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Welcome to The Academy of Makeup Scotland        

The Academy of Makeup is like no other school, it's a home for those who love makeup and hair styling to come together, learn and have fun. It's an Art school which is proud to be different from the establishment. Our classes are practical and taught with a passion and energy that is both contagious and inspiring, Our graduates success is our legacy.

The Academy of Makeup was founded in 2010 by Sara Hill, winner of "Expert Makeup artist of the year 2015" and the "UK Makeup Artist of the Year Award 2012”. We offer a selection of makeup artistry and hair styling courses from our training school based in Glasgow and pop-up locations in both Aberdeen and Edinburgh, Scotland. These fast track training courses are perfect for those looking to become professional makeup artists and session hair stylists, with our courses attracting students from all over the world. The age requirement for our courses is 17+ years old, and our one-to-one masterclasses (Individual Learning) are open to all ages.

We are the number one Hair and Makeup Academy in Scotland. You will be taught by our team of experienced and renowned industry experts that have worked internationally with top fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Chanel and celebrities such as Melanie C, La Roux, Kanye West, Emilie Sande, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Paolo Nutini, The Saturdays, Anne Hathaway, Marina and the Diamonds, Clive Owen, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Alesha Dixon to name just a few. Their work has been published in magazines such as Vogue, Red, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Hope St and Marie Claire. 

We are proudly accredited by the British Association of Beauty Therapists and Cosmetologists (BABTAC), and (HABIA) a government appointed sector skills body and industry authority for hair, beauty, nails, spa therapy, barbering and African type hair, for your quality assurance.                                        

Tel: 0141 248 4393  Email: academyofmakeup@gmail.com



Aftercare - How it works

May 22, 2016

So you've finished your Pro Makeup Course hooray!! Congratulations, you're patiently waiting for the After Care opportunities to pop up on your emails. It's a brand new chapter in your career and you want to make sure you make every step count.  Is Aftercare a bit overwhelming? Well have no fear - We have made a 'how-to' on handling the Aftercare opportunities. Behind the Scenes + Runway: Scotland Re:Designed 2015 How do I get opportunities? Once you have completed the Pro Makeup Course we send details on the job/project which requires Makeup Artist(s) and will have the subject topic: 'Call Out: Project Name.' This has information such as the date, location, time, model numbers, and sometimes a mood board of the look...

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UK MUA Discount Survival Guide

February 21, 2016

It can be really daunting. You're freshly qualified, raring to go BUT your kit needs some serious TLC! Building your kit can be an expensive task, especially at the beginning and so we need all the help we can get. There are a lot of makeup brands offering a broad range of discounts in the UK that can really help get you going. There are 3 ways to get makeup artist discounts: free/application online, paid membership and discount on request. Our very own survival guide will show you which brands offer discounts, how much they discount, what you'll need to apply and get them and hopefully lead you to some discounts you didn't know were out there!  Happy hunting and let us know of any discounts...

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