Who our makeup graduates work with

Through Cassie’s extensive industry connections she has helped graduates into work with clients such as MTV, ITV, BBC, Lime Pictures, Sony Music, Vogue, Glamour and London Fashion Week,as well as numerous celebrities & music artist, the list goes on.

peach colour block banner.jpg

6 Reasons to choose CLMA for your makeup course

Cassie's Work

Cassie Lomas is one of the UK's leading artists in her field. Having worked with artists such as Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Rita Ora, Little Mix, and many more, Cassie knows how to carve out a successful career and prides herself on teaching her students everything she's knows.



Book your academy tour

Any makeup course is a huge commitment and its important to us that every student makes the right decision so we are help, guide and advise.

We encourage anyone who is considering enrolling on a course with us to come to the Academy for a tour and a chat beforehand so we can discuss what you want to achieve in your makeup career and make sure you are choosing the right course for your needs. 

Tours can be arranged Monday - Friday between 9am and 5pm, or up to 8pm on Wednesday evening. 

CLMA5657 1.jpg

 Dreaming of a new career in makeup?

Tired of your 9-5? Thinking of becoming a Professional Make-Up Artist? Our Bridal and Occasion Course , Fashion Express Makeup Course or Ultimate Pro Makeup Artistry Course could be the perfect place for you! 

Perhaps you need to work your training around family or employment commitments and minimise your learning time? If so, you may want to consider our Private Tuition and tailor make a course that fits your personal needs.

Or have you previously trained in Makeup but wish you had come to CLMA to tap into our incredible aftercare and support network? Then we have the Finishing School course and the Portfolio Workshop that could be for you.

Our two-week intense Bridal course covers every aspect of Bridal and Occasion Make-Up… From natural picture perfect Bridal to Red Carpet Flawless Finish and not forgetting beautiful Mature Skin application. The 12 week Ultimate Pro course teaches you everything you need to become a professional freelance makeup artist, including hairstyling and Special FX to give you all the skills needed to work in any area of Makeup. The Fashion Express course is for those who want an introduction into becoming a fashion makeup artist and want to learn quickly.

Every one of our tutor’s is hand picked, bringing years of Artistry and industry experience to each lesson - Every morning starts with theory and a detailed demonstration… Be transported to a fast paced Asian Wedding, mastering the art of the cut crease and beautifully bright colourful looks. Fall into the Festival fields with a full day of Festival Make-Up fun, glitter and embellishments and become your very own CEO with a Business and Blogging day. The Afternoon at CLMA is then completely practical focused giving you chance to become confident with the morning look and refine your core skills, under the watchful eyes of our lovely tutors. 

Our Director and Owner Cassie Lomas has over twenty years of industry experience working with a extensive list of A- list celebrities. Specialising in Fashion and Celebrity Make-up Cassie’s never ending list of clientele includes names such as; Rita Ora, Lady GaGa and Zoella. CLMA is the North’s leading make-up Academy, Cassie herself has designed every day of the course which is full of her own expertise and knowledge ensuring our intensive courses are tailor made to be the best the industry can offer.  

Here at Cassie Lomas Make-Up Academy we are more than a Make-Up school, our end goal is to nurture careers, producing not just successful Make-Up Artists but producing successful business people who have acquired all of the tools to make a name in such a demanding industry. Our open door policy and access to our head tutor Thembi Mkandla, course facilitator Jessica Carswell and Cassie herself allows no question to go unanswered.  Along with access to a wealth of knowledge, on your first day you will also receive a FULL brush set and a professional make-up artist kit featuring brand such as; MAC, Bobbi Brown and Inglot to equip you with everything you need to not only complete your course but to start working as a Make-up Artist as soon as you complete your course. Our Academy also has an extensive student kit précising every brand you can think of, which you are welcome to use during your time at CLMA.

We really do care about our students, which is why we offer on going support at the Academy for as long as you need us, with access to our exclusive Events Team and ongoing Masterclasses free of charge to all of our previous students hosted by some of the Industries leading Make-Up Artists. CLMA also provides our students with all of the information on how to work towards getting an agent. With Cassie’s own Creatives Agency, handpicking the best graduates to join the emerging talent roster, we help them become an agency represented Makeup Artist. We teach you the steps to take throughout your career to build your portfolio and be the best you can possibly be.

MY STORY by Jessica Carswell, CLMA Graduate and new CLMA Course Facilitator

I myself was a student on the Bridal and Occasion Make-up course at Cassie Lomas Academy back in 2016, I now work successfully as a freelance Make-up Artist and Hairstylist in the industry and also work at CLMA as a Course Facilitator, helping students choose the right course and ensuring they get the most out of their time with us.  Here’s some quick fire questions that Students and potential Students have asked me and I think it may be helpful for anyone debating joining our Courses.

What you wanted to get into makeup? – It all stems back to my childhood (where all good things start) my mum said she’s remembers my little brothers christening, I was five, with ten minutes to go before leaving I came downstairs with a retro blue 80’s eye and a red lip, we had no time to fix it so I spent the whole day looking like Boy George and my mum said it was the happiest I’d ever been. I also wrote in my year two work book…’When I grow up I’d like to be a Mkea Artertist’, so I’m guessing it’s always been in my blood. I LOVEEEE being creative, but my patience isn’t great so Fashion design went out the window and I decided to turn to the wonderful world of Make-up. 

What you were doing before? – Before I became a Make-up Artist I worked in recruitment, sales and as a receptionist. I went to University to complete a design degree for the theatre and TV, meaning I covered SFX, Prosthetics, Grooming and Ecom Make-up, which meant the Bridal and Occasion course was perfect for me!  

How long you took to make a decision about your training? – Around a week, I actually paid for my course with one of my student loans (best money I’ve ever spent) I’d been thinking about it for months, my friends sister had just trained at CLMA on the Ultimate Pro course so I gave her a call and read the google reviews for Cassie Lomas and I was sold, I didn’t even come in for a tour, I just called up and booked 

What you looked for in a school? – Well, I was one of those who came in thought I’d become a fully fledged working Make-Up Artist in two weeks, it doesn’t really work like that but I learnt the way to do it, by putting in a lot of hard work and I was lucky that it has made me successful in a job I love!  - I knew that CLMA would offer be the best place for me to learn the business of make-up. I also wanted a school which cared about me as a person I didn’t want to come in everyday and it be like a cattle market, learn a smoke eye move on, learn Bridal move on….I knew I needed a school which has a good course layout, a great atmosphere and somewhere I felt I was learning the business and the history of the business, not just how to do looks. 

Why you finally chose Cassie Lomas? - Cassie’s knowledge and experience in the industry is unbelievable and I had heard so many amazing things! I wanted to just get going and I knew with how the classes were taught that would be the case. However what I also knew was how much Cassie nurtures people’s careers and really cares! You don’t just learn a look and move on, you are taught to understand what it is you have done wrong and how to correct it! I was lucky enough to go onto the events team and gain some experience and connections to take with me through my career.

What you took away from the course? – The course gave me all the skills I need to go out and be confident in applying Bridal and event make-up, it also gave me a massive insight into the social media background of the industry. How to market myself was a massive advantage as I started taking bookings straight away. 

What are the Benefits of training in Manchester? – Manchester is a great city it’s also a creative hub and home to many of the TV, Fashion, Brand and Production companies our graduates go on to work with. There is always something going on socially and something you can get involved in to network and build connections! There are also hundreds of make-up shops to browse around and we are now based in Media City which is minutes form the Trafford centre, the Lowry theatre and museum and of course ITV and the BBC.

What’s happened since your course? – Since my course I have had a world wind three years! I became a freelance make-up artist and I also trained in hair! I work for an amazing company called The Gypsy Shrine who I’m also a brand ambassador for, I’m also a brand ambassador for Look Fantastic, which means I have the opportunity to work with loads of amazing brands and Creatives! Alongside being a Make-up Artist I work part time at CLMA as a course facilitator helping other’s to decide what course is right for them and how our amazing, fabulous Make-up school can help them achieve their dreams.

What the future holds for you as an artist?

Still wondering what a career in Make-up could mean for you? Still dreading that alarm each morning? What are you waiting for? Call us today on 0161 8729111 or drop into our new home for an Academy Tour – 18 Kansas Avenue Salford M502GL – Struggling to find time email our Course Facilitator Jessica@cassielomasmakeupacademy.co.uk for more info …If you’re thinking about it, take the first step! Your new future is just around the corner.