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Fashion & Editorial

Fashion | Editorial | Styling | Product Advertising

Course Information

GlamCandy Editorial Fashion Course
Nasreen Ghani, Kim Skirving, Heather Knight, Edinburgh
What will I learn on this course?

// Fashion show makeup
// Understanding commercial, editorial & fashion
// Fashion shows look creation
// Fashion look recreation
// Black & white photography
// Commercial photography
// Working with stylists & designers
// Techniques
// Make Up Coverage
// Developing creativity
// Photography
// Advertising campaigns
// Product advertising
// Photoshoot

Will I be given homework?

Yes, every week you will be given homework tasks to complete before your next lesson.

How long does the course last for?

5 weeks – 1 day per week (weekends)

5 days – Monday to Friday

2 Evenings per week for 5 weeks (weekdays)

What are the course times?

10am – 5pm
Occasionally lesson can run over, if you need to leave early for any reason please make your tutor aware at the beginning of the session.

Is there a photoshoot?

Throughout this course you are working towards your final photoshoot. Students are expected to use their new gained skills and experience from the course to create an editorial campaign. Students will be given a brief and guidance when creating their look. Every course will be given a different brief and campaign to work on.

Do I need to buy a makeup kit for my course?

No, you will have access to our school kit.

Will I receive a kit from GlamCandy?

Yes, you will receive various makeup application tools for your kit such as brushes, beauty blender and stippling brush.

What is a pro card?

Pro Card’s are exclusively for make-up artists who have attended beauty / makeup school and meet a required criteria. When a valid membership is presented in store or online students can obtain a product discount up to 20% off products. Each cosmetics house has a different application criteria and you must apply to each individually.

Professional makeup artists can receive up to 40% off cosmetics as some brands. Generally they must prove they are professional by submitting evidence in the form of a tear sheet from a magazine which includes their personal credits.

This course will equip you with the knowledge on how to become a published makeup artist.

Can I purchase a kit from GlamCandy?

Yes, we have a variety of different kit options available to purchase before or during.  We only sell premium products in our kits such as Illamasqua, GlamCandy & Caudalie.

What products are in the school for me to use?

All students will have use of our school products throughout the duration of your course. We mainly use Illamasqua however we use a variety of products from brands such as MacIllamasquaMakeup ForeverNarsBobbi Brown and Kryolan.

The products which are used vary in each of or school locations.

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt
GlamCandy Makeup Academy Kelsey Morrison
Do I need previous experience?

No. A keen interest in makeup is desirable.

Do I need to bring in a model to class?

No, you will work on your fellow students in pairs, please come to class prepared to have your makeup removed and redone.

What is the dress code?

All black with comfortable footwear.

Where is my nearest School?

Schools North

The Galleria, Langstane Place
Aberdeen, AB11 6FB
9 Bruce Street,
Dunfermline, KY12 7AR
32 Kenneth Street
Inverness, IV3 5DP
16 William Street
Edinburgh, EH14 5RD
208 West George Street
Glasgow, G2 2PQ

Schools South

11 Blenheim Street
Mayfair, London, W1S 1LL
0131 225 6478
18 Ship Street, Brighton
East Sussex, BN1 1AD
Are there finance options available?


What finance options are available?

You can either choose to pay your course in full or choose one of our flexible payment plans.

We offer weekly / monthly plans which are paid by Direct Debit. The amount you pay can be from as little as £100 per month depending on the course start date. All course fees must be paid prior to your course starting.

A typical payment plan example is as follows;

Course cost £1,200
£200 Deposit payment = £1,000 remaining

12 x monthly payments = £83Financial Conduct Authority
10 x monthly payments = £100
5 x monthly payments = £200
3 x monthly payments = £333
2 x monthly payments = £500

GlamCandy are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

What is the cost of this course?

The full course costs £1200.

This includes all training, booklets and basic artistry tools.

Skills Development Scotland Funding Information

You must be resident in Scotland
You have been made redundant or currently at risk of redundancy from the Oil and Gas Sector or its’ supply chain

You have worked in the Oil and Gas sector or the supply chain as an employee or contractor

You must be able to show that the training will help you get a new job

You must be actively seeking employment

You have not committed to, or undergone, the course of training you’re looking for funding for


GlamCandy offers scholarships to support a student’s education. Today, our scholarships open doors for students from families with additional needs, by providing financial aid for those who need it most.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

Families that have alcohol and mental health problems
Young carers
Disabled parents
Low-income families

Students must be referred to GlamCandy by a social worker, school guidance teacher or equivalent.

Student referrals will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Students will be interviewed for the course. All details of students who are offered a place by scholarship will be kept confidential. Scholarship students will be required to adhere to the same rules and policies as other students. Limited scholarship spaces are available each year.

Will I get employment after the course?

Many of our students are placed on work placement on completion of their course. Students may also be invited to work shadow our artists or assist on fashion shows and photoshoots. We will put forward any hard working students for advertising or editorial campaign jobs.

What type of jobs can I get on completion?

This course will teach you how to create makeup to promote a brand, product or service. You can pick up work designing looks to advertise fashion or accessory designers and their new collections, look books or even fashion shows. Many hair salons book fashion makeup artists to showcase their skills and current trends for photoshoots, awards and competitions.

Student Testimonial

Comments from completed GlamCandy feedback form:

I absolutely loved every minute of the glam candy course, Vicky and Jay are super talented, It was such a privilege to learn from them, they were so friendly and professional, they went above and beyond for all of us girls on the course and taught us so much, every day was different, fun and exciting, I wish I could go everyday!!

What was your favourite aspect of your course?
It’s so hard to pick a favourite part as i really did love it all but if i had to pick I would say the photoshoot day, I loved seeing how every worked so well together, there was so much going on but it all ran so smoothly, I loved watching everyone doing their jobs, the stylist, the photographer, the hairdresser, the models, the make up students and just experiencing how it all comes together, It was the most amazing day!!

What aspect did you find most challenging?
I love makeup so much but unfortunately it doesn’t come naturally to me, we were taught extremely well how to apply different professional make up looks, the most challenging thing for me was putting what I’d learned into practise, although it was a challenge I loved every minute and was utterly shocked at how good we all were by the end of the course, I wouldn’t have thought it would be possible to train us to be so good in such a short space of time.

Was there anything you’d like to covered that wasn’t included in this course?
No, we were honestly taught so much, if we wanted to learn something we just had to say and Vicky and Jay were there to teach us anything we wanted, they shared a lot of their tips and trade secrets, they also gave us the opportunity to have a look through pintrest and pin anything that interested us that we would want them to teach us, they couldn’t have done enough for us.

How could we improve our customer service?
I really don’t think you could improve it, there is always someone there to contact, you get a rapid response through telephone or email and just like the makeup tutors you are all very friendly, helpful and go out of your way for us.

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