Make-Up Application Short Course

Want to learn the basics of makeup artistry to help you take the industry by storm? The Short Course Certificate: Make-up Application in partnership with Skills Academy will teach you all there is to know about makeup application and professional salon skills. This course can be completed within 9 months. 

A model applying makeup on her face.


Short Course in Make-up Application

Programme Type

Provider Programme

Award Type

Skills Academy Short Course in Make-up Application

Award Issued By

Skills Academy

Accredited By

Not Applicable

Course Duration

9 Months

Entrance Criteria

  • Learners must be able to read and write in English

1. Introduction to Business English

2. Anatomy and Physiology

3. Professional Salon Skills

4. Introduction to Make-up Application 1


1. Introduction to Business English

  • Introduction to communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Business writing
  • Speaking, listening and reading skills
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Work readiness


2. Anatomy and Physiology

  • About Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cells and tissues
  • Skin, hair and nails
  • The skeletal system
  • Muscles and the muscular system
  • The lymphatic system
  • The nervous system


3. Professional Salon Skills

  • Personal presentation
  • Effective communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Observation skills
  • Communicating and working together
  • Written communication
  • Salon services
  • Dealing with customer complaints
  • The Receptionist – communicating telephonically
  • Assessment techniques and questioning the client
  • Questioning techniques
  • Face mapping
  • Contra-indications
  • Contra-actions
  • Hygiene and avoiding cross-contamination
  • Personal hygiene
  • Salon hygiene
  • Client hygiene


4. Introduction to Make-up Application 1

  • The anatomy of the face
  • Tools and requirements before applying make-up
  • Vigorous colours
  • Using foundation and concealers
  • The wonders of contouring
  • Spectacular eyes
  • Lovely lips
  • Perfection at every age
  • Special occasions
  • Favourite classics

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Last Updated: January 20, 2020