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L Makeup Institute HistoryFounded in 2010 by accomplished professional makeup artist Lissette Waugh, the L Makeup Institute is the first of its kind in Las Vegas focused exclusively on the art and science of makeup artistry. Starting with one classroom in the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas, the L Makeup Institute quickly outgrew its original location. In 2014 the L Makeup Institute moved to southwest Las Vegas and added additional classrooms, student lounge, library, photography studio and administration offices. In 2017, the L Makeup Institute moved into its current 11,000 square foot visually stunning campus located within Tivoli Village in the heart of Summerlin.

Dedicated to bringing excellence to makeup artist education, Lissette Waugh spearheaded the effort to change State Law which due to her efforts, Makeup Artistry is now recognized as a stand-alone industry where aspiring makeup artists are now able to learn Makeup Artistry and Special Makeup Effects separate from Cosmetology or Esthetics and work in Salons without being required to have a Cosmetology or Esthetician license. Until the L Makeup Institute, there were no dedicated makeup schools where aspiring makeup and special effects artists could study in-depth curriculum developed specifically for the makeup artist. Whether a student chooses the delicacy of beauty makeup or the intricacies of prosthetics, the L Makeup Institute is focused on creating the professionals of tomorrow while strengthening the skills of today’s working makeup artist. Our commitment is to remain at the forefront of makeup artistry education while continuing to serve as a venue of collaboration, support and inspiration for today’s makeup artists. We know those who meet together in our institute today are the professionals who will be working together in the future.

We are honored to announce that on February 24, 2017 the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) granted L Makeup Institute Initial Accreditation for a period of three (3) years. ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. This means that when you complete one of L Makeup Institute’s programs, you will know that you have gained valuable training in the fundamentals of your area of study. The entire staff, management and faculty share the common bond for the love of makeup and makeup artistry. We are very proud of this achievement and pledge our continued commitment to innovate and improve the delivery of makeup artistry education.

• L Makeup Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), 2101 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 302, Arlington, VA 2201; telephone: (703) 247-4212 fax: (703) 247-4533. www.accsc.org

• L Makeup Institute is licensed to operate a Private Postsecondary Educational Institution in the State of Nevada by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education, 8778 S. Maryland Parkway, Ste. 115, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89123. The Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education independently approves all programs and curricula offered. Visit www.cpe.state.nv.us

• L Makeup Institute is eligible to receive VA Benefits. Visit www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/vonapp