Frequently Asked Questions


You call us on 0207 485 4000 . Email:

We are open Monday to Friday from 10.00 until 16.00. In addition, we have 4 dedicated Open days every year, which are held on a Saturday, please visit to see when our next Open day is.

We are located in the vibrant, exciting and fashionable Camden, 10 Greenland Street, Camden NW1 0ND

Our doors are open for visitors during school times ( Monday To Friday 10.00 till 16.00) Call us on 020 7485 4000 or visit to book your Studio tour.

We have simplified the choice and now run one course, the Four Month Hair & Makeup Course. We feel it is the optimum length of time to get an understanding of the skills needed to enter the Industry as a trainee Makeup artist.

We run small courses with the maximum of 12-14 students per course and only have around 36-40 graduates per year, so you will feel like a CB*MA family member when you graduate.

The Four Month Hair & Makeup Course costs £12,280 including VAT.

Following a successful interview, a non-refundable deposit of £1,500 is required to secure your place. The full balance of the course fee must be settled at least 5 weeks before the course commencement date. We are always here to listen sympathetically and if we are able to assist, we will.

Included in the price is a professional kit as well as access to our stock of leading brand products such as MAC, Chanel and Illamasqua. All materials at the school are at your disposal, remember: this will be your home for the duration of the course.

We are recognized by the Career Development Loan: . You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays interest while you’re studying. For more information please visit

We regret that CB*MA cannot offer any funding towards the cost of the course.

We are the only school to offer guaranteed genuine work experience to all our students. No other school has the calibre of tutors that we have. No other Academy has an Oscar & BAFTA winning Makeup Designer as its Director who is still actively working in the industry.

We believe that the only way to truly benefit from a course is to take the whole Four Months; it was designed that way.

All our tutors are actively working in the TV, Film, Theatre etc industries. We have designers who designed “Game Of Thrones” “Avengers” “James Bond” “Wonder Woman” ….to name but a few.

We are looking for hard working students, who are independent thinkers, with a know-how to plan and organise. Who understand what lays ahead.

Planning will make your life easier. Come prepared with questions, you will need to convince us that you are the right student for our Academy.

We can begin the process of talking over the phone, but you will have to come to the Academy for an onsite meeting.

We did have a couple of students under the age of 18 in the past, but this is quite rare;  we generally prefer over 18s.

We do provide a certificate to students who have graduated. You must understand that there is no recognized certificate in the industry. What is recognized is Christine Blundell’s name and reputation for teaching excellent makeup trainees. That is the key.

We are the only UK based Makeup Academy to offer true “Aftercare”. We are here to help you for as long as it takes. There is no time limit.

Yes onsite experience after completion of your course is guaranteed .

For International students

Yes, we are here to help you move to London as soon as possible. We advise on accommodation, if you require it, or anything else that you may need.

It depends which country you are coming from. You may need a student visa if you live in a country that is outside of European Union.  Visit to check if you need one.

That depends, but generally a 6 months student visa will suffice.

Yes, we have a few houses where students can rent a room or we encourage students to flat share.

Here is the best link to see if you need a visa and how to gain one:

Applying for a visa is best done as soon as possible but there is a time limit to how early.

A good understanding of English is important so you can follow the tutor.

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