Facial Hair Makeup for Stage, Films and TV | Iver Academy Course


This one week short course gives you an introduction to the art of facial hair application, dressing and cleaning. You will also learn how to research and recreate historical facial hair styles.

You will learn how to apply lace sideburns, full beards and moustaches, and how to safely remove and clean your hair pieces after use. You will also learn various techniques for creating stubble and how to lay on hair.

At the end of this 1 week short course you will know how to use various techniques to create a range of facial hair looks, from stubble to a full beard, for HDTV, film and theatre.

Entry requirements: Must be aged 18+ 

Course Payment: A full payment is required to secure a place on any make-up course. We have several options to help fund your make-up course including interest free payment plans, bursaries and loans.

Please note that we regrettably have limited places for this course, so it is advisable to apply for your course early to avoid disappointment.


  • Facial Hair

    This course will take place over 1 week.

    • Introduction to facial hair
    • Sideburn application, including safely removing and cleaning hair pieces
    • Knotting techniques and practices
    • Stubble and laying on hair
    • Facial hair application and dressing, including full beard and moustache

    This course is also a part of our Advanced Certification in Make-up and Hair Artistry

    Please note we may occasionally change advertised tutors or vary the content of the course to suit the demands of the industry.

Course Tutors

Our fantastic course tutors have a huge passion for their job, and they have amassed years of experience working with the latest products and techniques used in today’s industry. Our tutors regularly work in the TV, film and fashion industry, and you will be learning from them in the friendly, informal atmosphere of our practical, hands-on training workshops. As we’re based at Pinewood Studios, our studios are right in the heart of the UK’s film industry, so there really is no better place to immerse yourself in the craft.

All our class demonstrations are projected onto an HD screen, allowing every student to have a close-up view of the action. Students are encouraged to practice all the new techniques they learn with our tutors, who will then view & assess their finished work on an HD screen under studio lighting conditions. Our tutors will then provide constructive feedback on each completed task to help students learn and improve their skills.

View our award-winning teaching team

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All the tools, make-up and materials needed to complete this course will be provided during each lesson. Professional make-up kits can be purchased from us if you would prefer to have your own kit, but this is not a requirement.

Starting your professional career as a qualified make-up and hair artist

At The Iver Make-up Academy, you don’t just benefit from the best tutors in the industry; our placement agency helps students find real industry work experience and placements once they have finished their chosen course. Your placements will be relevant to the skills you have learned. This is a free service that is available to all graduates of our courses.

Visit our aftercare page for more information on the ways we can help students find vital hands-on industry experience.

1 week tuition

Learn a variety of different techniques for applying and dressing facial hair, including laying on hair and HD lace application.

Start: Oct 11 2021

Start: Feb 07 2022

Start: May 30 2022

Tuition & Dates


Oct 11 2021 - Oct 15 2021  

Monday - Friday


Feb 07 2022 - Feb 11 2022  

Monday - Friday


May 30 2022 - Jun 03 2022  

Monday - Friday



inc. VAT

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