MASA DIPLOMA – The Complete Makeup Artistry Course with Advanced Portfolio Development

  • The ultimate MASA course covering all aspects of makeup artistry across a variety of industries
  • MASA Certificate plus 6 weeks of Fashion and Media and Advanced Makeup Design including: Body Art, Customised lashes and brows, airbrushing and Drag makeup, Bald Caps and advanced hairstyling 
  • Includes two professional photoshoot day to gain portfolio images
  • Covering Beauty, Glam, Bridal, Fashion, Editorial, Avant-Garde, Airbrushing, SFX, Media makeup looks 
  • Projects to develop your signature style
  • Includes Editorial nail techniques
  • Students will also benefit from classes on how to set up your own Freelance makeup Business
  • 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



Session Hairstyling

  • 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
  • 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

Fashion & Media Make-up Artistry

  • Practical & Theoretical Workshops consisting of written material and interactive visual demonstrations
  • Close-up Beauty Make-up
  • Metallics & Embellishment
  • Customised Lashes
  • Body Art
  • Interpreting a Client’s Brief – the planning, preparing and execution of the Make-up
  • Brand Awareness
  • Customising & Creating Products
  • The role of the Make-up Designer and understanding Team Dynamics
  • Special Effects Make-up Workshop
  • Character and Historical Make-up Design
  • Body Art
  • HD Media Airbrushing
  • Editorial, Fashion & Photographic Make-up
  • Runway & Catwalk
  • Avant-Garde and Creative Artistry
  • Editorial Nail Techniques
  • Male Grooming
  • The Industry – set etiquette and backstage protocol
  • Two Professional Photographer & Model Studio Shoots – gain professional images for your portfolio


  • Guest Expert Workshops covering Advanced Techniques in Freelance Make-up Design
  • Advanced Foundation, Lashes & Body Art
  • Androgynous and Drag Make-up
  • Red Carpet Hairstyling – how to perfect the A-lister style
  • Bald Cap Application – realistic and avant-garde
  • Develop Your Artistic Signature Style
  • Project based Research and Reference
  • Advanced Make-up Mediums
  • Setting up your Freelance Make-up Business – CV, Invoicing, Portfolio Development, Marketing, Assisting Key Designers, Approaching Agencies

LSBM have strong relationships with luxury cosmetic brands, allowing our students to participate in exclusive shopping events and brand masterclasses. The school is world-renowned, our make-up courses are designed to meet industry standards and to offer our students the best opportunities to reach their full potential.


  • Product Performance & Placement to understand how to use specialised products for fashion and media to become confident in using mediums such as aqua colour, supra colour, gels, tints, creams, powders and a vast variety of products
  • Understanding of Photographic Lighting Effects to create black and white and colour images and contemporary photographic styles
  • Inspiration & Reference, including a research excursion


Students will be assessed on their practical skills throughout the course, and will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence after the course completion. Students will have up to 1 month after the course has finished to complete and hand in their portfolio for final assessment. Upon completion of the course, learners will receive the following certificates:

  • MASA Award in Make-up Principles
  • MASA Diploma in Fashion & Media Make-up Artistry with Hairstyling
  • MASA Advanced Diploma in Make-up & Hair Design
  • LSBM certificate in Airbrushing



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

Course Fee £5,297.50
MASA Award Registration Fee £60
MASA Diploma Registration Fee £60
MASA Advanced Diploma 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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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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