About Us


House of Tara has cemented its position as Nigeria’s most recognised and fastest growing makeup school in the industry with the most up to date training methods. We pride ourselves with our industry success, unique education concepts and creative makeup courses.

Our makeup school is a boutique-learning enviroment for those wishing to pursue their interests in the cosmetic arts, taught by professional artists who are currently working in the industry.

Courses are not only affordable, they are jam-packed with real-world information; the things you simply won’t learn from those who don’t practise what they teach. You will leave with a full set of quality makeup brushes, makeup box, products and lots more. All the products we give you will prepare you for your first industry job!

We are very proud to have taught some of the leading makeup artists in Nigeria.

Our Mission

House of Tara Makeup School is dedicated to educating the next generation of makeup artists. We aim to provide students with all of the skills and techniques needed to succeed as Makeup artists or as an Entrepreneur or working in a Beauty store. In addition to makeup application, House of Tara students are taught professionalism, ethics, customer service and the business of the beauty industry.

Our Vision

To train and develop makeup artists for its industry

What we Offer


Unlike most schools, House of Tara specialises in course that have be tailored to fit your specific needs and requirements. Whether you are a full time employee, or other commitments that prevent you from attending our normal timetable, we can accommodate you.

The Educators

Everyone who works with House of Tara has got vast amount of experience within the industry and they have been credited by their achievements on their portfolios and their qualifications. What this simply means is that our students receive detailed teaching on technical creative techniques and skill, and also benefits from their contacts and commercial understanding as working artists.


We pride ourselves on being the only makeup school in Nigeria where once students finish their course they are well equipped to start their careers as a makeup artist. This is because the Vision for the school is to Train and Develop makeup artists for its industry, so our students are well prepared for the real world once they graduate.

Short Intensive Courses

We are very aware that not everyone has years to dedicate to training or to get a qualification. We are the leading school in Nigeria with the most specialized short intensive course. We believe that the best type of learning comes from intensive training in small classes by experienced tutors who are commercially active within the industry. Our track record proves to be true as we are constantly enrolling new students.

Small Classes

Our classes are run numerous times throughout the year but are kept small – in order to maximise the learning potential and learning outcomes. Small classes ensures plenty of attention and one-on-one focus from our educators. You will be closely guided throughout your course to ensure you perfect your makeup techniques!


We presently have 19 makeup school across Nigeria. This simply means that we have a location near you, where you can start your makeup career from immediately.
Having been in the industry for over 15years, House of Tara contiunes to grow.

Relax … You’re in the Right Place!

Choosing a make-up school can be difficult; with much time and money wasted if the school isn’t right for you. Launch your make-up career with Nigeria’s leading make-up school. Studying professional make-up courses at a top make-up school like The House of Tara Makeup School will immediately get your career off to the best possible start.


House of Tara Makeup School was founded in 2004 by professional makeup artist, Tara Fela-Durotoye and she started by teaching one person. While teaching, she noticed the desire in her student to know more about the artistry. This desire led her to setup a comprehensive makeup school that offers an up-to-date education to aspiring makeup artists.

At the time, there were no makeup schools in Nigeria and she developed a detailed makeup curriculum that has since shaped the beauty industry as we know it. Most of the industry’s training happened informally through apprenticeships and internships that were often unpaid and all-but-inaccessible to people without inside connections and financial means. With so few doorways to the beauty industry and so many interested young people, someone needed to bridge that gap and Tara Fela-Durotoye did just that.

The school opened its doors in a modest facility in Victoria Island, Lagos and recruited its first set of students. The plan was simple: offer shorter, more concentrated classes; keep all instruction materials up-to-date with the latest professional methods and standards; and attract top working artists to work in the makeup studio.

And the makeup school is presently doing just that.