Course Info & Qualifications

We offer a range of part time courses, which can be completed during evenings and weekends, alongside longer duration full-time courses for participants looking for more in-depth training.

Courses on offer include:

  • Hair Diploma
  • Foundation Make-Up
  • Creative Make-Up
  • Photographic & Media Make-Up
  • ISHM Asian Bridal
    Hair & Make-Up

**All courses are accredited by the International Make-Up Association (IMA)

Course Structure

  • Introduction to the area of the course
  • Background theory
  • Demonstration
  • Lunch
  • Practical workshop
  • Make-up diary to complete in class or at home

**While the structure of the day may vary, the main outline remains the same.

Each course will be taught by an industry professional with proven expertise within the specific area, to ensure all students receive a well-rounded, practical and theoretical knowledge base during the course of the programme. All Foundation Level qualifications are taught by Award In Education-certified tutors.


The International School of Hair & Make-up is proud to offer one of the most prestigious international qualifications for the make-up industry – the IMA (International Make-up Association). The IMA is an independent awarding body who set standards for make-up education which is recognised by the industry throughout most of the world and by leading fashion cosmetic companies.

The IMA provide an industry benchmark for the make-up artist and those who wish to employ a make-up artist. This is achieved through an independent practical examination by an IMA examiner plus on going course work and a simple theory test paper.

This internationally recognised qualification is not an in house schools attendance certificate instead it is a completely independent from the school and is offered in many schools throughout the world from Spain to Dubai and the UK to Moscow

Over the past 10 years over a million make-up students have attended and registered at a make-up school somewhere in the world who offer the IMA qualification and are now benefitting from its standards.

Received when Foundation Course is completed.

Providing Day, Bridal & Evening Makeup.