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Welcome to The Academy of Make-up Scotland        

The Academy of Make-up is like no other school, it's a home for those who love make-up 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 passion and energy that is contagious and inspiring, Our graduates success is our legacy.

The Academy of Make-up was started in 2010 by Sara Hill, winner of "Expert make-up artist of the year 2015" and the "UK Make-up Artist of the Year Award 2012”. We offer a selection of make-up artistry and hair styling from our training school based in Glasgow & Aberdeen in Scotland. These fast track training courses are perfect for those looking to become professional make-up artists and session hair stylists. and our courses attract students from all over the world. We are the number one Hair and Make-up 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, Emili Sande, Rosie Huntington-Whitleley, Paolo Nutini, The Saturdays, Anne Hathaway, Marina and the Diamonds, Clive Owen, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Aleisha Dixon to name just a few, and for 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: info@theacademyofmakeup.com


My First Photoshoot After Graduating with The Academy of Make-up...

July 16, 2015

Our Graduate Jenna Clayton studied our Pro Course in January 2015 and has went on to be an extremely talented make-up artist. She talks through her first professional photoshoot after graduating with us and what products she used to create the end result” I was so lucky for my first test shoot experience to be such a lovely, relaxed one, and one that the images from are always commented on and requested in other shoots I do. The brief was a milky bath shoot, and the photographer Chelsi Donaldson pretty much let me have free rein with the makeup look; what a dream! The model Anna had had a spray tan a week or so before, so I did panic...

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Make-up Inspirations by Olivia Paterson

July 06, 2015

My Make-up Inspirations...   Every make-up artist is on his or her own individual journey, some may flourish before others but so long as you are being brave and doing your own thing then you’ll get there! Aim to inspire and be kind to others who seek your advice. Here are some of my favourite make-up artists you can find on Instagram that inspire me to do well:   @jamiegenevieve What you can find? – a killer cut crease/ edgy looks Why I like her approach as a MUA – Jamie is honest that it took her time to obtain the skills she has now. Also comes across as a down to earth person, you want her to do your...

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