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Alisha MacCallum: Student Success

At GlamCandy, we are dedicated to providing our students with the tools to create a successful career within the industry.


Dunfermline HNC Fashion Makeup student, Alisha MacCallum, is an outstanding example of the determination we see from our students here at GlamCandy. Working in Costa Coffee whilst studying, Alisha has worked tirelessly to succeed in both her studies and her career.

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In just 3 months of studying her course, Alisha’s skills and knowledge of the industry have blossomed. She said, “I didn’t really know what to expect before I started the course, but since I’ve started, I have learned so much.

“I love that the course includes makeup of all eras and that I am able to learn different techniques from different tutors.

“The best thing is that you are able to practice different looks, so you’re confident and prepared for any situation you’re presented with.”


Our HNC Fashion Makeup course offers students in-depth knowledge of an array of different aspects ofthe industry, giving them a taste of every technique and style makeup has to offer.

Alisha MacCallum: Student Success GlamCandyAlisha said, “I am really enjoying learning the ‘Intense Glam’ section of my course, and I am keen on completing more bridal and editorial looks to build my portfolio. I love colours and getting creative!

“Photoshoots have been incredibly fun and amazing for my confidence. You are working in a studio with professional photographers and tutors who have been in the industry for years – so you know you’re in very capable hands.”

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Alisha hopes to establish herself as a freelance MUA after her course is finished, and is already in the midst of organising and creating 1:1 personal lessons.

She is also keen on learning how to apply HD brows to her clients – a highly recommended investment into her future – showing that she can offer both makeup artistry and aspects of beauty therapy.


Alisha’s most useful piece of advice for aspiring makeup artists is to be confident within yourself. She said, “Since I started my course with GlamCandy, this has become a skill I think is essential in the industry.

“You are constantly working on so many different faces, skin types and skin tones, that it has given me the confidence to just go for it – not only in class but in my own life.

“The overwhelming support received by the tutors and other students really does improve your confidence to believe in yourself.”


Alisha MacCallum: Student Success GlamCandy

Alisha’s most recommended products would be the Illamasqua OMG Highlighter and Precision Brow Gel.

Alisha enjoys using these products as they are both extremely high quality and durable – ideal for creating every editorial or glam look.


Alisha’s advice for anyone unsure about applying for the course would be to go for it.

Alisha MacCallum: Student Success GlamCandy

Alisha MacCallum’s HNC Bridal Image

Alisha said, “I was nervous before I started because I thought I wouldn’t be any good at the course.

“The experience has been incredible, and I have learned loads of new skills and made so many friends.

“Joining the HNC course not only builds on your makeup skills, but also on your business skills in the beauty industry and how to deal with customers in an appropriate manner.”

Alisha MacCallum: Student Success GlamCandy

Alisha MacCallum’s HNC Natural Beauty Image

Alisha is blossoming into a talented, respectable and dedicated student, ready to face the industry and the success that will inevitably follow.

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