Hair artistry techniques in Fashion & Beauty Makeup Course by the Iver Academy


Discover the professional techniques and skills needed to enter this exciting and fast-moving industry.  Build up your knowledge of make-up and hairstyling with our comprehensive course in fashion and beauty make-up. Learn how to work on all skin tones and hair textures, create flawless complexions, editorial and catwalk looks, the perfect Smokey eye, the perfect lip, and all aspects of makeup for media presenters. Culminating in a  2-day photo shoot with models and professional photographer creating high res images fro your portfolio.

During this course, you will learn in small groups with plenty of hands-on experience. Our Fashion and Beauty make-up tutors are extremely passionate about their industry, and you will learn from their endless knowledge and years of experience.

The team at The Iver Make-up Academy has many years’ experience working in editorial and catwalk, including international Fashion Weeks. They will introduce you to the latest products and techniques that are relevant to today’s industry.

Entry requirements:  Must be aged 18+ and pass an informal interview. You do not have to have previous experiences for this courses but a good aesthetic eye and a passion for the craft is essential.

Course Payment: A 20% deposit is required to secure a place on this make-up course with the full balance due 6 weeks prior to the course start date. We have several options to help fund your make-up course including interest free payment plans, bursaries and loans.

Please note that if you are enrolling in our Advanced or Intermediate Make-up and Hair Artistry Certificate courses, the Fashion and Beauty Make-up course is already included as a module


  • Fashion and Beauty Make-up Artistry
    • Welcome, introduction, kit check and basic health and safety 
    • Introduction to media make-up and familiarisation with products 
    • Understanding facial anatomy 
    • Make-up techniques for foundation, highlighting, concealing, correcting, blush, eyes,eyebrows and false lash application and lips 
    • Colour analysis for different skin tones ,Make-up for all skin tones 
    • Skin analysis and techniques for working on both young, and mature skins 
    • Use of hair products and recognising curl types. 
    • Hair techniques including the use of heated rollers, tongs,straightening,blow drying and textured hair.
    • Directional setting 
    • Applying hair pieces and extensions 
    • Creation of complete male grooming looks 
    • Putting together complete looks for light entertainment. 
    • Working within the fashion industry 
    • Perfecting complexions 
    • Into to Afro-Caribbean hair 
    • Eye make-up including natural and heavy eyes, smoky and winged eye looks 
    • Shimmer, cream blushers and lip mix 
    • Editorial looks 
    • Male model make-up and hair 
    • Modern vintage make-up and hair 
    • Front cover looks 
    • Catwalk high ponytail – various styles with quiffs and rolls 
    • Application of hairpieces 
    • Session hair styling for fashion shows and e-commerce
    • Culminating in 2 days of professional photography with models.

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

  • Portfolio building and photography


    • Front cover (individual projects - photographed)
    • Clean Skin (individual projects - photographed)
    • Beach waves and glow skin (individual projects - photographed)
    • Red lip or Smokey eye (individual projects - photographed)


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


  • Media Make-up

    During our course, you will study health and safety practices, the correct use of products and tools, facial anatomy and the principles of shading and highlighting for a wide range of media roles, including make-up for different skin tones, and young and mature skin. You will also learn how to master professional hairstyling techniques using heated rollers, tongs, straighteners and blow dryers, and how to apply hairpieces and clip-in extensions.  Throughout this 3 week course, you will be able to view all your work on a monitor under studio lighting conditions, and you will be assessed on all skills, from application techniques to creativity.

    At the end of the 3-week short course, you will have learned the make-up and hair techniques to successfully work on media presenters in TV, film, and events. You will also have gained experience putting together finished looks under different lighting conditions.

Course Tutors

Our fantastic and highly experienced course tutors have a huge passion for their job, and are all working make-up & hair artists practising in today’s industry. You will be learning how to style & apply iconic hair & make-up looks in the friendly, informal atmosphere of our practical, hands-on training workshops. Our studios are based right in the heart of the UK’s film industry, at Pinewood Studios, so there really is no better place to immerse yourself in the craft. Our tutors will provide constructive feedback throughout this inspiring & rewarding course to help students learn and develop their creative skills.

View our award-winning teaching team

Beauty Make-up by Iver Academy Artist
Iver Academy Artist Applying Make-up on a Model
Hair Artistry by Iver Academy Artist


Students will be provided with all the materials required to complete the Fashion and Beauty Make-up course. 


Becoming a fashion and beauty make-up artist

At The Iver Make-up Academy all graduates from our 4 main courses benefit from our placement agency which 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 the Certificate,foundation,Intermediate and Advanced courses.

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

6 weeks tuition

Develop your fashion and beauty make-up and hair skills and learn to create flawless complexions, editorial looks, catwalk designs, and ecommerce looks.

Start: Apr 25 2022 Start: Sep 05 2022 Start: Jan 03 2023
Tuition & Dates

Apr 25 2022 - Jun 01 2022  

Monday - Friday

Sep 05 2022 - Oct 14 2022  

Monday - Friday

Jan 03 2023 - Feb 10 2023  

Monday - Friday



inc. VAT

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