Saturday 20th January was the date for the latest Open Day at The MAKUP Academy. While tickets for the day had sold out (twice!), Veronica and team were slightly concerned as they watched the snow fall during the morning! However, any nervousness turned out to be completely unwarranted, as a record number of guests arrived. […]

Veronica McAleer, Award Winning founder of The MAKUP Academy, will be working on hair and makeup design for filming of the BBC Young Musician 2018 competition. This year BBC Young Musician celebrates its 40th birthday and the search for the next BBC Young Musician will reach its conclusion on 13th May 2018, when three musicians […]

WhatsOn Magazine recently teamed up with Veronica McAleer and The MAKUP Academy to run a hugely popular competition. The Academy offers exceptional yet affordable training in all aspects of hair design and makeup. All students receive personal attention from Veronica, who is still very much active in the industry, having worked last year with Tim […]

At the MAKUP Academy, as part of the 16-week Intensive Set Ready course, Veronica trains her students on essential period makeup, hair styling and wig dressing. This module covers fundamental period skills in makeup application and hair styling techniques on live heads, wigs and hairpieces. The aim is to develop an eye for period details […]

I visited the MAKUP Academy today to see the students in action and ask them about their experience so far. Veronica’s latest group have now completed 7 weeks of their 16 week course – and they cannot believe how the time has flown! The students are very proud of their developing skills and are showcasing […]

Veronica McAleer and the MAKUP Academy for Film & Media Makeup are celebrating a wave of success for recent graduates. Veronica set up the MAKUP Academy two years ago, to offer high quality, intensive and practical training in all aspects of hair design and makeup for film and TV. All students receive personal attention from […]

    Lance Breakwell and Megan Hipkiss came into the MAKUP Academy today, to help welcome the 8 new students to the Autumn 2017 16-week Intensive Set Ready course! Lance has had a particularly successful start to his career, being crowned the UK’s upcoming stylist and 2017 winner of SME Insurance Services’ (SMEi) “Create the Look” competition – […]

  Veronica McAleer was recently working as part of the core team in the Crowd Hair and Makeup Department on Tim Burton’s live action remake of the classic Disney film ‘Dumbo’, starring Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito:] Veronica talked with some top Junior Makeup Artists on the ‘Dumbo’ […]

  The MAKUP Academy offers exceptional yet affordable training in all aspects of hair and makeup design for film and TV. All students receive personal attention from founder Veronica McAleer, who has regularly worked as Personal Hair and Makeup Artist to Paul Bettany, best know for his role as The Vision in the Marvel Cinematic […]