12 weeks to a brand new business and rewarding profession!
Start the decade the right way and train with the BEST!
Looking to start a new journey?
Are you in love with makeup?
Do you want to become your OWN boss?
Do you have the drive to work hard to pursue your dreams?
KLMA IS AN AWARD WINNING MAKEUP SCHOOL SPECIALISING IN HAIR, MAKEUP AND LASH EDUCATION
OUR FOCUS IS SIMPLE. TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL TRAINING TO ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD. WE AIM TO EDUCATE, EMPOWER AND INSPIRE STUDENTS THROUGH MAKEUP IN WHATEVER WAY THEY CHOOSE; TO HELP ENHANCE CONFIDENCE THROUGH PERSONAL ARTISTRY, OR TO DELIVER THE BEST MAKEUP SERVICES IN THEIR CITY, BUILD A BRAND THEY ARE PROUD OF, AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL AND SAVVY BUSINESS OWNERS. WE HELP PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS BY TURNING THEIR PASSION INTO A PROFESSION.
Make 2020 YOUR Year!
12 weeks to a brand new business and rewarding profession! Commit to your career goals and design a life you love as a Pro MUA.
Learn industry secrets as seen on BBC, from top celebrity Makeup artist Kiera-louise as she walks you through step by step to create the job of your dreams and build a successful makeup career.
Enroll in a KLMA
Become a Certified Makeup Artist
Transform your career in just 12 weeks
In Just 12 weeks– Implement the skills and knowledge that set you apart from other beauty professionals! Soak up the information on key products from over 25 leading brands and learn how to plan your business strategy for the future!
The Makeup Masterclass is a 12 week road map that takes you from beginner to expert, Inspiring your Success, and turning your Passion for Makeup into a PROFESSION.
Everyone Always Says “Follow Your Dreams!” But Not Everyone Does It.
In the fastest growing industry there’s never been a better time than NOW to start.
NEXT CLASS BEGINS: TUESDAY MARCH 3RD, 2020
PART-TIME EVENING OPTION
TRAINING ONCE A WEEK FOR 12 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS, 6-9PM AT OUR PURPOSE BUILT TRAINING ACADEMY IN BURY, MANCHESTER.
TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER IN 2020
Commit to your goals and design a life you love as a Professional Makeup Artist.
The average MUA earns £300+ working a Saturday alone. Our aim is for students to be the best in the business and we have a full understanding of what will get you there. At KLMA it is our mission to offer you the highest quality education and cutting edge techniques, preparing you for work immediately after you graduate. You will learn to put the “Art” into makeup artist and acquire the essential skills needed to work successfully in the Beauty, Fashion, Bridal and Media Industries.
Our trainers are elite working professionals with a firm grasp on the latest trends; bringing to you current, relevant education for today’s ever-growing market.
With an excess of 300 highly skilled graduate’s and multiple success stories, Our internationally accredited training courses provide everything you need to truly excel in the Makeup industry.
Want to Know Why you still aren’t pursuing a job you actually love?
Here’s the truth: You want to pursue a career as a Makeup artist and you want to be recognised for this because it is your passion. Following your dreams makes life worth living, because no body else is going to follow them for you and doing so means you can FINALLY be happy. It allows you to be an inspiration to others. You can provide for your family and even have full flexibility on the hours you choose to work.
The real reason so many people never become wildly successful is because they never learn the true fundamentals of what it takes to build a business. They allow the stories in their minds to hold them back.
Change is scary. But if you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
(What You Won’t Hear from most Employers!)
When you complete a certification from an award winning makeup school, employers and clients will recognise this as proof that you KNOW what you are doing. Yes – you can be self taught as an artist, but if you want to go the distance, credibility is KEY.
The Good News Is…
At KLMA, Not only will you become a fully qualified makeup artist, receiving an international diploma, this course ALSO includes a KLMA Pro Kit and Brush set RRP £500 to help set up your foundations for the future and equip you with everything you need to get started in your brand new pursuit and exciting career.
We have had the pleasure of helping over 300 highly trained graduates, just like you, master the creative skills and fundamentals that build prosperous businesses.
And the Best Part of All?
Their success stories speak for themselves …
I did the two week makeup masterclass at KLMA and knew straight away I had made the perfect choice. From the pristine premises to the level of tuition, the vibe and feel about the place, the amazing team and the structure of the course to the tools and various brands of make up you use. The girls were welcoming, supportive and encouraging through the whole course and its a credit to them that I passed with the tools and knowledge to further my career in make up artistry. I miss the classes heaps but luckily due to the graduate group and opportunities with the events team, I am able to maintain contact and support with Kiera and the team and also other graduates. I can't speak highly enough of KLMA Makeup Academy. I'll be back girls.
Absolutely loved the Makeup Masterclass course. Kiera is a fab teacher and the team are all amazing make up artists who I have learnt so much from. The lessons were always fun and interesting (both theory and practical) and the make up studio is beautiful. I was honestly surprised at the amount I learnt in such a a short space of time. A wide range of amazing products were used so we were given the chance to try out lots of brands. My product knowledge has grown so much and my love of make up even more! I no longer dread waking up in the morning for work and have a career that I LOVE!! Thank you! I highly recommend
Stop thinking about booking a makeup course and just do it with KLMA! It's the best thing I've ever done. Kiera and the team are ultimate professionals. They are masters of makeup, incredibly supportive and perfectionists. The skills and techniques I learnt on this course I would have never learnt from any YouTube or Instagram Videos. I did the course over an evening timescale so was able to train whilst still being in full time employment. I spent 12 weeks at KLMA on the Makeup Masterclass course and I met some wonderful, likeminded people who were equally as passionate about a career in makeup as me and I was incredibly sad to say goodbye. I can't believe where I started and the progress I have made to where I am now thanks to Kiera and the team at KLMA- thank you ladies your knowledge and support has been instrumental to me setting up my own freelance makeup artist career.
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- Studio Etiquette
- Health and Safety/Hygiene
- Kit and brushes
- Skin types
- Working on different skin tones/undertones
- Eye Shapes
- Face Shapes
- Colour Correction
- Perfect Base
- Highlight & Contour
- Brow Mapping& definition
- Natural Glam
- Smokey Eyes
- Cut-Crease Styles
- Glitter & Pigments
- Liner Techniques
- Custom Lashes
- False lash Application
- Lip Application & precision
- Dewy Skin/Strobing
- Kit Essentials
Start Date: Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 6-9pm over 12 consecutive weeks
- Part time evening timescale, training once a week for 12 weeks
- Industry Recognised certificate & International Diploma awarded – allowing successful graduates to gain public liability insurance and professional discounts
- Brand discounts & Offers
- Expert Leaders – Learn from the best artist’s who are also fully qualified teachers
- Both Theory and Practical skill based education
- Interactive learning sessions and up-to-date curriculum
- Inclusion of KLMA Workbooklet
- KLMA Pro kit INCLUDED so you have all you need to get started – RRP £500
- KLMA Professional Makeup Brush Set – RRP £150
- Finance over 12 months and Payment schemes available
You Won’t Find A Program Like This Anywhere:
We Focus on Fundamental Steps, Effective skill building + Massive Accountability.
The key to a brand new career in makeup artistry is mastering the fundamentals, enabling your skills to be transferable onto ANY client and getting HANDS-ON tutor support and feedback.
When mastering a new craft, it is crucial to work with somebody who understands you, who’s been there, who knows exactly what to do, who supports you and who challenges you to step forward.
BENEFITS TO LEARNING WITH US:
- AWARD WINNING SCHOOL AND ACCREDITED TRAINING CENTRE
- OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY
- FULLY QUALIFIED LECTURERS AND INDUSTRY PRESENT TUTORS
- ACCREDITED AND PRO-CERTIFIED COURSES
- A WIDE VARIETY OF TRAINING OPTIONS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS
- UP TO DATE TECHNIQUES AND CURRICULUM
- UNLIMITED AFTERCARE
- EVENTS TEAM & ASSISTING OPPORTUNITIES
- BRAND DISCOUNTS AND OFFERS
- FREE MASTERCLASSES
- BUSINESS & MARKETING WORKSHOPS
If you wish to fund your training via finance option, please let us know the amount you wish to finance and our team will send you a personalized link to apply.
Get the KLMA prospectus here
WHY KLMA ACADEMY?
- MAKEUP EDUCATION SHOULD BE TAUGHT BY SKILLED ARTISTS AND SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNERS.
CREATING GREAT MAKEUP ARTISTS MEANS UTILIZING THE TALENT AND EXPERIENCE OF HIGHLY-SKILLED INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS. EDUCATORS AT KLMA ARE HAND-SELECTED FOR NOT ONLY THEIR EXPERTISE IN MAKEUP ARTISTRY, BUT FOR THEIR SUCCESS AS BUSINESS OWNERS, SO STUDENTS AT KLMA ACADEMY CAN LOOK UP TO THEIR EDUCATORS FOR ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR BEAUTY CAREER.
- YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT SCHEDULE, A DIFFERENT FAMILY LIFE, AND DIFFERENT GOALS. THAT’S WHY WE HAVE MANY TRAINING OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS. WE OFFER CATCH UP SESSIONS AND ENROLLED STUDENTS GET ACCESS TO OUR ONLINE PLATFORM FOR LIFE. SO THEY CAN REWIND, PAUSE, OR RETURN TO THEIR VIDEOS AT THEIR OWN CONVENIENCE.
- CERTIFICATION IS EARNED.
MANY MAKEUP COURSES OFFER CERTIFICATION TO STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF THEIR SKILL LEVEL, BUT WE WANT OUR STUDENTS’ CLIENTS TO KNOW THAT THEIR ARTIST HAS EARNED KLMA PRO CERTIFICATION NOT JUST BY COMPLETING A TRAINING COURSE, BUT BY DEMONSTRATING SAFE, HIGH-QUALITY MAKEUP ARTISTRY. EVERY KLMA PRO CERTIFIED ARTIST HAS HAD THEIR WORK THOROUGHLY ASSESSED BY ONE OF OUR EDUCATORS AND HAS MET THE CRITERIA WE BELIEVE SHOULD BE STANDARD IN THE MAKEUP INDUSTRY.
- YOUR VIBE ATTRACTS YOUR TRIBE.
MAKEUP CAN BE A LONELY PROFESSION, BUT WE DON’T BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE! KLMA ACADEMY BELIEVES THAT WHEN WE SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER WE BECOME MORE SUCCESSFUL MAKEUP ARTISTS, HAPPIER PEOPLE, AND WE ELEVATE THE MAKEUP INDUSTRY STANDARD—BECAUSE WITH ALL THAT SHARED KNOWLEDGE AND SUPPORT, HOW COULD WE NOT?
Meet your Educators…
Academy Founder and award Winner of “SBS Entrepreneur 2016”. Celebrity Makeup artist Kiera-louise is not just a makeup artist but a pioneering business leader. Renowned for her glowing skin and flawless application she has graced the likes of LFW and Rupauls Drag race. With over 10 years experience in the industry; She boasts an excellent CV and string of celebrity clientele to her bow; including Coleen Rooney, Kate Wright and Freddie Flintoff to name a few…
Following her passion for business and a history of work with Mac Cosmetics, BBC, Hunger magazine and various fashion houses, Kiera decided to take all her years of experience, knowledge and trade secrets and share them with the world through her own admired training courses.
Kiera is passionate about beauty INSIDE and OUT, regardless of age or gender! She offers her expertise to others in hopes of helping them to achieve knowledge and success in the ever growing beauty industry.
Melissa initially trained with KLMA 4 years ago and has dedicated her time from that point on perfecting her craft. She has worked on beauty counters, weddings and photo shoots, evolving her artistry and developing a salon based business.
She has spent the last 2 years being Kiera’s lead assistant, assisting media jobs and teaching at the academy. Melissa excels at all things creative, she relates well to students having already walked their footsteps and is “proof of the pudding” as to what you can achieve when you commit to a goal of living in full expression of your gifts.
Specialist in Fashion and Editorial, Yasmin is the ultimate professional. She is an expert in both hair and makeup artistry who knows how to turn up the volume on set and help you understand the EXACT steps to take to deliver transformational results. Yasmin has worked with industry leaders such as Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Loreal, Boohoo and forever unique.
We are here to hold your hand and show you every step of the way
Get the KLMA prospectus here
What happens after I apply?
Our admissions team will be in touch to schedule a call with you. During the call they will work with you to determine whether this is the correct training programme to suit your goals at the right time for you. If you are happy we will set up your enrolment with us.
Can I apply for finance?
Yes! At KLMA finance is available on all our professional courses. Interest rates range from just 0%-3% per month with no early repayment charges!
To quailfy for finance you must have…
- No CCJs within the last 3 years
- No accounts in default
- Be a UK resident
- Have online banking
- Regular source of income
If you wish to fund your training via finance option, please let us know the amount you wish to finance and our team will send you a personalized link to apply.
KLMA Academy – Makeup Courses in Manchester
Frequently Asked Questions
No, only our certified courses include a KLMA pro kit! The kit is RRP £500 but available to students studying at KLMA for a discounted price if not included with the course you are undertaking. Please ask for details.
At KLMA we aim to give our students the most up to date and comprehensive training. Classes are all taught by not only fully qualified Makeup Artist’s but also fully qualified teachers and lecturer’s. Our artist’sare all still industry present, ensuring they not only train you, but also share their extensive industry knowledge.
KLMA’s professional courses are a combination of both theory and practical based learning. It is important when training to become a successful makeup artist that you understand the fundamentals of makeup in just as much importance as executing the skill set.
There’s no doubt that YouTube artists can teach you how to create full and creative looks, it wont however teach you makeup theory, basic application techniques and how to adapt for a diverse clientele. If you are looking to launch a successful career in makeup formal education is by far your best option.
Work opportunities as a professional makeup artist are endless. Working freelance in the beauty sector, retail cosmetics, fashion or media/entertainment industries are some of the most popular choices. Other pathways include theatrical productions, remedial camouflage and celebrity makeup artists.
Yes, we have students travelling from overseas on a regular basis, some as far as Bermuda! For international students it is required that you are fluent in English speaking and writing.
At KLMA we maintain lifelong relationships with our students and we understand that graduation is just the beginning.
Unlimited aftercare is provided for all our students. Graduates are given the opportunity to apply for the KLMA events team and have access to work experience opportunities, job vacancies and invites to exclusive master classes. Access to our KLMA Academy graduate group is given on Facebook, here students get a chance to network with past alumni and both our tutors and team who are dedicated to your success are available for contact 24/7
Students must be aged 16 or above to enrol on one of KLMA’s certified courses. However, applicants under 16 years old can complete one of our introductory courses or 121 sessions providing parental consent is given.
Yes! All of KLMA’s graduates are eligible for makeup discounts from a variety of cosmetics brands. Your certificate of completion will act as one piece of evidence in order to apply and receive your makeup discounts.
The best way to stand out from your competition is to offer more services! Hair styling is the perfect accompaniment to makeup skills. Most employers (especially those in the fashion/media sector) will expect makeup artists to have a working knowledge of how to style hair. Having this skill alongside your artistry will mean you are double certified. This will not also boost credentials but also boost your chances of being hired for Brides and clients alike.
Yes, and no! It depends on how you look at it. All careers have some level of competition, which is healthy as it makes you strive to succeed.
Many successful make-up artists work with others in a network. Helping each other by passing on jobs you can not do, sharing jobs and generally supporting each other.
With professional makeup training, the possibilities are endless. There are a number of factors that determine what salary you will make as a makeup artist, the first of which is formal training.
The simple answer is yes! The makeup industry is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. It is ever growing and changeable meaning that as long as you put the work in there will always be opportunities for work.
Depending on your goals, we have a number of courses which are suitable for beginners. If you are wanting to become a fully qualified Makeup Artist, then either our Makeup Masterclass or Fast-Track Artistry course will upon successful completion offer you an industry recognised certification.If you are wanting to learn your own makeup or get a taster into Makeup Artistry, then our Introductory Course would be a perfect choice!
- Passion for makeup
- Good work ethic
- Good communication and people skills
- An artistic flare
- Creativity and imagination
- Patience, perseverance, reliability and tact
- Excellent attention to detail
- The ability to work well under pressure
- Good time keeping
At KLMA class sizes are kept small to maximize learning and build teacher-student bonds.This allows us to offer a much higher level of personal attention from artist to student. Our tutors pride themselves on being approachable and understanding, always there to help and support our students along the way.
At KLMA we believe a good makeup artist is not restricted by one brand alone. We choose to showcase our students over 28 different brands; this includes products from market leaders such as Mac Cosmetics to drugstore hero’s such as Maybelline and new and emerging online brands such as Melkoir and Prossentials.
The KLMA Pro Makeup Artist Kit is the perfect backbone to every makeup artist’s starter kit. Including a professional brush set, Foundations, eyeshadow, liners, concealer, mascara, blush palette, lip palette, brow palette,contour set, powder, belt and carry case, it contains all you need to get started.
At KLMA we believe in providing only the best quality products for our students, and so our kits are made up of over 16 carefully selected hero products from leading industry brands.
To enroll on a course at KLMA, please contact us either via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07891008505. You will need to complete the enrolment form and return to us signed along with your non-refundable deposit.
All of our professional courses include a KLMA Pro kit, brushes and student booklet which is referred to throughout the course. The fees also cover the many products, equipment, tools and materials which are used during the course.
At KLMA we offer different payment options to suit the needs of our clients. We have interest free payment plans and finance options on all of our courses to help spread the cost of our training.
Wages vary according to responsibility, experience and sector.Newly-qualified MUA’s in fashion and editorial will earn about £100 a day for assisting on a shoot, but may have to work for nothing when starting out. A senior make-up artist on an advertising shoot can earn £500 plus per day.
Top make-up artists can earn about £3,000 a day designing make-up for fashion shows. Agencies arrange such jobs but charge the artist up to 20% commission.
Film work can pay from £500 to £800 a week. Theatrical work, which can range from face make-up to wig care, pays about the same depending on the job.
Makeup artists focusing on clients can charge from £25 -60 per hour and bridal parties an extra surcharge. MUA’s have the opportunity to hold multiple job posts at the same time if they wish and increase income furthermore.
The best makeup schools are generally private. Typically, professional courses can range from £1500 – £8000 or more depending on the amount and level of content you wish to be qualified in. At KLMA our professional courses start from £1600, but taster and top up courses are available from £200
Yes, we do! At KLMA we believe every woman should have the opportunity to learn to be her own makeup artist if she wants to. Our Introductory master class is designed to give you the perfect platform to start from. Available with a pre-planned itinerary or as a custom lesson to suit your individual needs.
In order to become a fully qualified makeup artist, you must complete one of our certified courses – These are “The Artist Education Programme”, “Fast track Artistry” and “The Makeup Masterclass”. The certificate will allow you to gain public liability insurances (which is essential to working in the industry) and also professional discounts.
Thinking of enrolling on a hairstyling course to run alongside makeup artistry?
Hairstyling and Makeup Artistry go hand in hand. Like any career choice, you should consider your education from an investment perspective. Many beauty professionals are masters of both trades. Getting a second certification on your resume is a chance to double your earning potential and increase client prospects.
- If you’re a makeup artist you’ve probably had clients, ask you about hairstyling. For them, it’s a bonus if their makeup artist is a one-stop shop.
- If you are wanting to apply to a salon or business, being double certified allows you to offer your skills in both areas of Hair and Makeup– Employers love the fact you are able to fill more than 1 role as it saves them having to hire twice and also allows the advertisement of you as a full service beauty expert.
- Income wise you will be able to offer both individual services and packages. Being qualified in both hair and makeup essentially means you will have two professions. In the UK, Makeup Artists earn approximately £35 per hour, translating to a yearly salary of around £70,000. Adding a hairstyling certification will allow you to increase this number through offering more services and being able to accept more jobs.
Pro Hairstyling –2-6th March 2020, 9.30-2.30pm, Monday-Friday
This course is perfect for those wanting to become a professional hairstylist, Hairdressers who want to update their styling skills or Makeup artists who want to add another service to their business and increase their client prospects.
- Straight Blow dry techniques
- Curly Blow dry techniques
- Barrel Curls
- French twists
- Plaiting Techniques
- Working with hair pieces and padding
- How to work successfully with styling tools such as curling tongues, wands and straighteners
- Correct tools and equipment
- Product Knowledge
- Professional Conduct and etiquette
- 2-6th March start date
- Practical workshops & Interactive learning sessions
- All materials provided during your training with us
- KLMA Pro hair kit is advised but not included in the course price 100% attendance required to gain certification
- 0% Finance over 12 months and Piggy bank schemes available
Book BOTH courses and get a whopping £400 OFF Total course fee!
Book any of the courses with a friend and both receive £150 OFF
Offer subject to Makeup Masterclass and Pro Hairstyling March 2020 ONLY. Offer subject to availability T&Cs apply.
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