MASA CERTIFICATE – In Professional Makeup Artistry and Hairstyling

  • Beginners course taking you to an intermediate level
  • Ideal for students wanting to start their own bridal hair and make-up business
  • MASA Award plus hairstyling, editorial, fashion and photographic makeup
  • Includes one professional photoshoot day to gain portfolio images
  • Key looks covered: Beauty, Glam, Bridal, Male, Runway and Catwalk makeup looks
  • Join MASA Alumni upon completion for jobs, events and master classes
  • Full-time and part-time study options
  • Secure your place with a 25% deposit (balance due before course start)
  • The minimum age for entry to this course is 18 years – no exceptions.
  • No previous experience required, although a good general education is essential.
  • An excellent level of English is required to attend this course, you must be able to speak, read, write and understand English fluently.
  • International students will be required to gain a ‘Standard Visitor Visa’.
  • If you have any medical conditions, please email contact@beauty-school.co.uk or call us on 020 3026 7453 BEFORE booking on to the course. This will allow us to discuss the practicalities of you completing the course. Failure to do so may result in you not being able to join the course.



  • Make-up Artistry Hygiene – understanding the importance of artist hygiene and professional standards
  • Make-up Kit & Tools – this covers in detail the make-up, tools, skincare and disposables that you will need to start off a professional kit, and the best ways to pack and transport your kit
  • Health, Hygiene & Safety – understand how to safely use and store hazardous chemicals
  • Posture and Positioning – how to position your client, and how to work safely around your client
  • Client Consultation & Psychology – how to identify and decipher the look your client is requesting
  • Skin Science & Consultation – different skin types, conditions, and how to prep the skin before make-up application
  • Contraindications and contra-actions – understand how to recognise these as they may restrict or prevent make-up application
  • Colour Theory – gain a full understanding of the colour wheel, colour combinations and colour correction
  • Facial Architecture & Contouring – how to highlight and shade to redefine the structure of the face
  • Priming, Colour Correction & Camouflage – learn the techniques used to create a flawless base application
  • Product Performance & Placement – understand how to enhance natural beauty, products to include: foundation, concealer, powder, blusher, eyebrow products, eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascara, lash enhancements and lip products
  • Bridal Make-up Artistry – consultation, application and other considerations
  • False Lash Application – strip and cluster
  • Different Eye Make-up Styles & Techniques
  • Face Chart Design & Elements of Inspiration
  • Industry Codes of Conduct and Professional Ethics


  • Hair Structure & Anatomy- understand the structure of the hair and how to identify condition, density and texture
  • Client Care, Products & Hygiene – client consultation, product selection and performance, proper sanitisation of tools
  • Equipment & Tools – the correct use of styling tools and tricks of the trade
  • Product Training – how to prepare hair with the appropriate products to set the hairstyle
  • Plaiting and Pleats
  • Blow Drying Techniques – straight & curly
  • Roller set and Root Movement Theory
  • Pin Curling
  • Different Curling Techniques – heated tools
  • The Perfect Pony Tail
  • Twisting and Pinning Hair
  • Preparation for Putting Hair Up
  • Understanding Different Hair Lengths and Behaviours
  • Bridal Hair Styles & Accessories
  • Various Styles for Dressing Long Hair i.e. Chignon, French Pleat, Classic bun
  • Back Combing/Brushing
  • Hair Pins and Accessories – the different use of hair pins and accessories


  • Editorial, Fashion & Photographic Make-up Artistry – learn the art of creating dewy skin, adding freckles/gloss, different eye lining and shading techniques, the perfect red lip, high shine lips, metallics, glitter and different mascara application techniques
  • Product, Performance and Placement – understand how to use specialised products for fashion and beauty editorial
  • Photographic Lighting Effects – create black and white, colour and contemporary photographic styles
  • Inspiration & Reference – learn how to think like a designer and effectively research a brief
  • Male Grooming & Children’s Make-up
  • Location, Backstage, Studio & On-set Protocol – understand what is required of a freelance make-up artist working in the fashion, beauty & media industries. Backstage etiquette and working as a team is also discussed
  • Runway and Catwalk Workshop
  • Professional Photographer & Model Studio Shoot to gain a professional portfolio image

SATURDAY STUDENTS Please note that Students studying this course on a Saturday will have all bank holiday weekends off, this will include the following Saturdays: 3rd April 2021, 1st May 2021, 29th May 2021 and 28th August 2021.

Students will be assessed in the form of two practical examinations, and are required to submit a portfolio of evidence upon completion of the course. You will be allocated 1-month after the course completion date to complete and submit your portfolio. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive the following qualification and unit certificates:

  • MASA Award in Make-up Principles
  • MASA D100 Module in Fashion & Media Hairstyling
  • MASA D200 Module in Fashion, Photographic & Editorial Make-up Artistry



The following items are mandatory and are included in the total course cost.

Course Fee £2,422.50
MASA Award Registration Fee £60
MASA Face Chart Pad & Colour Wheel £17.50


The following items are not included but are highly recommended for this course, and are available to purchase on the first day of your course.

MASA Set of 17 Brushes & Brush Belt £119

To discuss payment options please call the administration team on 020 3966 8690.

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Emma Seavey
Best experience ever!! The most amazing and supportive teachers.
Libby Barnett
Had one of the most amazing experiences studying at LSBM. I have learnt so much and become so much more confident as an artist, this couldn’t have been done without the support from the best makeup team and mentors.
Megan Farmer
I absolutely loved this course and am so sad it’s over! I felt like I have learnt more than I thought I would in such a short amount of time. I left with so much knowledge and really good friends! Not only did I learn so much but I also had the most amazing time and had so much fun during the 12 weeks! The teachers are also so lovely! I highly recommend anyone interested in Makeup to take this course and go to this amazing school!

Places are limited, reserve your space on this course today!

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All prices are inclusive of course fees, mandatory course materials, awarding body registration & exam fees.

Payment Methods

Only a 25% Deposit is required to secure your place on this course if the course start date is more than 1 calendar month away. Any courses with a start date less than one calendar month away will be required to pay full balance. To discuss payment plan options, please call the administration team on 020 3966 8690.
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