Discover our range of hair & makeup courses providing continuous professional development for makeup artists, educators, makeup trainees & students



At the JT Makeup Studios we have established a northern creative hub for Hair & Makeup Artists & offer expert training by some of the finest Hair & Makeup Artists in the Film, Fashion & Television Industries.


Our aim is to:

  • Offer training courses with Industry Specialists who are also established educators.

  • Introduce the key elements to successful training by providing an expert educator, excellent facilities, extensive resources, personal mindset, skills, practice & confidence.

  • Provide courses at a beginner level for graduates & trainees through to advanced top up courses for established makeup artists. 

  • Offer support & training to Students, Graduates, Trainees, Makeup Lecturers & Freelance Makeup Artists. 

  • Introduce the JT Makeup Creative Hub Membership.

  • Establish Industry Masterclass Days which are offered with a three day programme once a year. 

  • Ensure our expert knowledge, guidance, techniques & products are up to date in an ever changing industry. 

  • Create effective mentoring through a selection of programmes at the JT Makeup Studio.

  • Offer pop up events with PAM (Precious About Makeup), ScreenFace, Kryolan & The Makeup Armoury


There are detailed Fact Sheets for all the courses. If you would like more information & to book on a course, please email Course bookings are only confirmed once full payment or a deposit has been made, you will be sent a Confirmation Form with the details of your course.

Due to post Covid-19 we have smaller classes & have introduced a new safe social distancing policy for Millside House.

We are working in conjunction with guidelines from local Government advice, BECTU Hair & Makeup & The British Beauty Council.


Define your creative style on the introduction to the art of body painting.

Explore a range of application techniques to include:


Colour blocking

Texture build up

Abstract, pattern and linea detail

This is an artistic course structured to offer technical skills incorporating a series of hands on exercises to build up new techniques. Additionally knowledge of costings, time allocations for filming or commercial events plus planning for large scale designs are built into the course.

A wide range of products are available to use and test during the course and all students will receive a Body Painting work book. A set of Body Painting Brushes are available to purchase with a student discount.


Course Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Thurs 20/5/21 & Fri 21/5/21

Sat 24/5/21 & Sun 25/5/21


This is a Specialist Period Hair Course with Daniel Phillips. This is designed to introduce you to new formations, research and to explore a wide variety of technique that Daniel uses in period film productions. For the first 3 sessions there will be demonstrations, taught delivery & attendee practice sessions. The practice sessions will be on block heads for days 1-3 & these will be intensive working sessions from 9am - 6pm.

On Day 4 attendees will recreate hair & makeup selecting an era of their choice on a model. Please note as this is a unique course there are only 6 places for this course.


This course includes:

Day 1:    

Victorian Era - Apollo Knots

Day 2:

Edwardian - The Gibson Girl

Day 3:

1940's - Hollywood Glamour

Day 4:

Assessment Day working on a model to recreate a period hair & makeup

For more information & details of how to book please email

Time: 9.00am - 6.00pm

next course 2021 



This is a unique opportunity to learn from two leading industry specialists in hair & makeup. Louise Young & Lou Sheppard both work in feature film & collaborated to produce the bestselling book Timeless - A Century of Iconic Looks.

This 5 Day Course will offer hair & makeup demonstrations each day & will be followed by students practice of each era.

This intensive course is aimed at hair & makeup artists already working in the Film & TV Industries & will focus on the following eras

  • Victorian

  • 1920's

  • 1930's/1940's

  • 1960's

Time: 9.00am - 6.00pm

Summer 2021


Young Creatives

This is a one day workshop session aimed at 14 - 17 year olds who have a keen interest and may wish to study further for a career in makeup.  The course runs from 1pm - 4pm per session.

These one day workshops offer an introduction to makeup techniques & will focus on the work of the Makeup Artist working in the film, fashion & theatre industries. The sessions include:

  • Film Makeup - Cuts & Bruises

  • Theatre Makeup - Clowns

  • Fashion Makeup - Sugar Skulls

For more information about this course & to book a place please email

Mon 15/2/21 - Cuts & Bruises

Tues 16/2/21 - Clown Makeup

Wed 17/2/21 - Sugar Skulls



This is a 3 day Introductory Course aimed at new entrants & trainee makeup artists in the film & television industries. This course is taught by Joy Djadi, an experienced senior lecturer & consultant in all areas of Hairdressing including African & Caribbean Hair.

Day 1:

Hair Types - Textured hair & correct use of tools

The use of heated products & protective technique

The science of curly to curly to afro hair

Blow drying techniques

Days 2 & 3

Plaiting & cane rows

Two stranded twists

Attaching weft to cane rows

Adding & styling extensions

There is an equipment list for this course that you will need to purchase prior to the course.

A set of Afro hair products will be included in the course price for you to take away with you afterwards.

Class sizes will be small & the delivery of this introductory course will be on block heads.


For more information & to book a place on this course please email Please note this is a popular course & places will book up quickly.

Fri 15/1, Sat 16/1 & Sun 17/1/21

Fri 19/3, Sat 20/3 & Sun 21/3/21


Establish foundation skills in hair and makeup with a variety of technique and learning systems to develop a style of creativity while defining the areas of the makeup industry you wish to work in.

This course is aimed at a beginner level and sessions comprise of demonstrations, group work, seminars, discussion and technical skills building.

This is an intensive course offering fundamental training in hair and makeup with the skills required for the beauty, bridal and fashion industries. You will be given daily feedback and goal setting targets each week to encourage you to work on specific areas. Open your mind to new techniques and approaches to hair and makeup styling. There is a wide variety of makeup, hair products and equipment to experiment with. You will work towards two assessments on the course with the final day comprising of a photographic shoot. 

Students will receive their own Hair and Makeup Kit as a part of the course plus a training book and a Makeup Directory.


  • 6 week programme offering the fundamentals of hair and makeup

  • Intensive training for the fashion, bridal and beauty industries

  • 6 modules of study

  • Two practical assessments

  • Photographic Shoot on the final day

  • Business of Makeup session

  • Industry Educators

  • Sessions comprise of demonstrations, research, Q&A and practice

  • Wide selection of productions and equipment for use during sessions

  • Hair and Makeup Kit included

Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Places can be reserved with a £500.00 deposit email for details
The remainder must then be paid in full 5 weeks before the start of the course but an instalment plan can be arranged. Please email for more information on how to book a place on this course..


Mon 7/6/21 - Fri 16/7/21

Mon 1/11/21 - Fri 10/12/21


This an intensive course aimed at graduates who have completed full training on a course in hair and makeup wishing to enter into the Film and Television Makeup Industries. This course offers a unique opportunity to recap skills, accuracy & to build speed while working to set time limits within the scenario of a Crowd Room simulation. Through a variety of set briefs & mood boards based on a selection of productions; the Boot Camp team will create a range of characters on a daily basis. This will incorporate period hair, period makeup, bald caps, postiche work, laying on hair, fantasy makeup; plus a test day to establish creative characters. You will work on models for the afternoon sessions & will create a daily series of Continuity Sheets


Day 1: Character analysis, script breakdown, continuity records, call sheet instructions, trainee expectations, onset etiquette. This is a practical session based on Light Entertainment Hair & Makeup


Day 2: Fittings for Period Hair & Makeup incorporating the Victorian Era Male and Female


Day 3: Fittings for Period Hair and Makeup with casualty effects working to set designs, call sheet times and recreating a series of designs based on the 1940's era.


Day 4: Fittings for Creative Hair & Makeup designs, working as a team to recreate a series of fantasy characters.


Day 5: Business of Makeup Seminar, personal planning & prep day for photographic shoot


Day 6: Photographic Shoot Day and feedback session

Places can be reserved with a £200.00 deposit. Please email for more details & information on how to book. All attendees will be interviewed for places on this course to check prior training & abilities.
Following booking with an initial deposit, the remainder must then be paid in full 4 weeks before the start of the course.

Mon 1/3/21 - Sat 6/3/21

Mon 19/7/21 - 23/7/21


The specialist makeup masterclasses offer Continuous Professional Development for all levels of makeup artists. These sessions will be taught by industry experts who work in the Film, TV & Fashion Industries. These intensive courses will be delivered over two days. Specialist Products are provided for these courses & models are provided for day 2 of the course. 

Masterclass 1 - Bald Caps
Sat 2/1/21 & Sun 3/1/21

Educator: Adrian Rigby

Masterclass 2 - Textured Hair Cutting Course

Sat 27/2/21 & Sun 28/2/21

Educator: Joy Djadi

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