With the launch of Bellus Academy’s new Master Make-up Artistry Program, the makeup team at Bellus became Make-up Designory (MUD) certified and are ready to lead a group of students into MUD’s first-ever 602-hour program.
Sonia Tabor, Bellus Academy’s Lead Makeup Educator, is an accomplished makeup artist, serving as lead over Fashion Week San Diego’s runway makeup for the past five years. She’s a Bellus alum herself, having graduated from the Cosmetology program six years ago before becoming a makeup instructor. She continues to grow the department with her keen eye for fashion, love for photography and experience working with accomplished platform artists.
Sonia has had work published and featured in 944 Magazine, Revolt in Style, Lumbre, The G.O.O.D.S., Gothesque and On Makeup Magazine. She’s even the co-creator of Makeup State of Mind, an online tutorial community for makeup artists exclusive to Bellus Academy.
She has competed in several industry competitions and collaborated with Bellus educator Todd DaSilva for Wella’s TrendVision, where they took home silver in 2015 and were NAHA finalists.
Sonia has been instrumental in launching this new Master Make-up program and is excited to educate future makeup artists.
“The teachers were amazing! Without Bellus, I wouldn’t have the rewarding life I have today. School was something I looked forward to every single day. I can’t believe I have a job that I love going to every day.”
“For the past year I have been working on super-yachts in Spain as a massage therapist for billionaires and have loved every second of it! I don’t know what I would’ve done without Bellus’ training and expertise.”
“I love how hands-on the nail program is at Bellus. I am a visual and hands-on learner and I appreciated the time and focus on my advancement throughout the program. I would definitely recommend Bellus Academy to anyone interested in beauty and wellness education, especially the nail program!”
“The program and educators in Make-up Artistry are exceptional. The curriculum was so well designed that each day I couldn’t wait to get to school and begin the next step in learning high-end makeup. I feel very comfortable after taking this class to apply for a job anywhere in makeup, including a Hollywood studio, theater, photography or in a high-end salon and spa.”
“As a cosmo crossover, the Barbering Program was not only an excellent way to brush up on the basics, but also the best way to take my career to the next level. The staff was so helpful in every aspect and I highly recommend the program.”