Professional Makeup and Hairstyling Certificate

Mon - Sat, 3 weeks , Hair, Makeup, Personal Shopping, Photoshoot, Student Work Opportunities, Unlimited Aftercare Classes, £3100 SAVING OF £300
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  • Overview

    AOFM offers our graduates continued support with our famous AFTERCARE SUPPORT & STUDENT WORK OPPORTUNITIES.  Placing our graduates in over 700+ opportunities throughout the year!  You can also choose from any of our FREE unlimited MASTERCLASSES which are there for you as long as you need them!


    This makeup artistry and hair styling course is suited for the absolute beginner with no previous experience and with no entry requirements necessary. If you are serious about getting into the industry and want all the skills to be able to get out there and work this is the course for you! This 3 week makeup and hair course will take you from the basics to having a complete level of skills and the understanding required to be a professional freelance hair and make-up artist. With our intensive training this will enable you to start working immediately in the industry with confidence.

    Professional Makeup and Hair graduates are entitled to apply for AOFM’s exclusive and revolutionary work and assisting opportunities. Positions are placed at AOFM’s discretion and subject to availability.

  • Details

    This course is suitable for students wanting to work into high fashion, photographic, catwalk, bridal, music, editorial, and advertising and will be taught by a range of leading professionals in the industry. To be a professional in this industry it is now very important to be trained as a professional makeup artist and as a session stylist. As a working artist you will benefit from this extra skill, which will in-turn bring you more opportunities and work. While working on set or for your bride you will now be able to offer both skills! Within course you will cover all makeup techniques to work in fashion, runway, or special occasion makeup. Not only will you learn makeup tips from the industries leading professionals but you will also learn how to session style hair for high fashion editorial shoots or for yours blushing brides.

    We keep our classes to a small size to give our students the best possible learning experience, benefitting from our one-on-one attention. Over the duration of the Total Pro course you will learn from a number of different working freelance artists. This approach will give you a much deeper insight into the different individual styles and techniques used within the industry.

  • Syllabus

    Makeup Artistry

    Make-up Artist Hygiene
    Understanding the importance and professional standards of artist hygiene.

    Skin Preparation

    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

    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.

    Bridal Make-up
    This covers the application of bridal make-up as well as other considerations.

    Smokey Eyes
    Learn the many styles of smoky eyes. In this section you will learn application techniques, use of different textures, adding colour and personal style.

    Glamour Makeup
    You will learn detailed application techniques of glamour style makeup with the help of a make up artist with extensive glamour makeup industry experience.

    Pencil/Liquid Liner
    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
    Powders 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.

    Period Makeup
    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.

    Mature Make-up
    This will cover make up application on mature skin.

    Male Corrective Make-up
    This covers make up application skills to use on men.

    Ethnic Make-up
    You will learn in detail an understanding of techniques to use on different skintones.

    Body Painting
    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.

    Avant Garde
    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 your do 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 give get a head start with your portfolio picutres and gain valuable work experience with a professional photographer and stylist.

    Creative Hairstyling

    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.

    Blow Drying
    Learn how to blow dry hair in to simple styles adding volume and body.

    Setting Hair
    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

    Bridal Hair-Up
    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 set etiquette on photographic and fashion magazines shoots. Teaching you how to create effective styles for fashion catwalk and the speed that is required for backstage.

  • Tools and Products

    Throughout the 3 weeks duration of your course all products and tools will be provided. On the first day of class you will receive your professional set of AOFM Pro brush set deigned by our very own Pro Team. Each day you will be provided with an exciting range of products. AOFM has the full range of almost every cosmetic brand out there – you name it we got it. AOFM students will create beautiful makeups using brands like Chanel, DIOR, Chantecaille, Nars, makeup Forever and Bobbi Brown! You will also be exposed to many high street brands not just the luxury ones. During the hair course all products and tools will be provided at a salon standard. Please note that throughout the makeup and hair course we will be working on each other. This will benefit our students by working on a multitude of face shapes, skin tones, and hair types.

    This course includes our famous AOFM shopping day with a professional makeup artists to help 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 AOFM team will also take you to The Academy Hair training facility where you will receive an exclusive discount on hair styling products

  • Fees & Dates

    Course Fee: £3100

    Payment Plan:

    • 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 then 5 weeks prior to the course start date.
    • When booked as a course package rather than individual modules you will receive a £300 discount

    Course Dates:

    NOVEMBER:  5th November 2018 – 24th November 2018

    FEBRUARY:  11th February 2019 – 2nd March 2019

    MARCH:  11th March 2019 – 30th March 2019

    MAY:  13th May 2019 – 1st June 2019

    JUNE:  17th June 2019 – 6th July 2019

    AUGUST:  22nd July 2019 – 10th August 2019

    NOVEMBER:  4th November 2019 – 23rd November 2019

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