I know I've disappeared for a few days but I have ALOT of catching up to do with guest posts and my own posts so will be getting that all sorted throughout the weekend!
As you can understand I'm one person and sometimes the blog may take a back seat for a week or so just until I have a little time on my hands to get into schedule again!
Well here we have a lovely little guest post so for you lovely ladies and men looking to train in Make-up then this post could help you and offer you some advice.
What goes on behind the scenes with salon training?
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When you see film and theatre stars in all their finery and regalia on set and screen, combined with their sculpted-looking faces and immaculate hair, they can all make it look rather effortless!
Behind the scenes, of course, a substantial amount of effort is undertaken by makeup artists, stylists and costume designers to get the look of the stars just right.
So, what goes into training those who make the stars look as good as they do?
Firstly, although there aren’t any specific requirements for education, many individuals choose to take “cosmetology” degrees, which contrary to what it sounds like actually relates to the teaching of general beauty knowledge.
This generally involves haircutting, skin care and nail care/product application.
More advanced skills such as how to manage a salon are sometimes taught, as well. More specifically, Esthetician degrees focus on the skincare aspect of beautification.
Film, theatre and television-specific courses delve deeper into those specialising in the industry; special effects makeup for example isn’t something that is easily learned or transferred from more base level programmes.
Communication is important as the artist needs to work closely with the individual to give them an appearance that they are happy with and suits their role whilst taking into account such factors as facial contours, hair lines, and the smoothness (or otherwise) of the subject’s skin.
If you’re interested in Make up training you can find out more from Makeup Training, who specialise in the field.
So there you have a few little tips of what you could look into when deciding what to study.
I for example went to college as soon as I left school and studied for a year in an intensive (daily) course for 1 year in media, theatrical and cosmetic make-up. This also covered skincare, nail treatments and hairstyling.
The MOST important thing though is experience.....whilst you study make sure you get experience in the theatre, shadow a make-up artist and do as much as you can in freelance work....this is what I did and then I started getting more and more work in London which led to fashion shows, photoshoots, special events, charity events and with wonderful celebrities!!
I hope this post helps you out and you get some advice about what to look for!
Come back soon as I have ALOT of posts coming :)