London Calling

Join the makeup revolution!

4 Month SFX, Hair & Makeup course in London

from the leading Makeup school in UK

Start date: 4th September 2023

Christine Blundell

Oscar & BAFTA-winning Hair & Makeup Designer & CB*MA Principal

Christine Blundell, the renowned Oscar and Bafta-winning makeup artist and founder of the Christine Blundell Makeup Academy, has an impressive list of accomplishments in the film and TV industry. One of her recent works was as the hair and makeup designer on the 2023 film Love Again starring Priyanka Chopra, Celine Dion, and Sam Heughan. Blundell’s expertise was instrumental in bringing the characters to life on the big screen. As the hair and makeup designer for the film, Blundell was responsible for creating the looks of the characters, which involved intricate hair and makeup designs. Her work helped to enhance the overall visual appeal of the film and contributed to the success of its storytelling.


Blundell’s years of experience and expertise in the industry have made her a highly respected figure in the makeup and hair design field. Her work on Love Again is just one example of her exceptional talent and the impact it has had on the world of cinema.Christine Blundell is one of the most sought-after film hair and makeup designers in the business with over 50 movies to her credit -Topsy Turvy, Casino Royale, Disney’s Aladdin, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Paddington, just to name a few.

The Christine Blundell Makeup Academyoffers several unique benefits to students interested in pursuing a career in makeup artistry. With a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1, students receive personalised attention from their module tutors. The academy also offers the chance to learn from renowned Hair & Makeup Designer Nadia Stacey, who has won BIFA, BAFTA, and Academy Awards. CBMA’s focus on “Aftercare” ensures that graduates receive assistance with everything from writing CVs to borrowing makeup and securing future job opportunities. With an impressive track record of graduates finding work in popular TV shows and movies, including The Crown, Bridgerton, Wonder Woman, and more, CB*MA is an excellent choice for aspiring makeup artists.

We are the only makeup school run by an Oscar & BAFTA winning film hair & makeup designer

We are the only Makeup Academy to guarantee paid work experience for graduates eligible to work in the UK

Leading UK tutors actively working in the industry

Intensive 4 month course with 480 teaching hours

Small classes & true aftercare

Our Academy

Within walking distance of fashionable Portobello Road and Notting Hill, is the leading UK make-up school In London run by award winning  Christine Blundell, a leading active Makeup Designer.

Now in its 16th year, our academy nurtures a true family spirit and aftercare. By running one make-up course at any one time, we teach a small class to understand the importance of Teamwork. 

In addition, all our graduates who are eligible to work in the UK will be given the opportunity to join Christine on set, gaining valuable paid experience after completing their course.

 Our intensive 4 month Makeup Hair & SFX course for film, tv & theatre makeup artists will give you all the professional media makeup, theatrical, hairdressing & prosthetic makeup course skills you need to become a makeup trainee and makeup artist, enabling you to pursue a career in film, tv & theatre industries. No previous makeup and hairdressing experience is necessary, as we teach you all the skills required.

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Nearly a Hundred 5 Star Google

Graduate Reviews & Testimonials!


According to Indian graduates who have studied at CBMA, the academy has provided them with a plethora of opportunities and has opened them up to various aspects of hair and makeup. Studying hair and makeup at CBMA has made them confident in their skills and abilities and they feel excited about the prospect of applying what they have learnt.

The graduates underlined that the teaching at CBMA is unparalleled, with tutors providing them with support, attention, guidance, and in-depth feedback. The academy enjoyed a mini Holi celebration with its students, aiming to foster a friendly and inclusive atmosphere and introduce its diverse student body to new cultures. They also shared that their experience at the academy has not only taught them a lot about the art of hair and makeup but has also helped them make new friends, assimilate into a new culture, grow as individuals, and expand their horizons. In their own words, they have found a sense of belonging and support at CBMA, and consider it as their family.

The graduates highly recommend CBMA to other Indian students who are contemplating enrolling at the academy, given the exceptional education they received.

Check out our recent graduate Google reviews below

‘Amazing school that sets you up for your future career in makeup. They genuinely care about your progress after the course and do all they can to support. The course is very intensive and covers a wide range of areas/modules which have been invaluable to me so far on my professional journey. Would highly recommend if you’re looking for a career in Hair & Makeup for TV and film!’


‘I graduated from CBMA in December and honestly loved every minute of it! The academy has such a friendly, warm atmosphere I couldn’t imagine a better place to learn, I’ve made some wonderful friends and gained invaluable knowledge for the industry. The tutors are great, and Petar and Zorica are so helpful and supportive, I’m so glad I chose this academy!’


‘Incredible course with amazing tutors. Petar and Zorica are amazing throughout and with aftercare. I landed my first job just a few months after finishing my course, and went on tour for 9 months. Would absolutely recommend this course for anyone looking to enter the industry!’


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Why choose to studying in London?

For students interested in pursuing a career in makeup and hair artistry, London is the perfect destination. With a rich history of over 2000 years, London is one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world and boasts a cosmopolitan and diverse atmosphere. It offers an abundance of culture, entertainment, museums, art galleries, historical landmarks, pubs, nightlife, and world-class cuisine. Moreover, the city is incredibly green, making it an ideal place for nature lovers. London also has thousands of makeup stores and unique, London-centric shops to explore, making it an excellent place to immerse oneself in the world of makeup and fashion.

London is also home to some of the best makeup schools in the world, making it the perfect destination for students who want to learn and explore the world of hair and makeup in one of the world’s most exciting cities. The film, TV, theatre, and fashion industry in London is booming, and there is a high demand for hair and makeup artists. With £5.6 billion spent on film and TV production last year alone, the industry offers a plethora of opportunities for hair and makeup artists. The city’s West End theatres produce a record number of shows each year, creating a huge demand for skilled makeup artists.

Studying makeup in London provides students with an excellent opportunity to explore their potential in a thriving industry. They will be at the epicentre of the film, TV, theatre, and fashion industry, surrounded by makeup schools, film studios, West End theatres, and fashion houses. Additionally, the industry requires technical skills that are in high demand, providing students with a wealth of career opportunities.

In conclusion, students interested in pursuing a career in makeup and hair artistry should consider studying in London. The city offers a diverse, cosmopolitan atmosphere, an abundance of culture and entertainment, and some of the best makeup schools in the world. Moreover, with the booming film, TV, theatre, and fashion industry, studying makeup in London provides students with an excellent opportunity to explore their potential and succeed in a growing industry.

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Date:  24th April 2023
Location: Unit E, 3rd Floor, 151 Freston Road, W10 6TH

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