Recently our HNC student, Brannagh Mcloughlin @brannghbeauty, worked at a Toni and Guy style director promotion presentations.


The event was on the 6th of February 2019 in the Toni and Guy salon on Fredrick Street in Edinburgh. This was Brannagh’s third Toni and Guy promotion presentation due to her mum being a member of the Toni and Guy team.


For the presentation, Brannagh had to create two looks that fitted the briefs given. The two briefs were Editorial and a more glam look.  For the Editorial look, Brannagh created a purple smoky glossy eye and a cut crease for the glam look.  

The whole experience was very insightful for Brannagh  whilst also studying for her HNC and taking the skills she had learned in class and adapting them to help her progress with the presentation. Brannagh had to practise for a few months before the course which also helped improve her confidence and skill set. 



Brannah said the experience was very stressful due to the limited time period to create the overall looks and the hair being done at the same time. This is another skill which is very vital to work in the make-up industry.  

The presentation overall helped increase Brannagh’s confidence as she was speaking to a large array of people at the presentation from the models to the moderators. It also helped her how to work in a professional manor and communicate with the models to have an effective and positive outcome  



Brannagh is also going to Aberdeen with Toni and Guy to do the make up for the assistant’s competition in March.  


Brannagh’s favourite product is the Illamasqua Gel Eye-liner. This is her favourite product as it is highly pigmented and visibly durable compared to others on the market. The Illamasqua Gel Eye-liner can be purchased in any of our GlamCandy studio’s.  




In regards to the HNC course Brannagh is studying with GlamCandy, she states:- 

“The HNC course is amazing for building up communication and make-up skills. I love working with so many different people, tutors and models on the course and it has really brought me out of my shell. 

I am really proud of my journey so far with GlamCandy. I didn’t even have a make-up page when I started or much confidence and now, I’m so confident! My skills have developed and I am ready to face the industry and be successful. “


For anyone who is hesitant at applying for the HNC Brannagh says:- 

“It’s one of the best decisions I have made. I have learned so many skills from how important hygiene is to how to handle bookings. GlamCandy make you believe in yourself and show you there is nothing you can’t do!”  



In GlamCandy we pride ourselves in the amount of commitment each one of our members of staff gives to the students and their learning. 

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We can’t wait to write about all of our students’ success stories just like Brannagh’s. 

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