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A portfolio is vital to getting hired. At MKC you build your portfolio while you learn.


Enjoy one-on-one attention with private, customized lessons taught by image consultant, author and beauty photographer Margaret Kimura!


Designed for your busy schedule, MKC's private lessons are available Monday - Sunday, daytime and Evening.

100% In-Class

In-Class Modeling Lessons


Professional Modeling Program

If you desire to be a successful Model then MKC Academy of Fashion, Beauty and Print is the right school for you. Known for excellence, MKC Academy offers courses in movement, on-camera speaking, makeup and hairstyling for fashion, runway and television. Located in Los Angeles, California, the MKC Academy of Fashion, Beauty and Print is the creation of world-renowned image consultant, author and beauty photographer Margaret Kimura. Along with industry colleagues who specialize in modeling, Margaret has created a one of a kind school where students can learn, evolve, network and create experiences that will translate into successful, careers that can last a lifetime.

Individual Courses

Modeling Basics

Modeling Basics covers all of the introductory lessons including introduction to modeling, makeup basics, basic posing, commercial modeling & runway basics. These lessons can be taken at your own pace and on your own schedule. Take this course for your own education or get a certificate to enhance your marketability.

Advanced Modeling

Advanced Modeling covers all of the more advanced modeling lessons including advanced runway, advanced movement, cover looks, fashion/editorial, business & marketing, confidence building. These lessons can be taken at your own pace and on your own schedule. Take this course for your own education or get a certificate to enhance your marketability.

All Private Lessons are taught by Image Consultant, Author & Photographer Margaret Kimura

Margaret Kimura - Master Makeup Artist

Margaret Kimura was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Since her father was a music producer, and her mother a television commercial producer, she was raised steeped in the entertainment world.

Margaret first began working with photography and makeup at the age of 8. While most other girls her age were still playing with dolls Margaret was taking photographs. At the age of 16, her love of beauty and fashion led her to live and work in places like Milan, Italy and New York City. Although her extraordinary life as a Master Makeup Artist was filled with experiences and encounters beyond her wildest dreams, there never was a shadow of a doubt that photography was and is her first love.

Margaret is now a full time photographer and photo retoucher specializing in beauty and fashion, where she uses all of her past experience to produce the highest quality beauty and portrait photographs. She has taken many actor headshots as well as portraits for prominent leaders. Her clients include veteran actress Andie MacDowell as well as Technology Leaders for TEDTalks group in Los Angeles.


Kristen Durnst, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Andie MacDowell, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Jim Carey, Tim Allen, Tyler Blackburn, Bill Bellamy, Aaron Paul, Joan Chen, Lawrence Fishburn, Elizabeth Shue, Diane Lane, Audrey Hepburn, Jennifer Tilly, Alyssa Milano, Geena Davis, Richard Gere, Michael Jordan, Elton John, Xhang Xhi, Winona Ryder, Garth Brooks, Billy Bob Thorton, Madonna, Jimmy Conners, Andre Aggasi, Kevin Bacon, Johnny Depp, Taylor Dayne, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McCrae, Whoopie Goldberg, Lela Rochon, Billy Crystal, Kevin Costner, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harisson, Martin Landau, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Eubanks ,Charles Barkley, Debra Harry, Cuba Gooding Jr. ,Pierce Brosnon, Jenna Elfman, Kim Raver, Pecabo Street, Charles Barkley, Gabriel Reece, Patti La Belle, Dr.Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Magic Johnson, Damon Waynans, Keenan Ivory Waynans, Kim Waynans, Tim Curry, Esther Williams, Linda Hamilton, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Dennis Miller, George Forman Dean Cain, Paula Abdul ,Jerry Seinfeld, Julie Louis Dreyfuss, Jared Leto, Jason Alexander, Mariel Hemingway, Mathew Perry, Sandra Bernhardt, James Caan, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Dennis Quaid, Tu Pac Shakaur, Angelica Vale, Yoko Maki, Greg Kinnear, John Ondrasik, Russ Parrish, Rainey Qualley


Nike, Estee Lauder, Clariol, Pepsi, Ross, Audi, Taco Bell, Dodge, MCI, KFC, AT&T, Fed-Ex, i nuovi cosmetics, Kinkos, Zenith, Oakley Sunglasses, Sony, Isuzu, Kitchen Aid, BMW, Apple, Chevrolet, Wella, Revlon, Jaguar, Gatorade, Mazda, Range Rover, Frito Lay, Nissan, Mercedes, Suntory, GE, Miller Beer, John Hancock, KIA, Plymouth, Power Bar, Kellogg, Oscar Mayer, Sun Products, Kodak, Anne Cole, Beverly Center, ReeBok, Nordstroms, Macy’s, Saturn, Budwiser, Gallo Winery, Tatinger, Toyota, Pearle Vision, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Honda, Dish Network, Direct TV, McDonalds, US Air Force, Amazon, Google, Kindle, Papa Johns, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC, Google, ABC, ESPN, E Entertainment, ABC, HBO, L’Oreal Paris, Travelers Insurance, Hallmark


Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Vogue (USA,Italy,France), Self, RollingStone, Harper’s Bazaar (USA, Itay), GQ, Vanity Fair, People, US, MAX, Life, Teen, Shape, YM, Donna, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, TV Guide, Seventeen, Time, Amica, Elle, American Film, Sports Illustrated, Movieline, Details, Maxim, Interview, Allure


Ron Howard, Albert Brooks, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Penny Marshall, James Cameron, Eric Saarinem, Joe Pytka, Herb Ritts, Mathew Ralston, Greg Gorman, Irving Penn, Walter Chin, Richard Corman, Douglas Keeve, Annie Leibowitz, Richard Marchewka, Dennis Keeley, Wayne Maser, Peggy Sirota, Mark Seliger, Michael Haber, Robert Tractenberrg, Stepahn Danelian, Bonnie Schiffman, Timothy White, Glen Wexler, Christopher Micaud, Claus Wickwrath, Moreno Monti, Patricia De La Rosa, Mary Ellen Mark, Harry Benson, Horst, Jeff Katz, Charles Bush, Brent Lopez , Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Bruce Weber, Chris Mckenna

Consultant and Expert Witness: for ORC International and GLG Group

Learn Makeup Basics Online


The same great makeup courses, but at a 1/4 of the in-person price!


Our online makeup courses are available when you are: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year!

High Quality

Our makeup curriculum has created some of the top artists in the world!


Designed for your busy schedule, MKC's online makeup courses are ready when you are!

Sample Online Lessons


After you have applied foundation and concealer, you are ready to set these products onto the skin. Setting a product with powder will ensure long lasting results and allow the products to stay in place and not run. Powder will also give you a matte look to the skin.

Translucent Powder

A powder with very little pigment. You can achieve a matte look to the skin and offer longer wearing makeup. Although little pigment is in translucent powders, a makeup artist should still match the powder to the skin tone….

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Student Testimonials

“It was a great decision to come to MKC. I love what I am doing. Thank you so much for everything. It’s a great investment in my life."

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MKC Academy was founded in 2001 by world renown Makeup Artist & Author Margaret Kimura. Margaret believes being a teacher is being a mentor and every student receives Margaret’s personal attention.

This institution meets the minimum standards for integrity, financial stability, and educational quality, including the offering of bona fide instruction by qualified faculty, during, and at the end of its programs.