Why choose CLMA?

a Professional working environment that mirrors your future.

Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy in Manchester is renowned for being the best makeup school to train, providing courses for Makeup Artists of the highest standards. You only have to look at our graduates and their clients to see how successful you can become starting your career at CLMA. We have trained students up and down the country as well as many who have flown in from all over the world after hearing about our reputation, from Canada, America, Dubai, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Australia and Ireland. The Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy brand is world renowned for the quality of service we give.

Our graduates have gone on to work with clients such as Vogue, Glamour Magazine, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, i-D, Wonderland, Hunger, MTV, Sony Music, BBC, ITV, Adidas, Nike, JD, Primark, Missguided, In The Style, Asos, Rimmel, Bourjois, Superdrug and many many more.

We have the finest tutors who are all recognised working Makeup Artists in the industry with client bases in both Manchester and London. All tutors are able to offer opportunities to the students to go out and assist them to gain additional experience whilst training and also after graduating. We don’t just teach students in Manchester, we have students attend from all around the world. Check out why we are Liverpool’s Preferred Makeup Course for Beginners and makeup courses aimed at beginners in London and Aspiring Makeup Artists in Leeds.

Our courses are intensive and up-to-date. They are rewritten regularly to ensure that they are at the cutting edge of what the industry expects from artists.

On our courses we focus on every skill needed to become a successful makeup artist. Although the bulk of our training is in makeup, there is so much more you need to know because all the other parts of the job are just as important. Working as a freelance makeup artist requires you to market yourself by building a business and a brand. We teach the professional etiquette of the job so the student is able to grow their success upon leaving the academy as well as producing makeup that is beautiful, inspirational and individual. We look at carving out long term careers in the fashion, tv, music, celebrity, bridal and private client sectors and completing your intensive training at Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy is only the beginning. Shooting with well known Fashion Photographers and agency models is one of the highlights of training with us and an essential start to building your portfolio as well as the huge makeup kit  you receive as part of your course.

After graduation the academy doors are always open and students are invited back to our regular complimentary masterclasses and networking events as well as to join our Events Team. We also have our own photo studio on site and makeup shop so everything you need is available at CLMA.

Extremely talented graduates are often spotted during training and introduced to Cassie’s Makeup and Hair Agency Creatives. We teach you how to gain agency representation in the future and discuss gaining assisting work to get you started.

The opportunities available to graduates from Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy are incredible and second to none. Clients now recognise when they work with one of ‘Cassie’s Artists’ as the standard far exceeds many others working in the industry. Cassie and the team want to help everyone they possibly can to accelerate their career.

If you want to be the best, come and train with the best.


OUR STudents enjoy the following amenties:

  • Spacious workstations

  • Up to the minute course content

  • Extensive academy makeup kit

  • Full reference library for research

  • Student Recreational area

  • Free Masterclasses

  • Aftercare programme helping you into work

  • Studio back drops for in-house photography

  • Access to kitchen facilities

  • Student shop with MUA discount

  • Free Wi-fi