Abby and Daisy (who both graduated in January 2018) write:

“We have recently completed our first work experience on the set of a student film, just a few days after graduating from the MAKUP Academy.

We felt privileged to be able to use kit loaned by Veronica, including wigs from her personally-designed collection. Going into our work experience we felt confident and prepared, thanks to Veronica’s mentoring and the standard of training we have received, which is exceptional. Unlike at a university or on other major well-known makeup course (where classes consist of 30 plus students), with Veronica we had one-to-one tuition as she keeps the numbers to a maximum of 8 people. The difference this makes (in skills and attitude) has become evident particularly after working alongside other makeup course students.

Before working on the student film we were given the script and could differentiate between the two eras in the film. During our MAKUP Academy period module, we learnt about the different hair and makeup trends associated with each period. For the film we were able to put this into practice by making a character breakdown for both ’70s and ’80s with regards to each character. We carried this out as part of our reading of script and preparation.

While at the MAKUP Academy, as well as the practical training, we learned set etiquette discipline. We were taught how to behave on set, how the industry works and what to expect as a hair and makeup trainee. From our first day on set, our ability to work under pressure and within time constraints was put into practice. We were faced with quite a few obstacles along the way, however we used our own initiative to tackle these problems and also referred back to Veronica for her professional advice. Veronica helped to develop our ‘eye’ and to always strive for perfection. Thanks to our successful training we were able to execute each task to a high standard. We were also given great and positive feedback from the cast and crew.

We feel that the MAKUP Academy has gone beyond our expectations and that by gaining our Triple A Star training – *Ability, * Aptitude and * Attitude – we are now fully prepared to work in the industry. We are so lucky to benefit from Veronica’s award-winning experience, reputation and contacts. You won’t find this level of expertise anywhere else.”

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