Our Academy

Our Mission

Providing proper education that is applicable and useful to individuals who are currently or aspiring to be a Career Makeup Artist. Our students will gain a real-world knowledge of the industry that only Camera Ready Academy provides.

Our Philosophy

Camera Ready Academy believes in the foundation of integrity and leadership. Our educators are more than teachers in a classroom, they are mentors to our students and willing to share their experiences that brought them success.



We provide small intimate hands-on courses taught by some of the industry’s most notable names and makeup artists who have achieved the highest levels of success in the world of makeup artistry. Each course also provides a photo shoot opportunity so you can immediately put your education and portfolio to work for you.


Hands on

We provide hands-on experience with real models.


Meet the Team

Mary Erickson

Mary Erickson worked as a professional hair and makeup artist for more than 30 years in the industry. In 2003 Mary founded the first online pro makeup store Camera Ready Cosmetics.




Mary RC

Mary RC has a strong background in business and marketing. These skills along with her artistry helped catapult her to the top of her game as a hair and makeup artist in the industry.





Barbra Jo Batterman

Barbra Jo Batterman is an icon in the world of makeup artistry. Her work has graced the covers of numerous magazines, television shows, red carpet events and billboards worldwide.





Song Lopez

Song Lopez is a successful and driven hair and makeup artist whose work in the celebrity, television, film and commercial industry has been her mark of success.