HNC Fashion Makeup

Our HNC Fashion Makeup course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to build a successful career as a makeup professional.

Course Schedule

Aberdeen 16th February 2022
Wed, Thurs, Fri
Glasgow 16th February 2022
Wed, Thurs, Fri
Edinburgh 24th January 2022
Mon, Tues, Wed
Dunfermline 7th February 2022
Mon, Tues, Wed

Course Duration

6 Months

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Course Overview

Alongside learning the necassary skills to complete makeup looks, our tutors will teach you what it’s like to work in the industry. They will share their personal experiences of jobs they have had throughout their career as makeup artists. Our tutors have worked with STV & the BBC, they have created looks for large commercial campaigns, worked at London Fashion week, been featured in the pages of Vogue. They have built successful businesses as glam and bridal appointment artists and are working as successful beauty influencers.

Start Dates

Experience GlamCandy in 2022 - Learn beautiful new skills and join our community of creatives

Ed Edinburgh
January 24

Gl Glasgow
February 16

Du Dunfermline
February 7

Ab Aberdeen
February 16

Course Content

Essential Makeup Skills

This unit covers skin types, skin tones, face shapes, colour theory and foundation matching.

Current Fashion & Classic Makeup Skills

Covering iconic beauty trends over the past few decades from the winged eyeliner of the 40’s to the glamour of the modern day cut crease.

Runway & Editorial Makeup & Hair Skills

Researching fashionable looks from brands, designers, campaigns and runways to inspire your own runway and editorial-style looks.

Fashion & Runway Makeup: Promotional & Presentation Skills

Presenting and promoting make-up looks or products to individuals via live audiences and via social media.

Work Placement

Learn how to create an industry ready CV and set your future employment goals.

Hairdressing Techniques for Fashion Makeup

Create basic looks that compliment a range of makeup styles using rollers, finger waving and curls. These are taught using various hair products and heated tools.

Makeup & Hairstyling for Photoshoots

Whether you’re working for a fashion brand or a new product launch this unit will teach you to follow creative briefs and take professional direction. Plan, design and produce an entire look complete with make-up, hair and styling.

History of Hairstyling & Makeup

Boufounts & Bee hive hair styles to greats gatsby & flapper makeup this unit will teach you a variety of influential classic styles.

Project-Based Assessment

Researching and studying a fashion designer or cosmetics brand by taking inspiration and planning a look complete with hair, make-up and styling for a professional photoshoot.

HNC Fashion Makeup GlamCandy


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
Social Media Manager & Tutor
Rachael Melrose
Lead Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Paulina Siembor
Creative Director
Vicky Cameron
Senior Make-Up Artist & Lead Tutor
Holly Martin
Lead Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Charlie McGuire
Lead Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Stephanie Ferry
Lead Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Morgan Milne
Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Lois Barclay
Lead Make-Up Artist & Tutor
Jay Millar
Senior Make-Up Artist & Lead 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

What your costs cover

SQA registration & certificates
Enrolment and admin fees
Promotional Fees

Pay in Full

Students can pay up front for their course or they can pay 20% to secure their place and the remaining balance is due on once the course starts.

Apply for Finance

Students can apply for finance through our partner Funding Falcon, visit our fees and funding page for more details.

Monthly Installments

The monthly payment amount can vary depending on when a students enrol in the course. We can tailor these payment plans to hep students manage their finances and affordability.


Students can apply to SAAS for funding please visit our fees and funding page for more details and criteria.

Payment options

Many students self-fund from personal money, savings, finance, or pay their fees using monthly income or apply to SAAS (Students Award Agency Scotland) & SLC (Student Loans Company) to cover the cost.