Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose CLMA over another makeup academy?

Make up is a rapidly evolving sector and requires constant adaptation to be relevant and achieve the highest standard of work. Here at CLMA we change the pace as fast as it happens to ensure our teachings are ahead of the game and the highest level possible. For attention to detail there is no one who can compete with our teaching schedule in the field of Fashion Makeup schools due to Cassie’s involvement at every stage.

CLMA has an outstanding Aftercare service with their Events Team and also offers a series of complimentary Masterclasses to all graduates throughout the academic year which are all a great way to keep evolving and remain inspired by having that ongoing access to leading industry specialists. When you’re getting started its all about who you know and tapping into Cassie’s connections can massively help accelerate your career.

Who teaches us?

The BEST that the industry has to offer!!!

All the tutors at CLMA are hand picked by Cassie because of their individual success in the industry. Cassie and the tutors teach her defined schedule and are inspirational to what you can achieve. Cassie is usually found hopping on and off private jets all over the globe but rest assured when she isn’t teaching you, you will still be under her close watch and assessed weekly in her classes at the academy.

All the tutors including Cassie offer opportunities for graduates to assist them, so take advantage of it and make yourself stand out from the crowd to secure your chance.

Will I get a job?

Yes, if you work hard then nothing can get in the way of your success but only you can define that. CLMA are renowned for their aftercare service, leading Events Team full of talented graduates and most recently the Creatives Agency launched by Cassie herself representing the hot talent emerging from the academy.

If you go to University and study for a degree in any subject, nothing guarantees you a job on graduation and Makeup is the same, it is what you do with it that determines your success. We can however assure you that at CLMA it is in our interest to help you into work to continue our success story and we do all we can to help you. We are here for you for your whole career, not just the time you spend on the course. If we can offer you opportunities, we do!

Can I come to see the school?

Yes of course. We encourage any potential students to come and have a look at the academy and talk to us face to face about what they want from their future makeup career. Your training is a huge financial investment as well as a big commitment and we want to make sure that you are completely happy with what we can do for you before you choose to start a course with us. We never take students unless we are confident that we are able to fulfil their training requirements. We can happily arrange a call back from Cassie to discuss what course will be right for you.


Do I need previous experience?

No not at all. Our courses are designed for beginners. It sometimes helps if you are completely new to applying makeup so we can teach you from scratch without having any bad habits we need to break. However if you are self taught or have previously trained we are experienced in steering you into the CLMA way of doing things to ensure maximum success. For a detailed look at all of our beginners and advanced courses head to our prospectus.

How old do I need to be to enrol on course?

We have a minimum starting age of 16, but after that there are no limits. We have had students of all ages including 60+. You are never too old to follow your dreams or too young to start on your chosen path.

Will I learn everything in such a short time?

The courses may seem short in comparison to Uni courses but they are really intense. The weeks are jam packed with demos, research, coursework and model days so for the time you are with us you literally live and breathe makeup. We work mainly on a practical level, making sure everyone is practising all the time, so by the time you graduate your skills are the best they can be. You then have the rest off your life to go away and perfect your style and enjoy your journey. 

What qualifications will I get?

On graduating you will gain a CLMA diploma, widely recognised in the fashion industry. We don't work on accreditations or standard qualifications here because we feel that it is more beneficial to have the flexibilty to allow us to constantly keep improving and changing the courses regularly to keep up with the fast pace of the industry. This would not be possible following someone else schedule and we are confident Cassie’s schedule offers the best, current content around. Clients look at your training, portfolio and examples of your work as proof that you can do the job so that is our main focus. We assess your work throughout the course to make sure you are achieving a high enough skill level to be successful in your career and will grade you with a distinction, merit or pass before awarding you a CLMA diploma or a certificate of completion. 


Who will help me when I leave?

We have an Events Team which is a great opportunity for you to start getting work experience when you leave the academy, working with many brands within the Fashion, TV, Music and editorial industries. We also have Masterclasses throughout the year, teaching new trends and up to date techniques which we offer free to graduates. We encourage all our students to come back to these as much as you can so you can continue learning.

Will Cassie be teaching us?

Yes Cassie teaches essential elements of each course and she is extremely active in the day to day operations of the academy and interaction with the tutors on the daily student feedback. The benefit of Cassie is she is still a working makeup artist and is out there working with the best and bringing the most up to date skills back to all her students. Cassie's team of tutors are a range of industry leaders, having personally been trained by her in all aspects of the courses we offer and are able to deliver her exact ways of teaching and mentoring too.


Who will I be practicing on?

Each day you practise on your other class mates and our practical sessions are timed to ensure you complete your look within timescales set, much like you would be when working in the industry. On Fridays we have open model days so you can practice on real life clients which you arrange yourself or we can help with. On occasion there will be times when we request for you to bring models to practice on for lessons such as Male grooming and mature makeup, but you will be given notice and we can help if you are struggling. 

Will coursework be included in all courses?

Yes, but we're very much an artistic learning establishment and don't focus on the scientific part of makeup as we feel the practical and business side are more relevant. Our courses are designed to ensure you are great practically and the course work included is mainly research based designed to help you learn to move forward in your career.