April and Jennifer bring to the classroom over 40 years of teaching knowledge and industry professionalism. Owner of April Love Pro Makeup Academy and Master Educator, April has been in the beauty industry for over 24 years without ever stepping away! April is a trained expert in many areas of the beauty industry, from high-end salon management, to hairstyling and Global Education – she’s done it all. April trained at the prestigious Westmore Academy in the Art of Makeup and graduated in 2001, she’s also held a California Cosmetology License since 1994. April held the title of Sebastian Global Educator for 8 years and was also a MAC Artist for 3 years. She’s traveled all over the world sharing her knowledge, skills and love for the Art of Makeup, traveling from Japan to the Philippines to New York and Chicago (just to name a few). She is currently the Beauty Director for New York, Los Angeles and Miami Fashion week. April was also the lead Hair and Makeup Artist at Ed Hardy and all 5 brands under the company name from 2008 – 2013, as well as personal Makeup Artist for the accomplished owner and designer Christian Audigier. April has worked with some of the best photographers and designers from all over the world, including David LaChapelle, Michael Costello and Jerry Ghionis. Her work has also graced the covers of over 20 International Magazines!
Amist her fantastic career, she has taken her skyrocket skills and started the April Love Pro Makeup Academy which has won awards for the incredible standard of students she turns out. She is currently and educator located in the San Gabriel Valley and freelance artist with many celebrity clientele. She is passionate about mentoring others in the art of makeup and the passion that is the heart of this industry.
Jennifer Wright has been an accomplished Hair and Makeup Artist for over 16 years. She has also held a California Cosmetology License since 2003. She has always had a passion for makeup and in more recent years has continued to build her amazing portfolio as a freelance Hair and Makeup Artist. Jennifer’s work has been featured in multiple makeup brand product advertisements and she has built an impressive array of celebrity clientele. Jennifer is currently the key makeup artist for New York, Los Angeles and Miami Fashion week. Leading and producing looks for over 40 designers per season across the globe! She has been actively teaching alongside April Love since 2011, the opening of our academy. Jennifer’s work with accomplished photographer Roberto Valenzuela was chosen as Canon’s premier advertising image for 2016.
With educators such as these and a long standing track record of over 2000 amazing, successful alumni, we are confident you are going to get an amazing education. April and Jennifer will guide you every step of the way!
Vocational Jobs are on the rise !
As we all know, it’s a tough job market out there in the world. People are working longer hours, for less money, and jobs don’t have the security they once did. But guess what? Makeup artists are actually on the rise! According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, stage and theater makeup artists earned a median annual salary of $64,250 as of May 2018. The BLS projects a steady 8 percent job growth from 2018 to 2024, which is much faster than average for all occupations. The top ten percent of all makeup artists make just over $130,000 annually. Of course, wages vary depending on the industry, geographic locations, education, and years of experience. This means there will be no shortage of business in this industry!