Hire a make-up artist with confidence

If you need to hire a make-up artist, talk to Brushstroke. We train our students to work in film, TV, stage and fashion.

When production companies and photographers hire a make-up artist from the Brushstroke student body they know they’re getting the kind of willing and skilled resource they need.

Hire a Brushstroke trained make-up and hair artist 

If you need to hire a make-up artist (with hair skills too), it makes sense to come to Brushstroke where our training reflects the needs of the film, TV, stage and fashion industries. We can find you a skilled, hardworking student to suit your needs, whatever look you are seeking to create – natural, glamour, fantasy or casualty. Students on our qualification courses learn exactly the right range of skills and techniques to enable them to interpret a brief successfully. We train our students in the following 3 main areas:

  1. Make-up
  2. Hair, wigs and barbering
  3. SFX and prosthetics

We also have a database of past Brushstroke students, currently working as professionals in the industry.

We have an excellent reputation as an established make-up and hair training school. Our tutors are specialist make-up artists in their own right, working across the entertainment industry. They regularly invite our students to assist them on set as trainees and assistants.

What kind of artist do you need?

As you can see from our syllabus pages we train our students to work across all areas of the entertainment industry:

Film : short or larger feature films. Typical assignments for our students are assisting make-up artists in the crowd room or working with individual actors.

TV : the range of TV programmes our students can work on is broad. For example, presenter and reality as well as sitcom and drama (including continuous) productions.

Fashion, Editorial, Beauty & Bridal :  fashion shows and demonstrations are regular sources of work for our students.

Theatre & Opera : we can provide suitable students for the very different work that stage make-up and hair involves.

Commercial & Corporate : Brushstroke training prepares students for commercial work including advertising, events, demonstrations and music videos.

Hire a make-up artist through Brushstroke because we can provide you with someone skilled and hard-working. Our students go on to achieve great things with Brushstroke training behind them.

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This is what the clients say…

Make-up & Hair Designer: Killing Eve 3

“I have been very lucky to have taught over the years at Brushstroke. During my teaching time, I can see the talent emerging from the students which then gives a wonderful pool of trainees. In the last few years, I have managed to take a good handful of students and graduates onto jobs with me and recommend others to other hair and make-up designers. The last student I took out working was Keeley Ridgwell who joined my team on Killing Eve 3 after just completing the 2-Year BTEC Make-up and Hair Course. She came fresh out of college and with her training managed to slip into working life very comfortably. The course had taught her the basics of continuity, which was her main job on this particular project. She enabled us to seamlessly move our filming from one country to another and during this whole time she was constantly learning new skills from the team around her. By the time Keeley finished her 6-month stint with us, she had grown in confidence. She was an incredibly important part of the make-up and hair team and the fact she fitted in so well came a lot from the knowledge she had left Brushstroke with. I look forward to working with more of the talented students and graduates from Brushstroke in the future.”

Juliette Tomes

Make-Up Artist (Celebrity, TV, Editorial & Red Carpet)

I’m really busy as a make-up artist and Brushstroke’s students have assisted me on many jobs and proved to have a tremendous work ethic due to their excellent training. They’re reliable, keen and a pleasure to have around. I’ve always found them to be helpful with organising my kit and remaining professional on set while working under pressure. It’s aways a pleasure working with them.

Niki Mark

Make-up & Hair Designer:

As a working Hair and Make-up Designer in the Film and TV industry, I am always  looking  to  recruit  trainees  to join our team .

The courses available  at Brushstroke cover all the different  skills required  for a successful career  in the industry and I feel confident in employing  or recommending students  who have completed  their training with them.

My last trainee(Danielle Shephard) worked extremely  well with my team on the comedy drama ‘The  Bremmer Files ‘ and was subsequently recommended for a position with the drama series ‘Endeavour ‘ that she has now secured and will start working on from March 2021.

Toni Lee

Hair Studio

“It is an absolute privilege and an honour to have the opportunity to work closely with the students from Brushstroke. They are creative, talented and professional individuals where their exceptional knowledge and skillset is second to none. Their commitment, passion and the connection they have working alongside our students on presentations and shoots for Toni & Guy, is fantastic and it’s always a pleasure to work alongside them time and time again. Thank you, Brushstroke for your support always.”

Toni & Guy 

Events Organiser

“We’re glad to have worked with Brushstroke over the past few years because of their professional, reliable and prompt service in providing make up artists that cater to our needs and requirements perfectly. As specialists in booking and hiring out acts and performers for a large variety of corporate and private events, we needed make up artists who were creative, hard working and adaptable – Brushstroke were everything we could have asked for and more.”

Sternberg Clarke

3D Scanning 

“It’s rare you come across the kind of professionalism and friendly approach Brushstroke offer. We contacted Louise to help recommend make-up artists for a modelling shoot. Two top students were sent our way. We were so impressed with how they fitted straight in with our team, were professional with the models on set, and did a great job in an unpredictable shooting situation. The Brushstroke team and students come with my highest recommendation.”

Clear Angle Studios


Our Tutors

Proper professional training from our tutors will set you on the road to becoming a skilled makeup artist.


Our Students

See what our students are working on once they leave Brushstroke


Makeup Artist Roles

Makeup artist roles differ depending on the industry – which one fits you?