Student Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it, read what some of our past students have said about the School.

Nichola Graham

I trained on numerous occasions at SOM. I am a freelance makeup artist based in Dublin, Ireland and I have been working in the industry for over 16 years now (@urmakeup).

The training I received at SOM was the best I ever had and I would still happily go there to upskill today. The location, set up, facilities, training materials, course content and tutors are all amazing. I enjoyed every second there.

I looked into many, many schools prior to heading to SOM as I was travelling from Ireland. It was absolutely the best choice and I still value the opinions of the owner Elaine and Tutors at SOM

Highly, highly recommend the place

Nichola Graham
Caroline Duncan

Ive been attending the School of Makeup since early 2016 and was a complete coincidence its location was in my home town.  In all honesty I would of travelled 10 times the distance to receive such amazing insight and education into this crazy creative and ever changing world of makeup.

All the tutors who have specific specialists in particular areas have really helped me realise my potential and what it really takes to get on in this industry. A willingness to learn, to be patient and to he brave enough to be creative and above all work work work! Its the only way to hone your skill.

Thank you so much to Elaine and your brilliant team.

Caroline Duncan
Emily Rowbottom

I did the 50 week course at SOM and I met some of the most genuine people ever. The people I met here will be close friends forever and the whole experience was amazing! The tutors do their best to help with everything they can… if you want a career in make-up, there’s only one place to train

Emily Rowbottom
Paulina Puchacz

So last January I’ve met the most amazing woman, Elaine. After just few minutes with her I knew that the school of make-up is a perfect place for me.

I’ve started my media hair and make up course in March and I’ve never been happier since. Tutors are absolutely fantastic, so supportive, talented and inspiring . Their knowledge about every aspect of industry is truly remarkable.

You don’t just make friends here, this is where you find your family. Every girl in my group is going through the same thing since we all decided to join the school and I have never met more supportive and kind bunch of crazy people in my whole life

Paulina Puchacz
Asbeena Saum

I went to School of Makeup last year and it was the best time of my life. I learnt so much from the tutors and met some amazing girls. I felt so supported by everyone and Elaine herself. She is still there for me whenever I need her. I could not recommend a better school as you don’t only learn a lot but you get a lot of support from everyone. I remember how upset I was when I left but excited to start working as a qualified makeup artist. Definitely the best school out there.

Asbeena Saum
Kelly Richardson

Would highly recommend this school if you want to learn from the best. Being trained by some of the industries leading makeup artists, not only gives you the skills to succeed but also the greatest insight and knowledge of the industry.

I loved doing my course and the support once you’ve left is next to none. Regular jobs are emailed to you from the school once you’ve completed.

Thanks so much.

Kelly Richardson
Katie Wrigley

I trained at The School of Make Up about 6 years ago, after a close friend of mine recommended the courses. Genuinely the rest is history!

I started my make up career. I loved every single minute (I didn’t want my course to end!) Everyday I was inspired, by Elaine & Jon Mort who pushed me to achieve my dreams.

Since I completed my course, I have gone on to work all over Europe, doing bridal make up, I have worked on two feature films, work with and blog for a Los Angeles based horror channel, designed make up for two short films.

I have been so lucky that I have been so consistently busy! I owe everything to the continuous love and support from all at SOM. If you want to train and be successful within the industry you should choose SOM, the industry experienced tutors are invaluable

Katie Wrigley
Andrea Edwards

I attended SOM 4 years ago and I cant recommend it highly enough. The training was practical, thorough and included everything a Makeup Artist needs to know, from makeup application to brush care to set etiquette. All of the tutors go above and beyond to help and advise you, even after your course has finished, Elaine makes herself available to answer any questions, advice or refresher training.

I qualified at SOM and went on to work in the TV & theatre industry. The training that I was given helped me enormously in understanding my role and what would be expected of me. Elaine, Jo, Jon, Emma and AJ gave me such a huge level of support and guidance not only during my training but after as well. I love this place!!

Andrea Edwards

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