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Masa Courses

Full-Time - Monday to Friday (10am-5pm) - 2 Weeks
Part-Time - Monday to Wednesday - 10 Sessions
Weekend, Part-Time - Saturdays (10am-4.30pm) - 10 Weeks


Masa Courses

Full-Time - Monday to Friday (10am-5pm) - 4 Weeks
Part-Time - Monday to Wednesday (10am-5pm) - 7 Weeks


Masa Courses

Full-Time – Monday to Friday (10am-5pm) – 10 Weeks
Part-Time – Monday to Wednesday (10am-5pm) – 17 Weeks


At the London School of Beauty & Make-up, we offer a total of three Make-up Art Standards Authority (MASA) make-up courses. London students seeking to achieve a diploma in make-up can choose from the MASA Award in Principles of Makeup Design, the MASA Certificate in Professional Makeup Artistry and Hairstyling, and the MASA Diploma – the Complete Makeup Artistry Course with Advanced Portfolio Development.

MASA provides the best possible practices and standards in make-up artistry education. Recognised by Habia, a government approved Standard Setting Body (SSB), MASA aims to be the world-leading educational body for make-up artistry, with graduates of its diploma in make-up being the most sought after in the industry.

MASA students are fully engaged throughout their make-up courses. London-based tutors here at LSBM provide a thorough introduction to the art of make-up, helpful learning materials and tools, and access to a top class curriculum that provides the foundation for the very best start as a professional make-up artist. Students completing the MASA Advanced Diploma will be fully prepared to start a rewarding career in industries like fashion, TV and media.

Masa Courses

Monday - Friday (10am-5pm) - 5 Days
Saturdays (10am-5pm) - 5 weeks


Hairstyling and make-up artistry have always naturally gone hand in hand. For qualified make-up artists seeking to expand their skills and enhance their career prospects, the MASA Beginners Hairstyling course will add valuable competences. The course can also be studied as part of the MASA Certificate in Professional Makeup Artistry and Hairstyling, for those wishing to combine a diploma in make-up with an additional hairstyling certificate.

Running over five days, the MASA Beginners Hairstyling course offered here at LSBM is perfect for anyone looking to ultimately provide combined bridal hair and make-up services, which are very much in high demand. Students will learn classic techniques such as blow drying, pin curling and plaiting, as well as bridal hairstyles. Hair structure and anatomy is also included in the curriculum, as is product training.

We often find here at LSBM that most students studying make-up courses in London are also looking to add hairstyling to their skillset. Many of our diploma in make-up graduates go on to develop lucrative careers in a range of sectors including fashion, retail, TV, film, bridal and media having combined make-up and hairstyling talents.


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Makeup artistry is an exciting and creative career providing endless opportunities across all sectors of the industry. Our make-up courses in London prepare you for the best possible start.

If you are considering pursuing a career as a make-up artist, we understand you will be evaluating your options in terms of make-up courses. At the London School of Beauty & Make-up (LSBM), we have developed a prominent reputation as one of the most respected beauty and make-up schools, welcoming students from across the globe, many of whom have gone on to build very successful and high profile careers.

Here at LSBM, we do all we can to support our diploma in make-up graduates as they start their exciting careers. We will help you build a strong portfolio by sending you on professional photo shoots. We will also invite you to join our Events Team so that you can attend a range of industry related shows, shoots and events to help build your experience and contacts.


Here we share with you all you need to know about make-up courses in London, including the types of courses available at the London School of Beauty & Make-up, the qualifications you can study for, and how much you can expect to invest to achieve a diploma as a make-up artist and other qualifications.

If you are considering studying make-up courses in London, LSBM offers the Make-up Art Standard Authority (MASA) qualifications, endorsed by the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (Habia). These qualifications are specially created to guide the learner fluidly from concept to reality.

Working with MASA, LSBM has devised a three-stage approach to complete training in Fashion and Beauty Make-up. This begins with the Award, the Diploma and the Advanced Diploma, all accreditations ideal for those who are serious about starting a career in professional make-up artistry.

Each unique module is composed of intricate elements of visualisation, design and practical skills. Diploma in make-up and beauty students can enrol on the prestigious 12-week MASA Advanced Diploma, or alternatively study each stage separately as standalone units, enhancing their previously attained knowledge and skills step by step.

Successful completion of all three make-up course assessments and the achievement of the Advanced Diploma in Make-up will provide an excellent grounding, together with all the necessary practical and interpersonal skills required to pursue a career in the make-up industry, whether that is as a professional make-up artist, working in the arts, or entering the corporate world of big name brands.

The Make-up Art Standards Authority (MASA) is an awarding body recognised by Habia. It provides the best possible standards and practices in make-up artistry education, for those interested in becoming a successful professional make-up artist. 

MASA executives have decades worth of industry knowledge under their belts and have worked hard to collaborate this knowledge into what they believe are the best make-up courses in London and beyond for starting a career in make-up artistry.

When it comes to MASA and LSBM make-up courses, London and UK-wide students can consider them the ultimate programmes for those wishing to enter the arenas of fashion, media, bridal or freelance make-up artistry.

Skills in bridal, creative fashion, beauty, photographic, media make-up, hair styling and advanced nail art all form part of the make-up courses. London wide, our courses equip students with the knowledge, technical knowhow and 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 in London 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 past to present. In addition to technique, industry knowledge and personal development, we pride ourselves on preparing you for the industry courtesy of networking events and extensive portfolio development.

What’s more, our support does not stop after you have graduated and achieved your diploma. Make-up artist alumni of the school 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, an online portfolio sharing platform where you can view the latest jobs and assisting opportunities, whilst also receive helpful business advice.

Photo shoots with a professional model and photographer are provided within the MASA courses at diploma level and upwards. These shoots provide each student with the opportunity to start building their portfolio to showcase their work and skills.

One to one sessions with the head of make-up to discuss long term ambitions and career aspirations are incorporated into the courses as standard. LSBM also offers each successful diploma in make-up graduate the opportunity to join our prestigious and highly sought after Events Team, providing further opportunities to work at industry related events, shows and shoots.

Each student enrolled in a MASA Make-up Artistry course is continually assessed via ongoing lecturer assessments and set portfolio work. This all culminates in a practical make-up exam for the MASA Award & Diploma.

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 numerous job placement requests each year, all of which are cascaded to our graduate alumni.

Having gained their diploma, make-up artist graduates have gone on to work as freelancers in the diverse sectors of TV and film, bridal, theatre, catwalk, fashion, editorial, music, retail and corporate cosmetic houses, as well as in the fields of teaching and training, both here in the UK and overseas.

We encourage all LSBM Alumni to join our renowned Events Team on completion of their make-up open learning course. Having gained valuable industry experience in the disciplines of make-up artistry and beauty therapy, our Events Team has worked on numerous high-level projects since it was established in 2012.

The LSBM Events Team not only makes it possible for you to develop your portfolio and CV, but 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, it is advisable as part of your development as a new make-up artist or beauty therapist.

Membership of the LSBM Events Team can fit in around your work commitments, and you need only attend the jobs that interest you. Often, team members have made industry contacts, leading to paid roles. 

Events that LSBM make-up diploma students have supported include London Fashion Week, Children in Need, Vogue House Boardroom, Goldsmiths MA Filmmaking Group, 118 188 Beauty Campaign, BBC’s 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, Sky TV and many more. 

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 date. Due to the duration of our make-up courses in London, payment by instalments is not offered.

For students who would like to meet the team and have a facilities tour prior to enrolling on one of our make-up courses in London, we run a series of open days throughout the year, as well as one-to-one interviews. Please contact the Education and Artistry Team on 020 3966 8690 for further information.

Individuals visiting the UK on a Standard Visitor visa are able to undertake our two-week or four-week MASA diploma in make-up courses. The visa usually allows you to stay in the UK for up to six months.

Please see our dedicated page for international students looking to study make-up courses in London here at LSBM.

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