Short Makeup & Hair Courses in London

Private Training Academy

Looking to do a short makeup course? Our short makeup and hair courses are perfect for people new to the industry and those wishing to top up their skills.

Showing prospective students around (including school holidays) for enrolment in 2024 & 2025. The 2-year BTEC Make up & Hair Course starts 23 September 2024 at Elstree Studios or 30 September 2024 at Longcross Studios.

 

NOTE: Spaces are limited for diploma courses starting in 2024.

For availability or to book a visit, call +44 (0) 1344 635 522 or email us at [email protected] 

 

3 - Day Special Effects Taster Course

Elstree 5-7 August 2024

Longcross 12-14 August 2024

Module A – Media Makeup and Hair (12 Weeks)

  • Basic makeup and hair techniques for film, TV, and stage
  • Period Makeup and Hair, with a focus on one iconic look for each period.
  • Working with real hair, lace wigs, and mannequins training heads 
  • Practicing Theatrical Makeup and Hair
  • Learning to do Camouflage makeup including covering tattoos and balancing skin tone
  • Learning Business Skills including continuity, the breakdown of scripts, budgeting, and writing CVs

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Module A – Course Fees

* only if taken separately from the 7 Month Course *

Deposit: £1,000

 Balance of Fees: £5,000

 

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Module B – Special Effects Makeup (2 Weeks)

  • Learn a range of specialist SFX techniques 
  • Use makeup to create realistic scars, burns and blisters
  • Use of flat moulds to create a variety of realistic wounds and injuries such as swollen eyes.

 

Module B – Course Fees

* only if taken separately from the 7 Month Course *

Deposit: £500

 Balance of Fees: £1,000

 

Module C – Hair Knotting (1 Week)

  • Learn how to knot a moustache
  • Learn how to dress and apply facial hair

 

Module C – Course Fees

* only if taken separately from the 7 Month Course *

Deposit: £250

 Balance of Fees: £500

 

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Module D – Basic Hair Dressing and Barbering (2 Weeks)

  • Build your knowledge of the product, tools, and equipment used in hairdressing and barbering
  • Get to grips with the terminology, geometry, methodology involved
  • Learn basic cutting skills for ladies
  • Learn the basics of barbering using clippers, trimmers, and thinning scissors.
  • Learn blow-drying and finishing techniques

 

Module D – Course Fees

* only if taken separately from the 7 Month Course *

Deposit: £500

 Balance of Fees: £1,000

 

Module E – Airbrushing and Editorial Techniques (1 Week)

  • Learn a range of airbrushing techniques like colour matching, highlighting, contouring, concealing and correcting
  • Learn how to maintain clean air brushing equipment (the compressor and spray brush)

 

Module E – Course Fees

* only if taken separately from the 7 Month Course *

Deposit: £250

 Balance of Fees: £500

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School Holiday Makeup Courses

Module F – Fashion Makeup and Hair (8 Weeks)

  • Learn basic fashion make-up techniques
  • Build your knowledge and application of contemporary stylised period make-up and hair techniques
  • Find out about make-up for upcoming seasons 
  • Learn session styling for hair
  • Experience glamour make-up for photographic, editorial and catwalk
  • Build your repertoire of skills in matte, gloss and wet make-up
  • Option to build your own fashion portfolio

 

Module F – Course Fees

* only if taken separately from the 7 Month Course *

Deposit: £1,000

 Balance of Fees: £4,000

 

Module G – Bridal Makeup and Hair (2 Weeks)

  • Learn classic and contemporary bridal make-up and hair techniques
  • Consultation techniques for the bride, bridesmaids, and party to ensure a successful wedding day
  • Learn safety in the application of makeup for the bride and bride’s maids.
  • Learn how to promote yourself to get wedding bookings
  • Learn business essentials including pricing.

 

Module G – Course Fees

* only if taken separately from the 7 Month Course *

Deposit: £500

 Balance of Fees: £1,000

 

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Short Makeup and Hair Courses – Dates and Fees

The courses below are priced individually. You can take the full 7-month course or join us on one of the modules on the dates mentioned below.

Module A: Media Make-up & Hair: (12 weeks)

  • Longcross Studios Dates- 16 September to 05 December 2024
  • Elstree Studios Dates – 07 October 2024 to 16 January 2025
  • Timings: Monday to Thursday: 10:30 – 16:00
  • Fees: £6,000 inclusive. Deposit: £1,000 Balance of £5,000 to be paid 6 weeks prior to course commencement

Module B – Special Effects Makeup (2 Weeks)

  • Longcross Studios- 08 January to 18 January 2024 and 06 January to 16 January 2025
  • Elstree Studios Dates – 20 January 2025 to 30 January 2025
  • Timings: Monday to Thursday: 10:30 – 16:00
  • Fees: £1,500 inclusive. Deposit: £500 Balance of £1,000 to be paid 6 weeks prior to course commencement

 Module C – Airbrushing & Editorial Techniques (1 Week)

  • Longcross Studios Dates – 22 January to 25 January 2024 and 09 December to 12 December 2024
  • Elstree Studios Dates – 3 February 2025 to 6 February 2025
  • Timings: Monday to Thursday: 10:30 – 16:00
  • Fees: £750 inclusive. Deposit: £250 Balance of £500 to be paid 6 weeks prior to course commencement

Module D – Fashion Make-up & Hair  (8 Weeks) 

  • Longcross Studios Dates – 12 February to 04 April 2024 and 20 January to 13 March 2025
  • Elstree Studios Dates – 10 February 2025 to 3 April 2025
  • Timings: Monday to Thursday: 10:30 – 16:00
  • Fees: £5,000 inclusive. Deposit: £1,000 balance of £4,000 to be paid 6 weeks prior to course commencement

 

Module E – Knotting Techniques (1 Week)

  • Longcross Studios Dates – 14 April to 17 April 2025
  • Elstree Studios Dates –  7 April 2025 to 10 April 2025
  • Timings: Monday to Thursday: 10:30 – 16:00
  • Fees: £750 inclusive. Deposit: £250 Balance of £500 to be paid 6 weeks prior to course commencement

Module F –  Basic Haircutting & Barbering (2 Weeks) 

  • Longcross Studios Dates – 08 April to 18 April 2024 and 31 March to 10 April 2025
  • Elstree Studios Dates –  14 April 2025 to 24 April 2025
  • Timings: Monday to Thursday: 10:30 – 16:00
  • Fees: £1500 inclusive. Deposit: £500 Balance of £1000 to be paid 6 weeks prior to course commencement

Module G – Bridal Makeup and Hair (2 Week)

  • Longcross Studios Dates – 29 January to 08 February 2024 and 17 March to 27 March 2025
  • Elstree Studios Dates – 28 April 2025 to 8 May 2025
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Timings: Monday to Thursday: 10:30 – 16:00
  • Fees: £1,500 inclusive. Deposit: £500 balance of £1,000 to be paid 6 weeks prior to course commencement

Note: Make-up, hair and equipment are provided for the duration of the short courses. Complementary kits are provided for our full-time diploma courses only.

2 Year Makeup & Hair Course BTEC Level 3
(Optional HNC + ITEC Qualifications)

Level 2 VTCT Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing and Men’s Barbering Fast Track Full Time (32 weeks)

HND Level 5 Diploma: Performing Arts- Make-up

7 Month Makeup & Hair Course (ITEC Level 3 Diploma)

Looking for more extensive Make-Up and Hair Training?

Our longer courses equip students with the depth of specialist knowledge, practical skills, and understanding to help them pursue a career as professional make-up and hair artists. These courses have the added benefit of enabling students to achieve BTEC, ITEC, VTCT & HND diplomas.

About Our Short Make-up Courses

We’ve created our short makeup courses specifically for people at different stages in their life and career. They’re perfect for people new to the wonders of make-up and hair artistry. Be warned though, you’ll be so motivated by these short make-up courses you’ll want to join a longer one straight away after!

International Students

Brushstroke is accredited at Premier status by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) for its commendable areas of operation.  ASIC is an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further, and higher education colleges. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider, or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high-quality institution.

Our ASIC accreditation means non-EU nationals can apply for a student visitor visa to study on a course in the UK for a maximum of 6 months. Students from all over the world choose to study with Brushstroke and benefit from our professional training because they are then ready to work in film, TV, stage, and fashion all over the world. Our 6 Month Make-Up and Hair course is well suited to international students because it offers basic training within the required timescales.