Hi, it's Kimm & Hollie

We help creatives, makeup and hair artists launch and jumpstart their careers so they can enjoy a passionate heart led freelance business

How ALCHEMY was born

It's story time!

It all started over a coffee date with local Makeup and Hair Artists in San Diego. A monthly event we lead that is now called the "San Diego Beauty Community". After getting organized and connecting over coffee one day Kimm was sharing her big picture dream she was working on when Hollie spoke up to let her know she was in the process of building something similar.

​After their first coffee date with the group Kimm and Hollie went to yet another coffee shop to discuss their plans further.

​ALCHEMY BEAUTY ACADEMY was born which just goes to show you how powerful a cup of coffee is with artists.

We believe in YOU


At Alchemy Beauty Academy, we are passionate about education because we believe in the power of knowledge. We understand that education is not only the key to success, but is also necessary for building confidence, cultivating creativity, and inspiring dreams. We are dedicated to empowering aspiring Hair & Makeup artists, and we love working with new and veteran artists to help them reach their fullest potential. We believe in creating an inclusive, nurturing, and inspiring environment where our students can learn, grow, and develop the essential skills they need to succeed in the beauty industry. By providing top-notch training and a positive learning experience, we are helping to create the next generation of passionate beauty professionals.

*Real student work

You should know...

  1. We have over 25+ years of knowledge in various parts of the beauty industry and more
  2. We have been published multiple times and so has our work
  3. We are working artists - meaning we actively work in our separate freelance businesses providing hair and makeup
  4. Our work has been featured on MTV, MSNBC, CNN, MISS UNIVERSE, FOX, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, etc!
  5. Our grads call us "mama bears" and have said that we gave them at least a 7 year advance in their careers

Your next step

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Learn to master your craft and business

Hybrid classes allow students to access course materials and lectures online, while also providing the opportunity to meet with instructors and classmates in person.


Private training to execrate your dreams

We offer one-on-one sessions and mentoring memberships that allow you to access our resources and receive guidance from our experts.

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