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The Academy is set in a class of its own, being the first in the industry that is owned and operated by freelance hair and make-up artists. We are an association of some of the best international artists. This enables us to demonstrate the latest styles and techniques from high fashion catwalk shows and advertising campaigns from all over the world. The Academy lists artists that work with major celebrities and the biggest names in fashion and media. There is no better place to learn than from our artists, who are at the top of the profession now. We strive to go that extra mile, giving our students not only the skills needed in this exciting trade, but the benefit of inside knowledge from our artists. Students leave us well prepared with the skills and a thorough understanding of the industry, enabling them to reach the top. Our fresh, up-to-date and honest approach to teaching is centred round a relaxed atmosphere in our central London studio.
We keep our classes small with no more then 10 students to a teacher as well as up to 2 other well-trained make-up artists or assistants in every class. This gives our students the best possible learning experience, benefiting from our one-on-one attention.
The Academy of Freelance Make Up is one of the only hair and make-up training institutes in the world teaching in a working photographic studio and not in a classroom or make-up studio. This gives our students the all-round, on the job experience of the day-to-day life as a professional make-up artist before they leave us.
The Academy and its artists have built a strong reputation and are at the forefront of the industry, being one of the only institutes sponsored and supported by several famous cosmetic and hair-product houses. This gives our students the opportunity to work with them and their products.
As a result of this high reputation the Academy lists clients ranging from top photographers, magazines and fashion designers. This enables us to provide selected students invaluable work experience with the possibility of jobs after completing our courses.
Our artists have created detailed courses for the very beginners with no experience to meet the needs of the aspiring new artist. Current hair or makeup artists who feel the need to refresh or update their skills are also welcome. We guarantee the best possible start, and we pride ourselves in making sure that every student leaves us confident, prepared for the industry and has a high standard of skills essential for their success. We have makeup schools in New York, Paris and UK.