Welcome to the Media Makeup Learning Resources & Practice Tasks Page
Click on the link below for the Media Makeup course leaflets to gain information on entry requirements, course content, facilities and enrichment opportunities.
Hello. So you are interested in learning to master the skills in a fast moving and dynamic area that leads to travel, meeting people and shaping your own future?
Welcome to the Riverside College Centre of Excellence. We, (a fabulous, dedicated, industry specialist team), are very much looking forward to seeing you at enrolment, and for you to start your course with us in September.
Did You Know ………
- 100% of our students achieved their qualifications with fantastic results.
- 100% of our level 3 students gained employment or went to university.
- Six of our students won UK World Skills competitions
- Eight students were invited to London as part of the hair & makeup team for the Miss World TV event.
- Our students form part of the hair & makeup team for top fashion designers at London Fashion Week.
- We work with local, national and international employers to help you secure your dream job.
- Each year we offer a number of scholarships in Media Makeup (application form attached).
The course covers the following skills:
- Working in the makeup industry
- Client care and consultation
- Applying professional makeup techniques
- Lash and brow treatments (including individual lashes)
- Providing eye treatments brow shape brow and lash tinting application of lashes
- Styling hair
- Shampooing & conditioning different hair types
- Plaiting and twisting
- Photographic (editorial) make up
- Body & face art
In these preparation resources, you will be completing some tasks to provide you with a wider understanding of the skills that you will be studying with us.
Exciting news: Last year the makeup students were involved in lots of extra curricula activities such as London Fashion week, Miss World and World skills to name just a few. Next year it could be YOU.
Students will get the opportunity in the first term to attend an industry workshop to watch a demonstration by a leading make up house (e.g. Urban Decay, Morph), and have the opportunity to purchase the many different products that are available in the exciting industry you have chosen.
Miss World TV Event UK World Skills Finalist
London Fashion Week
If you have any questions about enrolment, then please speak to the school liaison team by emailing: email@example.com
If you have any questions about your Makeup course, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The resources we have put together will help you when you start your course. Some of the information you collect now, can be used to support your first project and practical assessments.
Please read the tasks on the following pages and complete as much as you can.
Being a makeup and hair artist, our client’s skin and hair are very important to us, and therefore we must understand how they work and what each part of the skin and hair does.
This is the diagram of a single hair that shows you the three layers of the hair. Please research the names of the three layers and then write all you can find out about each.
As a hair and makeup artist it’s important that we understand the functions of the skin.
Below is a YouTube video to watch to gain an understanding of the structure of the skin. When you have watched it label the chart below using the words included in the diagram
Hint: There is a saying to help us remember the layers of the skin
Corny Lucy’s Granny Spins Bottles.
Tell me three interesting facts that you have found about the skin
Professional Shampooing & Conditioning Techniques.
One of the first practical tasks you will learn, will be to professionally shampoo & condition a client’s hair. It is one of the most important services in the salon, as it prepares the hair ready for other salon services e.g. blow drying, styling etc. and also will be the first impression the clients get of the standard of work in the salon.
Please watch the video
Then complete the task below. Completing this task will help with your assignment on shampooing.
On the diagrams of the shampooing massage movements please use the bullet points to
- Describe the massage movement
- What the massage movement does.
(complete further research if you need to)
Practical- Festival makeup and hair.
Watch the YouTube clip showing festival inspired Coachella makeup and hair.
Now it is your turn to create your own festival inspired makeup and hair design.
Don’t forget to take pictures so we can look at them together in September.
It is so important that you can do both hair and makeup, this will make you more employable and give you more career opportunities.
Describe what would be your dream job in the industry.
My dream job would be…….
I would like to do this job because……
We hope you have enjoyed these Media makeup and hair resources. Completing these resources will help you with your skills and knowledge tasks in your first term with us.
We look forward to seeing you in September. If you have any questions regarding these resources or your course in September, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Centre of Excellence in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy in September 2021. In the first week at College you will be taking part in practical and theory sessions, meeting your tutors, seeing old friends and making new ones.
Head of School