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DUBAI The Complete Artistic Pro Specialist Course in Hair Styling and Makeup Artistry

Sun-Thurs, 31days over 6 weeks , Airbrush, Hair, Makeup, Photoshoot, Special FX, Student Work Opportunities, Unlimited Aftercare Classes, Save AED 5,500 with our early bird DISCOUNT
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  • Overview

    AOFM international academies are world-famous and we have been VOTED the Number One makeup school in Europe and in the top 3 of the Best makeup schools in the world.


    This starts from absolute Beginner’s level taking you to an Advanced Level and includes everything you need to be a professional Qualified Makeup Artist. If you’re serious about becoming a professional makeup artist this course will give you the competitive edge over other makeup artists

    Upon completion of this course you will be awarded:

    “The Complete Artistic Pro Specialist  In Professional Hairstyling and Makeup Artistry”

    This certificate includes Hair Styling,  Creative Fashion, Photographic, Asian, Arabic, Airbrush and Media makeup from the (London Academy of Freelance Makeup and KHDA)

    And students can obtain 6 further Optional Accreditations and Certificates




    Benefits and Exclusive Opportunities for Students include

    Train from Dubai’s-largest accredited makeup school offering more Internationally recognised and accredited qualifications and certificates to our students than any other school in Dubai

    Dubai’s- Only British makeup school who is accredited and awards students with certificates By the UK government Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

    Learn from several Guest International Makeup Artists  from Locations such as London, New York, Europe and North America as well as Top Local Makeup Artists

    Includes a Professional photo shoot day with International Fashion Photographer and Agency models, as if you were on a working magazine shoot.

    AOFM offers student Pro discounts on over 300 Makeup brands including, Charlotte Tilbury, Nars, Bobbi Brown and MAC

    AOFM is the ONLY makeup school listed on the MACPro cosmetics website. We have 3 International Makeup School locations that are MAC registered schools for Professional Makeup Artists.

    Dubai’s ONLY school to offer a FREE and unlimited aftercare program after graduating with brands such as Tom Ford, MAC Pro, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury Chanel and international contacts and guest speakers.. See our Aftercare page for full details.



    Upon graduating from an eligible course, we offer students the opportunity to take advantage of our exclusive International Work experience and work placements through our creatives agency aofmpro.com .The ONLY makeup school in Dubai to place graduates on more than 700 plus global work placements every year after training so students can build industry contacts to kickstart their careers. Please note these are not guaranteed – each student is required to demonstrate to us they are professional and reliable to take advantage of these amazing opportunities and to work with our clients. Graduates are also required to pass an internal practical test. Please note that our work experience placements are not included in the course fees – they are an extra bonus of support offered to our graduates. To see where in the world you could be working with our AOFM Pro team, check out our Opportunities page.

  • Syllabus


    Week 1 Foundation in Makeup Artistry level Course You will be awarded  Level 2 Award In Makeup Application CIBTAC

    • Make-up artist hygiene
    • Health and safety
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Skin preparation
    • Foundation selection and application
    • Natural beauty makeup
    • Contouring and highlighting
    • Corrective and camouflage techniques
    • Creating glowing skin
    • Powders, bronzers and highlighters
    • Glamour makeup
    • Eyebrow shaping using makeup
    • Eyeshadows in powders and creams
    • Smokey eyes
    • Pencil/Liquid liner
    • False lash application
    • Bridal makeup
    • Blusher in cream and powder
    • Primers for face and eyes
    • Consultation techniques
    • Mascaras
    • Lipsticks, glosses and liners
    • Male, mature and ethnic makeup
    • Corrective techniques for different skin tones
    • How to apply male makeup
    • Different types of foundations and which to use depending on skin type
    • Ethnic makeup
    • Photography makeup
    • Commercial/Advertising
    • Understanding of photography lighting
    • Black & white/colour Photography Make-Up
    • Using pigments to create intensity


     Week 2 Creative Makeup Artistry You will be awarded  Diploma In Advanced Creative Makeup Techniques CIBTAC 

    • Period makeup
    • How to block out eyebrows
    • Winged eyeliner
    • Stencils/Tattoo
    • Blending and 3D techniques
    • Textures and avant garde
    • Glitters, pigments, crystals and grease paints
    • Creating face charts
    • Fashion editorial and magazine Makeup
    • Hands and body makeup
    • Catwalk makeup
    • Fashion industry knowledge
    • Backstage etiquette
    • Getting started in the industry
    • Building a professional makeup kit
    • Photoshoot session with a professional photographer and agency model


    Week 3 Hair Styling Course You will be awarded  Pro Creative Session/Hair Stylist City & Guilds 

    • Hair product selection
    • Tools and equipment
    • Sectioning
    • Blow drying
    • Setting hair
    • Creating curls with hot tools
    • Bridal hair up
    • Fashion editorial and catwalk
    • Periods
    • Hygiene and health and Safety


    Week 4 Airbrush Makeup Course. You will be an awarded a certificate  in Creative Specialist in Airbrush  Internationally Acardedted by BABTAC 

    • Introduction to airbrushing
    • Equipment: Types of airbrush guns, types of compressors.
    • Using your Airbrush (Assemble and disassembling your airbrush gun).
    • Troubleshooting (Dealing with common problems)
    • Health and safety standards
    • Product knowledge: types of makeup formulas (Temptu)
    • Understanding pressure (PSI)
    • Airbrush control: Distance – PSI – Movement control / In-class exercises
    • Control your airbrush pressure directly from the gun
    • Point and shoot exercises, working with Air practice, aim and shoot exercises, back bubbling technique.
    • Prepping the skin for makeup application
    • Concealing with your airbrush
    • Applying a sheer flawless foundation (In-class demo and practice)
    • Temptu S/B foundation shades
    • Colour mixing
    • Working with different S/B pallets and using adjusters
    • Combining conventional make up techniques with your airbrush make up
    • Working in layers
    • Creating a dewy base and sculpting the face using Temptu contour kit
    • Creating a different eye makeup looks (1x natural / 1x Dramatic)
    • Applying blusher and a soft lips colour using Temptu airbrush colours
    • Working with Temptu Air Brow stencils and formula to shape/reshape eyebrow
    • Creating a bridal look / Creating a dramatic look with your airbrush (Demo and practice) Using your airbrush creatively
    • Working with stencils, masks and templates
    • Working with bold colours and enhancing bone structure features to create editorial, fashion-forward and creative makeup looks using Temptu airbrush cosmetics
    • Working with Temptu Dura
    • Creating a temporary tattoo
    • Working with transfers
    • Cleaning your airbrush gun after working with the Dura formula
    • Marketing yourself as a freelance makeup airbrush artist


    Week 5 Arabic and Asian Makeup Course. You will gain a (Diploma in Arabic and Asian Makeup International Accredited by CIBTAC 

    • Makeup artist hygiene
    • Foundation selection and application
    • Corrective and camouflage techniques
    • Five parts of a standard Asian/Arabic wedding
    • Makeup styles for each ceremony
    • Arabic and Asian makeup using kajal
    • Arabic style cut crease eye makeup
    • Cut crease makeup look using pigments and glitters
    • Eye shadow colours to compliment brides
    • How to use a primer and the different types of primers of skin types
    • Highlighting and contouring techniques to flatter your brides face shape
    • Apply false lashed to top and bottom lash lines


     Week 6 Special Effects Makeup Course. You will be awarded  a certificate in Creative Special Effects City & Guilds 

    • HD Makeup
    • Character makeup
    • Continuity keeping
    • Basic SFX/Casualty Techniques
    • Bruising
    • Open wounds & cuts
    • Casualty makeup
    • Facial Hair, Aging & Dirtying Down
    • Creating a zombie
    • Using latex, gelatin and sculpt gel
    • Bald Cap Application
    • Gafquat application and techniques
    • Advanced SFX
    • Creating burns
    • Create a Character
    • Professional photoshoot of your work
  • Fees & Dates

    Course Fee:

    Full course  fees  25.000AED +5% VAT 
      19.500 AED + 5% VAT
    SAVE AED 5.500 with Early bird  DISCOUNT


     OPTIONAL  INDIVIDUAL International Accreditation 6 extra certificates  1450 AED +5% Vat
    This course Includes FREE AOFM pro 25 piece brush set  worth 1500 AED
    All makeup and materials are provided during training. Students will use full cosmetic ranges from MAC PRO, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty and more.
    We accept Credit and Debit cards and bank transfers and offer an online makeup option please ask our staff for more details


    Payment Plan:

    The Academy will accept a 50% deposit to hold a student seat at the time of booking.

    All fees must be paid in full no later than 5 weeks prior to the course date.

    When booked as a course package rather than individual modules this includes  an AED 7800 discount

    We accept payment by credit and debit card online and in our offices. prefered payment is by bank transfers please ask a member of staff for full payment details.


     Course dates and times

    This course runs from 10 am – 6 pm

     Sunday to Thursday over 6 weeks


    SEPTEMBER 20th September 2020 – 29th October 2020

    Accreditation Test Dates  To be Confirmed


    NOVEMBER 08th November 2020 – 17th December 2020

    Accreditation Test Dates  To be Confirmed


    JANUARY 10th January 2021 – 18th February 2021

    Accreditation Test Dates  To be Confirmed

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