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Elan Makeup Academy Courses

Elan Makeup Academy is one of DFW's top educational training courses. Our award-winning instructors focus on enhancing each student's knowledge and skills by offering hands-on programs and small class sizes. We strive to bring out each student’s natural talent through each intensive course curriculum.


Makeup Artistry offers exciting, creative, and rewarding opportunities with varying options in the industry, and we hope to give you the knowledge, confidence & encouragement to thrive in this as a Professional Makeup Artist!

Class Schedule

Elan Makeup Academy courses are designed enhance the necessary skills to pursue many different fields of makeup by combining theory and demonstrations. Each workshop is designed to make the student proficient in beauty and corrective techniques in order to further advance their careers. Each course includes a reference guide containing all information covered during class. 


All of Elan Makeup Academy's Instructors are working PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTISTS who are devoted to achieving excellence in makeup artistry.

* A 100% payment is required to hold your spot in class, no refunds are issued if you cannot make the course. We will roll you to the next course to accommodate each student registered. Spots are limited, we only allow 5 students per course

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Anita Brown (Haar)
Lead Instructor

Owner, Professional Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist. Mrs. Brown is the Lead Sr. Artist with Elan Makeup Studio. With over 23 years of experience in the industry and a background in Production and Talent Booking, Special Effects Makeup and Airbrush Art, she is knowledgeable in all facets of make-up application. Her areas of expertise are in production/video, education, bridal, events and destination events. Anita has received training and mentoring from some of the best artists in Los Angeles, Dallas and the Houston area. Sharing the knowledge to her staff and students are her passion.

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Mayra Lopez
Lead Instructor

Director of Education, Professional Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist, Sr. Instructor. Ms. Lopez’s passion for makeup artistry lead her to attend Elan Makeup Academy in 2008. She is now the bi-lingual Director of Education for Elan Makeup Academy. Ms. Lopez keeps up with current trends with continued education and specializes in airbrush makeup, Prom, Beauty, Quinceaneras and hair design. She enjoys spending time with her new fiancé in Dallas and travels as often as possible.

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Nicole Estill
Lead Instructor

Sr. Instructor, Professional Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, Airbrush Art, Special Effects and Print and Production specialist. Ms. Estill joined Elan Makeup Studio early 2007. She adds 12+ of experience to our Professional Team in the hair and makeup industry. Nicole has worked and trained with Toni & Guy and currently is one of the Sr. Instructor her at Elan Makeup Academy. Her passion in music and art lead her to a successful career in Professional Makeup Artistry and currently is the Print, TV, Commercial, Runway, Fashion, Bridal and Special Effects lead artists at Elan Makeup Studio.

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Cassandra Marques
Lead Instructor

Sr. Instructor, Professional Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist. Ms. Marques earned her bachelor’s degree in Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology while freelancing as a make-up artist in New York City. Cassandra adds several years of experience to our team, having trained and worked with a long list of high-profile makeup companies and fashion houses. Cassandra specializes in makeup and styling for photography, film, runway and bridal and her passion for teaching shines through every course she instructs.

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