The September 2018 students have completed their 1st week of training at The MAKUP Academy and they already feel like a family!

The warm but professional studio is a hive of calm, focused activity. All the students are working on hair and styling techniques using blow dryers, tongs, straightening irons and heated rollers, plus a range of hair products.

Each student has their own story of why they chose the MAKUP Academy – here are three:

Evie “I did 1 year of an Arts & Design Level 3 BTEC Course. I was doing my first make-up job and one of the girls I was working with had heard of MAKUP. I looked at the website and liked what I saw – 4 months of solid training sounded a lot better than 3 years! It was really helpful to talk to former students and the practical nature of the training here really appealed to me. I’m really enjoying the course already – it’s tiring, but worth it! It’s really good to be “doing something”, rather than just sitting and listening. Having worked in a theatre, on music videos and on a wedding, I’m hoping to go into the make-up industry full-time in the future”.

Becky “I was working in a hair salon as an assistant. I heard about the course from a friend who had done it. I asked her how she became a Make-Up Artist and she raved about Veronica, what she had learned from her on the course, and the support Veronica provided afterwards. I read through the website over and over again! I’m really enjoying the course already. Within the first few days I felt like I’d been here for ages. I feel like I learn something new each day – and every day is useful. I am hoping to go into make-up for film, maybe in special effects”.

Kristy “I did an apprenticeship and then spent some time working in call centres, but found I couldn’t settle. I searched for local make-up courses and discovered the MAKUP website. I found myself drawn in by how many famous people Veronica has worked with. I want to learn everything about makeup for film and TV and special effects. And I want to learn from the best! Veronica’s course covers everything I want to know. I didn’t look at any other courses after that, I just put my deposit down! The course is really good – there is a lot of information, but it’s not “brain-dumped” on you, it is broken down really well. I hope to use the skills I learn to start a freelance career in the Midlands, covering all types of makeup from bridal to SFX”.

It is great to hear people from such diverse backgrounds coming to the Academy. An its wonderful to hear how much they are enjoying the training already!

The Academy offers exceptional yet affordable training in all aspects of hair design and makeup. All students receive personal attention from Veronica McAleer, twice Oscar-nominated Makeup Designer. The Academy offers two 16-week Intensive Set Ready courses per year aimed at beginners and improvers plus one day Taster sessions and also regular, free Open Days for anyone who wants to find out more. Please visit the website

If you would like to pop into the studio and find out more about the next course, please contact Veronica.

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