Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together a list of common questions below.  If you have any questions not covered here, please contact us

How do I choose the right school?

Choosing the right school for you can be very confusing as there are so many out there. Here are a few tips for choosing the best school for you:

  • Make sure the School is well established with a good history and reputation.
  • Arrange to visit all the schools that interest you.  Websites can be very misleading – do your research. Your money should be invested wisely.
  • Don’t be fooled by short courses offering to make you a professional after only a few days.  This is not enough time to teach you all the skills needed to be confident with your clients.
  • The success of the school’s ex graduates is vital!  A good school should be backed up with testimonials.
  • It’s easy to make statements and claims.  Don’t take the school’s word about how good they are; ask for contact details of a selection of recent and past graduates.
  • Ask to see students work! Whilst it is important to know that the tutors training you are credible, the school should not be a stage for the tutor’s achievements.
  • The most important part of any school is YOU; make sure you really feel that the school will always put you first

Is There Work Out There For Me?

The simple answer to this is “yes”!

The make-up industry is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. It is an ever growing and ever changing area.

The truth is that it’s tough starting out and breaking in to this career. You have to prove yourself and take a lot of knock backs when starting out. You will need to establish a good reputation and that takes time, patience and hard work.

The most sought qualities in a good make-up artist are personality, reliability, punctuality, passion, loyalty, confidentiality, hard work, patience, easy going, friendly (with a diverse range of people), enthusiasm and also last but not least skill. Though practice makes perfect!

If you want to succeed bad enough, then you will! You’ve just got to ask yourself how bad you want it!

Is It Very Competitive?

Yes and no! It depends on how you look at it. All careers have some level of competition, which is healthy as it makes you strive to succeed.

Many successful make-up artists work with others in a network. Helping each other by passing on jobs you can not do, sharing jobs and generally supporting each other.

Is It Well Paid?

It can be, although the first few years will be a struggle. You will need to have a secondary job to support yourself whilst starting out. Most make-up artists have a complimentary side line such as hairdressing, fashion styling or food/set styling. Once established and formed a good reputation the money is very satisfactory.

Who Will Help Me When I Finish My Course?

We will! Our school prides itself in our after care of graduates. We know how tough it is in the beginning and we will be here to support, guide advise and give you work when we can for the rest of your career.

We know how it feels to start out blind and we will not let you feel alone, de-motivated or drift. You must take up our offer of support, as it is constant, unconditional and genuine. We can only help you if you if you help yourself. Don’t sit at home stewing about the what, how and when, give us a call, send us an email, attend a careers day or better still arrange a time to come in and visit us, where we can sit and go through things together and get you sorted.

Why Are The Courses So Expensive?

There are a few reasons why the courses are expensive. The main reason is the quality of tutors you will receive your training from are some of the finest in their fields. While training, you will work with the best facilities, products, resources and equipment used within industry. Another major factor is the fantastic experience of portfolio days, which includes the cost of professional models, top fashion photographers and retouched prints.