Professional Makeup and Hairstyling Certificate – Part Time

Sat - Sun, 9 Weekends, Hair, Makeup, Personal Shopping, Photoshoot, Student Work Opportunities, Unlimited Aftercare Classes, £3100 with SAVING OF £300
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  • Overview

    This course option INCLUDES our exclusive Aftercare and Support Program and famous Student Work and Assisting Opportunities.  AOFM offers over 700+ student work opportunities throughout the year along with continued education from our unlimited MASTERCLASSES which are FREE for you to take for as long as you need them!


    This makeup artistry and hair styling course is suited for the absolute beginner with no previous experience and there are no entry requirements. If you are serious about getting into the industry but you can’t commit to a full time makeup course then this part-time makeup course option will work perfectly for you. Over 9 consecutive weekends you will cover all the basics and be taught 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 in the industry immediately with total 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 find work in high fashion, on photo shoots, backstage at catwalk shows, bridal, music vidoes, editorial, and advertising. It is taught by a range of leading professionals in the industry. The industry is excpetionally competetive, so to make you stand out it is important to be trained not only as a professional makeup artist but a hair session stylist too. As an artist you will benefit from this extra skill, which will in-turn bring you more opportunities and work. Within the course you will cover all makeup techniques needed to work in fashion, runway, or special occasion makeup.

    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.

    Powders Purpose of powders in loose and pressed textures.

    Bronzers 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 2 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 in detail the application and other considerations when applying bridal make-up.

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

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

    Pencil/Liquid Liner This covers pencil and liquid eyeliners and application techniques in detail.

    Mascaras 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 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. 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.

    Catwalk 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 for big designer shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York.

    Fashion Industry Knowledge This covers how the industry works and the make up that goes with it for fashion editorial.

    Commercial/Advertising This covers the differences in commercial and advertising makeup.

    Understanding of Photography Lighting A make up artist’s understanding of photography lighting is crucial you will 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 as a makeup artist to have a good understanding of makeup history. This covers make up periods from the 20s-80s in detail. We will also learn how to relate these makeup styles to modern day fashion trends.

    Mature Make-up This will cover make up application when applying to a mature person.

    Male Corrective Make-up This covers make up application skills for males.

    Ethnic Make-up You will learn in detail an understanding of ethnic makeup techniques, including African and Oriental etc.

    Body Painting Learn about body paints and their uses. You will learn this from a makeup artist with extensive body painting work experience.

    Stencils/Tattoo This covers creative stencilling and tattooing with a makeup artist with extensive work experience.

    Glitters 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 & learn how to add experimental influence to your work.

    Getting started in the Industry You will learn the necessary skills to when starting out in this industry. How to your do your tax return, invoicing, to networking and self promoting. 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 portfolio. You will find out what tools are needed for a working make up artist’s kit. A makeup artist will show you their own personal kits to give you a good understanding.

    Creative Day with Photographer & Stylist This gives you the chance to show your creative side. Demonstrate the skills learnt over the duration of the course and put them into practice. This is also a section of the course that gives you the chance to give get a head start with your portfolio 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 kit. We will guide you through their personal kits to give you a good understanding of what is required

    Sectioning 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 tonguing tricks.

    Hair Pieces and Extensions Our stylist will help you understand and teach you how to work with hair pieces and creating styles around extensions

    Bridal Hair Up Learn how to create stunning styles for Brides. Learning the correct technique for securing the 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 9 weekends of your course, all products and tools will be provided. On the first day of class you will receive your AOFM Pro brush set designed by our very own Pro Team. Each day you will be provided with an exciting range of products, and we’re not just talking about a few products from a couple of brands, we have the full range of almost every cosmetic brand out there– you name it, we’ve got it. AOFM students will create beautiful makeup 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 artist 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. AOFM tutors will also take you on a personal shopping trip to The Academy training facility to get a one time discount on hair styling products.

  • Fees & Dates

    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. 

    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: This course runs over a period of 9 consecutive weekends in our London studio over Saturdays and Sundays.

    MAY/JUNE/JULY:  18th May 2019 – 14th July 2019

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