HNC Fashion Make-Up

Our HNC Fashion Make-Up course is designed to give you the knowledge and skill needed to build a successful career as a professional make-up artist in the beauty industry.

Course Schedule

Class 1 Mon, Tues, Wed
10:00 to 17:00 OR
Class 2 Wed, Thurs, Fri
10:00 to 17:00

Course Duration

6 Months

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Course Overview

Our HNC Fashion Make-Up course gives students in-depth knowledge of make-up application, the industry, customer service and business skills to begin their careers as professional make-up artists.

If you love high fashion looks and want to know everything there is to know about make-up, studying your HNC with us at GlamCandy is where to start.

Start Dates

Start a career in Make-Up Artistry in 2021

Ed Edinburgh
April 7

Gl Glasgow
May 3

Du Dunfermline
May 3

Ab Aberdeen
May 10

Ed Edinburgh
May 12

Course Content

Essential Make-Up Skills
Studying of a range of skin types, skin tones, face shapes, colour theory and foundation matching, you will learn the fundamental skills you need to transfer to your practical looks.

Current Fashion & Classic Make-Up Skills
Covering iconic beauty trends of past decades from the winged eyeliner of the 40’s to the glamour of the modern day cut crease.

Runway & Editorial Make-Up & Hair Skills
Researching fashionable, editorial looks from brands, designers, campaigns and runways and utilising every day objects, textures, colours and themes to inspire your runway and editorial-style looks.

Fashion & Runway Make-Up: Promotional & Presentation Skills
Developing the knowledge and skill necessary when presenting and promoting make-up looks or products to individuals, live audiences and via social media.

Work Placement
Students will complete a work placement where they will gain essential experience in the industry and are able to exercise their knowledge and skill in a professional environment.

Hairdressing Techniques for Fashion Make-Up
Basic hairstyling techniques including rollers, finger waving and curls are taught using various hair products and heated tools to create looks that compliment a range of make-up styles.

Make-Up & Hairstyling for Photoshoots
This unit teaches the necessary expertise for working with clients and brands by learning how to take professional direction and follow creative briefs. By following the brief requirements you will plan, design and produce an entire look complete with make-up, hair and styling.

History of Hairstyling & Make-Up
Covering the classic styles of hair and make-up from past eras and decades, recognising the influential factors of these trends and how they are used in modern looks.

Project-Based Assessment
Researching and studying a designer or brand, taking inspiration and planning a look complete with hair, make-up and styling for a professional photoshoot.


This course is available at the following locations:


The following tutors will teach on this course

Clarisse Morieux
Senior Make-Up Artist & Lead Tutor
Alice Dickson
Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Rachael Melrose
Art Director
Paulina Siembor
Senior Make-Up Artist & Lead Tutor
Vicky Cameron
Senior Make-Up Artist & Lead Tutor
Holly Martin
Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Karen Bowen
Senior Make-Up Artist & Lead Tutor
Ebony Smith
Managing Director
Rebecca Muir
Social Media Manager
Charlie McGuire
Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Stephanie Ferry
Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Morgan Milne
Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Chloe McKenzie
Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Lois Barclay
Make-Up Artist & Tutor


Make-up and skincare form part of one of the largest industries in the world. Entrepreneurship is thriving within the world of cosmetics, paving the way for fresh, independent brands to break into the industry. Make-up and skincare professionals are emerging every day with cutting edge, creative ideas for the sale, promotion and uses of a range of products on the market.

What are my career prospects following my studies?

Cosmetic Brand Employment: eg. sales, buying, product testing, product design and social media
Studio, Bridal and Party Make-Up Artist
Fashion Make-Up Artist: local and leading fashion shows
Editorial Make-Up Artist: magazines and newspapers
TV/Movie Make-Up Artist
Beauty Blogger, Vlogger or Agent
Photoshoot Art Director
Content Creator

Brand Ambassador
Creative Director
Cosmetics Personal Shopper
Beauty PR Agent
Social Media Manager
Social Media Beauty Influencer
Lecturer & Educator

Our HNC students work closely with our photography department and have the opportunity to work together in creating innovative content to build high-quality portfolios for future career prospects.

Payment Options

There may be an option for students to apply for funding towards course costs. For more information or if you would like to apply, please complete the above form. We have the following payment options available:

– Apply for funding
– Flexible payment plans
– Payment in full