Students Testimonials

At SMA – Scandinavian Makeup Academy – we’ve welcomed students from more than 25 countries. Below you can find a few of our students’ testimonials.

SMA gave me the skills I need to be confident working as a makeup artist, and that’s what you can expect from any school, but what makes this place stand out is the fact that they really prepare you in every aspect for your career and life as a MUA.

The teachers come from international backgrounds with expertise in all areas of makeup from weddings of different ethnicities, fashion, movies, advertisements, special effects and fantasy. Our classmates are equally diverse which is so important for practicing our makeup application and also building our international network of MUAs.

At the end of our course we already have a strong portfolio of works to show potential clients and the school provides working experiences for us as makeup assistants on real jobs which both strengthens the skills we’ve learned and also gives us the opportunity to network with industry professionals such as clients, photographers, and models.

I’ve learned so much from all the teachers and my classmates, some of whom already took full makeup courses previously but came to SMA to further their education. I felt from the first day of class that it was the best investment of my time and energy because doing makeup is something that is so fulfilling to the creative and artistic side of me, and now I am ready to make a career out of doing what I love.

Much love and thanks to the SMA family (including all the graduates who come back to help us. I will do the same for the next class)!!

Yvonne Liang


Truly an amazing experience. This course allows students to explore their creativity. 3 months of the course was the greatest. Could not have done it without the teachers. Thank you we appreciate your dedication.
Suzanna Dobrowolny

Thailand, 2015

“Got my makeup artistry diploma today. Sad to leave the Scandinavian Makeup Academy-family, but this isn’t goodbye! So much love to them all now… The next chapter of my life will soon be before me.
Christina Rebecca Andrighetto

Switzerland, 2014

It has been a transforming experience, 3 months of variety of makeup courses including special effects and fantasy that no school in Thailand offers. It’s been a great journey and we were blessed to have experienced and super talented teachers to guide us! Thank you for having Scandinavian Makeup Academy!
Ambika Madarasmi

India, 2015

The school is great, the teachers are top notch pros and truly passionate about teaching and helping students to grow. They cover every angle of the beauty industry, and it’s 7 hours a day of intense study, hands on training and photo shoots. I had one of the best experiences of my life at Scandinavian Makeup Studio..!!
Jessica Tseng

Taipei, Taiwan, 2014

“Want to thank all my amazing teachers!!! It was an honor to be taught by the most amazingly talented makeup artists in the world!!!! Thank you for awakening a passion in me and thank you to all my fellow students at Scandinavian Makeup Studio… I will miss you all.”
Kira Petit-Pál

Caribbean Islands, 2014

“After checking and following the works of all amazing teachers and students, I am convinced that my daughter, Lauren, a 14 years old, will be well care and taught at Scandinavian Makeup Studio. This is another education that she will keep and use all her life that will compliment her NOW and in the future… in her career, whatever she may choose. Unfortunately, she can take only half of the classes that offer due to her school summer vacation. She definitely will come back and finish her full course the following summer.

Being the youngest in the class frightened her at first, she now realizes that it is to her advantage being among wonderful experience older classmates. She also can starts using her skills now at her teen. The teachers here are amazing. They are knowledgeable, engaging, encourage positive attitudes & environment, excellent communication (in my case with me, the parent) and passionate about what they are doing.

Summing up, we are very happy with the school. My investment, definitely, will pay itself off in one summer with her first cosmetic job. But the knowledge and experience will last her a lifetime!!!”

Sunni Alvarez

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 2014