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A top beauty destination in Montreal, Annie Young has been building her business with dedicated craftsmanship and a clear vision of how to create great makeup for over 30 years. If you’re looking to enter an exciting and rewarding career in the art of beauty, The Annie Young School of Makeup will provide you with the best professional training, in a dynamic and stimulating setting.
Craving to develop her career while supporting her young family of three children, Annie Young chose to fully live her passion for beauty when she introduced her personalized makeup services, in the 80’s. After a few years in business, she decided to create a namesake line of products to offer a completely unique look to her growing clientele. Over the years, through hard work and determination, Annie has built her company into a flourishing business with the help of a dedicated team of makeup artists who share her enthusiasm and philosophy for a no-frills, easy approach to beauty.
Building a Solid Brand
Having grown up surrounded by beauty and her mother’s dedication for excellence, Annie Young’s daughter Sharleen came forward and joined the team in 1996, further cultivating the Annie Young name. Together, the dynamic duo constantly infuses new ideas into the family brand, while remaining committed to creating delightful lifestyle experiences for its clients. Today, Annie Young has expanded into a full-service spa, a cosmetics line, a shop, and a makeup school.
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Francine is a veteran in the beauty industry, where has been fine-tuning her craft as a makeup artist for 35 years. Throughout her bustling career, she has worked on numerous film productions and created custom makeup looks for a private clientele. One day, she decided it was time to give back and that’s when she decided to become a teacher. About her students, she says: “I love that they can challenge me, and I am thrilled to share what I’ve learned with a younger generation of upcoming artists.”
Originally from Vancouver, BC, Derek found his love for the transformative powers of makeup through the art of gender illusion and drag. He is a graduate of the prestigious Blanche Macdonald Centre, and has worked for iconic makeup brands such as Illamasqua, Shu Uemura, and MAC Cosmetics. Derek is very excited to share his knowledge of advanced makeup techniques with curious and dedicated students who are as passionate as he is about the beauty industry. “The amazing thing about makeup, is that there are no rules. Have fun and express yourself!”, he says.
Stephanie was a university student in Mexico when she heard the calling of beauty through a makeup class she stumbled upon. Her newfound passion led her to take a professional makeup and hair styling course, and even more specialised training: Makeup for Film and Television at the Vancouver Film School, and Makeup Artistry at Blanche MacDonald Centre. She has had the opportunity to work with many photographers, models as well as film productions in México, Vancouver, Calgary and Montréal. Stephanie is a master of the “no makeup look”.
Throughout a dynamic and vibrant career that spans 34 years, Antoinette has mastered the many makeup styles and techniques any beauty apprentice is eager to learn. A true artist at heart who finds joy in pure creation, Antoinette is also an avid painter in her spare time. “For me, applying makeup is as gratifying as painting,” she says. Dedicated to making her student’s talents blossom, Antoinette is a committed and patient teacher who truly enjoys educating others in a field where she has made a bright name for herself.