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Classes for the transgender novice??

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I am a complete novice when it comes to makeup. Anyone know were I might learn how to do makeup? I have seen the Sephora does classes but searches came up with nothing. Any chain stores, etc do makeup classes for transgender woman?





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ULTA Cosmetics is Trans friendly and while not too close to you, are closer than brick and mortar Sephora stores.


https://www.ulta.com/stores/#/?q=Laramie%2C WY%2C 82070&z=8&c=40.554311194018766%2C-105.16790050148984&b=


I have my hair done in an ULTA store Salon, and my stylist has an AMAB Trans sister.  Call the store ahead of time and they are great.

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Thanks, Vicky.There is an ULTA store over in Cheyenne. Maybe when I am over for one of my appointments I will swing by. I need my hair styled anyway.



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I was able to find someone that actually did make-up lessons for transwomen--maybe there is someone like that in Cheyenne. . I found it to be very helpful early on in my transition. 

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In talking with the LGBT coordinator at the VA. The guy that cuts his hair is a retired drag queen. He has volunteer to help give info to Transgender vets on hair and make up. So that is one step in my journey solved.



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