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Our schools teach creative, cutting-edge makeup application to the next generation of makeup artists in Scandinavia and around the world. We provide in-depth training in beauty, fashion, print, film, TV, video and theater, offering unique opportunities for practical application at photo shoots, fashion shows and media events. Join our team now and realize your dream of becoming a makeup artist.

Learning and teaching are essential to our mission and we are actively engaged in supporting and advancing makeup artistry, maintaining professional makeup schools and studios in Sweden, Norway and the United States.  Our schools teach creative, cutting-edge makeup application to the next generation of makeup artists, establishing FACE Stockholm as a leader in the field of makeup and cosmetics training.

One of our proudest achievements at FACE Stockholm is the wealth of product knowledge and expertise in makeup artistry we have accumulated over our 30-year history.  We believe strongly in sharing this valuable knowledge through our comprehensive training programs designed both for novices who seek to launch a new career in makeup and cosmetics as well as industry professionals looking to enhance their skills


Courses & Fees

Building on the curricula developed in Europe and inspired by the growing body of knowledge we receive through our makeup artists, schools, studios and training programs, our team of educators are among the best in the industry and are eager to share product knowledge and technique mastery.

In the USA, the beautiful Hudson Valley town of Rhinebeck, New York is home to our Showroom Boutique and Training Center, where we offer a variety of courses suitable for the aspiring or working professional alike.  Under the guidance of our Lead Makeup Artist and Educator Helen Andersson, students will gain knowledge and practical training in an environment passionate about advancing the art of makeup application.

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Dates in the Calendar:

3 Day Boot Camp 13 – 15 August

5 Day Professional 18 – 22 September

3 Day Professional 15 – 17 October

FACE Stockholm Rhinebeck
41 East Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Tel. 845 876 2200


About the Instructor


HELEN ANDERSSON, Lead Makeup Artist and Educator
Helen Andersson, Lead Makeup Artist and Educator at FACE Stockholm, has over 20 years of experience working as a professional makeup artist. Born and raised in Sweden, she received her training in makeup working as an apprentice to some of the leading makeup artists in Europe in addition to working for names like Vidal Sassoon and Yves Saint-Laurent.

Her career quickly took off and she became well known throughout Sweden before the age of 20. After Helen came to New York her work took her around the world, collaborating with some of the best fashion stylists, photographers and editors, as well as corporate clients like Calvin Klein, Diesel, Oil of Olay, L’Oréal and celebrities like David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, Seal, Martha Stewart and Isabella Rossellini.

Consequently, Helen has earned international acclaim for her proficient and diverse work in all aspects of print, film, and media. It is for this reason that each and every one of FACE Stockholm’s makeup artists in the US participates in training with Helen, and each comes away with not only the required skills, but a new and enlightened approach to makeup application. Helen believes that makeup artistry is more than skin deep: a subject’s mood, personality, body and mind must all be taken into consideration. “I look at makeup like sculpting more than like painting,” Helen says, “When I’m thinking about someone’s skin, I think about all of their features, it’s more than just painting on colors.”

Helen’s holistic approach comes in part from growing up in the Swedish countryside, where she learned from her grandfather about the power of natural healing. From that early foundation, she went on to study herbs and natural therapies such as Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of traditional medicine, in both America and India. This knowledge has been essential to her work as a makeup artist and the relationships Helen develops with her clients, whether they are celebrities, retail shop walk-ins, returning customers, or students have made her one of the most in-demand artists in FACE Stockholm’s history.



“Thank you so much for an incredible 3 days of makeup bootcamp. You are an amazing instructor and truly an artist — it was such an honor and pleasure to be taught by you. I look forward to many trips to Rhinebeck in the future to further my education with workshops at FACE and learn from the best!”

“What a wonderful person you are! We learned a lot from you an had a really good time during the bootcamp class. Thanks for sharing your secrets with us.”