5-DAY BRIDAL MAKEUP FOUNDATION COURSE – £1,500
Who the course is suitable for: Beginners. No previous experience required.
What you can expect: Customised course curriculum and unique teaching methods so that you learn quickly and effectively. 5 days that could change your life!
This bespoke, intensive, privately taught course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a successful professional bridal makeup artist with little or no prior experience. You’ll learn how to work confidently with various skin types and age groups; gain expertise in frequently required correctional techniques; and understand how to create the most suitable and flattering looks for your clients. It is run on either a one-to-one or two-to-one basis which ensures that you receive the maximum guidance and attention. This provides the most efficient and effective learning experience so that you can learn the necessary techniques required in order to become a highly skilled bridal makeup artist.
After the course you’ll continue receiving support from the Academy via our Facebook Study Group: expect competitions, job sharing, test shoot invitations, work appraisals, special event announcements and discounts to future masterclasses with the Academy. You’ll also be invited to assisting/observation days at the Kristina Gasperas Makeup and Hair Studio which will help you continue growing your skills and keep you on the right path.
The theory element consists of the foundations of makeup artistry:
- Colour theory and the principles of colour harmony – selecting the correct colours for a variety of skin tones in order to be able to choose the most effective combinations that will flatter your clients;
- Facial anatomy – how to create the perfect oval regardless of face shape;
- Correction of facial features – techniques to correct droopy/uneven eye shapes; deal with uneven/over-plucked eyebrows; enlarge thin lips; and correct/conceal problematic skin and under-eye areas;
- Variety of makeup techniques and correct product selection – for a wide range of age groups and skin types;
- Business set up – how to start out in makeup artistry and build a career. Includes advice on website design, pricing structure, social media presence, exceptional customer service and continuous practice;
- Start-up makeup kit advice – product recommendations suitable for a start-up professional makeup kit; and
- Portrait photography – an optional module covering the importance of having a great portfolio and the theory behind taking beautiful, clean portraits that showcase the makeup. The images taken of your models during the course can be used for your portfolio – around 15-20 are provided. Camera advice is also included.
The practical element includes learning the most important makeup styles and techniques:
- Bridal – the most frequently requested bridal looks. Interpreting your client’s requests correctly and delivering beyond their expectations;
- Special Occasion – creating beautiful and current evening/special event looks;
- Photographic – makeup that will look superb in photographs;
- Makeup for mature women – specific techniques on how to make your clients look 10 years younger;
- Individual eyelash application – learn how to effectively enlarge and elongate lashes and create an anti-ageing effect with the correct application of individual lashes;
- Applying eye-liner – one of the most important practical elements of the course. How to use eye-liner perfectly no matter what the eye shape;
- Smoky eye – a hugely popular style. Create flawless, beautifully blended and striking smoky eyes;
- Vintage flick – how to confidently create a 50’s liquid line flick. It is possible!
- Correcting mistakes – how to correct makeup mistakes on the job: uneven eye-liner, shaky lip-liner, uneven eyebrows, etc. Mastering error correction is half the job!
We provide an in-house makeup kit for this course so no previous purchase necessary. If you already own a kit or partial kit we encourage you to bring it in however so that you learn how to make the best use of what you already have.
The following additional services are also available:
- 60-second promotional video of you applying makeup that can be included in your portfolio to make it stand out, the cost of this is a discounted £190 for Academy students; and
- Website text enhancement, editing and proof-reading – especially recommended if English is not your first language. Please mention to us if you are interested in this service and we can provide a quote.
A diploma is awarded upon successful completion.
Courses are run at the Kristina Gasperas Makeup and Hair Studio, 5A-7A Golden Court, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1EU although can be booked for a location of your choice.
Once a course with the Academy has been completed discounts are available for future courses and masterclasses.
Closest rail/underground/overground station to the Studio is Richmond, parking is available at the nearby Paradise Road car park (TW9 1SQ). Closest airport is London Heathrow.
To book a £350 deposit is required with the balance settled 2 weeks before the course start date. All major credit/debit cards accepted excluding American Express.
Check out the Why Study With Us page for more information and inspiration on why studying at the Kristina Gasperas Beauty Academy is for you.