What does IMA do?

The International Make-up Association (IMA) provides internationally recognized certifications of proficiency in professional make-up application techniques.

What makes IMA qualifications special?

IMA qualifications are aimed specifically for make-up artists. We have a modern approach with realistic and contemporary criteria, which is relevant in evolving trends of make-up industry.

Who does IMA serve?

We provide an industry benchmark for make-up artists and those who want to employ make-up artists. To hold an IMA-Certificate, you must achieve a high level of skills in your field, thereby a potential employer or agent will be assured of your talent and expertise.

Who uses IMA qualifications?

Most fashion and make-up houses, employing counter staff require employee holding a recognized qualification, to assure their customers will receive an adequate service with a special emphasis in hygiene, product application and client care.

Any professional who wishes to receive insurance for public liability or against loss or damage to equipment (such as a make-up kit) through BABTAC, must hold a recognized certification n through an independent awarding body such as IMA (UK only).

The IMA-Certifications are truly international, and are held by make-up artists from all over the world, including:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uzbekistan.