Education at Nicola McLaughlin’s Academy

Education At Nicola McLaughlin's Academy

At Nicola McLaughlin’s Academy we pride ourselves on providing excellent in-depth beauty education and training. From our accredited makeup and brow courses to our bespoke one-to-one makeup lessons and makeup bag edits.

We even offer Teen 2-day makeup masterclasses and private lessons for groups or for special occasions. We are extremely passionate about makeup and beauty education and Nicola is a qualified educator. Our accredited courses are accredited by professional beauty direct.

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Courses we offered

What we offer

Nicola McLaughlin’s Academy offers a range of accredited courses for aspiring makeup artists. This includes an 8-week beginner makeup artistry course and a 6-week advanced course.

Additionally, there’s a one-day intensive precision tint brow course, all fully accredited and tailored to equip students with industry-standard skills.

8-week Beginner makeup artistry course (Fully Accredited)

This course covers everything you need to start your journey as a beginner makeup artist. It covers hygiene, skin types, skin tones, undertones, brushes, social media, kit building, taking photographs, three different brow styles, 5 different eye looks, contouring, skin prep, winged liner, the perfect nude lip, a bold lip and so much more. This course typically runs one evening per week for 8 weeks. It also comes with a 50-page guide to refer back to.

6-week Advanced makeup artistry (Fully Accredited)

This course is the next step up from our beginner course and can only be completed after the beginner course has been completed. We pride ourselves on quality education and therefore it is extremely important for our students to be fully educated on all the fundamental basics of makeup artistry before progressing to more advanced looks. The advanced course covers more in-depth contouring, exploring more creative looks, and using face charts to get creative. We cover eye looks like spotlights, and cut-crease, colorful looks using multiple color combinations from color theory for high impact. This course pushes your makeup artistry skills to a new level. To be a successful makeup artist and move with the ever-changing trends you need to be adaptable and educated on many makeup looks that are always evolving.

Precision tint brow course, one day intense (Fully Accredited)

This course teaches a highly sought-after brow treatment. It comes with a 32-page manual as well as the treatment demonstration in person and hands-on training. We cover everything from hygiene, patch testing, brow mapping, tools, tint application, contra-indications, treatment setup, finishing techniques, client consultation and so much more. The aim of the precision tint brow is to give a more structured shape to the brow providing a fuller more symmetrical-looking brow that many clients want. Brows are a fantastic repeat custom and many clients have their brows done every 4 weeks which is a great way to boost your income. Our brow course comes complete with a kit to take home to begin practicing and even includes your wax pot.

Accredited by professional beauty direct

Our accredited courses are often taught in very small intimate groups for the best learning experience.

1-1 Makeup lesson (Suitable for all ages and can be booked via the booking system)

Our one-to-one makeup lessons are typically 2 hours long and are bespoke makeup lessons tailored specifically to your needs. The lesson is private and hands-on training where I demonstrate on one side of your face and you re-create on the other side. We cover one full look over the 2-hour period, covering everything from the brow, eyes, base, lips, contour, and lash application.

This is a great way to play with new products and makeup brushes and create a bespoke look for you that you can recreate at home. You don’t need to bring anything only yourself and a willingness to learn. All the products and brushes are provided, but if you have a makeup bag with products you don’t know how to use, you can bring it along and I can show you how best to use it.

Lessons are suitable for complete beginners or anyone wanting to update their makeup routine. We work with where you are at on your makeup journey.

We have a teen makeup lesson option on the booking system this is for ages 12-18 years. It is conducted the same as the adult one-to-one lesson.

Private group lessons

We offer private group makeup lessons suitable for many different occasions from a girl’s night in, to birthday parties and even baby showers. This is a great way to get the girls together and learn some new makeup skills while socializing and having fun. This is priced per person and there are two options.

Hands-on training and demonstration or demonstration only.

We can accommodate 4 people if they are working on their own face or 8 people if they are working on each other.

We also offer one of our masterclasses around Christmas time and we offer 2-day teen courses on various dates throughout the year. The dates can be found via our social media channels or through our email list. So make sure to join or follow to stay up to date.


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