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Shape Your Creative Future in Makeup Artistry

Gain the skills to help clients not only prep their bare skin with facials, skincare regimens, and waxing - but also enhance their natural beauty with makeup, lashes, and more!

Fast Track

Graduate and get licensed in just a few months!

On-Campus Salon

Real-world training with live clients, from consultation to rebooking!

Career Placement

Meet Employers, Resumé Building - we help you get licensed AND hired!

Tour our campus in person! Contact our Admissions Department to schedule a visit.

Cortiva Institute is not your typical makeup school - we are a team of dedicated, determined, and passionate instructors and staff commitied to helping you succeed!


Nationally Accredited


Day and Evening Classes

Guest Speakers, Employers, Events, Projects & More!

Dermalogica Partnership School

Financial Aid is Available to Those Who Qualify

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Chat with Admissions

Once you fill out our form, an Admissions representative will help you take the next step toward a rewarding career!

Discover Your Future

Invest a few months with us, and we will help you on your journey to a new and exciting career in Makeup Artistry and Skin Care!




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Student Success is Our #1 Priority

We measure our success by yours. That's why we go the extra mile to ensure you excel and thrive long after graduation.

Cortiva Institution adopts a 360-degree approach, tailored to meet you at your level and help you develop into a well-rounded makeup artist & esthetician!

Our goals are simple: help you graduate, obtain your license, and start your dream career. Whether you aspire to be a makeup artist, special fx artist, facial specialist, or wax specialist, our program can help you get there.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Live Hands-On Training

Passionate Instructors & Guest Speakers

Graduate with 9+ Certifications

Professional Student Kits

FREE Tutoring and Exam Reviews

Track Progress with Online Quizzes & Tests

Creative Projects, Seminars, Events & More


Ready to take the next step?

Getting started with us is easy, so why wait? Take that next step toward the career you want today!

What Can I Expect?

As a Licensed Esthetician with specialized training in Advanced Makeup, you have the opportunity to use your creativity to help clients achieve their ideal look, whether it be from a transformative makeover, a rejuvenating facial treatment, or a perfect eyebrow shape.

Makeup Artists use makeup as their medium; and a person's skin as their canvas. This dual program is ideal for those that not only care about the finished look but also care about what's going on under the surface. 

Skin - Facials

Skin - Chemical Peels

Skin - Microdermabrasion

Skin - Extractions

Skin - Waxing

Skin - Brow Tinting

Skin - Traditional Makeup

Skin - Lash Application

Makeup - Color Theory

Makeup - Special Events

Makeup - Editorial Looks

Makeup - Special FX

Makeup - High-Fashion Techniques

Makeup - Men, Teens, and Aging Skin

Makeup - Camouflage for Burns, Scars, Etc.

Rebooking , Retail Sales, and More!

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Our Makeup Artistry and Skin Care program prepares you with the skills and knowledge to become a successful Licensed Esthetician and Certified Makeup Artist. You'll learn how to assess the skin and develop personalized skincare regimens to help clients achieve healthy, glowing skin.

Program Details By Campus

Maitland, FL

  • 600 HOURS

  • 9 Certifications

Pompano Beach, FL

  • 600 HOURS

  • 9 Certifications

St. Petersburg, FL

  • 600 HOURS

  • 11 Certifications

Highley recommend taking the makeup class the instructor knows exactly what they're doing and keeps the class interesting 💕🤗




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Your future starts now!

In just a few months, you'll have what it takes to be a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Makeup Artist!

Are you ready to kickstart your career in the exciting field of beauty and wellness?


Our program offers expert instruction, hands-on training, and assistance in finding employment.


Don't wait to invest in your future. Take the first step towards success!

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Graduates can pursue various career paths:

Event Makeup

Fashion Runways

Mobile Beautician

TV/Broadcast HD Makeup

Print Magazines

Beauty Influencer

Movie/Film Special FX

Facial Specialist

Beauty Educator

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