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!