We recognize that our most important tools are not our brushes; it's ourselves.

Our fun, hands-on tutorials are non-traditional; we’ve thrown out the books and usual lesson plans. We believe that beauty starts within and radiates out. We believe you can only learn the dance steps so long before you need to get out and dance!

We believe that great artists make great makeup artists. We promote the appreciation of art, light, and dimension. That is why early in our programs, we go to a museum for education and inspiration. We encourage practicing sketching, to see through the eyes of a real artist, and learn the artists’ flow.

  • We believe the best way to feel comfortable and confident as an artist is to be one – period. We recreate real, on location photoshoots that have time constraints, on-set problems, models, and photographers.
  • We believe you should push yourself and enjoy the challenges….we like to think of AoG as America’s Next Top Model for makeup artists!  We believe you should allow yourself to dream and create and find out just how amazing you are… by doing!
  • We challenge you with all genres of artistry to show range in your portfolios. By the end of the program, you will complete a full spectrum, diverse portfolio.
  • We start and end each day with the pep, personality, and approach of AoG founder, Victoria Duke. After one visit to Academy of Glam, you’ll feel the positive energy, the warmth and the “feeling” that everyone describes as what sets us apart. We call it the Victoria Effect. It’s about a holistic team at AoG reaching out to help others create a whole new outlook on life.

A focal point of Academy of Glam experience is life coaching.

We believe that in order to get what you want, you have to understand what it is that you truly desire. In this way, you can live your life with intention, strengthening your belief in who you are-and who can become. We celebrate the dawning of possibility and help you understand how to utilize your unique internal GPS navigation system so that you can live the life you want.

You will leave with the confidence to conquer your respective worlds with a glossy (or matte) smile on your face. At Academy of Glam, we believe you should have fun, laugh and leave here filled with a new sense of direction, ready for great adventures, and be prepared with the tools necessary to unlock your full potential!


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