short training courses

Want to learn new skills or refresh your knowledge? Our short courses are designed for make-up artists of all levels and are open to everyone, not just members

Period hairdressing - creating rolls

P e r i o d H a i r d r e s s i n g

Learn in depth all about a certain period look in our 3 day intensive Period Hairdressing course with tutor Stephanie Kaye.

Course includes:

  • Health and Safety.
  • How to block wigs correctly
  • Setting and dressing techniques relevant to period
  • Achieving various looks from peasant to gentry.
  • Looking at accessories.
  • How to attach pieces.
  • How to create correct silhouette for period
    • Price:  £335.00 (NASMAH members
      over 6 months £245.50)
      Duration: 3 days (9am-4pm)
      Dates: Let us know what dates you want

      Certificate of Attendance will be given at the end of the 3 days.

      Only 3 places per course to ensure one to one with tutor.

"I attended the NASMAH period hair course with Sandra and Stephanie. I thoroughly enjoyed the four days of period hairstyling. The course was not only highly informative and creative, it was also fascinating to hear of all the experiences Stephanie and Sandra had to share. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to expand or refresh their period hairstyling skills."
Alyn Waterman, Hair & Make-up Designer

Period hairdressing
PHC Feb 2011 (1)

B a r b e r i n g f o r M a k e - u p A r t i s t s

D a i l i e s - W h a t i s R e q u i r e d?

This 2-day course is designed to give you the confidence to do a realistic short back and sides, furthering your confidence on period productions.

Course will include:

  • Health and safety, incuding recognising scalp conditions;
  • How to use clippers;
  • General cutting techniques from a one length to graduation, building up to a short back and sides;
  • Using scissors-over-comb to achieve a period hairstyle for men.
    • Bring your hair brushes, combs, hairdressing scissors and clippers. It is best to use your own tools to get used to the weight and feel. We provide all other equipment, products, a cutting comb, handbook and a practice head.

      Price:   £395 (NASMAH member: £335)

A proficient ‘Dailies’ should be able to deal with many things including Wigs, facial hair, specific period looks, continuity and being able to work quickly and effectively.

This 1 day course covers the major requirements for a crowd call on film and

Course includes:

  • How to read a call sheet.
  • Script breakdown
  • Period research
  • Continuity and maintenance of character
  • Creating the correct silhouette for hairstyles and hats.
    • Price:  £150.00 (NASMAH members
      over 6 months £128.00)
      Duration: 1 days (9am-4pm)
      Places: 10
      Dates: Let us know what dates you want

      Certificate of Attendance will be given at the end of day.

      To give the best value for money we always use the best tutors available.

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If there is a particular subject you would like to learn more about, let us know and we will look into arranging a course for you.

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You are taught by industry professionals who are highly skilled and experienced in their area of expertise.

Our courses are hands-on with as much practical time as possible. Student numbers are kept small, so you get plenty of one-on-one time with the tutors.

We get fantastic feedback  from our students who not only enjoy their time with us, feel so much more confident with their new-found skills and knowledge!


Our courses are designed for people who have completed at least a foundation training course in media make-up. For the hair courses, you'll get more out of the course if you have some hairdressing and styling experience.

Past students have ranged from highly experienced make-up designers who want to top up their skills to new entrants who are learning brand new skills.


Request a booking form. We'll send you a booking form and, once we receive your completed form and have confirmed your application, you'll need to pay a 10% deposit to secure your place. If the course is full, we'll tell you and put you on the reserve list for next time.


Courses are advertised on the website and our Facebook page. We can also arrange dates according to demand, so if there's a group of you, just get in touch and we'll arrange a date that suits.


Hampton in the south-west London area. Nearest train station is Hampton (10 min walk). Car parking in area.


A 10% deposit is required once your booking has been confirmed. The remainder of the fee is then payable no later than 14 days before the course starts. Look at the payment options.


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