German based makeup academy sets up division in Chennai

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Chennai, Aug 21 (UNI) Mephisto Make-up Academy, a German based professional make up training institute, today announced the launch of its training division "Kryolan-Mephisto Professional Make Up Training Academy" in association with Kryolan Cosmetics to bring the best professional training to the city.

Talking to newspersons here, Mr Dominik Langer, Director Kryolan said the academy would offer one-year International certificate course in make-up, hairstyles and prosthetic techniques and short term certificate courses in specific areas at adavanced levels for existing professionals.

The academy is the first of its kind in the country and "for the first time, the art of make-up will be grounded on scientific principles and structured to emphasise both theory and extensive individual practice", he said.

The International certificate course, commencing in October, would have six modules in bridal make up, make up for cat walk and photo shoots, historical and contemporary styles, making up for super natural charecters.

Apart from International certificate courses, short term advanced courses on hair styling, cat walk shows, business and bridal hair styles, creating bald caps, wigs, goatees, moustaches and beards would be conducted as regular and week-end courses, he said.

Ms Vasanthi Sampath, Head, operations, Kryolan Training Academy said the fee structure for the International Certificate course would be Rs 1.5 lakhs. People trained in the academy would be able to serve anywhere in the world, she said.

Training in communication skill and presentation would be an integral part of the course. "A structured evaluation system and assessment by internationally reputed make-up artists ensure that the training imparted is of a high standard to help students create the type of make up seen in movies and provide them the skills to work internationally", she said.

Ms Sampath said make up industry in the country was witnessing an astounding growth, in direct proportion to the film industry. But we lag behind in international standards due to lack of quality training, skill and professionalism.

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