This course is a comprehensive introduction to the basics of contemporary media makeup and hair. You will learn important skills such as how to use an airbrush, along with more traditional beauty and corrective makeup techniques for both men and women.
You’ll find out more about hair equipment, styling products and hair pieces, and discover how to create interest, movement, shape and texture. You will study how fashion and style effect colour and cuts. From light, bouncy styles to long, sweeping looks, from large curling waves to sophisticated updos – explore how to create these styles for celebrities, film stars and supermodels.
This contemporary hair and makeup course is also perfect for those who wish to embark on careers in freelance bridal hair and makeup, retail makeup artistry, photographic makeovers and event hair and makeup.
18th September 2017 – 25th January 2018 – £7,995 (dates include three weeks of school holidays).
18th September 2017 – 5th October 2017 – £1,600
" The ability to colour match any skin tone and enhance the best features in both men and women is an essential skill. Correcting and contouring is also a core skill, perfecting this will enable you to create any look from fashion to character. Hair work is also an every day part of a makeup artists job and this module will give you the skills and confidence to style hair for a range of looks form bridal to red carpet. "
Contemporary makeup is all about creating unique and beautiful looks. Today’s media makeup incorporates flawless, dewy skin, magical contouring and no-makeup makeup effects. Learn how to produce glamorous looks and avant-garde catwalk makeup. Develop your skills and learn how to play with colour and texture, whether for live shows, to be seen on-screen or for high-fashion photo shoots.
This course will give you the confidence to work on a variety of media looks suitable for red carpet events, press junkets, media presenters, TV talk shows, and male grooming.
On the contemporary hair and makeup course you will learn skin care, including cleansing, plus health and safety good practice when using products and tools.
You will be taught how to achieve perfect eyes, lips, cheeks and flawless skin and basic facial anatomy for contouring, shading, highlighting, correction and camouflage (including tattoo camouflage).
During the course you will receive an introduction to the airbrush including set-up, maintenance and the application of foundation, contouring and highlighting. You will also learn eyebrow shaping, the application of false eyelashes (both individual and strip) and how to use a variety of eyeliners.
Male makeup and grooming is also covered during the course, which is essential in today’s world of men’s masks, Korean Beauty, male concealers and more brands going genderless.
Contemporary hair and styling techniques and taught, using blow dryers, tongs, straightening irons and heated rollers, plus a range of hair products. You will learn how to create up and down styles, and the use of hairpieces and extensions to compliment a hairstyle.
You will discover the importance of lighting and how to ask the right questions to enable you to tailor your makeup design to perfectly match your brief.
Ultimately you will create a series of looks: a natural day makeup look, a bridal image, a classic smoky eye and a “red carpet” image – all of which will be captured professionally during a two-day photo shoot for your portfolio.
Please visit the gallery to see examples of students’ work.