MAKEUP & HAIR STYLING SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE
This hair and makeup course is suited to the absolute beginner with no previous experience and there are no entry requirements. If you are serious about getting into the industry and want all the skills to be able to get out there and work this is the course for you.
This 3 week make up course will take you from the basics up to the complete level of skills and understanding required by a professional freelance hair and make-up artist. With a total of 127 hours of training this will enable you to immediately start in the industry confidently.
This course it taught by several top international freelance artists and is suitable for students wanting to work in high fashion, photographic, catwalk, bridal, music, editorial, and advertising. This course is inclusive of all hair products and tools, and make-up materials used daily in class. For a full detailed list of our products please go to the ‘Why Us’ section on the menu under ‘Experience the Choice’.
You will be given an AOFM brush set on the first day of the course for you to keep. Students will also take part in their very own professional photoshoot with a professional photographer, clothes stylist, hair stylist and 2 models from a top model agencies.
This course will cover in detail the following skills:
MASTERS IN PROFESESSIONAL MAKEUP
Make-up Artist Hygiene
The importance and professional standards of artist hygiene. How to keep all your equipment clean and tidy and personal hygiene up to standards.
Preparing the skin is just as important as make-up itself. It is the base to any good make-up application. You will learn an understanding of skin care and different skin types. This will also cover the selection and application of cleansers, toners, moisturisers and primers.
Foundation Selection and Application
Foundation selection according to skin types and tones. Coverage levels, textures and finishes for different foundation types, and various mixing and application techniques.
Corrective and Camouflage Techniques
Correcting and camouflaging technique for imperfections such as spots and dark circles
Sculpting & Shading
Learn how to re-shape and sculpt areas of the face to emphasise certain features. Creating light and shadow on the face.
Creating Glowing Skin
Learn how to create fresh glowing dewy skin with a variety of products used by industry professionals.
Learn application aspects and uses of powders such as loose and pressed.
Learn the various techniques and ways to apply bronzers.
Eye Brow Shaping
This is one of the most important features of the face. Includes artistic eyebrow shaping, and techniques to enhance the natural line of the eyebrows.
Eye Shadows in Powders and Cream
This will cover the 2 different textures in terms of their application and their uses in detail.
Natural Beauty Make-Up
You will learn the various ways to apply a perfect natural make-up focusing on the skin.
This covers in detail the application and other considerations when applying bridal make-up
Learn the many styles of smoky eyes. In this section you will learn application techniques, use of different textures, adding colour and adding a personal style.
This covers pencil and liquid eyeliners and application techniques in detail.
This covers different mascaras, applications and their uses.
False lash Application
This covers eyelash strips, individuals, lower lashes and creative application techniques.
Blushers in Powders and Creams
Powders and cream blushers will be covered in detail including application techniques of the 2 textures and their uses.
Lipsticks, Glosses & Liners
This will cover all aspects from colour selection to application of lipsticks, glosses and lip liners. Understanding how to enhance or alter lip shapes.
Hands & Body
You will learn make-up and various considerations on areas of the hands and body.
You will learn detailed application techniques of glamour style make up with the help of a make up artist with extensive glamour make up industry experience.
This is an exciting area of the course. Here you find out what really goes on backstage and what goes in to creating a catwalk show. You will have the opportunity to work on your creative skills and catwalk styles. This class will be taught by makeup artists with extensive experience for big designer shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York.
This covers make up in many areas of fashion for editorial.
This covers the differences in commercial and advertising makeup.
Understanding of Photography Lighting
A make up artist’s understanding of photography lighting is crucial you will learn how to find the right balance of application for your make up.
Black & white/colour Photography Make Up
You will learn make up applications and the key differences for both black & white and colour photography.
It’s very important as a makeup artist to have a good understanding of makeup history. This covers make up periods from the 20s-80s in detail. We will also learn how to relate these makeup styles to modern day fashion trends.
This will cover make up application when applying to a mature person.
Male Corrective Make-up
This covers make up application skills for males.
You will learn in detail an understanding of ethnic makeup techniques, including African and Oriental etc.
Learn about body paints and their uses. You will learn this from a makeup artist with extensive body painting work experience
This covers creative stencilling and tattooing with a makeup artist with extensive work experience.
This covers glitters and their application techniques.
Working with Textures
This will cover adding a variety of creative textures to your make up, giving extra impact.
Covers advanced make up skills in the music sector with a makeup artist with extensive work experience in this field.
This section will explore you creative side & learn how to add experimental influence to your work.
Getting started in the Industry
You will learn the necessary skills to when starting out in this industry. How to your do your tax return, invoicing, to networking and self promoting. You learn this with guidance and advice from a well-established hair and makeup freelance artist.
Building a Professional Make-up Kit
This covers in detail how and what you need to build a professional makeup artist portfolio. You will find out what tools are needed for a working make up artist’s kit. A makeup artist will show you their own personal kits to give you a good understanding.
Creative Day with Photographer & Stylist
This gives you the chance to show your creative side. Demonstrate the skills learnt over the duration of the course and put them into practice. This is also a section of the course that gives you the chance to give get a head start with your portfolio and gain valuable work experience with a professional photographer and stylist.
CREATIVE HAIR STYLING:
Hair Product Selection
Before creating a style, learn how to select the right product. In this section we will guide you through products and their uses.
Tools and Equipment
You will find out what tools are needed for a session stylist kit. We will guide you through their personal kits to give you a good understanding of what is required
Lean how to section the hair, keeping it clean and tidy before beginning your desired style.
Learn how to blow dry hair in to simple styles adding volume and body.
Learn how to set hair into styles using both heated rollers, and classic wet setting techniques.
Creating Curls with Hot Tools
Most session stylists work with tongs whether it’s back stage or on a shoot. Learn how to create body curls, flicks and other tonguing tricks.
Hair Pieces and Extensions
Our stylist will help you understand and teach you how to work with hair pieces and creating styles around extensions
Bridal Hair Up
Learn how to create stunning styles for Brides. Learning the correct technique for securing the hair with pins.
Fashion Editorial and Catwalk
Our stylist will help you understand set etiquette on photographic and fashion magazines shoots. Teaching you how to create effective styles for fashion catwalk, and the speed that is required for backstage.