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The JT Makeup Studio Courses

Discover our range of Hair & Makeup Courses providing continuous professional development for Makeup Artists, Educators, Makeup Trainees & Students

We have established a northern creative hub for Hair & Makeup Artists & offer expert training by some of the finest Hair & Makeup Artists in the Film, Fashion & Television Industries.


Our aim is to:

  • Offer training courses delivered by Industry Specialists who are also established educators in the Creative sectors.

  • Introduce the key elements to successful training by providing expert educators, excellent facilities, extensive resources, personal mindset, skills, practice & confidence.

  • Provide courses at a beginner level for Graduates & Trainees through to advanced up skilling courses for established Hair & Makeup Artists. 

  • Offer support & training to Students, Graduates, Trainees, Makeup Lecturers & Freelance Makeup Artists. 

  • Introduce the JT Makeup Creative Hub Membership to develop an engaging makeup community.

  • Establish Industry Masterclass Days which are offered with a three day programme once a year. 

  • Ensure our expert knowledge, guidance, techniques & products are up to date in an ever changing creative industry. 

  • Create effective mentoring through a selection of programmes at the JT Makeup Studio.

  • Offer pop up events with PAM (Precious About Makeup), ScreenFace, Kryolan & The Makeup Armoury


There are detailed Fact Sheets for all the courses, if you would like more information & to book on a course, please email Course bookings are only confirmed once full payment or a deposit has been made, you will then be sent a Confirmation Form with the final details & information for your course.

ScreenSkills are able to offer bursaries of up to 80% on specific courses to attendees who work in the Film & TV Industries. To apply for this please check the requested criteria in the bursaries section at & apply directly.


3 DAY COURSE - £495.00

This is a 3 day Introductory Course aimed at Makeup Artists & Trainee Makeup Artists in the Film, Fashion & Television industries. This course is taught by Joy Djadi, an experienced senior lecturer & consultant in all areas of Hairdressing including African & Caribbean Hair. This course is an introductory level & intensive.

Day 1:

Hair Types - Textured hair & correct use of tools

The use of heated products & protective technique

The science of curly to curly to afro hair

Blow drying techniques

Days 2 & 3

Plaiting & cane rows

Two stranded twists

Attaching weft to cane rows

Adding & styling extensions

There is an equipment list for this course that you will need to purchase prior to the course.

A set of Textured Hair products will be included in the course price for you to take away with you afterwards.

Class sizes will be small & the delivery of this introductory course will be on block heads.


For more information & to book a place on this course please email Please note this is a popular course & places will book up quickly.

Course Times: 10.00am - 6.00pm

Fri 2/6/23 - Sun 4/6/23

Fri 1/9/23 - Sun 3/9/23


5 DAY COURSE - £800.00

Increase your technical abilities & gain more skills in Period Hair.

This five day course covers the following Periods:

  • Early Victorian - Apollo Knots

  • Edwardian Era

  • 1920's - Finger Waves

  • 1940's - Hollywood Glamour


This is an unrivalled opportunity to further develop hair skills & techniques while exploring the background of each period.

This course is delivered from Monday to Friday with four days of tuition and the final day working on a model to recreate one of the styles.

If you work in the Film & TV Industry you can apply to ScreenSkills for a bursary to wards the cost of this course. For more information please check out the Bursaries section at Screen Skills on

For more information & details of how to book please email

Course Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm


2 DAY COURSE - £450.00

This is a unique opportunity to learn from Adrian who is a leading specialist in Bald Caps & SFX in the UK Film Industry. Adrian has worked in the Film & TV Industry for over two decades on a variety of roles in SFX Makeup. Throughout his career he has worked with Nick Dudman who was a big support at the beginning of his career. Adrian has an in-depth background of film work including the Harry Potter films, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Fantastic Beasts, The Witches, The Avengers, Last Night in Soho, Carnival Row. In TV he has worked on Dr Who, Cursed & the Witcher.

Day 1


Hair prep, padding, bald cap application, glues & colouring

Safe removal techniques

Day 2

Attendees working on models

This course is aimed at makeup artists working in the Film & TV sectors.

Due to Adrian busy schedule, this course is popular and we recommend early booking.

Course Times: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Sat 17/6/23 & Sun 18/6/23


1 DAY COURSE - £50.00

Young Creatives

This is a one day workshop session aimed at 12 - 16 year olds who have a keen interest and may wish to study further for a career in makeup.  The course runs from 1pm - 4pm per session.

These one day workshops offer an introduction to Halloween Makeup Techniques & will focus on the work of the Makeup Artist working in the film, fashion & theatre industries. The sessions include:

  • Film Makeup - Cuts & Bruises

  • Theatre Makeup - Clowns

  • Fashion Makeup - Sugar Skulls

For more information about this course & to book a place please email

Course Times: 1pm - 4pm

Mon 24/7/23 - Cuts & Bruises

Tues 25/7/23 - Clown Makeup

Wed 26/7/23 - Sugar Skulls



This one day Masterclass covers the basics of working on darker skin tones, colour theory & correct product selections.

The morning session will focus on a demonstration, Q & A session followed by attendees working on models in the afternoon.

Explore a range of application techniques to include:


Colour Correction

Correct selection of foundation, powder and concealer

Suitable eye, lip & cheek colour

Production Knowledge

This is a specialist makeup course structured to offer new technical skills incorporating expert guidance to build up new techniques. Additionally attendees will explore a wide range of suitable skin care & makeup ranges suitable for women of colour

An assorted range of products are available to use and test during the course. All attendees will receive course notes. 

Course Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Sat 2/7/23


6 WK COURSE - £5,000.00

Establish foundation skills in hair and makeup with a variety of technique and learning systems to develop a style of creativity while defining the areas of the makeup industry you wish to work in.

This course is aimed at a beginner level and sessions comprise of demonstrations, group work, seminars, discussion and technical skills building.

This is an intensive course offering fundamental training in hair and makeup with the skills required for the beauty, bridal and fashion industries. You will be given daily feedback and goal setting targets each week to encourage you to work on specific areas. Open your mind to new techniques and approaches to hair and makeup styling. There is a wide variety of makeup, hair products and equipment to experiment with. You will work towards two assessments on the course with the final day comprising of a photographic shoot. 

Students will receive their own Hair and Makeup Kit as a part of the course plus a training book and a Makeup Directory.


  • 6 week programme offering the fundamentals of hair and makeup

  • Intensive training for the fashion, bridal and beauty industries

  • 6 modules of study

  • Two practical assessments

  • Photographic Shoot on the final day

  • Business of Makeup session

  • Industry Educators

  • Sessions comprise of demonstrations, research, Q&A and practice

  • Wide selection of productions and equipment for use during sessions

  • Hair and Makeup Kit included

Course Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Places can be reserved with a £500.00 deposit
The remainder must then be paid in full 5 weeks before the start of the course however an instalment plan can be arranged. Please email for more information on how to book a place on this course.



6 DAYS - £800.00

This an intensive course aimed at graduates who have completed full training on a course in hair and makeup wishing to enter into the Film and Television Makeup Industries. This course offers a unique opportunity to recap skills, accuracy & to build speed while working to set time limits within the scenario of a Crowd Room simulation. Daily delivery will be a variety of set briefs & mood boards based on a selection of productions. The aim is for the Boot Camp team to create a range of characters on a daily basis. This will incorporate period hair, period makeup, postiche work, laying on hair, fantasy makeup & creative hair styling; plus a test day to establish creative characters. You will work on models for the afternoon sessions & will create a daily series of Continuity Sheets


Day 1:

Character analysis, script breakdown, continuity records, call sheet instructions, trainee expectations, onset etiquette. This is a practical session based on Light Entertainment Hair & Makeup


Day 2:

Fittings for Period Hair & Makeup designs covering early 1970's to mid 1980's, working as a team to recreate a series of characters.

Day 3:

Fittings for Period Hair & Makeup with casualty effects working to set designs, call sheet times and recreating a series of designs based on the 1940's era.


Day 4:

Fittings for Period Hair & Makeup incorporating the early Victorian Era for Male and Female Characters, this session will incorporate hair, makeup & facial hair attachments.


Day 5:

Business of Makeup Seminar, personal planning, timing tests & prep day for photographic shoot


Day 6:

Photographic Shoot Day and feedback session

Places can be reserved with a £200.00 deposit. Please email for more details & information on how to book. All attendees will be interviewed for places on this course to check prior training & abilities.
Following booking with an initial deposit, the remainder must then be paid in full 4 weeks before the start of the course.

Course Times: 10.00am - 6.00pm

Mon 11/9/23 - Sat 16/9/23

Part time weekends 
Sat 8/7/23 - Sun 9/7/23
Sat 15/7/23 - Sun 16/7/23
Sat 22/7/23 - Sun 23/7/23



1 DAY - £180.00

Masterclass 1 - Body Painting 
Sat 9/7/23


It is essential for Makeup Artists to have an all round knowledge of working on all types of skin, ages & colour tones.

This is an unrivalled opportunity to develop skills, build confidence & learn to build new products into your makeup kit.

Masterclass 2 - Makeup for Red Carpet Events
Sat 10/6/23 

This one day Masterclass will focus on creating makeup for Red Carpet & Promotional Events.

The morning session will focus on a demonstration, Q & A session followed by attendees working on models in the afternoon.

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