This exciting course covers the basics of make up application including application of Airbrush foundation for a flawless, long lasting finish. Learn how to tailor these techniques to create the right make-up look for your bridal clients in particular, including the iconic smokey eye make-up for smouldering, dramatic eyes. Bridal make-up is a lucrative business with freelance artists earning anything upwards of £30-£50 an hour. This course will allow even a complete beginner to gain the skills necessary to obtain insurance and begin earning providing bridal, prom and special occasion make-up services.
Introduction to Make-Up - Day 1
- Health, safety & hygiene
- Consultation techniques
- Identifying a variety of lip, face and eye shapes and how application of make-up should be adapted
- Creating a flawless finish to the skin
- Application of traditional bridal/day make-up including the use of the following products: concealer, foundation, loose powder, eyeshadow and pencil liner, mascara, blusher, lipstick and lip liner
- Application of evening/prom make-up
Bridal Make-Up - Day 2
- Application of Airbrush Make-Up
- Vintage make-up including application of liquid liner with a wing/flick and bold vibrant lips
- Application of strip lashes to enhance eye make-up
- Aftercare Advice
This course is structured over two days and runs from 10am – 4pm. We ask students to arrive at 9.45am to ensure a prompt start. You will learn the theory of the treatment firstly, and spend the majority of the day practising your practical skills, with a short break for lunch.
We do not include any kits within our training courses, however we provide all products and tools required to complete the practical training on the day, at the training centre for you to use. We took this approach following student feedback so that students are not tied into specific kits or brands of products as part of their course fee, before they are trained and able to make an informed choice. Our training courses teach the generic treatment techniques and processes, they are not brand specific.
We recommend attending training where you will gain advice about different brands and suppliers to enable you to purchase products from your chosen supplier directly following your training. We do offer selected starter kits available to purchase through our website & supplied directly from the supplier to you by courier.
Our friendly, expert Advisors are on hand to answer any questions & assist you in booking your place over the telephone*. Call on Freephone 0800 999 2277
Alternatively, most of our courses can be booked online 24/7, using our secure payment system.
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*Payment in full at time of booking online or by telephone allows you to select your training days at your preferred training centre in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Deko Finance (Payment Plan) is available on all bookings over £299. To enquire, simply click ‘Apply for Payment Plan’ on the right-hand side or give us a call to learn more.
1. Payment in full using Credit / Debit
By making payment in full, you can secure your course place and enjoy the greatest flexibility to book all of your training days at your preferred training centre, in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Book securely online 24/7, or call our friendly Advisors by book by phone.
2. Payment Plan – Courses over £299
Our Deko Finance option is available on all courses, diploma course packages and VTCT qualifications over £299. You have three options – to make repayments either over 12, 24, or 36 months at only 19.9%, all with just a 20% deposit.
A very important point regarding finance options: Many of our students are fairly young and may not have taken out finance before; perhaps they are living with mum/dad or boyfriend/partner and have not had their own name on an electoral roll for at least 3 years. Now, although it may seem a bit harsh it is very true that all finance companies will view your application very critically if any of the above is true. A way around this is to increase your deposit to say 40% but this needs to be done at the outset and not after you have been rejected.
If you feel that any of the above does apply to you then please just have a word with one of our Course Advisors before making an application.
The Deko finance option allows you book and attend your chosen courses with us while making affordable, monthly repayments to spread the cost. You don’t need to wait to book training sessions, you can complete all training as you wish, selecting from our available scheduled dates without delay. This is a great payment choice for those who desire the flexibility to manage studying around work commitments / childcare or even wish to complete their award as soon as possible; but who need the option to spread the cost into more affordable payments, over a longer term.
You can increase your deposit to reduce your payments and you can pay off early if you wish. No hidden fees or charges. The scheme is subject to the usual credit checks etc.
Our Bridal Make-Up course is perfect for those who require an understanding and introduction to make-up, or for those who are seeking to begin a career in this exciting industry, working from home and/or mobile. This exciting course will teach you the basic and more advanced skills to create flawless long lasting bridal make-up. Gain knowledge of basic camouflage and airbrush foundation application for a flawless base. You will learn to create both traditional and vintage bridal make-up looks to suit the needs of a diverse range of clients. Iconic smokey eye make-up techniques allow you to create and adapt to create captivating, beautiful make-up for your brides and bridal party. The techniques can also be used to create make-up looks suitable for proms, black tie and work events.
For the majority of the course, you will be practising your make-up looks on each other adhering to a given brief, in-between observing tutor demonstrations. Our training centres are not brand-specific and there will be a wide range of make-up products for you to use and try over the two days. Once you have acquired the skills to work on a range of clients and briefs, this course allows you to you to begin working from home or mobile offering freelance make-up services.
Our diploma courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not yet beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments. A good command of spoken and written English is required to complete the course.
You will be required to give and receive treatments as part of this course, students work upon each other so no models are required. All products and tools are provided for the training day at the centre when you attend. No kit is required to complete the training day, nor included in the course fee. On the training day, you only need to bring a hand towel for your personal use, completed enrolment form and cold food for your lunch (e.g. sandwich/salad). Tea & coffee are provided on the day.
We are so proud at The Beauty Academy to work with such a professional, passionate and friendly team of tutors, all of which hold a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in their specialised sector. Our tutors are also all qualified with either Level 4 PTTLS or equivalent teaching awards in education, with years of experience in beauty-related professional industries. Furthermore, our tutors who are involved in the assessment process all hold an Assessors Award.
We pride ourselves on the welcoming nature of our tutors and their ability to engage, educate and enrich students from all ages and backgrounds. All of our tutors are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques in the ever-changing industry.
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy and accredited by ABT. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability Insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home and/or mobile.
Once you have completed your practical training day with us, there is no additional work to be completed. Your diploma certificate will be sent to you within 1-2 working days and you can then begin working from home and/or mobile, once insurance has been obtained.
All courses completed with The Beauty Academy are accredited by ABT allowing you receive a 10% discount off your policy with ABT Insurance when you quote ACADEMY99
The Beauty Academy also offer a discounted insurance scheme with Balens; a Specialist Insurance Brokers aimed at Health and Well-Being Professionals, offering both Therapist and Student Therapist insurance for those who train with us. To learn more about the Balens insurance scheme, please click here.
All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering Bridal & Special Occasion Make-Up treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance.
We offer high-quality ABT accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by the awarding body (VTCT) which we provide qualifications through; to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and industry experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible.
All courses are run as smaller groups than most other providers, allowing plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We also provide free and unlimited on-going access to our Support Team who are available to answer queries or provide guidance within any aspect of your course with us, contactable on either email or telephone.
Once you feel confident in completing basic make-up, you can continue onto further courses such as our Lash & Brow Courses or Nail Courses, to enhance your skill-set and allow you to offer the complete package of treatment services to your clients in preparation for special occasions / weddings.
You may consider completing a VTCT qualification in make-up or beauty to further your career opportunities within this industry. To learn more about the qualifications that we offer, please click here.
Course Info & Price
- Course Duration
- 2 days 10am to 4pm
- No hidden charges: includes all exam fees & VAT.
How to Apply
* Example only. Subject to status. Credit checks apply.
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25th Mar 2019