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If you are interested in working as a bridal makeup artist only, this is the ideal course for you. AOFM also includes bridal hair training, enabling you to offer the full service to your clients. Over 5 days you will go through all makeup techniques for creating a beautiful bridal makeup and on-trend bridal hairstyling techniques. Once you have completed this course, you will feel confident in achieving any look requested by your bride. Our classes are kept to a small size to give our students the best possible learning experience and benefit from our one-on-one attention.
This course option does NOT include AOFM’s exclusive Aftercare or Work Experience and Assisting Opportunities.
This intense 5 day detailed make-up course will take you from a basic bridal makeup application to an advanced bridal makeup specialist level. Our course will be taught by a different high profile industry makeup artist and hair stylist each day. This will give you an unbeatable skill set and a unique and creative approach to applying makeup. During this course you will learn a large variety of tips and tricks that will enhance your bride on her special day. You will go over a wide range of products and learn what to use in order to achieve the ideal makeup look for your client. Your specialized hair tutor will also cover different ways of prepping the hair, whether it be tonging long beautiful curls, using heated rollers to create volume, or learning a basic blow dry to smooth the hair out and give it high shine.
Go global – get certified by AOFM (Academy of Freelance Make Up) – an association of international freelance makeup artists.
Becoming certified by the Academy of Freelance Make Up opens doors globally. Recognised around the world as a sign of excellence, AOFM was created as an association of international freelance artists working with the industry’s elite. With our global education centres & our high profile international clients, whilst there are many certificates in the makeup industry, AOFM is one that you can be sure has a level of recognition around the world.
But a true test of any good school and/or its certification is to look at its past student’s success and the client lists they have gone on to build. Within weeks of graduation, our students are hired to work by our friends & connections in professional luxury brands such as MAC, Dior, Bobbi Brown & Charlotte Tilbury. But that’s not all, take a look at our student success here to see the level of international clients our students work with after training with us ; Dior, DKNY, British Vogue to name just a few.
Always base your commitment to any school training based on their teachers and students’ achievements and success, and by researching the schools’ teachers and global connections. It is also very important to know that certificates will not guarantee you secure work as a freelance makeup artist, regardless of what you may be told by other schools. There is NO ONE international awarding body for makeup artists. If anyone tells you this, they’re lying. We always offer honest guidance to our potential students and if you feel unsure of certification or what it takes to actually work as professional freelance makeup artist in Fashion Catwalk, magazines, Bridal, the best thing to do is contact an independent source, such as some of the leading makeup artist agencies who operate separately to any makeup school. These agencies will promote & sell you after training. Give them a call and ask what they require to sign with them. They will all tell you its a portfolio and images of your work only and this is what you will need to concentrate on working towards. This ethos and an accurate account of the industry is what we teach our students from the day they book a course with us.
Make-up Artist Hygiene
Understanding the importance and professional standards of artist hygiene.
Preparing the skin is just as important as make-up itself. It is the base to any good make-up application. You will learn an understanding of skin care and different skin types.
Foundation Selection and Application
Foundation selection according to skin types and tones. Coverage levels, textures and finishes for different foundation types, and various mixing and application techniques.
Corrective and Camouflage Techniques
Correcting and camouflaging technique for imperfections such as spots and dark circles.
Sculpting & Shading
Learn how to re-shape and sculpt areas of the face to emphasize certain features.
Creating Glowing Skin
Learn how to create fresh glowing dewy skin with a variety of products used by industry professionals.
Purpose of powders in loose and pressed textures.
Learn the various techniques and ways to apply bronzers.
Eye Brow Shaping
Includes artistic eyebrow shaping and techniques to enhance the natural line of the eyebrows.
Eye Shadows in Powders and Cream
This will cover the different textures in terms of their application and their uses in detail.
Natural Beauty Make-Up
You will learn the various ways to apply a perfect natural make-up focusing on the skin.
Creative Bridal Makeup
This covers in detail the application and other considerations when applying bridal make up.
Learn the many styles of smokey eyes. In this section you will learn application techniques use of different textures adding colour and adding a personal style.
This covers pencil and liquid eyeliners and application techniques in detail.
This covers different mascaras, applications and their uses.
False lash application
This covers eyelash strips, individuals, lower lashes and creative application techniques.
Blushers in Powders and Creams
Blushers, powders and creams, will be covered in detail including application techniques of the 2 textures and their uses.
Lipsticks, Glosses & Liners
This will cover all aspects from colour selection to application of lipsticks, glosses and lip liners. You will also learn a variety of creative industry tricks.
Hair Product Selection
Before creating a style, learn how to select the right product. In this section we will guide you through products and their uses.
Tools and Equipment
You will find out what tools are needed for a session stylist kit. We will guide you through their personal kits to give you a good understanding of what is required
Lean how to section the hair, keeping it clean and tidy before beginning your desired style.
Learn how to blow dry hair in to simple styles adding volume and body.
Creating Curls with Hot Tools
Learn how to create body curls, flicks and other tonging tricks.
Bridal Hair Up
Learn how to create stunning styles for Brides. Learning the correct technique for securing the hair with pins.
Bridal Hair Pieces / Veils
Learn how to apply hairpieces, flowers, and ornamentation. You will also be taught how to add veils into a look and how to dress it afterwards in order to enhance the hair do.
Tools and Products
On the first day of class you will receive a 24-piece AOFM Pro brush set designed by the AOFM Pro Team, which are yours to keep. In the classroom, students will have a base kit of products to work from throughout the course, but more impressively the opportunity to use full ranges from the most prestigious and luxury makeup brands, such as Chanel, Dior and Nars, which are perfect for your brides. Throughout the duration of your course you will also work with luxury skincare from Dermalogica, and salon quality hair product and tools.
This course includes our famous AOFM shopping day with a professional makeup artist to guide you through building your makeup kit. We offer unrivalled discounts at leading stores and boutiques including MAC, Benefit, Bare Essentials and many more brands exclusive only to AOFM. The team will also take you to the KMS Hair Academy for an exclusive AOFM shopping day where you will receive a discount on hair products, which will kickstart building your kit.
Fees & Dates
Course Fee: £950
- The academy will accept a 50% deposit to hold a students place at the time of booking.
- All fees must be paid in full no later than 5 weeks prior to the course start datE
DECEMBER: 3rd December 2018 – 7th December 2018
MARCH: 4th March 2019 – 8th March 2019
JULY: 15th July 2019 – 19th July 2019
DECEMBER: 2nd December 2019 – 6th December 2019