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Hair and Media Make-up Level 2 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

For those wanting to prepare for a career as a make-up artist in television, fashion, make-up consultancy, or self employment.

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Course content

  • applying make-up
  • the art of photographic make-up
  • anatomy and physiology
  • client care and consultation
  • the art of dressing hair
  • shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • plaiting and twisting hair
  • art of colouring hair
  • create an image based on a hair and beauty theme
  • themed face paint
  • body art
  • provide eyelash and brow treatment
  • health and safety
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

  • GCSEs at grade three/grade D in maths and English, or
  • Hair and Beauty Level 1 Diploma plus maths and English at level one, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event
  • you will be required to purchase salon wear, equipment kit, textbooks and consumables


  • practical and written assessments
  • exams

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

  • Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-up Level 3 Diploma

Further information

  • Perform treatments on each other and live models
  • Educational visits
  • Meet guest speakers from industry
  • Work experience
  • Attend and participate in fashion shows
  • Participate in enrichment activities/workshops

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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