Our Professional Makeup Artist course is perfect for beginners and intermediates who want to work as professional Makeup Artists in the Bridal, Red Carpet and Editorial industries.

The Academy of Hair & Makeup’s professional makeup course is an all in one, personalised course for anyone who would like to start a career as a professional Makeup Artist. Our classes are smaller, so every student receives a more personalised learning experience, allowing them to go from beginner to professional in just a few weeks! 

Our professional makeup course in Melbourne is a complete training course for beginners and intermediates that want to work as Professional Makeup Artists in the areas of bridal makeup and special event makeup. Students who complete this course will also be skilled with makeup for photography, editorials, fashion, media and more. Combined with our Beauty Business course, this all-inclusive course will develop the skills and confidence you need to start your own business working for yourself or within a retail or salon environment. 

The Academy of Hair & Makeup provides the most exclusive professional makeup course complete with certification and fully interactive training sessions. Read what our students are saying about us here 

Our professional makeup course in Melbourne is face-to-face and will provide you with hands-on training in a small and personalised setting. 

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Payment Options

Option 1

Pay via our payment plan option: Pay a deposit of $300 upon enrolment, followed by 50% of your course balance on your first day of class and the outstanding balance half way through your course. Our payment plan option is interest free.

Option 2

Pay the full amount upfront upon enrolment

Your deposit/payment is our way of reserving your place in our course, meaning we turn away all other students who wish to take your place in our course. For this reason we do not issue refunds, however, if you wish to cancel any time after your enrolment is complete then a cancellation fee will apply. Terms and conditions can be found upon checkout.

What we cover

The Basics

Understand what it truly takes to become a Professional Artist in today’s industry. It’s more than just applying makeup.

All About The Skin

Create a flawless base! Work with all face shapes, skin types, colours, undertones, genders and ages. Create coverage without caking. From baking, concealing, highlight and contouring, to Air Brushing.


From Halo, Cut Crease, Winged Liner, Lashes, Smokey Eyes, Colour Wash to Glamour Eye, we are just getting started!


Natural, Ombre, the “Instagram Brow”, Messy Brows, brow shapes and products.


Choose the right colours, products and apply lips correctly. Learn how to accentuate the lips through proper technique and products


Tools and Equipment

As part of enrolling into our pro makeup course, the Academy of Hair and Makeup will provide you with all the makeup you will need to complete your professional makeup course while in class, meaning you will save money from not having to buy an expensive makeup kit upfront and on top of your tuition fee.

At the Academy of Hair & Makeup, we make things easy and affordable for you. We don’t restrict our students by learning with one brand only. While you are learning about all the different makeup products and how to select the right brands for you, we invite you to use our makeup products in class. That way, by the time you complete your pro makeup course, you will be able to walk confidently into any retail store and know exactly what products to buy for you and your clients. 

We ask you to bring some makeup brushes and disposable items like makeup sponges, cotton tips, makeup remover and a few other small items. Don’t worry, we will send you a list once you enrol. These items are easily picked up at your local supermarket or pharmacy.

Bonus Class

Beauty Business

According to a data report on Google statistics, 80% of beauty businesses will fail in their first 18 months of opening; the main three reasons are failure to understand their clients (their market), ineffective daily operations and inadequate business planning. We can also confirm this statistic with the constant feedback confident in their Artistry skills but have no idea where to start and how to set up their business for success. Don’t let your business be part of this statistic!

As part of your complete professional makeup course training, we include our Beauty Business course complimentary for any student who enrols into our professional makeup artist course, professional hair styling course or professional lash extensions course. This intense class is a step-by-step guide on how to set up any beauty business from the ground up! Setting up your beauty business has never been easier.  

Class Overview

  • How to get started in business
  • Understanding your business & your clients
  • How to choose your business name and branding
  • Business Financials
  • Registrations and paperwork
  • Choosing your business structure
  • Establishing your prices and services
  • Introduction to creating your website and professional social media
  • SEO and Paid Ads
  • Posting for professional social media
  • Email Marketing and other forms of marketing your business
  • Setting up systems for your business
  • How to book your clients
  • Multiple streams of income
  • Client Advocacy

Job Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will start their own business as Professional Makeup Artist specialising in Bridal and Special event makeup. Students can also work in Retail Beauty Stores, Salons, Media Sets and Photography Studios as professional makeup artists.  

Join Our PRO Team & Get Paid

Becoming an Industry Ready Artist means gaining as much hands-on experience as possible. We get a lot of work sent our way, which is why we created our PRO Team, an opportunity for our graduated students to work with our clients and get paid.

As a graduate of our courses, you will be invited to join our recruitment day and apply for our PRO team. Graduates who are successful in joining our PRO team will be given the opportunity to get their foot in the door,  build their portfolio, get paid for their work and gain confidence in their skill, all while under the continued guidance and support of our staff and teachers. Joining our PRO team is optional, but it is a great way to get the guided experience you need while building your own business on the side.


Our latest collaborations include working in Forever New clothing 2022 spring/summer fashion show and working in various television and billboard productions with Media Driven Productions, Melbourne Agency.

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