Period Makeup, Hair and Wigs

Also available as a single module

MODULE OVERVIEW

Our period hair and makeup course covers essential skills in styling techniques on live heads, wigs and assorted hairpieces. The aim is to develop an eye for period makeup detail and to create a selection of the most commonly-used period looks portrayed in the industry. You will explore different eras, and learn how to assess methods of styling for your own projects in the future.

By the end of the period hair and makeup module you will have learnt how to prepare and apply period wigs, how to integrate hairpieces, how to wave and set hair and how to produce pin-curls, plaits and twists. You will also be taught how to use a variety of styling tools to produce period makeup, including a natural no-makeup look, to a high standard which is suitable for TV, film and theatre.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • An overview of the transition of hair and makeup from the 16th Century to the 1980s
  • How and where to start your research into a particular era
  • How to Marcel Wave with irons and traditional finger waving
  • The application of various styling techniques – such as dowling, bendies, rollers and tongs – to achieve a particular image
  • Popular period hair and makeup styles, including Elizabethan, Victorian, 20s, 40s and 60s
  • Appropriate use of hair pieces for different styles
  • How to prepare a head of hair for the application of switches, clusters, wefts, back-pieces, toupees and wigs
  • How to pad, block, set, style and maintain wigs
  • How to apply hair-lace wigs to a high standard for TV, film and theatre use

WHAT YOU’LL CREATE

  • Create one of the most-used period makeup styles – a natural no makeup look
  • Create total images in the following periods, Elizabethan, Victorian, 1920,s, 1940’s, and 1960’s
  • Enhance your professional portfolio with images of your work throughout the module

16 Week Intensive Set Ready Course

11th September 2017– 19th January 2018 – £7,995 (dates include three weeks of school holidays).

3 Week Short Course

3rd – 21st OCTOBER 2017 – £1,500

" The British Film Industry is renowned for its high standard of work in Period Films. Being able to dress and apply wigs and hair pieces, complemented by a beautiful or character correct period hair & make up will make you very employable. From the Elizabethan heart shaped Frizz in “Shakespeare in Love” to the 1940’s rolls in “Charlotte Grey” this module will consolidate all the skills learnt in the previous modules. "

Veronica McAleer - Course Director

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Need to know

Enrolling at MAKUP is easy – just fill in the form online or call us if you have any queries. You must be 18 or over to study at MAKUP. However, there is no age limit!

If you are accepted, you will then be asked to pay a deposit of 10% of the relevant course fee. This will secure your place. This deposit is non–refundable. Six weeks prior to commencement you will be asked to pay the balance in full.

Please note as a special exemption,to accommodate January 2016 PCDL applicants,the balance less the deposit can be paid no later than one week before the course commences. Potential students applying on this basis will also receive their deposit back in full if they cannot secure a PCDL.

All other applicants must comply with our regular terms and conditions. We accept payment by credit or debit card. Please ring our office on 01212 965 230.

Late bookings must be paid for in full.

None — we start with the basics.

All you need is passion, a conscientious and positive attitude, and the ability to take constructive criticism.

Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion for your relevant course.

The classes will be limited to ten students, maximising your contact time with Veronica and the other tutors.

Veronica will use her bank of industry contacts to help you as much as possible with work experience once you have completed your course.

Unpaid work as a makeup trainee may well be the bulk of your opportunities at the start, which will help you to build on your existing skills; as well as providing you with invaluable contacts.

We host regular open days, where you can look around the studio, chat to current students and try out some mini workshops. Visit the Dates And Events page for details of our next open day.

All products are provided as part of the course price. All the products are currently used in the industry, and can be found in Veronica’s own makeup kit.

All modules run from 10.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

We do not provide accommodation. However, with three universities, Birmingham is very student–friendly city, and you won’t struggle to find affordable accommodation.

For the majority of the course, students practice on each other. During the Portfolio sections of the course, you will need to bring in your own models.

No. The makeup industry is a practical environment, and the training we provide gives hands on experience and learning in the practical assets of the job. With Veronica’s years of experience and industry contacts, you won’t be missing out.

The British Film Industry is renowned for its high standard of work in period films. Being able to dress and apply period wigs and hair pieces, complemented by a beautiful or character-correct makeup will make you very employable. From the Elizabethan heart-shaped Frizz in “Shakespeare in Love” to the 1940s rolls in “Charlotte Grey”, this course will consolidate all the skills gained in the previous modules. See the Gallery for photos of period wigs and makeup created by students.

You will learn an overview of the transition of hair and makeup from the 16th Century to the 1980s, together with how and where to start your research into a particular era. You will find out how to Marcel Wave with irons and traditional finger waving, and the application of various period styling techniques such as dowling, bendies, rollers and tongs in order to achieve a period style.

You will be taught popular period hair and makeup styles, including Elizabethan and Victorian and the appropriate use of hair pieces for different periods. You will discover how to prepare a head of hair for the application of switches, clusters, wefts, back-pieces, toupees and wigs and how to pad, block, set, style and maintain period style wigs. Furthermore, you will learn how to apply hair-lace wigs to a high standard for use in TV, film and theatre.

Some students prove to be a natural at 1920s finger waves and pin curls, while others become adept at the Flapper Girl’s smoky eye. With Veronica’s support and guidance, the students perfect the flat crown and their application of a bowed lip, which is typical of the 1940s. For the classic 1960s feel, the class learn how to backcomb up a stunning beehive, wing eyeliner like a professional and hone the perfect pale lip.

As part of the course you will create one of the most-used period makeup styles – a natural no-makeup look.  You will enhance your professional portfolio with images of your work throughout the module. The students love learning these specialist techniques, plus Veronica’s personal hints, tips and golden rules.

Be ready to start work as a film makeup artist in 16 weeks! Find out more here.


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