bandra and just the feel of it can thrill any makeup artist. We would encourage you to give us a call at +919819774430 so we can help you schedule an appointment to come and meet us.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes, we will give you a top-class-looking ‘Certificate of Completion’ from the academy. We will also give you your portfolio pictures, before and after pictures and portfolio videos. When you are trained well and you have amazing work to showcase, you can succeed way faster than other competitors.
We understand that you need to use the best products to deliver the best results. We believe in helping you with a list of products as a proper exercise, where we introduce you to the professional category of products and help you plan your kit. Your makeup kit is going to be your partner in makeup, hence should be planned and created with utmost attention and care. We tell our students to set aside a budget of 60K for their Makeup Kit and 25K for a Hair Kit.
I am an experienced Makeup Artist – do I need to buy the full kit?
No, you don’t have to. The idea is to have good products, hence to begin with, we review your existing products and cover the full spectrum of required makeup/hair products, and then make recommendations. Thus, you buy only if you need to. We believe in optimising the product kit so that you neither overspend nor are you short of any necessary products.
What kind of makeup brands do we suggest?
We believe in recommending and using PRO makeup brands. We typically recommend a combination of MAC, Inglot, Kryolan, Cinema Secrets & more in our standard recommended kit. In case students can afford designer brands, we also love to recommend Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Benefit Cosmetics, Tarte Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills and many more.
What happens after the course ends?
We don’t like to wait for the course to end. We help you plan your career from day 1 – for example, if you want to work with a makeup brand, we start helping you prepare for that right from the beginning. In case you wish to work as a freelancer, it’s important to create a good network of industry professionals – we have the know-how of how to build network and contact them. Additionally, whatever event or fashion show we get associated ourselves as an academy, we encourage students to be part of it to gain exposure and add credits to their name. We push them towards success!
How many portfolio pictures do I get to create?
We encourage students to create 15 pictures as part of their portfolio. We teach students to create looks and once they are ready to deliver, we do a lot of photoshoots so that students pass out with 15 good pictures. We believe that 15 is a very good number of pictures that portray you as a professional rather than just a beginner.
What kind of students join the academy?
Motivated and committed students who are serious about taking up makeup as a profession. Yes, that’s correct. In fact, we are very glad to share that our quality of students is far better than other academies. The reason is very simple – our program demands a lot of hard work and commitment. There are a lot of photoshoots and video shoots, hence students are required to be on their toes to deliver their best.
What is a Portfolio Video and how would it help us?
We are the world’s first Makeup Academy to introduce a ‘Portfolio Video’ of their students. Do you know that video viewers are 64% more likely to make a purchase? If a picture says 1,000 words, a video can say it bigger, brighter and better. A portfolio video is your introduction as a Makeup Artist and contains lots of video visuals of you doing different types of makeup such as Bridal Makeup, Party Makeup, Natural Makeup, Fashion Makeup & much more. Simply put, it will work like magic for you.
What language do we teach in?
We teach in English. In case you are not that comfortable with English as a language, we can help you in Hindi as well. However, we also believe that makeup has no language and with little support from us, you would be able to follow the instructions and demonstrations. Trust us on that!