Learn the MUD Approach and Explore Your Creativity Through Make-Up

If you love to apply make-up, and you believe you could have a future as a professional make-up artist, check out Salon Success Academy’s Make-Up Designory course now built in and included within our esthetic program! We know that mastery in make-up is essential in today’s multi-faceted beauty world, which is why we train students in the theory and application of make-up using the MUD approach. Our experienced instructors can help you fine-tune your skills and grow in your creativity by teaching you all the latest make-up trends and techniques.

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“I recently graduated and I feel really prepared for my stateboard test! Ms. Vee and Mrs. Cierra did a wonderful job making sure I learned all the basics and real like situations! Ms. Linda also did a great job keeping in touch during distance learning to make sure I stayed on top of my hours! I would definitely recommend.”

Esperanza R.

Esperanza R.


“I am writing this review because I find it very disheartening that only people that have negative things to say usually post a comment. I'm here to do the opposite. I've been at salon success academy Upland campus since February. I am in the cosmo program and a current student ambassador. I have had the best experience here. To be older and now getting to do something that I love and to come and be accepted was more than I could ask for . I have built lifelong friendships and have met teachers that I have come to admire. Anywhere in this world is going to have its ups and downs but it's not as bad as some say. I have been acknowledged when I do a good job and I have received constructive criticism on what to do better next time. If you're following the rules and doing what you came here to do then you will have no problems. The things that I have learned at this school will definitely make me a successful stylist when I leave. SO THANK YOU SALON SUCCESS.”

Chelsii N.



“This was such an amazing campus to train me for my future career! Amazing teachers and staff I couldn’t imagine starting my career anywhere else!”

Trinity L.

Trinity L.

Overview of the Make-Up Designory Program

Continuing education in the beauty industry is key to staying on top of the ever-changing trends and techniques. If you are already a licensed cosmetologist or esthetician, you can continue your make-up education and earn a Make-Up Designory Beauty Essentials Certificate. This 84-hour course is offered to alumni and non-alumni of Salon Success Academy. It is only offered at the Upland and West Covina campuses.

Frequently Asked Questions about Our Make-Up Designory Program

Which campuses offer the Make-Up Designory program?

Currently, this continuing education program is only offered at the Upland and West Covina campuses.

Can I get academic credit for taking the MUD Make-up Designory course?

No, the MUD Beauty Essentials Course at Salon Success Academy does not have any academic credit associated with it. It is offered as a way for professionals to improve their make-up skills.

What are the prerequisites for enrolling in the MUD Beauty Essentials Course?

Students enrolling in this course must have a valid Cosmetology or Esthetics license.

Are there more continuing education courses offered at Salon Success Academy?

Yes, we also offer continuing education classes in Airbrush, Bridal Make-up, Studio Make-up, and High Fashion Make-up Trends. Contact us to learn more about enrolling in these exciting courses!

Experience MUD Make-up at Salon Success Academy

If you’re ready to start your journey in makeup, submit your information through our form! Before you can apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Age Requirement: You must be at least 17 years old, reflecting our commitment to providing a comprehensive education for individuals who are truly dedicated to pursuing a career in barbering.
  • Educational Credentials: We require proof of U.S. completion of the 12th grade, which can be demonstrated through a high school diploma or transcripts. Alternatively, if you’ve earned your GED (General Educational Development) certificate or have passed the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) or TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) exam, you are also eligible to apply.

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