Top Makeup School in London


Celebrating 30 Years of Providing Professional Makeup Courses for Film, TV and Stage.

Top Makeup School in London

Celebrating 30 Years of Providing Professional Makeup Courses for Film, TV, and Stage


Brushstroke Hair & Makeup School

Brushstroke is one of the top makeup schools in London and highly regarded across the UK and internationally. For nearly 30 years we have been providing students with top quality makeup and hair courses (including diploma makeup courses and short makeup courses).

Based at the famous Shepperton Studios and Pinewood, students must be willing to study from both facilities. The studios are within easy access by public transport and by road. Brushstroke is a natural choice for aspiring makeup artists. We specialise in providing longer courses that train students with the necessary skills to launch successful careers as a professionally trained makeup artist in the film, TV and fashion industry. In fact, many of the students on our certified makeup courses have gone on to successful careers makeup assistants to designers.

Our flagship course –  the 2 Year Make-Up and Hair Course (BTEC Level 3 Diploma) – is eligible for a BAFTA scholarship. If you’re interested in applying you can find out more by contacting us or visiting the BAFTA website.

Makeup Courses (BTEC & ITEC)

Brushstroke offers a top range of professional makeup courses for all age groups, including further education in BTEC and ITEC diploma qualifications where we take on students from the age of 16. Brushstroke leads the way with the largest facilities in Europe based at Shepperton Studios. Our industry-ready tuition is also structured around the needs of our individual students, including time off for other studies.

Our Makeup Courses

2 Year Makeup and Hair Course (BTEC & ITEC Level 3 Diploma)

This 2 Year (Full Time) Make-Up & Hair Course will start your career as a properly trained artist in film, TV, stage and fashion.

Next Start:  30 September 2019

Times: Mon-Thurs (10:30 – 16:00)

1 Year Hairdressing, Barbering (ITEC Level 2 Diploma)

Our 1 Year (Full Time) Hairdressing and Barbering Course taught by Toni & Guy trained tutors – giving you the skills to start work as stylists.

Next Start:  30 September 2019

Times: Mon-Thurs (10:30 – 16:00)

7-Month Makeup and Hair Course (ITEC Level 3 Diploma)

This shorter 7-Month makeup course is ideal for international students looking to study in London and those looking to change their career.

Next Start:   7th October 2019

Times: Mon-Friday (10:30 – 16:00)

Short Makeup and Hair Courses

A selection of 7 hair and makeup artist short courses that comprise the 7-month course. These short makeup courses are ideal for international students, or people looking to change career by gaining the necessary skills and techniques to work in the industry.

Next Start:  Course Dates Vary

Times: Mon-Thurs (10:30 – 16:00)

Shepperton Film Studios

Brushstroke was the first makeup school to be based at a film studio. Shepperton film studios gives you direct access to the starlight and glamour of some the worlds most-loved films and media talent.

Working With Celebrities

One of the great things about studying at Brushstroke is that you are bound to brush paths with celebrities. Our students have worked around the globe with celebrities for red carpet, magazines, music video and cat walks including fashion week.

Pinewood Studios

The career options for makeup artists graduating from Brushstroke are endless; from films and TV to west end stage shows, to your favourite soap. Brushstroke provides you with the platform to build your skills for a successful career.

Professional Makeup Training

Brushstroke makeup school has a reputation for insightful and in-depth makeup artist training that turns our students into sharp and versatile professionals. Brushstroke professional makeup training is of the very highest standard delivered by our tutors who are themselves professional makeup artists working in different parts of the entertainment world. Our students receive the amount of relevant practical, hands-on teaching that only a specialist training provider such as Brushstroke can provide.

Student Work

Brushstroke makeup artist training will give you every opportunity to get on the credits of some of the biggest films and most-loved TV programmes – just like many of our tutors and students. This includes international students who benefit from Brushstroke training through our diploma courses and short courses. Our purpose-built makeup training facilities are the largest in the UK and Europe and located within the dynamic film complex of Shepperton Studios and Pinewood. So you’ll be immersed in the world of entertainment right from the start.

A varied career and a good living awaits you as a school leaver or career changer. All you need is enthusiasm, a willingness to succeed. And of course Brushstroke makeup artist training.