Why choose North London Makeup School over other schools?
At NLMS, we take great care and pride in what we do. We are fully committed to giving our students the best learning experience and after-care.
Our hand-picked tutors have extensive knowledge, skills and experience. They are passionate about creating, developing and refining makeup artists, and will go the extra mile to ensure student understanding and satisfaction.
Unlike most other makeup schools, our classes are kept to a small size (no more than 6) to make sure that each student receives ample support, care and attention. We also invest heavily in live models so the learners can practise on different skin types and tones, instead of working on themselves or fellow students.
We believe our prices are fair and good value for money. We also offer interest fee payment option – please refer to the ‘Finance’ Page or contact us for more details.
We offer our students on-going support and unlimited after-care in the shape of FREE Masterclasses, coaching & mentoring, NLMS Talent Group, work experience opportunities, NLMS private Facebook page and more.
Do you have open days, where we can come and see the school and meet tutors?
We have open days 2-3 times a year. However, if you have missed an open day then please feel free to call us on 020 3488 2119 to arrange a visit or to ask any questions.
How do I book onto a course?
You can book courses online or by calling us on 020 3488 2119.
Do I have to pay for a course upfront?
You will only be required to pay a deposit of up to 30% to secure your place on a course. However, the remainder will have to be paid 2 weeks prior to the course starts. We also offer interest free payment options. – please view the Finance page for more details.
I am a total beginner what course should I do?
All courses on our website are labelled as ‘beginners, intermediate or advanced’. Please check the title before you book or if in any doubt please call us on 020 3488 2119 and we will be happy to guide you.
Do you offer Saturday classes or evening classes?
Yes, we offer ‘Saturday only’ classes for selected courses. Please check availability online or call us on 020 3488 2119 and we will do our best to accommodate you.
I am an international student can I enrol on a course?
Yes, we are a private college and we cater for international students. Just let us know when you want to book a course.
Do I need to bring anything?
We provide all the makeup and brushes for you to work with. You might want to bring a notepad and pen to make notes during demonstrations and theory.
Will I get to work on live models?
Yes, we provide live models for you to work on. We try and offer variety of skin tones and types for you to work with. So, depending on the course you book, you will have some experience of working on people to gain that skill and confidence. Unlike other makeup schools, you will spend your time practising makeup as opposed to being a model.
What brands are available at the school?
We use a variety of brands as we believe they all have something unique to offer. We currently stock products from MAC, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Make-up Forever, Illamasqua, Huda Beauty, Laura Mercier, Kryolan, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay, Two-faced and others.
Do I get a certificate for these courses?
With the exception of Personal 1-2-1 makeup course, you will receive a NLMS certificate upon completion of all courses.
When will I receive my certificate?
Certificates are usually dispatched within 2 weeks of course completion to the address provided by you. However, if you are an overseas student we can arrange to give it to you on the last day of your course. Please let us know in advance if this applies to you, ideally through the Initial Assessment form at the time of booking your course.