(Happy client Una Healy – Make-up and hair by Sophie above!) Sophie Shoob has completed the 5-week course here at Delamar Academy, covering fashion and beauty make-up plus a week of hair. In her own words, Sophie rounds up her course and talks about life after Delamar…
I had the most amazing 5 weeks at Delamar Academy learning new skills and techniques of makeup artistry. The tutors were first class and so supportive, making each day really enjoyable with their personalities.
The build-up to our fashion shoot was really the key to developing my skills. I learnt a lot about editorial make-up, making hair look fantastic on camera… so many tips and tricks! Seriously, the amount of new techniques and looks I’ve learnt is almost impossible to list. All of this has provided me with the skills and reference to draw upon for jobs – I often recreate or develop a look I learnt at Delamar. The advanced fashion weeks were challenging but it has been crucial to the quality of my work with celebrities and private clients.
Easily the most enjoyable part of the course was our shoot with Noctis Magazine, where we had top models from Models1 and Milk, the fashion editor and editor in chief of the magazine provided a real-life experience of working with a top team. The shots are going in an editorial story! Delamar Academy is not your standard make-up school – every day surpassed my expectations!
This 5-week course has given me the confidence to take on work as a make-up artist. My life has really transformed since graduating! Previous to training as a make-up artist at Delamar, I worked in TV production for the past 6 years. I have since used my contacts to get days helping out on some exciting shows such as ‘Michael McIntyre Big Show’ for BBC1, where I made up the dancers and ‘Through The Keyhole’ which in turn has led to some more paid make up work.
In between working on some bigger celebrity shoots, I have joined a company called ‘Beauty Bureau Consultants’ who are brilliant – they place you on different beauty counters across London working on a week-by-week rota. It’s so important to keep your skills fresh and earning some monies.
Delamar Academy have continued to support us by sending through jobs daily to all the graduates, giving us the chance to gain experience and to build our skills as make-up artists. I couldn’t recommend the Academy more. The staff and tutors created such a lovely atmosphere making it a highly enjoyable experience!
You can find out all about the 5 week summer course here.