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the ACADEMY

Welcome to our our Online Academy where we focus on not only the make-up technique, but also what you need to you know in business to succeed & how to create your own 'brand' as a MUA, that will have your services in high demand from potential clients.

Our Programmes give you the skills and knowledge needed to become a leading make-up artist in your local area & designed to be flexible for you to work around your busy life, in order to achieve a professional training no matter what stage you’re at.

Become that 'go to' MUA!

the ACADEMY is headed up by Girl Meets Brush Founder & Award Winning Celebrity Make-Up Artist Lynne Mills, bringing a wealth of experience & knowledge in the industry. We have a range of courses to choose from, with our Signature Programmes to Mini Courses, plus more Advanced courses launching later this year.

Signature Courses

Accredited Make-Up Course / becoming A successful Make-Up Artist

This Course is designed for the Beginner to those looking for a refresh or Confidence boost & is a real power bitesize condensed course that packs in so much - think of it a a shortcut to really knowing your stuff! 

It is based online & self study, so really flexible to work round your life, but you also get feedback & support as well.

It is made up of 10 Modules, covering everything from building your Professional Make-Up Kit without breaking the bank! Also really packing in the theory side on how to understand Skin, Colour Theory, Face Shapes, Eye Shapes, Contouring, Brow Correcting & much more, all condensed into an every day working guide that leaves out all the fluff & just gives you what you need! 

Then we have techniques, Video Tutorials breaking down technique for you, also we run through full looks as well such as creating that Natural Beauty look for Bridal as well, then a Classic Vintage style to also creating a more dramatic Special Occasion Make-Up.

We look at working on Photo Shoots, how to set up a Shoot of your now to also Understanding Make-Up Briefs, this is so important for any area of the industry too, as you really need to know how to interpret a brief. 

You are then set a Final Brief & Task to complete with Feedback & the opportunity to submit your work for publication! 

We also have our Online Community with our FB Group for Aspiring Pro's which is a safe & supportive are where you can share your work/experiences & get to know other MUA's at the same stage you're at right now! 

90 Day Success Plan / Business & Career Accelerator

This is a success programme for all Aspiring Make-Up Artists, so for those looking to get started, as well as those who are already on that journey right now & already set up their businesses.

We look at building that Incredible Business, as well as how to be that 'go to' make-up artist, really setting yourself apart from thecompetition & getting your career off the ground. Really Stand Out from the Crowd & be booked out month after month! 

Many new MUA's find those first steps in setting up very hard, feeling overwhelmed on where to start, from websites, branding, portfolio, social media, networking, promotion, building that client base & what should even come first, as well as the general running of a business!

This programme is broken into 12 Weeks of Step by Step guidance to get your business ready for success within those 90 days! We include getting your goals in place for success as well as working through those fears as well, your niche nailed, how to build your own Website, how to go about designing a logo & really branding yourself as a make-up artist. Get that Social Media really planned out with understanding how to promote yourself using Fb/Insta, create amazing content & target that ideal client. Also how to build your consistent client bookings, how to network within the industry & contacting potential agents!

Also how to work on Photo Shoots, setting up & understanding Make-Up Briefs, to building that Amazing Portfolio, with an incredible bonus opportunity to submit your work to our Make-Up Brief that will potentially be Published with our Media Partners!

Mini Courses

Introduction to Make-Up Artistry

Whether you are taking the first step in building an exciting new career as a MUA, or even if you want to build on your skills to boost your confidence, then you are in the right place! With our Introduction to Make-Up Artistry Course we begin by looking at your Make-Up Style & how to really practice Honing your Make-Up Skills.

In this course we take you through bitesize Modules to work on your Style & Skills, as well as essential Brushes/Tools & Techniques. We cover the Foundations of Make-Up & creating Flawless Foundation to Natural Make-Up looks, so that you can really master these key elements.

This is then broken down to building up those make-up skills, creating more dramatic looks step by step, which will leave you with an understanding on how exactly to build that perfect smokey eye, apply liner & create those eyeliner flicks, plus mastering contouring as well as much more!

We finish off with your Final Practical Assessment with feedback taking everything you have learned into account!
You will then receive your Certificate of Completion & Feedback. After this you can automatically upgrade if you wish to our Full Accredited Make-up Course & the cost of this course is fully deducted!

Creating An Amazing portfolio

As a Make-Up Artist Your Portfolio is the most important first impression you will make to potential clients & agents, get it right from the start & your career will get off to a flying start.

Whether you're a Beginner looking to start out, or you have been working in the industry for a little while now, really taking time to focus on your Portfolio from the outset is so Essential.

In this course condensed & power bitesized course, I'll show you how to put together an Amazing Portfolio, how to really Hone Your Style as a MUA & create incredible work that will have people queuing up to book with you!

We also work through setting up your own Photo Shoots to Creating looks for Fashion/Editorial & understanding Make-Up Briefs, plus working on set at Photo Shoots & with Photographers.You will learn how to Network & contact Agents as well as Photographers, and most importantly get yourself BOOKED!

Along side this we have our Photo Shoot Brief Bonus, where you will have the fantastic opportunity to set up your own shoot & submit your work to potentially be published with our Media Partners!

About - Lynne Mills / Academy Founder

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Hello & Thank you for being here!

I'm Lynne & the founder of Girl Meets Brush. For those of you that don't know my story already I started out as a MUA back in 2004.

Since starting my career I have been very fortunate to set up & run my make-up team all over the country & work on some amazing projects!

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Fashion Work

As well as building my award winning make-up team, I have worked on many amazing shoots, some of which has been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire & Cosmopolitan. I have also worked on projects/briefs for designers Vivienne Westwood, Matthew Williamson & Preen.

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Famous Faces

I have also had the opportunity to work with many famous faces over the years, such as the Great British Bake Off Team (the originals - Mary Berry, Mel & Sue as well as Paul Hollywood), Celebrity Juice Presenter Keith Lemon & panelists including Sara Cox, as well as other famous faces such as Anna Friel, Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, Sheridan Smith, Lauren Laverne, Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Vivienne Westwood.

Back in 2012 I launched my own Eyelash Product line that was stocked by ASOS.com & Harvey Nichols within 3 months of it's launch date, as well as being featured in Sunday Times Style Guide & used by the X-Factor Make-Up Team! This then led me to signing an exclusive licence agreement with Eylure in 2013 to take the product worldwide!

So anyway this all lead me to Girl Meets Brush! I set up the business in 2015 with the view to 'making make-up simple' for the every day woman but also creating a brand for Make-Up Artists to use with their clients. It's simple really & a win win! Our brush sets are designed to have what you need & with no fluff or impractical brushes that you don't need, but an essential set that does the job!

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Since I launched the business we have gone national with our Masterclasses, selling out across the UK in over 20 locations

The next stage is the ACADEMY which has been my ultimate goal, where have created range of different online courses & opportunities for the beginner up to the working pro, providing on going support with our amazing talented team of Pro Expert MUA's & online community.

Building yourself as a brand & succeeding in business is not just about the technique of applying make-up & it certainly isn't about pretty 'Selfies'! But it's knowing how to build that client base, carve your career & be a working successful make-up artist, and this doesn't mean jetting off to London & New York leaving your family behind (although you can if you like I guess!). It is most importantly building the success right where you already are & in this growing industry the opportunity is all there, trust me!

My mission is to help & support aspiring make-up artists to produce high quality, timeless & stylish work that will put them ahead of their peers. 
— Lynne x

Any questions at all on your training requirements to our courses on offer, drop us an email below. Myself & my team would love to hear from you!