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Hair & Media Make Up

Hair & Media Make Up

Study hair and media make-up in London with Westminster Adult Education Service

lady having her hair straightened in our salon

Our hair and media make-up courses are designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed as professional hair and media make-up artists.

Our tutors are experienced media make-up artists and hairdressers who work in the industry and have the latest knowledge of products and techniques.

WAES hair and media make-up students have the opportunity to attend industry-related events such as Olympia Beauty, International Makeup Artists Trade Show and Professional Beauty London as well as attending talks and demonstrations  from industry experts both on site and off site. At the end of the year, students get to showcase their hair and make-up skills and knowledge on the models at our end-of-year fashion show.

We have beginner level courses at Entry 3 and Level 1 which provide a thorough introduction to make-up skills, special effects make-up, prosthetics make-up, hairstyling, face painting and airbrushing with cosmetics. These introductory courses allow for progression onto Level 2 Women’s Hair Dressing and Barbering or Level 2 Media Make-up. Upon successful completion of a Level 2 course, you can progress onto a Level 3 course. See our courses for detailed information on course content and entry requirements.

Our Facilities

Westminster Adult Education Service’s hair and make-up studios are located at the Lisson Grove Centre in London NW8. WAES’s fully kitted make-up and hair studios set the perfect scene for learners looking to get started in industry or looking to develop existing techniques.

  • Easily accessible Central London location
  • Equipment and materials included for most courses
  • 30 multi-use hair and make-up stations across 2 large bespoke training environments

Browse our courses below or contact us for more information.

Our Salon is open to the public

We are always looking for models for our learners to practice and develop their skills on, why not come along and feel pampered by our amazing learners! Please contact us to book an appointment – call 020 3988 7527 or email

ServiceJunior TechnicianSenior Technician
Cut and Blow Dry£3.00£5.00
Shampoo and Blow Dry£3.00£5.00
Conditioning Treatment£3.00£3.00
Permanent/Quasi Full Head Tint£10.00£15.00
Permanent/Quasi Regrowth£10.00£15.00
Semi-Permanent Colour£10.00£15.00
Highlights Full Head£10.00£15.00
Highlights Half Head£8.00£13.00
Highlights T-Section£7.00£12.00
Men’s Hair Cut£3.00£3.00
Why study at WAES?
  • Highly qualified and professionally experienced tutors
  • Accessible Central London centres with bespoke facilities and great transport connections
  • A wide range of in-person, online, distance learning and community-based courses
  • Unique work experience opportunities through partnerships
  • Guest speakers offer introductions to career pathways in a variety of sectors
  • Excellent progression to employment, apprenticeships or further learning including university
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