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What can I do after GCSE's - Media Hair & Makeup Course


I don't know about you but personally I've always known that I wanted to be a Make-up Artist.

It was one of those things that you brush off as working in the lucrative hair & beauty industry is something most girls dream of. Also, being highly academic from childhood and growing up in a South Asian family, it was grades that were the topic of most dinner discussions. Hence I went on and took the traditional route of choosing A level subjects that I barely knew about and a University degree that was extremely challenging. 

Thankfully I found a career in Marketing that I now enjoy but if I could go back in time, I would surely tell my 16 year old self to directly go to college after GCSE's, take on a more practical route to education, embark onto apprenticeships, get real-life work experience and be exposed to better opportunities. 

Now that GCSE results are just around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time for me to bring up this topic in case your siblings, daughter or friend is looking for varied options post-GSCE's. 

If globally recognised Make-up Artists such as Mary Greenwell, Lisa Eldridge and Charlotte Tilbury continue to be your career inspiration, a course in Media Hair & Makeup can be the stepping stone to your journey. Creative hair and makeup for fashion shoots, theatre and television alongside a basic understanding of photography is what you can expect to learn. Alongside that, skin camouflaging techniques, bridal hair & makeup as well other basics will be incorporated into your course. 

You will be getting on with your basic Maths and English whilst doing the Media Hair & Makeup Course but what's important is that you will study something that will define a precise career path for you. Working with models and clients, building your own portfolio, displaying your skills at college events as well getting to work with the college's employer links will boost your confidence and build your CV at the same time. 

Till the time you are 18, not only will you be in a position to get an Internship in the beauty industry but you will be fully equipped to work as a Hairdresser or Makeup Artist, freelance in the profession or consider any further qualifications to develop your skills. 

Don't just dream of having a day job in beauty like modern day YouTube pioneers like Zoella and Tanya Burr but strive to make it come true. Unleash your potential and opt for a technical and professional course that trains you for work.