AOFM Aftercare & Support Plan
Our aftercare support program is there for you for as long as you need us.
You can take and repeat any of our FREE Master classes for as long as you like.
This programme is only open to graduates of our Professional Make Up and Hair or our Total PRO Creative Specialist certificates although some of the subjects are open to all students regardless of what course you have taken.
London Fashion Week Master Class
AOFM has become one of the leading fashion makeup schools with a renowned name
in the fashion industry. Every year we head a number of shows during London, New
York and Paris Fashion Weeks. Because of this and our industry contacts we are
able to offer selective graduates opportunities to assist backstage on shows to
give an unparalleled on-the-job training experience. AOFM graduates are invited
to our Fashion Trial master class days which take place every season where you
will be assessed for the opportunity of working backstage with us. You can view
our shows on AOFM.TV.
Dermalogica Beauty Masterclass
AOFM is the only make up school in the UK exclusively sponsored by Dermalogica. Dermalogica offer our students a full day's beauty training covering all aspects of skin prep beauty for make up artists. You will also receive a special gift from Dermalogica and an ongoing discount and support on their products.
The Fashion Designer Seminar
AOFM is proud to introduce guest Paris designer Raffaele Barriello. Previously collections director for Yves Saint Laurent, GUCCI and Sonia Rykel, Raffaele now has his own brand in stores across the world including the famous Sax Fifth Avenue store in New York.
Raffaele will give you an informative insight into the world of Paris couture, how he designed his brand and how he works with make up artists.
Make up Artist Agency Seminar
Find out about make up and hair artist agencies. What level you need to be at to enter a creative hair and make up agency. What agencies look for and more. AOFM will invite a number of London's leading creative agencies to guest speak in this class.
Guest speakers include
Chris Monroe - founder of hair and make up creative agency INC www.internationalcollective.co.uk/creative
Candice - head make up artist agent from London top creative agency Balcony Jump
The Portfolio - Your Number One ToolAOFM will also invite a professional portfolio company to this class so that students have the option to choose and order their new portfolio on the day with our guidance.
As AOFM offer 30 currently working make up and hair artists, represented by 8 of London's leading agencies, we are able to show a much wider selection of portfolios from beauty editorial to high fashion Avant-garde so you can see examples of how you can create the same. We will talk about building your book and how to place images, as well as where to buy one and how to put one together.
Industry Etiquette Seminar
Many students fail because they don't understand the etiquette requirements of working in this industry. We will teach you step by step on how to act and present yourself whilst working in the industry. Our guest backstage make up artist who works with 40 designers on their catwalk shows each year will guide you through working backstage and on the job etiquette as a make up artist and an assistant.
Business Cards, Web Design and Marketing Masterclass
AOFM will show you how to create your new business cards and how to build your client base through the web.
We will explain in detail the best web and print advertising to promote yourself. You will also leave with a list of printing and web contacts to help you establish yourself.
Personal and Business Accounting Seminar
Understand tax with our qualified guest accountant.
Learn how to keep track of your accounts, file your tax return and register as self-employed. A brilliant opportunity to ask a professional accountant any questions you may have on this difficult but essential area of your working freelance career.
Fashion Stylist Masterclass
AOFM invites leading fashion stylists to take you through the role of a high fashion, catwalk and editorial fashion stylist as well as teach you some basic styling techniques.
Guest speakers include
Rebekah Roy - Top catwalk fashion stylist @ London fashion week
Gretchen Owen - Contributing fashion editor for International Harper's Bazaar.
Rachel Bakewell - Celebrity fashion stylist @ Frank Agency
Model Agency Seminar
We will invite along some of London's leading model agencies so you can find out a little more about working with models and their agencies. Key speakers from London's top agencies include
Oxygen Model Management - head booker Maxine Henshilwood
First Model Management - head booker Trix Stephenson
Laura Manktelow - Owner and founder of Union Model Management
Shu Uemura Masterclass
As the only UK school to be sponsored by Shu Uemura cosmetics we are able to offer our students masterclasses taught directly by the Shu Uemura Pro team. This will be a full day of teaching during your 18-month plan with advanced techniques in false lashes and looks made famous by Shu Uemura.
The Beauty editor seminar
AOFM is pleased to offer an incredible opportunity to find out all about the role of a magazine beauty editor. We will invite high profile magazine editors to speak to students about the role of a beauty editor and what they look for in a make up artist.
AOFM Guest speakers
Look Magazine beauty editor
Marie Claire magazine beauty editor Lisa Oxenham
The Sun News beauty editor Cheryl carter
AOFM offer 2 free MAC Masterclasses each year. This champagne and canape evening event will be hosted by Mac at AOFM by 2 members of the MAC Pro team who teach our students new catwalk and creative make up looks. Once you have completed any of our courses you are eligible to attend the MAC masterclass for as long as you like.
National Association of Screan Make Up Artists and hairdressers (Nasmah)
Nasmah is the only make up artist association in the UK.
All good make up schools are part of this association. AOFM is proud to be a full member of Nasmah and will invite Nasmah to talk to you more about the industry and the benefits of joining their association.
The Fashion Shoot Demonstration (Testing)
As a new make up artist it's crucial to work on your book and shoot as much as you can, as this is your selling tool for you and your career. AOFM will offer students the chance to see our PRO Team in action, where we will create an editorial look from start to finish. Before your eyes this will include make up, hair styling, nails and photography to print.
Students will be able to ask questions throughout the process and get involved in creating the over editorial look.
Becca Cosmetics Event
AOFM is the only school in the UK to be sponsored by Becca Cosmetics. This beautiful and professional brand will hold a champagne reception exclusively for our students. At this event students will be able to see product demonstrations and take advantage of their AOFM discounts.
Contacts and Network Building Seminar
Making professional contacts as a make up artist is everything and if you want to be in this industry you need to excel at this. We know that as a new student it can be daunting and hard to know what direction to go in when first starting out. How do you find photographers and models to shoot with for that all important portfolio?
This is where we step in and help you build contacts and clients through various ways. Once you have taken this comprehensive evening class you will be much more confident in your new career and even walk away with a good list of contacts we have put together for you to help you on your way.
Fashion Shoot editorial Master class
Our very own pro Team will cover a wide range of creative editorial looks and session trends to inspire our students. He will also share with you up-to-date tricks of the trade and a few new techniques.
Creative High Fashion Masterclass
With our very own Pro Team member, Michelle Web who is known in the industry as a master of creative make up design. She will teach you how to produce creative concepts and will cover overall production from editorial high fashion looks to creative beauty using textures and other creative elements within your shoots. www.michellewebb.com