Courses- Frequently Asked Questions
For students wanted to learning Asian bridal hair and makeup...
Do I need any experience to train with Farah Syed?
No previous experience is necessary to join our 5 Day Course hair and makeup courses or hair course as you will receive extensive training from the basic core through to finish.
What should I bring with me to the course?
All you need to bring to the Academy is yourself, a creative touch, notebook and a camera (optional) and your complete brush kit and hair kit issued by the academies which will be yours to keep. We will provide everything else for you which includes the makeup, outfits, jewellery, models for portfolio day, and professional photography, so you can just concentrate on learning.
Who is the trainer on the course?
You will only be taught by the professional artist herself Farah Syed. As one of the elite makeup artist in the industry you will be given knowledge, tips and tricks as well as techniques on how to use the tools of the trade. Farah Syed does not hide what she knows, everything will be taught openly.
What will I receive upon graduation of the course?
You will be either certified and fully accredited by VTCT governing board or Guilds of Beauty Therapist or awarded for in Asian Bridal hair and Makeup. You will also become a member of our in house agency* subject to how hard the student is working after the course, which means you will be offered placements, work experience, attend fashion shows, work backstage with the benefit of discounted rates for booking portfolio sessions and products.
Will I be able to get Discounts from Beauty Counters etc?
Once you have completed the Guilds of Beauty Therapist or the VTCT Qualification, you will be able to get discounts on all the beauty counters who do PRO discounts with the immediate benefits of industry trade discounts so long as you satisfy the brands conditions for obtaining discounts with the companies terms and conditions. .
Where do the courses take place?
Courses are delivered currently in London only main training centre - 2-6 Fowler Road, Hainault Business Park, Ilford, IG6 3UT , but has plans to teach nationwide and Internationally in the future.
Can I become a Makeup Artist after I complete the course?
After completing our courses you can then go ahead and make your dream a reality as you are now fully accredited. You know have all the skills needed and becoming a professional makeup artist.
Do I need to purchase a kit?
All products will be provided for you to use at the Academy, you will need to purchase a brush kit. You will need to purchase the hair kit also for you to practice at home after completing the course, practice makes perfect! Currently you receive this as part of your course depending which course you take.
Will I really be able to generate income as soon as I graduate?
As soon as you graduate you are able to generate income, our graduates have gone on to start working as makeup artist for clients. To be successful and making this your career you will need to invest in products, your time and dedication and of course effort to ensure you are putting all that you have learnt into practice. You can earn all that you have invested in no time with our guidance in the course.
I know how to apply makeup but I feel I need to a push in the right direction, what will this course do for me?
We will make sure to build your confidence so that you feel comfortable and certain in what you are doing is correct. With the 100 page manual as your guidance even after the course for you to refer back to, we will mentor you to become the best artist and show you such easy tricks to help you. We will take note in those areas where you feel you lack confidence and strengthen you to make you the best makeup artist.
There are so many makeup artists doing courses, what's the difference between them all, and why should I do my course with your company?
You are quite right, there are many courses available however only a selected few are doing accredited Guilds of Beauty Therapists, which makes us stand out from the rest. With a wealth of experience, you can gain a professional training with a well known makeup artist in the industry. Even some of the top end makeup artist are not providing accredited trainings, just a certificate of attendance to say you have been trained by the company, which means you will not be able to get insurance after the course and that's £thousands wasted. We are a satellite centre working in partnership with VTCT Centre and our courses are now accredited by Guild of Beauty Therapists which means we carry out our courses in a commercial environment and not in a back shed! This also means anyone that is carrying out courses in the back of a shed should be checked to ensure all health and safety is adhere to and adequate sanitation. Check our link on the guilds website for School registration Training Venue Farah Syed Beauty Training Academy (beautyguild.com)
Insurance and Guild Membership
Before offering treatments on members of the public, you should ensure that you are properly insured. This will give you financial protection in case something goes wrong with the treatment, subject to the terms and conditions of the policy.
It is also advisable to become a member of a professional trade body like the Guild of Beauty Therapists. Guild Members abide by a professional code of ethics and enjoy many valuable membership benefits.
The Guild of Beauty Therapists is the UK trade body for beauty therapists, holistic therapists and nail technicians. The Guild is the largest insurance provider in the industry and has more than 20 years of experience.
The Guild’s insurance policy provides cover for all the popular beauty, holistic and nail treatments and allows you work anywhere in the UK either in a salon, spa, or from your home, or on a mobile basis.
Who can join the Guild?
If you are a qualified Beauty Therapist, Holistic Therapist or Nail Technician, you can apply for Guild membership and insurance. Acceptable qualifications include GTi, NVQs, SVQs, VCTC, ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO, City & Guilds, EDXECEL, SQA, IIHHT, & IHBC. Other acceptable qualifications are certificates obtained from suppliers and private training schools that have been accredited by the Guild. If you are planning to enroll on a private training course, you can visit Beautyguild.com and check the Training Directory to see if the school is accredited and if your qualification will be accepted for insurance.
Once you have booked your training course and paid the enrolment, theory fee and course fees, you will be able complete the theory modules for the course right away. Once you have completed the theory modules, a practical session code will be displayed on the final module which you can pass on to your chosen training school. When you have successfully completed your practical training, your tutor will pass you and a GTi Certificate will be available for you to download or purchase on your portal.
Don’t forget, you can obtain Guild insurance upon completion of your course with a massive discount of £25 if you upgrade within 3 months of enrolling!
More about the Asian Bridal Makeup course:
Introduction and Consultation
Functions of the Skin
Muscles & Bones of the Face & Skull
Contra-indications Requiring Adaptation
Contra-indications & Contra-actions
Technique - Facial Cleanse
Technique - Eyes
Technique - Face
Technique - Lips
If I would like to purchase more pictures from the portfolio shoot, how do I do that?
You can purchase each retouch image at £50 whereby it will be professionally retouched or 4 images for £160, You can also purchase digital versions which is an inferior version for £20 each. You will be able to keep all the images that are taken from the shoot and a download link will be sent to you to download all your images.
Do you do any course Loan funding?
We offer Buy Now Pay Later in 3 months interest free option via Paypal (Subject to terms and conditions). The buy later option does incur a £60 admin fee but lets you spread out your payment plan.
This course is included in the membership package for Full and Associate members. Click the Enrol Now button and log onto your account and you will be able to enrol free of charge.
GTi Student Members
This course is not included in your GTi Student membership package, but when you enrol you will get a voucher for £20 which you can use when you upgrade to Full or Associate membership. Voucher valid for 12 months. Click here to log into your account and upgrade your membership.
If your insurance is not due for renewal yet, don't worry. When you enrol on the course you will get a voucher for £20 which you can use when you join or renew your Guild membership. Voucher valid for 12 months. Click here to join or renew your Guild membership.