Individuals visiting the UK on a visitors visa are able to undertake our 2-week or 4-week MASA courses. Should you wish to study a course over 4 weeks in duration, you will need to obtain a student visitors visa. All international students from outside EU are required to pay our International Students Administration Charge Band A, B, C or D as stated in the course fees.

LSBM has great relationships with luxury brands and students are eligible for discounts at MAC, Illamasqua, INGLOT and Urban Decay. We also host an array of discount evenings and exclusive shopping events for all MASA Make-up students. 

Each student enrolled in a MASA Make-up Artistry course is continually assessed throughout their course via on-going lecturer assessments and set portfolio work. There is an end, of course, the practical make-up exam for the MASA Award & Diploma.

The MASA & LSBM Make-up Artistry Courses are the ultimate programmes for those wishing to enter the arenas of fashion, media, bridal or freelance Make-up Artistry. You will gain current skills in Bridal, Creative Fashion, Beauty, Photographic, Media Make-up, Hair Styling and Advanced Nail Art. Our courses will equip you with the knowledge, technical skills and more importantly the confidence to enter this exciting industry, whilst meeting employer expectations and educational guidelines.

Focusing on Make-up Artistry as an art form and taught by industry leaders and certified educators, our make-up courses go beyond the classroom, bringing the industry to you via celebrity master classes, research outings and professional photo shoots. Our MASA Make-up Artistry courses focus on the detail of shape, colour and texture in relation to Make-up design from the past to present. In addition to technique, industry knowledge and personal development, we pride ourselves on preparing you for the industry with networking events and extensive portfolio development.

Our support does not stop after you have graduated, not only do our Alumni have the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience through the renowned LSBM Events Team, Alumni are also able to take advantage of our fantastic affiliation with the Artistry Network. The Artistry Network is an online portfolio sharing platform, where you can view the latest jobs and assisting opportunities while also receive invaluable business advice.

The Make-up Art Standards Authority (MASA) are an awarding body recognised by HABIA that provides the best possible standards and practices in Make-up Artistry education, for those interested in becoming a successful professional. MASA Executives have decades worth of industry knowledge under their belts and have worked hard to collaborate this knowledge into what they believe is the best course out there for starting your career in Make-up Artistry.

The London School of Beauty & Make-up offers the MASA Make-up qualifications, which are endorsed by Habia (Hair and Beauty Industry Authority) which guide the learner fluidly from concept to reality. Together with Make-up Art Standard Authority (MASA), LSBM has devised a three-stage approach to complete training in Fashion and Beauty Make-up, consisting of the Award, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of accreditation for those serious about starting a career as a Professional Make-up Artist. Each unique module is composed of intricate elements of visualisation, design and practical skills. Students can enrol on the prestigious 12 week MASA Advanced Diploma, or alternatively study each stage separately as a stand-alone unit, enhancing their previously attained knowledge and skills step by step. Successful completion of all three stages will provide an excellent grounding and the necessary practical and interpersonal skills to pursue a career in the Make-up industry, be it as a professional Make-up Artist, working in the arts or entering the corporate world of big name brands.

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If you’re looking for a new, exciting and lucrative career as a Make-up Artist, then look no further. Here at the London School of Beauty & Make-up, we want to help turn those dreams of fashion shoots, catwalk shows, film, television and freelance work into a reality and with our comprehensive, hands-on make-up courses. We’ll help launch you into one of the most creative and rewarding industries in the world.

The London School of Beauty and Make-up has long been revered as one of the best makeup schools in Europe for learning high fashion, photographic and media make-up techniques, a reputation earned through an engaging, intensive and time efficient curriculum. Taught by some of the world’s leading international make-up artists, you can be confident in the knowledge that the advice you receive will be invaluable throughout your career.

Our make-up courses take place within a professional studio environment, with practical make-up lessons at the core of each module. We are delighted to be able to work with a product from leading make-up brands that will help to broaden your knowledge and strengthen your skills.

Once your make-up application skills have been perfected through the Make-up Principles Award, you can then progress onto our advanced levels in fashion, photographic, runway and media make-up. During these specialised programs, you will be offered the unique opportunity of working on your own photographic shoots alongside a top fashion and beauty photographer and professional models from leading London Model Agencies.

The journey does not stop there, once you’re ready to start applying for make-up jobs, there will be an opportunity for you to join the exclusive LSBM Events Team that will enable you to expand your CV, adding both corporate, fashion and tv/film work to your makeup portfolio. Finally, through our close connections within the industry, we will assist you in any way we can to help transform your artistic talent, into a fun and successful career in the industry you love.

We have a school complaints policy and procedure which is available on all student notice boards throughout the school. All other policies are available from the school’s administration office.

We do not provide accommodation services, however, we have compiled a list of useful contacts that may assist you in your search for somewhere to live, whilst studying with us.

International students are eligible to attend full-time courses of over a month in duration and under 6 months with a valid Student Visitors Visa. If you are a national of a country which is not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland you will need to have permission to come to the UK and a student Visitor Visa. All international students from outside EU are required to pay our International Students Administration Charge Band A, B, C or D as stated in the course fees. International students who wish to enrol on one our CIBTAC/CIDESCO Courses will require a face to face or telephone interview to establish suitability and eligibility for the course, prior to a CAS number being applied for.

Enrolment for each course is completed online with a 20% deposit required to confirm your place on the course. The remaining fees must be paid in full one month prior to the course start. Due to the duration of each Make-up Course, there are no instalment payments available.

For students who would like to meet the team and have a facilities tour prior to enrolling on a course, we run a series of Open Days throughout the year and also offer 1-2-1 interviews. Please contact the Education and Artistry Team on 020 3966 8690 for further information.

Enrolment for each course is completed online with a deposit required to confirm your place on the course. The remaining fees must be paid in full one month prior to the course starting, however, for longer courses instalment plans are available. For students who would like to meet the team and have a facilities tour prior to enrolling on a course, we run a series of Open Days throughout the year and also offer one to one interviews. Please contact the Education and Artistry Team on 020 3966 8690 for further information.

We encourage all LSBM Alumni to join our renowned events team on completion of their course. Gaining valuable industry experience in the disciplines of Make-up Artistry and Beauty Therapy, our events team have worked on numerous high-level projects since its evolution in 2012. The LSBM Events Team not only allows you to develop your portfolio and CV, it also provides excellent networking opportunities at prestigious City events and first-hand experience in the fields of corporate, fashion, retail and freelance industry related work. Joining the Events Team is not mandatory, however, is advisable as part of your development as a new Make-up Artist or Beauty Therapist. Membership of the #lsbmeventsteam allows you to fit in around your work commitments and you only attend the jobs you wish to attend. Often members of the Events Team have made industry contacts, leading to paid roles. Events that LSBM students have supported are LFW, Children in Need, Vogue House Boardroom, Goldsmiths MA Filmmaking Group, 118 188 Beauty Campaign, (BBC) The One Show, Miss Teen Queen and Miss London City UK, ITV, Elite Model Management, Great Ormond Street, The Shangri-La at The Shard, Thomas Lyte at The Burlington Arcade, Malmaison Boutique Hotels, Sky TV and many more. Please contact for further information.

Successful graduates have gone on to work as Freelancers in the diverse sectors of TV and Film, Bridal, Theatre, Catwalk, Fashion Editorial, Music, Retail, Corporate Companies as well as in luxury Spa Resorts, Cruise Ships, Prestigious Salons and in the fields of Training, both here in the UK and overseas.

The London School of Beauty & Make-up is a non-discriminative school, therefore the classes may be mixed, should you require any further information then please contact us. 

As a highly respected school of excellence, LSBM is regularly approached by industry leaders and well-known brands who are seeking the skills of qualified Make-up Artists and Therapists. The school receives many job placement requests each year, all of which are cascaded to our Graduate Alumni.

Yes, once qualified you will be able to gain public liability insurance, which you will require if working as a Freelance Make-up Artist or Beauty Therapist. The London School of Beauty & Make-up also have links with Virgin Startup (, who offer start-up loans supported by Mentors and advice to young Entrepreneurs in their first twelve months of trading.

In addition to industry expert Master Classes, CPD Workshops and Professional Photo Shoots, our Lecturers also provide career advice, in addition to one to one sessions to discuss their long-term ambitions and career aspirations. #LSBM also offers each successful graduate the opportunity to join our prestigious and highly sought after Events Team, giving further opportunity to work at industry-related events, shows and shoots and keep students regularly updated of relevant design, makeup and beauty events taking place in London.

The London School of Beauty & Make-up offers a variety of full time, part week, evening, weekend and short courses, which students can enrol on ranging from Make-up Artistry to Beauty Therapy. For more detailed information on individual courses please review our dedicated Introduction to Make-up Courses and Introduction to Beauty Therapy Courses pages.

Established since 1995, The London School of Beauty & Make-up is one of the largest, private educational providers in the UK, devoted exclusively to world class make-up and beauty therapy education. With a variety of full time, part time, evening and weekend courses available to enrol on, The London School of Beauty & Make-up believes that the best educational experience comes from a collaboration of first-class teaching by expert Lecturers, industry-led Workshops, Master Classes and Graduate Alumni Learning and Development Mentorship Programmes.

Ideally located in the cosmopolitan, cultural and vibrant capital City of London, #LSBM is situated 2 minutes from Barbican Tube Station and 5 minutes walk from Farringdon and Moorgate in the heart of London’s creative quarter. Offering internationally world-renowned courses, by leading Make-Up Artists and Beauty Therapy Lecturers, the school has 3 onsite states of the art make-up studios, a photographic area, lifestyle salon and spa, laser and IPL medi-suite. With students from all corners of the globe and Tier 4 sponsor status from the UKVI, The London School of Beauty & Make-up is the ultimate destination of choice for those who wish to enter the innovative, vibrant and rewarding world of Make-up Artistry and Beauty Therapy. LSBM offer a comprehensive and competitively priced make-up kit and brush set to students enrolled on our make-up artistry courses, in addition to membership of the renowned LSBM Events Team. Guest Master Classes and Continuing Professional Development Workshops are also available for graduates, in addition to links to jobs via our Student Alumni Membership database and affiliation with Artistry Network. Public liability insurance is also available through MASA for Make-up and BABTAC for Beauty Therapy.

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