Studio Makeup Artistry is unlike any other makeup school found 

anywhere. Other schools give you "cheap kits" to keep the cost down but at SMA you'll receive the same kit that Chris uses. SMA also teaches you how to run your business and even helps build your website and business cards. Last but not least at SMA you'll go on a Travel Workshop, shooting on location in a top fashion city!

No other school in the world offers this! 


At SMA you will be taught by founder Chris Baglien, a thirty year 

veteran working throughout the USA and Europe. ​He continues to work for major magazines and in TV advertising around the globe. Chris was ELLE GIRL Model Search’s personal "on call" celebrity makeup artist. 

His clients have included,  John Travolta,  Debbie Allen, ELLE magazine, In Touch magazine,  People magazine,  Marie Claire magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, ‘O’ magazine, Vogue magazine,  Sony Records, GAP,  Hugo Boss and Playboy as well as Discovery Networks show "Trading Spaces." Chris’ knowledge of makeup application, techniques, love of teaching and his “studio etiquette” is unsurpassed.

​"I have the same passion today as I did on my first photo shoot, more than thirty years ago" 

Chris Baglien

SMA is NOT a cosmetology School

SMA & Norcostco Join Forces

SMA is excited to unite with Norcostco!

Minnesota's Top Professional Makeup Supply Store & Premiere Makeup School have joined forces to create by far the BEST makeup school found anywhere!

"I have had the privilege of working with Chris on several occasions. His passion, vision and work ethic are second to no one. If you want to learn makeup this is where I would go!" 

Tyron Christopher

Editor idoll Magazine

"It’s been my pleasure to work with Chris on several editorials for Art+Design Magazine, and other shoots. Chris is always professional, efficient, on time, and always delivers exactly what I ask for. Chris has a great understanding of the pulse and trends currently going on around the world in make-up and beauty.  I will continue to work with him whenever I can. He is a solid professional."

David Leslie Anthony

Photographer/ Film

​"Chris Baglien is the Matisse of makeup and master of technique and precision! When I think of the term "Lights, Camera, Action" .. the first thing that comes to mind is, Chris Baglien."

Maria McDonald,

​80's Super Model & Founder, C.G.F.C.

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