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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


From boiler suit to Make-up Artist...

August 27, 2015

'I ditched my boiler suit for some makeup brushes -  It's never too late to follow your dreams...' I always wanted to train in make-up artistry, I completed NVQ's Level 2 & 3 in beauty therapy straight from school.  My passion was without a doubt make-up but I couldn't afford to attend the make-up artist schools in London. My career ended up taking a completely different turn, with the oil industry so strong in Aberdeen I ended up in various oil based office jobs. The next thing I knew I was boarding a helicopter to start work as a Radio Operator offshore on an oil rig. As much as I enjoyed my career I still dreamed of being a mua...

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Becoming a Make-up Artist

August 18, 2015

After gaining my Honours degree in French and Spanish at the University of Strathclyde and completing a year abroad in Versailles, France, I tried to find jobs related to my degree. After 6 months of searching I sat myself down after New Year 2015 and had a serious think. Did I even really want a job related to my degree anyway or was I just doing what I thought was the right thing? I quickly realised yes that's exactly what I was doing, and I have never been one to follow the crowd and do as expected. So I started saving every penny I made in my job in retail, took any shift I could get and saved for the Pro Makeup...

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