Choosing the right make-up training provider

Q: What are the most important things to look for in a make-up training provider?

The first thing I would research is whether the course is certified by an accredited training provider. Ask the school if it provides nationally recognised, vocational qualifications on completion of the course. This is essential for insurance and to enable you to get professional discounts from suppliers.

Then I’d look at course content. Does it cover hygiene and safety standards as well as demonstrations of the relevant looks that you would like to add to your repertoire? 

When studying make-up, I think it is important to get immersed in the practical side of things as well as watching great demonstrations by tutors. The student needs to have as much hands-on experience as possible. 

It’s worth looking into how much time the training provider is allocating to practical work as this helps to build up an understanding of make-up application on different skin types and give students the confidence they need when they come to work on real clients.

Finally, consider the amount of ongoing support provided from the tutors once the course is completed. A good training provider should continue to encourage and nurture graduates.

Lucy JayneLucy Jayne is an award-winning bridal make-up artist and the founder of the Lucy Jayne Makeup Academy, which offers a range of professional accredited make-up courses.

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