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The leading make-up school in Scotland, renowned for educating a new, specialist breed of artist.

GlamCandy burst on to the scene in 2011, led by Hayley Harvey-Smith & Ebony Smith and joined by Illamasqua founder Julian Kynaston in 2017. GlamCandy as a creative leader embraces the digital influence of Instagram and other social platforms unlike any other make-up school. As fashion continues to move and re-invent itself over and over, we continue to evolve and invent current trends. Like other creative industries, the techniques of make-up artistry must advance to ensure they remain relevant both professionally and culturally.

GlamCandy accreditation is worth so much more than a piece of paper and our team are extremely proud of our success. In 2011 we were the very first school to deliver a non-product specific makeup masterclass; which is now a service widely offered by makeup artists throughout the world. In 2016 we were the first private college in Scotland to offer an HNC in Fashion Makeup and offer this SQA accreditation. An accreditation from GlamCandy is invaluable, we have high expectations from our students; we expect dedication, determination, creativity and a strong passion to get the job done no matter what obstacles arise. Many of our successful students who demonstrate these qualities continue to lead successful careers.

We are particularly proud to say that we train to a standard that potential employers find desirable. We have previously hired many graduates to join the GlamCandy team from retail artists, trainee tutors and freelance makeup artists. We educate students from briefs and requests from real customers from bridal, beauty and fashion makeup to ensure that all skills taught are current and relevant.

Students are able to learn from some of the finest technical make-up artists in the industry with real, relevant experience across multiple mediums, as well as benefit from GlamCandy’s strategic partnerships with leading professional brands such as Illamasqua, Kryolan, Caudalie and Karla Powell.

We have helped to create a new breed of make-up artists who are fearlessly educated, fearlessly prepared and fearlessly confident to lead long-lasting successful careers.

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