With no hair styling & makeup experience before my 4 days of intensive bridal hair & makeup training at 'The Hair & Makeup School' my student makes the FRONT PAGE of OXweddings Magazine! WOW! What a beautiful image!
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The start of April marked another hugely successful course for The Hair & Makeup School, with students from all backgrounds diving straight in and wowing me with their talent, dedication and progress over five fun-filled days.
Tailored to You
I love how, unlike many other hair & makeup courses out there, every course I hold at the lovely Nether Winchendon House is so different. I tend to follow a general schedule that I have created with my students, so I know they’ll always have the best opportunity possible to get the most out of their time with me, but I also make a point of tailoring the course to suit everyone’s individual needs, because everyone is different and where they’re at or what they are hoping to get from the course always varies.
Love & Support
One thing that really stood out for me during this last course is how supportive everyone is of each other. This is something I see happening every time, but the more courses I run the more I notice it as a recurring theme. I strive to create a really comfortable environment for my students to work in and I make sure to encourage questions and a real team vibe, but I can’t take all the credit for the way my students are always so friendly and loving.
Everyone who attends my five day hair and makeup course is certainly passionate about creating gorgeous styles, whatever their experience level or hopes for the future, so perhaps this is part of it. Whatever the reason, it is such a pleasure to be able to introduce such wonderful, like-minded people and see friendships blossom in a relatively short time. There’s no denying that the hair and makeup industry is a competitive one, but as my students so beautifully demonstrate, that doesn’t mean you can’t support others and work together.
Making it their Own
From grundging it up with edgy styling to throwing themselves into the realm of retro, my students really pulled it out of the bag at the end of this course and alongside the incredible dresses, props (including a delicious three-tier wedding cake!) and of course a choice of remarkable back drops in the grounds, the result of the shoot was nothing short of editorial. An amazing way to kick-start or build up that all-important portfolio!
As usual, I was thrilled to be able to collaborate with a number of outstanding brands and individuals to help really bring all the styles to life, particularly during the photo shoots that take place on the fifth and final day of the five day hair and makeup course.
This time round we had heads adorned with divine accessories made by Isabella Henry Head-dresses, beautiful bouquets courtesy of Wild Rose Florist and Forever Blossom, a OOAK cake made by Cherry Tree Cakerie, dresses supplied by Rosie Red Couture and of course, stunning photography by Alexandra Jane and Hannah Veale Photography and Farah Alvious and Susan Taylor. We were even lucky enough to have a professional hand with the shoot styling with Natasha The Event Designer on the set!
As always, the course went off without a hitch and the result was a group of amazingly talented professionals going off into the world with the confidence and skills to be the hair and makeup artists they have always wanted to be. I cannot WAIT for next time!
After an absolutely incredible 5 days training with talented students of all experience levels, I am so excited to share a run down and the amazing results of my most recent 5 Day Bridal Hair & Makeup Course, held at the ever-beautiful Nether Winchendon House!
Take a look at what’s included on my intensive 5-Day Bridal Hair & Makeup Course here
I know that for me, whether we’re talking about creating perfect bridal hair and makeup looks or amazing night out looks, it’s the little things that make all the difference.
From the complementary and super-pretty notepads and pens for all the girls to make their notes in; the mood boards for each day that I put together to inspire; the elegant hair accessories provided by Isabella Henry; the wedding-ready blooms from Forever Blossom UK; the couture gowns by Rosie Red Corsetry…and so much more! I always make sure that everything is taken care of to the highest standard and guess what? It so pays off. For everyone.
From day one, the atmosphere was absolutely buzzing with talent, creativity and excitement and it showed in the fantastic work produced.
Throughout the week, we covered everything anyone would ever need to become a successful Bridal Hair & Makeup Artist:
What My Students Said
It is such a pleasure to be able to hold my courses at Nether Winchendon House, one of the UK’s top wedding venues. Having such a spectacular setting really makes the images of my student’s work stand out from the crowd.
With access to the beautiful, sprawling gardens and lavish rooms as your photo shoot backdrop, these portfolio images will really help to give your clients a clear idea of how the hair and makeup that you can create for them will look on their wedding day, which is a huge selling point!
As an added bonus, we are able to make use of the wonderful flowers that grow in the grounds of Nether Winchendon House, which makes the most perfect finishing touch to many bridal hairstyles.
I encourage all of my Bridal Hair & Makeup students to take photos of all of their work throughout the week. On the final day you will have the pleasure and invaluable experience of showcasing your work in a full photo shoot with a professional photographer.
Complete with the enchanting venue and fantasy-esque bridal gowns, the images you’ll get of your work will be magazine worthy and unlike anything that any other course can offer.
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Suitable for All Levels
From absolute beginner to seasoned pro, my courses are designed to bring you into your own with individually tailored tasks that follow the expertly structured schedule, to make sure that you are getting the very best out of the course.
I understand that each and every person that chooses to attend one of my courses is unique, with different goals and abilities, so my personal assessment of all of my students makes for a bespoke training experience like none other.
Welcome to The Hair & Makeup School!
My name is Holly Preston – I am 'The Hair & Makeup School' founder and head tutor. I pride myself on being able to offer you an exceptional learning experience, tailored to suit your needs and skill level, within the stunning surroundings of Nether Winchendon House.
Whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced Hair and Makeup Artist, you will find that embarking on one of my intensive courses here at The Hair & Makeup School will advance your career within the Wedding industry and update your skills. But with so many different Hair and Makeup courses out there to choose from, I know it’s important for you to be sure that you’re getting the very best training for your time and money.
Hair and Makeup is my passion and after 11 years of working solidly in the Wedding Industry, in TV and on editorial shoots, I am proud to be able to call myself an accomplished Award Winning Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist - and I have loved every minute of it!
Regardless of your experience level when you come to me, I know that my students will always come away from my 5-Day Course with new-found confidence and a professional ability to deliver amazing results. Because of this, I am happy to offer all of my students a place on my own nationwide Hair and Makeup Team to kick-start your career as a Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist.
Enjoy working as part of a group at some of the very best and exclusive UK Wedding Venues until you find your feet as a sole artist and when you’re ready, you’ll have the opportunity to take the lead on your own Bridal parties!
For more on my 5-Day Hair and Makeup course, take a look at the course page. For upcoming course dates, get in touch!