Success Stories

Our Student Success Stories

Our Graduates have gone on to work on the following: Antman, Enola Holmes, Snow White, The Little  Mermaid,The Great, Eurovision, Small Axe, Supernova, The reluctant Landlord, Judy, Witches, Cursed, Misbehaviour, Fast and Furious, Bond 25, Dumbo, Spiderman,  Coronation Street, Black Earth Rising, The Rook, His Dark Materials, Brittania 2, The Crown 3, Men in Black (spin off), The Durrells, Holmes and Watson, The Mercy, Pure, Midsummer Murders, The Haunted, Bohemian Rhapsody, GMTV, The Durrells, Casualty, Maleficent 2, Mary Poppins, The Crown 2, Mamma Mia 2, Johnny English 3, 7 days in Entebbe, Still Open All Hours, Stan and Ollie,  The One Show, The Danish Girl, The Mummy, Bridget Jones’ Baby, Murder On The Orient Express, Star Wars, Will, Harlots, Loose Women, The National Wedding Show, Phantom of The Opera, Black Mirror, Stan and Ollie, Transformers, The Royal Opera House, Matilda … due to Non Disclosure Agreements many other work placements can not be mentioned.

Jenny Watson – View IMDB

Filmography/Known for:

A Discovery of Whitches, Peaky Blinders, Harlots,  Darkest Hour -Makeup team won the OSCAR 

I had the best time ever at The Iver Makeup Academy. The facilities are fantastic and the location is amazing. Being at Pinewood Studios! However, the most valuable part of The Iver Makeup Academy is the tutors and staff. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and the tutors really are the best of the best and impart their wisdom in a way that made me feel confident in my abilities and my future after Iver. The care doesn’t stop when you leave, as well as the agency which is great, the staff and tutors also recommend students for some great jobs (including my current trainee role on a feature film!). I really can’t recommend Iver enough, it is an amazing school where you learn so much and make friends for life. In my opinion it really is the best way to start your career in Hair and Make-Up.

Nabeel Hussain – View IMDB

Filmography/Known for:

Black Mirror, Fantastic Beasts, Morbius, Eurovision, Artemis fowl,Misbehaviour, Men in Black, Judy,

I would like to say thank you to The Iver. I have enjoyed many opportunities including work experience at the RSC in Stratford, the National Wedding Show in London, Birmingham and Manchester, a tough but incredible experience. I have been luck to be offered a trainee position on some amazing films. Since graduating,all the tutors have supported me reminded me that I needed to be patient. I am continuing to be calm and build my confidence. The Iver Makeup Academy created a nurturing and supportive space giving me strength to succeed. Thank you all for helping me on this path. I will keep you posted.

Mathilda Austin – View IMDB

Filmography/Known for:

Maleficent, Fast and furious, Dumbo, Little Drummer Girl …

When I began training at The Iver Makeup Academy the following 7 months began to learn the essentials about the industry, taught by incredible tutors who, importantly, are all current working make up artists. Since graduating  I have been working on various projects, focused mainly in TV & film. Recently I have been fortunate enough to have got the role of Main Team Trainee on a major Disney film. The Iver Makeup Academy have helped massively to get many of my past jobs, gain invaluable contacts and are the reason I am on my current job now.

Kashiya Hinds – View IMDB

Filmography/Known for:

Fast and Furious, Gangs of London, Sulpher and White, Star Wars, Europa…

After attending the open day, witnessing the passion towards their work and to share their expertise amongst all the tutors and staff was clear to see, it was inspiring. That’s when I knew this was the right school for me to and I haven’t regretted my decision since. Throughout my training I not only learnt valuable practical skills to develop as a professional hair and makeup artist, I gained an understanding in the importance of discipline and having the right attitude towards work. This really helped prepare me for the world in the industry outside of Iver. Most importantly, you are not forgotten once you graduate! Iver Academy really takes pride in helping their students fulfil their true potential and will always be there to support you. I am currently working as a trainee in crowd on a major film and embracing every moment. The Iver Makeup Academy has opened doors of opportunity for me and I will always be grateful.

Kelsey McIlgrew 

Filmography/Known for:

Screen Skills Trainee, Avenue 5,  English National Opera, Holland Park Opera, Wig maker,

Having had a previous career in finance, I was convinced that I had missed my opportunity to peruse my dream career in makeup and hair artistry, but one call to the wonderful ladies at the Iver Makeup Academy and I was proven otherwise, and signed up to the next 30 week class. Every teacher was supportive and encouraging and was still working in the industry which gave me a head start once the course had finished, I had cutting edge knowledge of all the new products and techniques and left already having contacts in the industry! Since the course has finished I have jumped straight into working with the BBC, assisting on commercial shoots and working at the Holland Park Opera. I am loving every minute, and The Iver Makeup Academy helped open this door full of possibilities for me.

Rachel Hallum – View IMDB

Filmography/Known for:

The Danish Girl, Bridget Jones’ Baby, The Mummy, Holmes and Watson, Tomb Raider

Training under Iver Makeup Academy tutors – the best decision I have ever made! It was a big decision to change career but from the first time I visited on open day I knew it was definitely the right one and I could not wait to start. Having active industry based Make-Up Artists and Designers as our tutors meant we were taught the most up to date techniques in a professional and friendly environment as well as benefiting from their wealth of knowledge, skill and experience. The course content is fantastic covering a wide range of skills and the learning atmosphere is kind, supportive and encouraging. To be taught by these tutors was a privilege and truly inspiring. Having an in house agency means there are lots of opportunities to gain invaluable ‘on the job’ experience and practice your new skills. Having completed the 15 week makeup and hair course for theatre, TV and film with airbrushing, I was so incredibly fortunate to be offered the opportunity by one of my tutors from the course to become her crowd trainee on a feature film in which she was the crowd supervisor. This was the most amazing and invaluable experience offering me a fantastic opportunity for continued learning and an incredible insight into the industry. I cannot thank them enough for the training, contacts and opportunities that have arisen from doing the course. I have so much respect and thanks to all of the tutors who made the course what it is, some of which I am proud to say I have been lucky enough to work with. Thank you!

Rebecca Cole- View IMDB

Filmography/Known for:

Captain America, Victor Frankenstein, The Party, Bridget Jones’ Baby, Woman in Gold, Maleficent, The Crown.

Just wanted to thank you for the help in finding two make up artists to assist me…they were polite, efficient, great set etiquette and their skill level was impressive. They followed instruction well – I expected nothing less from Students from The Iver Makeup Academy.

Emma Tomlinson –  View IMDB

Filmography/Known for:

Murder On The Orient Express,Avengers, Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Florence Foster Jenkins ,Jason Bourne 

I want to thank you for a truly brilliant course. The standard of lecturing was superb and I made some really great friends too. The tutors were fantastic and extremely supportive all the way through and upon leaving. Since graduating, I was very fortunate to land a full time hair/makeup trainee role on the set of Avengers 2. This is all thanks to the tutors work connections and recommendations. I felt confident in the role from all the skills I acquired during my training.

Faith Johnston – View IMDB

Highly recommends hiring IMA graduates.

What drew me to the Iver Makeup Academy, was not only the curriculum but the fact that all of the tutors have had extensive careers in the industry and are still active makeup and hair artists.

Each one is carefully selected for their incredible skill-set and their endless capacity to support and nurture.  It is refreshing to be around extremely accomplished and talented individuals who wish to impart their knowledge and wisdom. Studying there is a rare opportunity to learn from the best!

The on-going support I receive is phenomenal. I have spoken to many other artists in the industry who trained elsewhere, and they receive little or no help after completing their course.  I still feel I can call up, or pop in to ask for help and advice – without fail, it is given with enthusiasm and care.

I am confident that I wouldn’t be in the position I am, without the calibre of training and support the Iver Makeup Academy provided. Whenever I am crewing up I always head straight for the IMA graduate list.