International Award Winning Make-up & Hair Academy 


Design District

5Day Pro

"Turn your passion, into a profession..."

This specialist intensive course will cover all the necessary and fundamental factors needed for any student to become a well rounded and fully equipped professional hair & make-up artist.

This 5 day course is suitable across the stylist spectrum, for not only the ambitious beginner but also the insightful intermediate. The Academy does not require any entry requirements, as the course is designed to shape and mould you into professional qualified make-up artists & hair stylist in your own right!

With our specialist training, mentoring, business advice and guidance we have been commended time and time again for our high volume of student success stories.


Graduates from this particular course will be given a head start when offered work experience programmes with our associating magazines and put forward for paid client bookings.

Graduated pro artists will be advertised on the agency website 

All students will receive a complimentary makeup gift bag worth £250 of luxury beauty products, which is a great way to start up your professional kit,

Noted sponsors that have contributed to our Academy Gift bags include: celebrities like Lilly Ghalichi / Ghalichi Glam, Mac Daddy Make-up artist, E! Entertainment, Ryan Seacrest from Kis Radio & Dubai TV. Along with make-up brands; Nyx Cosmetics, Benefit, Maxfactor, Cover FX, Beauty Blender, Too Faced, Make-up Forever, MAC and KIKO Cosmetics. This is also a great background reference for you to be qualified from.

All courses are taught by Gina Badhen only for the full 5 days. With limited student spaces for each course we are able to cater to a one to one teaching experience.



Day 1: Beauty Make-up / 'Real Life' Client

Your specialised tutor will start the day off with a 'Back To Basics' theory & demonstration. Covering skin care & preparation as before you apply any products a knowledgable artist must understand that the skin is just as important as makeup itself. This is because the skin is the natural pallet for any make-up applied to shine through with the best effect. You will talk through the importance of hygiene and kit safety. Brush knowledge and application. You will be shown and guided through a skin colour chart and the difference in ethnic pigmentation, coverage, undertone colouring, and the tricks of corrective colour camouflage to disguise any discolouring or dark areas with colour mixing techniques. Students will be shown the best products to use for cleansing, toning and base primers needed to create either matt or dewy skin. You will be taught how to sculpt and shade in order to emphasise or hide certain facial features and sculpt brows as defined yet natural according to the overall look. Learning to perfect skin, contour and highlighting. A flawless foundation finish for immaculate beauty looks Gina is known for.

'Real Life' Model will be used to demonstrate the difference between working on a professional model, and the techniques needed to perfect imperfections for the every day client. 


Day 2: Fashion / Glam Make-up

A step by step practical guidance and demonstrations of how to create the glamorous beauty and fashion look. Brown / Black smokey eye influenced makeup: You will learn detailed application techniques for vibrant make up looks, introducing colour powders and cream textures to a matte and wet look eyeshadow finish. Also covering the popular smokey eye & arabic influenced styles created using different techniques including cream shadows, pigments, black track and the art of blending according to specific brushes

Day 3: Bridal Make-up

This day is dedicated to the highly sought after bridal looks.The day is spent learning colour co-ordination, make-up looks, brush techniques, jewellery setting and veil/dupatta pinning. Student's will cover the colour palette difference between a soft registry look and a traditional ethnic African/Asian/Arabic influenced bride. We will cover Glitters: This covers glitters and their application techniques while working with textures and high colour pigments in order to create vibrant impact. Learning the most up to date make-up trends and styles.


Covering business advice on how to approach bridal clients, pricing and branding.

Day 4: Hair

Your teaching day will consist of both theory and practical teaching techniques. You will focus on how to create the some of the most stunning yet versatile bridal and fashion hair styles that are often in demand. This course will explore the importance of presentation when you are in the presence of a client, which includes hygiene and professionalism. Also how to approach your bridal consultation by understanding the 'bigger picture'' and assesing everything from the dress to the make-up, in order to ensure you hair style will fit in with the overall look perfectly. Learning how to perfect the best blow drying techniques, work with extensions, hair pieces, building mass, volume, texture & height, adding hair adornments, flowers and jewellery. These styles are suitable for the popular Walima ceremony, Arabic influence, Traditional bride & Registry bride. 

Building on the versatile bridal up do's learn the art of working with hair extensions to create  Asian Bridal Bun, double bun, mendhi plait, volume, height and length.  We will cover  the best ways to create the perfect ponytails, French pleat and Fishtail.

Teaching how to finish any bridal look setting jewellery, veils and duputtas.

Working with Wigs and Creativity for Editorial Looks & Instagram beauty looks to help your work stand out!

Professional model booked daily for Hair & Make-up demonstrations.

Full Luxury Brand Hair & Make-up Professional Kit & Tools provided daily for students to use.

Course Fee: $3000

($1000 deposit required to secure your place, the remaining balance is payable 7 days prior to the course start date).

Course Duration: 5 Days

Certificate Accreditation 

Times: 11am - 6pm

Total 35 Hour Course

Student's receive 25% Nars Make-up Discount Card

Complimentary Gift Bag

All students will receive a complimentary makeup gift bag worth £250 in luxury beauty products, tools and gift vouchers which is a great way to start up your professional kit,

AM - Make-up Demonstration & Theory

PM - Student Practical & Support

  • Product knowledge and best buys available

  • Flawless Foundation & Concealer

  • How to create lasting dewy skin

  • Colour correcting (asian dark circles/patches, redness & scarring)

  • Eyeshadow blending / Creating almond shape eyes & illusion of bigger feline shaped eyes

  • Perfecting your eyeliner flick

  • Working with glitter eyeshadows & pigment - best ways to mix and blend lasting textures

  • Contour, Sculpting & Highlighting

  • Blusher & Bone structure

  • Colours to suit your skin shade

  • Eye-brow grooming

  • Individual and Strip Lash application

  • The perfect pout! Learning to correct way to overline lips to create bigger looking lips

Instagram & Social Media 

Gina herself is branded as a self made International social media influencer, and is able to share her business advice with her students.

  • Learn the steps to creating an effective Instagram strategy for your business

  • Discover how to take advantage of the growing audience on Instagram

  • Use advanced strategies to increase your reach and engagement with tools, tips and tricks

  • Grow your other social networks using photos from Instagram

  • Learn the secrets to connecting and growing your Instagram audience

  • Discover EXACTLY WHAT YOU CAN DO to get results

  1. Instagram stats and trends

  2. What Instagram is and how it works

  3. How people use Instagram

  4. How businesses are using Instagram

  5. Create a step-by-step strategic plan to use Instagram for your brand

  6. Optimizing your Instagram profile

  7. Taking and sharing photos on Instagram

  8. Connecting with the Instagram community to build awareness and grow engagement

  9. Optimizing your Instagram photos and efforts

  10. Harnessing Instagram photos for other social networks

  11. Generating user-generated content on Instagram to spread your brand

  12. Tools to help you get more from Instagram

  13. How to measure the effectiveness of your Instagram efforts

Learn How to capture Social Media photos like the pros..

Gina shares her own inside tips and tricks on how to take the perfect Instagram picture and video to promote your make-up work, brand your business aesthetic, and increase maximum exposure to increase your following and clientele. 

Learn the art of lighting, and the difference between using natural light and artificial light.


How to frame, pose and set up your client with the best backdrop in order to take the perfect picture in quick timing.

A tutorial on how to utilise your smart phone like a professional camera and retouch images using the best app tools.


A product list of the best mobile lighting and portable camera will be given to purchase.

Day 5: Portfolio day

The day is dedicated to you and what you have learnt throughout the week.

Create up to 2 looks with a professional model, stylist on hand to advise you on wardrobe and accessories, and our professional photographer to finalise your amazing looks.

All of the Academy tools, make-up and hair products will be available for you to use on your portfolio day.

Designer outfits and jewellery from noted fashion houses both Asian Bridal and Main stream fashion are on hand for breathtaking looks.

Make-up Artist Advert / Brand Video


Promotional Material

We have newly added this service to offer all students the Make-up Artist Advert & Branding experience. Providing videography to capture all your photoshoot work on Day 5.

A camera team will film your skills and work behind the scenes and on set to compile a complimentary video film for you as a branded make-up artist.

These beautiful visuals are the best way for any professional to be recognised, and can be used for websites and social media. The videography experience is normally worth £1500, with pro models, photographer and stylist – everything you need to build your COVER SHOTS! BUT we have included this completely COMPLIMENTARY for our Academy students only.

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