What makes Joe Blasco’s school so unique is based upon its long history. Joe Blasco Make-up Center West in Hollywood, California was the second professional make-up school personally designed and created by Joe Blasco. Although several make-up artists and groups of make-up artists in the past would independently teach various aspects of professional make-up artistry at which they were proficient, all of the instruction was in the form of seminars that were not state-approved, and could therefore not be classified as schools for professional make-up artistry. Many cosmetics companies in the past provided seminars for the purpose of promoting and selling their products, but these could also not be classified in this way. Other seminars taught by union make-up artists for the purpose of training individuals to pass the union test and/or to provide them with information that would permit them to pass specific areas of the test were also not state-approved, could only be considered private seminars, and were thus not schools.