the Four Month Course
The Four month course in hair and makeup is ideal for students who are looking to develop more detailed knowledge regarding period hair and makeup. Whilst learning all of the essentials skills required from a professional make up artist, this course allows you, the student, room to expand on your research and to explore your interest in history through your creative make up and hair work.
The course gives the opportunity to appreciate the detail of specific eras, and to grasp the techniques required to create film ready period and historical work. In particular, you will focus on the evolution of hair styles over the centuries, enabling you to successfully recreate them and tie them together with your skills in makeup.
Working on your primary canvas, the face, to determine the skin type, colour and tone and the products suitable.
Basic Hair & Barbering
In this module you will learn basic sectioning, cutting and layering, styling (as well as styling for period features) and application of treatments.
During Wig work you gain a thorough historical, technical and practical grounding so that you can deal confidently with wigs and hair pieces.
You will learn everything from understanding the cause of a wound and how that impacts on its appearance, to creating wounds, scars, skin break-outs, tears and sweat, dirtying down, bruises, and other special effects.
Period Hair & Make-up
Working through key historical time periods, this module covers the hair styles and key makeup looks necessary to then expand on them and develop your character’s appearance, reflecting their social standings.
You’ll cover laying on facial hair with loose hair, full chin and moustache, application of beards, moustaches, eyebrows and sideburns, knotting facial hair to mend pieces and create your own.
During the course of this week you will learn to use pan sticks and grease pallets, facial shaping, eye shaping, ageing, theatre and character work using make-up, wigs, bald caps, old age stipple (latex) and facial hair.
We will teach you about the various prosthetic materials out there, sculpting basic prosthetics (including wounds and a nose), silicone moulding and facial casting, application of gelatine prosthetics, eye bags, ageing with prosthetics and making and applying bald caps.
A little taste of real life from the safety of the Academy. From research and advance preparations, to selecting your kit and setting up on the day, you will be shown all of the practical ‘on-the-job’ skills you will need to put your new found technical expertise to the test