What is MUD Makeup?

In 1997 the makeup world changed.

Seems like a pretty bold statement, but it’s true. You see, 1997 was the year that MUD Makeup was born, and ever since then the way makeup is taught and the products used has seen a shift.

At The Salon Professional Academy Shorewood we are proud to offer MUD Makeup classes to our students, giving everyone an opportunity to become Beauty Essentials certified.

But if you haven’t thought about a future in makeup before, or if you are considering all of the many different options out there, there has probably been a question nagging at the back of your mind.

What is MUD?

The Make-up Designory, or MUD, is the very simple answer to that question. The story of who they are, however, and how their education programs have changed this thriving industry is not quite so simple. So, pull up a chair, touch up your blush and get ready to fall in love with MUD.

What is MUD Makeup

Two Rooms to Two Continents

It all started in Toluca Lake, California when a few makeup professionals suddenly saw themselves flooded with hopeful apprentices wanting to break into the industry that they were so fond of.

Unable to help them all, they banded together and opened a small school in the area. And when we say small, we mean it, the tiny space only held two classrooms and a small receptionist area.

It was the perfect space, or so they thought. After only three years they had to move to a larger space in Burbank, CA to accommodate all of the hopeful artists that were flooding through their doors. It was here they began to produce their own products, requiring them to grow in both warehouse and administrative space.

Although the classes in Burbank still remain, their growth continues at an exponential rate, with a school in New York opening in 2005 and a larger location opening in California in 2014.
And all the while they continued to flourish, with partner schools joining their forces to expand the MUD brand and hold classes around the world.

It is of these partner schools that The Salon Professional Academy Shorewood is proud to be a member.

Creating the Perfect Contour

MUD Makeup has not been around as long as they have been teaching. It was many years after the school was launched that the owners took their passions even further, developing a makeup that they feel covers better, applies smoother, and looks fresher than any other brand.

As with any creation, however, it was not without trial and error, and after many years of experimentation the perfected MUD Makeup was launched in 2006.

What is MUD Makeup

The Next Generation of Monsters

Over the years, MUD has expanded even beyond those original three classrooms, and through that growth their curriculum has expanded as well. Moving beyond the basics, they now offer classes in prosthetics, hairstyling, multimedia, special effects, and so much more.
If you are wanting a well rounded education in makeup, the courses offered through MUD could get you there, and they all start with the Beauty Essentials class offered at TSPA Shorewood.

The history of MUD may not stretch back generations, but the tenacious spirit of those first few, and the progress and growth that they have inspired after that has been impressive. There may not be monuments erected in their name, but they have certainly changed the face of make-up, and changed the way future artists are created.

If you are interested in learning more about the MUD Beauty Essentials course offered at TSPA Shorewood, or would like to know how a future in beauty could change your life, contact our admissions department today.