FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SHOULD I TAKE CLASSES AT CHAMAK MAKEUP ACADEMY?
Sarah is one of the most amazing person I have come across! I attended her evening makeup classes and absolutely loved it! Not only she is a great makeup teacher but a very good being. She always treated me like her younger sister yet kept her professionalism too. She is calm and patient so it was easy to ask her questions if I was confused during my course. She has her own makeup line called "chamak" which means glitter in Indian language...I have it's eyeshadow and blush palettes and they are so pigmented! I believe they are no less than the leading brands of makeup!! Yeah and the best part is she customizes the makeup according to your needs-depending on your skin type, your preferences! What makeup line gives that kind of personal attention!! Thanks to Sarah I am a professional makeup artist now and I'm looking forward to a great career in the beauty industry! If you're a makeup lover and need a guru to learn the perfect skills..transformation studio is the place to be :)
- Alyshah V. 12/28/2012 on Yelp, when Chamak Makeup Academy was formerly Transformations Makeup Academy and part of The Transformation Studio
Our school is different:
-We were the first makeup academy to open in Texas. We started in 2009 as
as Transformations Makeup Academy.
-We offer very in depth training which is centered not just on classical theories and principles of makeup artistry but also incorporates many genres of makeup and hands on practice.
-Several factors that makes our school unique include our focus on multicultural makeup trends, ethnic makeup & our post graduation mentoring and internships.
Our director is different:
The director of the makeup school and head instructor, Sarah Ali has a very unique background of not only being a well seasoned Hollywood trained celebrity makeup artist with over 18 years of experience, she also holds a masters in counseling psychology, is a licensed professional counselor/life coach, a professional portrait photographer and developed her own line of makeup and skincare. She created and directs her wellness center, The Transformation Studio. Her unique background influenced her to develop a very warm, nurturing, compassionate and inspirational teaching format and style of teaching for all instructors of the academy. Based on her background and success as an entrepreneur, she incorporated communication skills, interpersonal relations, consumer (client) psychology, self promotion and business marketing skills into the course curriculum. Despite beautiful clients all the time who request heavy dramatic makeup, she personally prefers to keep her makeup and hair look extremely natural and is currently sporting the minimalist makeup trend.
Our location is convenient:
Our makeup school is conveniently located on Hwy 6, minutes from Hwy 59, Hwy 90 and Beltway 8. Highlands Square has ample parking and is in the heart of Sugar Land. Students will enjoy lunch and evening breaks: our shopping center itself has five food establishments and there are at least 2 dozen in a 1 mile radius. Chamak is located in a very safe area and is a well lit center with continuous traffic at all times.
DO I RECEIVE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE?
In the state of Texas, there is no licensing for makeup artistry. We do offer a certificate of completion to the students who successfully complete all professional courses
IS THIS A COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL?
Chamak Makeup Academy is a makeup school not a cosmetology school. We focus only on makeup and light hair styling. We DO NOT teach any hair removal, permanant makeup, eyelash extensions, facial, hair color or cutting.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO ENROLL?
17, but you need to have a guardian enroll for you.
IS A STUDENT KIT REQUIRED?
For our professional master programs we have student makeup kits available. It is not mandatory but highly recommended and the majority of students purchase it. The products in the kit are industry only, high quality professional makeup item not sold in regular cosmetic stores. Students may buy items individually through the studio. If you do not purchase a kit from the studio, you are still are required to purchase required makeup itemst for class to be able to practice after class and to build their professional skills.
DO YOU TAKE FINANCIAL AID/CAN I PAY IN INSTALLMENTS?
We are in the process of getting approval to offer financial assistance. Yes, we do take payments in installments, all payments must be received on the first day of class
WHAT MAKEUP BRANDS DO YOU TEACH WITH? CAN I PURCHASE PRODUCTS HERE?
Click here for our comprehensive list. We sell a variety of professional makeup artist brands, tools, and kits for students as well as custom designing products through our in house line Chamak
WHAT DOES CHAMAK MEAN & WHAT IS CHAMAK COSMETICS & CHOCOLATES AND WHY IS IT MIXED TOGETHER?
Chamak means sparkle, and/or glow in Urdu/Hindi. Sarah Ali created her lifestyle brand in 2010 which started with cosmetics, then custom blend services for makeup and skincare, in 2012 Chamak expanded to include handcrafted artisanal chocolates, and next up will be hair styling accessories). Chamak is a brand that celebrates culture, glamour, handcrafting and creativity. In our unique space we offer both beauty and gourmet classes. We hope to expand our business and have two locations: one for beauty and one for our gourmet division.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
Chamak Makeup Academy is a professional makeup academy that expects dedicated, driven and responsible students enrolling in courses. We are training future professionals and expect students to be 100% committed to school, be proactive and focused in class, have regular attendance, work hard, and practice. A student who has to interrupt enrollment for emergency/medical (with a copy of the medical or emergency report) can re attend at a later date if space is available, if a student drops out for personal reasons and wishes to re attend there will be an additional $250 fee will be added to re-registration. Deposits are not refunded unless class had to be rescheduled or student cannot attend course for any unforeseen medical reasons or unexpected emergencies. Once class begins tuition will not be refunded.
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