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INCLUDES our famous Aftercare Support Program where students can Join the international AOFM graduate PRO Teams & take advantage of our GLOBAL Student Work and Assisting Opportunities after completing there courses, We offer over 700+ work & assisting opportunities every year! Graduates can also choose from our long list of FREE unlimited Aftercare MASTERCLASSES which are FREE to take for as long as you need them!
This is most complete course that is offered within the academy. The Complete Artistic Pro is the full package and will give you the competitive edge over other makeup artists in the industry. This course offers intensive training in Makeup, Hairstyling, Nails, Airbrush Makeup, and Special FX! Graduates from the Complete Artistic Pro Specialist Certificate will be entitled to apply for the AOFM’S exclusive, and like no other, Aftercare and Assisting Opportunities. Positions for these opportunities will be placed at the discretion of AOFM and are subject to availability
The Complete Artistic Pro Specialist course runs over an intensive 5 week period covering all areas of the makeup industry. To start off you will complete the makeup module covering all techniques to work comfortably in fashion, runway, special occasion and bridal. Each day you will be taught by a different working makeup artist giving you the widest range of skills, techniques and tips to learn from. Our makeup course teachers are working in the industry at the highest level and are represented by top agencies in London, Paris, and New York. You will also learn how to style hair for high fashion editorial shoots or for your blushing brides. This session will be lead by a hairstylist who works on editorial shoots for Vogue, Dazed & Confused, and with clients like Louis Vuitton. After completion of the makeup module you will be given the opportunity to express your creativity during a professional photoshoot organised by AOFM.
To give you a real competitive edge we will also train you as a professional nail technician; covering basic manicure and pedicures, nail care and nail varnish techniques. You will also be taught by one of the world’s leading airbrush artists how to create flawless airbrush makeup!
To make this course truly unique AOFM has recently added the Special FX module to give you even more specialist, industry skills.
Includes 100s of FREE UNLIMITED AFTERCARE CLASSES taught by cosmetic companies like MAC, Dior, Temptu and industry guests from VOUGE, ELLE & Marie Clare magazines. to find out more click here.
Includes the Opportunity to join AOFM’s International Pro Team and take advantage of more then 700+ yearly work placements with the biggest names in the business. We are proud to be the ONLY school to take our students all over the world. To see our Global clients and famous clients we send our students to work with after training click here.
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 techniques for imperfections such as spots and dark circles
Contouring and Highlighting
Shading and highlighting techniques to emphasise certain features on the face.
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.
This covers the application of bridal make-up as well as other considerations.
Learn the many styles of smokey eyes. In this section you will learn application techniques, use of different textures, adding colour and personal style.
You will learn detailed application techniques of glamour style makeup with the help of a make up artist with extensive glamour makeup industry experience.
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
Powder and cream blushers will be covered in detail including application techniques of different textures and their uses.
Lipsticks, Glosses & Liners
This will cover all aspects from colour selection to application of lipsticks, glosses and lip liners. Understanding how to enhance or alter lip shapes.
Hands & Body
You will learn make-up and various considerations on areas of the hands and body.
This is an exciting area of the course. Here you find out what really goes on backstage and what goes in to creating a catwalk show. You will have the opportunity to work on your creative skills and catwalk styles. This class will be taught by makeup artists with extensive experience of designer fashion shows in Paris, Milan, London, and New York.
Fashion Industry Knowledge
This covers how the industry works and what’s required from fashion editorial make-up.
This covers the differences in commercial and advertising makeup.
Understanding of Photography Lighting
A make up artist’s understanding of photography lighting is crucial, this will help you learn how to find the right balance of application for your make up.
Black & white/colour Photography Make Up
You will learn make up applications and the key differences for both black & white and colour photography.
It’s very important to have a good understanding of makeup history. This covers make up periods from the 20s-80s in detail. You will also learn how to relate these makeup styles to modern day fashion trends.
This will cover make up application on mature skin.
Male Corrective Make-up
This covers make up application skills to use on men.
You will learn in detail a variety of techniques to use on different skintones.
Learn about body paints and their uses. You will learn this from a makeup artist with extensive body painting work experience.
This covers creative stencilling and tattooing with a makeup artist with extensive work experience.
This covers glitters and their application techniques.
Working with Textures
This will cover adding a variety of creative textures to your make up, giving extra impact.
This section will explore you creative side and teach you how to add experimental influences to your work.
Getting started in the Industry
You will learn the necessary skills for starting out in this industry. How to file your tax return, invoicing, networking and self promotion. You learn this with guidance and advice from a well-established hair and makeup freelance artist.
Building a Professional Make-up Kit
This covers in detail how and what you need to build a professional makeup artist kit. You will find out what tools are needed and a makeup artist will show you their own kit to give you a good understanding.
Creative Day with Photographer & Stylist
Demonstrate the skills learnt over the duration of the course and put them into practice with your own photoshoot. This section gives you the chance to get a head start with your portfolio pictures and gain valuable work experience with a professional photographer and stylist.
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’s kit.
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.
Learn how to set hair into styles using both heated rollers and classic wet-setting techniques.
Creating Curls with Hot Tools
Most session stylists work with tongs whether it’s back stage or on a shoot. Learn how to create body curls, flicks and other tonging tricks.
Hair Pieces and Extensions
Our stylist will help you understand and teach you how to work with hair pieces and creating styles using extensions
Learn how to create stunning styles for Brides. including the correct technique for securing hair with pins.
Fashion Editorial and Catwalk
Our stylist will help you understand the set etiquette for photographic and magazine shoots. You will also learn effective styles for catwalk as well as the speed that is required for working backstage.
The course syllabus includes HD TV, bridal, fashion, catwalk and
advanced airbrush skills. All of these skills will be taught over a three day period.
- Introduction to Airbrushing
- Equipment: Types of Airbrush Guns, Types of Compressors.
- Using your Airbrush (Assemble & disassembling your airbrush gun).
- Troubleshooting (Dealing with common problems)
- Health & Safety Standards
- Product Knowledge : Types of Make up formulas (Temptu)
- Understanding Pressure (PSI)
- Airbrush Control: Distance – PSI – Movement control / In class Exercises
- Control your airbrush pressure directly from the
- Point & Shoot Exercises, working with Air practice, aim and shoot exercises, back bubbling technique.
- Prepping the skin for make up application
- Concealing with your airbrush
- Applying a sheer flawless foundation (In class Demo& Practice)
- Cleaning your Equipment
- 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 make up looks (1x natural / 1x Dramatic)
- Applying Blusher and a soft lips colour using Temptu airbrush colours
- Working with Temptu AirBrow 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 Make up 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 Make up Airbrush Artist
This course will cover in detail:
- Tools of the Trade
- Client Consultation
- Structure of the nail and nail growth
- Hand and Foot Massage
- Manicure – Clean, Prep Nails, Cuticle Removal , and Shaping
- Nail Finishes – French Manicure, Colour, Nail Art & Creative Design (textures, glitters, stickers, gems)
- Gel Nails
- Gel Extensions
- Gel Nail Finishes – application of French Manicure, Colour, Nail Art & Creative Design (textures, glitters, stickers, and gems)
Day One: Introduction & Day Makeup
On day one you will cover Health, Safety & Hygiene Procedures, on-set etiquette and how to apply day and ‘straight’ makeup for HD Film & TV.
Day Two: Basic SFX/Casualty Techniques
On day two you will get an introduction to SFX techniques using Wax, Latex and Gelatine. You will learn how to create realistic casualty effects referencing medical books such as Cuts, Bruises, Grazes, Burns, Split Lips, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Facial Hair, Aging & Dirtying Down.
Day Three: Facial Hair, Aging & Dirtying Down
You shall use two types of hair applications crape and laces pieces, work with illustrator pallets & latex to create realistic aging effects and dirty down our victims with dirt, sot and charcoal.
Day Four: Bald Cap Application
On Day Four you shall be shown how to fit, apply, blend and colour a bald cap using illustrator pallets and acetone. Then you will develop the bald cap design in to either an alien or zombie design.
Day Five: Advanced SFX
On day five you will be working with Tublast, Collodion, Sculpt & Silicone to create open wounds and burns working with bone, glass and bullet fragments to add character to your effects.
Day Six: Create a Character
Today you have free range to create a character using skills you have picked up during the last week; it’s your chance to create something gruesome.
Tools and Products
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 luxurious makeup brands on the market. We don’t just offer a few products from each range we offer the entire ranges of brands like Bobbi Brown, MAC, Dior, Chanel and Giorgio Armani! You won’t find a school with more product choice then AOFM.
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. Throughout the duration of your course you will work from a range of over 35 cosmetic brands, luxury skincare, salon quality hair products and tools, nail products, airbrush equipment, and special FX products 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 Minerals and many more brands exclusive only to AOFM. AOFM will also take you on a personal shopping trip with one of our hair tutors to The Academy training facility. Here you will receive a one time discount on hair styling products for your kit.
Fees & Dates
Course Fee: £4990
- The academy will accept a 30% 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.
- When booked as a course package rather than individual modules you will receive a £905 discount
SEPTEMBER: 18th September 2017 – 21st October 2017
JANUARY: 8th January 2018 – 10th February 2018
APRIL: 9th April 2018 – 12th May 2018
SEPTEMBER: 17th September 2018 – 20th October 2018