Like Amy Allen many makeup artists would like to become more proficient with hair so as to increase their job opportunities. In many markets makeup artists are often expected to wear both hats so hairstyling is a really desirable string to add to your bow.
This time last year I had a little basic hair training under my belt but it was more geared towards achieving period styles and I had no confidence when it came to styling. I hated doing hair and found it really hard and quite daunting to tell you the truth.
I decided to take an evening class at the London College of Fashion which was specifically tailored to makeup artists. I wont lie, hair takes a lot of work and practise but I left the course confident in my abilities and able to take part in tests or accept work that required some light hairstyling. With practice my skills have been going from strength to strength ever since.
The tutor was a pro stylist currently working in the industry with her finger on the pulse, which is important if you are doing any kind of fashion training as the industry is constantly changing. The classes were really fast paced so I learned a lot in a short space of time and focused on techniques that you could build on to achieve different styles. Click here to see a break down of what this short course covers.
I really cant recommend this course more highly for an mua looking to learn the basics and how to build on them to achieve on-trend styles. I now actually enjoy doing hair and like to challenge myself to recreate more adventurous styles!
Picture Source: style.com, Picture Credit: Maria Valentino