SOMA PROVIDES SPECIALIZED MAKEUP ARTISTRY TRAINING TO EQUIP ASPIRING MAKEUP ARTISTS WITH THE SKILLS NEEDED TO START A PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN MAKEUP ARTISTRY.  FOCUSING ON PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE TO DEVELOP TECHNIQUE, CONFIDENCE AND BUSINESS ETIQUETTE. JOIN THE INDUSTRY AS A CERTIFIED MAKEUP ARTIST.

 

SOMA provides Internationally Accredited Makeup Artistry Training

ARTISTRY WITH
A DIFFERENCE
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SOMA  explores the Art  of Makeup Design.

With over a decade of service in the Training Department of the internationally renowned makeup brand, MAC Cosmetics; the team have combined their creative talents and extensive experience, both locally and internationally, to present The School of Makeup Artistry.

Their approach: celebrating the ART in makeup artistry. Giving you the inside scoop into the world of makeup artistry.

Both Directors provide training which is current and relevant.  In line with fashion and beauty trends in an environment aesthetically designed to fuel artistic expression

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Do you dream of establishing your own business as a makeup artist? Are you needing to develop your creative skill with the intent of entering into the cosmetics industry? Does the idea of working on special events, photo shoots, fashion editorials, television, film and bridal makeup excite you? If so, then you’ll fit right in with the team at SOMA. SOMA also caters to established artists within the beauty industry needing to further develop their skill set, as well as to the man or woman requiring customized one on one attention.

MEET THE TRAINERS

SOMA is co-directed by  two leading industry professionals – Denisha and Deanne.

With a combined 27 years experience in the makeup and fashion industry working with the world’s leading professional makeup authority- MAC Cosmetics.

Their years of experience as Trainers for MAC have allowed them to perfect their creative skill as makeup artists, sharing  their knowledge of makeup artistry throughout South Africa, extending into Kenya, Nigeria and Botswana.

Both Deanne and Denisha have received extensive training from International MAC Senior Artists and Directors of Makeup Artistry in Lisbon, Orlando Florida and Toronto, Canada.

They will give you the insight to manage your business as a makeup artist, having overseen the running of 16 MAC Stores Countrywide.

Their brushbelts boast of body painting for television ads, makeup for the likes of Alek Wek, Makeup Bootcamps hosted for artists from 6 African countries as well as the launch of Nigeria Ebony Life TV.

As Trainers they were responsible for the development of over 250 of South Africa’s  best makeup artists! Together they are no strangers to the backstage environment, having worked on countless shows at Africa, Johannesburg and Cape town Fashion Weeks where they conceptualized makeup looks for renowned names in the fashion industry whilst leading and coaching Events team artists backstage.

Their hours of training retail artists in makeup technique and current makeup trend give them the confidence that they will get you ready for a career in makeup artistry!

SOMA. School of Makeup Artistry was established in 2016-
The SOMA Trainers have since mentored over 200 aspiring Artists towards becoming some of the strongest newly qualified Makeup Artists in our Country and most importantly successful entrepreneurs.

We have two Studios based in Durban & Johannesburg :

SOMA Durban Trainers

Safiyya Adams

Durban Trainer

Deanne Barausse

Durban Trainer

SOMA Johannesburg Trainers

Kallie Steenkamp

Durban Trainer

Denisha Haridas

Durban Trainer

COURSE GUIDE

THE
DIPLOMA.

A HIGHLY PRACTICAL INTERNATIONALLY ALIGNED COURSE IN MAKEUP, HAIRSTLYING & SPECIAL EFFECTS, WELL SUITED TO THOSE LOOKING TO START A CAREER IN MAKEUP ARTISTRY.

Course Duration:

5 months (450 training hours) – full time
Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm

Upon completion of this course learners will receive a certificate of completion PLUS the option to achieve their Internationally Accredited Diploma in Makeup Artistry. All Students leave with a full portfolio of work, a must when applying for work within the industry.
Students will be required to complete 80 practical hours of work.

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SOMA STUDENT MAKEUP KITS ARE MADE UP OF MAC COSMETICS PRODUCTS + OTHER TRUSTED MAKEUP BRANDS.
SOMA IS PROUDLY AFFILIATED TO  mac-cosmetics-logo_new COSMETICS.

BECOME A  mac-cosmetics-logo_new PRO MEMBER AND RECEIVE 30% OFF mac-cosmetics-logo_new COSMETICS PRODUCTS!

THE MAKEUP SHORT COURSE.

A 5 DAY INTENSIVE TRAINING COURSE, WELL SUITED TO THOSE INTERESTED IN MASTERING THE ART OF MAKEUP ON A PART TIME BASIS.

PHASE 1: Beginners Makeup Short Course

This short course is focused on basic makeup application for the beginner. Explore the fundamentals of makeup application, including skin-perfecting techniques and creating basic beauty looks.

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PHASE 2: Bridal Makeup Short Course

Enter into the industry as a bridal makeup specialist.
Together we perfect the art of both traditional “white wedding” bridal makeup and Indian bridal makeup, whilst developing your understanding of running your own bridal makeup business.

PHASE 3: Hairstyling Short Course

Advance your skill set as a makeup artist by mastering the art of hairstyling. This 5 day course will build your confidence in basic hairstyling techniques whilst getting you on your way towards creating even the most complex upstyles.

Course Duration:

5 x 4 hour Sessions

Upon Completion of this course learners will receive a SOMA Certificate of completion.
+ a COMPLIMENTARY BRUSH SET.
+ Become a mac-cosmetics-logo_new Pro member and receive 30% of

mac-cosmetics-logo_new Cosmetics products!

AIRBRUSH MAKEUP COURSE

AIRBRUSH MAKEUP- THE PERFECT TOOL TO ADD TO YOUR MAKEUP SKILLSET.

A 2 day intensive course focused on airbrush makeup techniques.

2 x 7 hour sessions ( 9am – 4pm)

Upon Completion of this courses learners will receive a SOMA Certificate of completion

  • SPARMAX AIRBRUSHING COMPRESSOR
  • MUD AIRBRUSHING PRODUCT KIT

THE MAKEUP MASTERCLASS

Join us for a fast paced, fun and practical workshop, helping you create your own signature makeup style. Expect to watch and learn essential makeup tips and techniques whilst refining your skills by attempting the look on yourself under the helpful eye of our SOMA Trainers

A one-day educational Masterclass, Selected Saturdays 10am – 1pm

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and info on the next Makeup Masterclass or contact us on info@soma-sa.com

Tuition Fee: COURSE DEPENDANT

Master Current Makeup Techniques

Whether you are a practicing makeup artist, a natural born creative or just an all round makeup addict- we will unlock your true artistry potential. Teaching you current and up to date makeup techniques in line with makeup and beauty trends.

One on one coaching & development

With us you are never just a number- at SOMA we believe in one on one attention. We know how to get the best out of each and every student and dedicate time and attention to each individual.

Gain experience within the industry!

At SOMA we believe in industry experience. Work alongside your trainers on photoshoots, weddings, campaigns, fashion shows and events – you leave confident in knowing how to conduct yourself in real life on-the-job scenarios.

Start your Business!

Become your own boss- we’ll teach you the steps to take to start your own business and make it a success!

Train with Experts

You’ll gain skill, knowledge and experience through hands-on instruction and demonstration from not one but TWO top industry Professionals – leading and guiding you through your journey towards becoming a professional MUA.

Build a professional portfolio

Your ticket to success within the industry. At SOMA you will work with professional photographers & models on real life photo shoots. Allowing you to leave with a professional, diverse portfolio of work- ready to enter into the industry as a professional MUA.

Become a well rounded makeup artist!

Our courses are designed to teach you ALL of the relevant skills and techniques, essential when starting a career in makeup artistry- from beauty makeup to special effects, hairstyling to body painting, we’ve got you covered.

Artist network & community

Become part of the SOMA Select family. Qualified students have the option of joining our makeup agency – SOMA Select. Here we pass on work to our qualified students – helping you, the newly qualified artist get started with your career! .

Rub shoulders with the best in the business!

SOMA is proudly affiliated to MAC Cosmetics. That means you are instantly welcomed into the MAC family with a MAC Student discount code! And it gets better- MAC Trainers and Senior Artists will offer you exclusive makeup masterclasses during your time with us.

CONTACT US

Durban

Email: enquirydbn@soma-sa.com

Call: 082 399 6841

Address: 55 Problem Mkhize Road, Durban, 4001

Johannesburg

Email: enquiryjhb@soma-sa.com

Call: 082 7261519

Address:42 Homestead Road Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg 2191

General enquires email: info@soma-sa.com

SOMA OPEN HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9am – 4pm

Saturday & Sunday: Private

ACCREDITATION

SOMA is nationally accredited & recognized by:

SOMA is internationally accredited & recognized by:

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