Hair & Makeup Courses and Workshops

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EXCITING NEWS!!!!

Belles and Brides now offer part-time hair and makeup courses for both professional and personal training!

If you have dreamed of becoming a professional hair or makeup artist, or of mastering your own hair and makeup skills, now is the time you can make that dream happen!

Belles and Brides are now offering part time professional evening hair and makeup courses, and  professional group 4 day hair and makeup workshops to kick start your career as a professional hair or makeup arist! Plus we are also offering part time day or evening courses in how to master your own personal makeup!

Learn from the very best hair and makeup artists in the business (who are currently working lead artists), and learn to create stunning makeup looks on yourself or create the career of your dreams in the fun and exciting hair and makeup artistry industry!

Part-Time 12 Week Evening Hair or Makeup Course information:
(Hamilton only)

$3799pp (or $5699pp for both hair and makeup courses – save $1899)

  • Part-time 12 week introductory professional hair or makeup evening courses.
  • Tuesday (makeup) and/or Thursday (hair) evenings from 6.30pm till approx 9pm.
  • Next intake: July 14th, 2020 (held ONLY twice per year).
  • Enrol in Hair AND makeup (Tues & Thurs), OR choose makeup-only (Tues), or hair-only (Thurs).
  • Perfect for beginners or enthusiasts wanting professional training and certification to start a career in bridal and special occasion makeup artistry and hair styling, or for those wanting a refresher.
  • Also perfect for makeup artists wanting to add bridal and special occasion hair styling to their skill-set, or hair stylists wanting to add makeup artistry to their skill-set, for increased revenue and job opportunities.
  • Professional tuition by the Belles & Brides lead artists.
  • A mix of in-depth theory, live demonstations, and practical hands on learning covered in every class!
  • High-quality starter makeup or hair kit supplied (including the amazing cruelty free and paraben free Indee Cosmetics, and a FREE professional makeup brush set for makeup students).
  • Course held in our stunning central Hamilton Boutique Hair and Makeup Studio (with free parking at the door).
  • ALL ages (over 16 years) welcome to apply, including school leavers and mature adults.
  • End of course practical and theory exams required.
  • Certificate supplied upon completion with graded results.
  • Strictly limited intake with small class sizes for optimum student learning opportunities.
  • Taking enrolments now – secure your place TODAY!
  • Weekly, fortnightly or monthly interest-free payment plans available!
  • FREE one day Photography and Marketing Success Workshop (valued at $499) available with all professional makeup and hair courses and workshops.

4 Day Professional Makeup or Hair Workshop information:
(Hamilton only)

$1199pp

  • 4 Consecutive days in a row from 9am till 4pm (held ONLY 2-3 times per year).
  • Perfect for beginners wanting to start a professional career in hair or makeup artistry, or those wanting a refresher.
  • Short, sharp, and packed with the top tips from our lead artists.
  • Strictly limited intake with small class sizes for optimum student learning opportunities.
  • Course held in our stunning central Hamilton Boutique Hair and Makeup Studio (with free parking at the door).
  • No exams.
  • Certificate of completion supplied.
  • All products and equipment provided (we use top quality NZ cruelty-free and paraben-free Indee Cosmetics).
  • FREE makeup brush set included for makeup course, and FREE curling wand & a tail comb for the hair course!
  • Optional starter pro hair or makeup kits available for purchase – priced from $1000 (payment plans available).
  • A mix of in-depth theory, live demonstations, and practical hands on learning covered each day!
  • Weekly, fortnightly or monthly interest-free payment plans available!
  • FREE one day Photography and Marketing Success Workshop (valued at $499) available with all professional makeup and hair courses and workshops.

Professional Makeup Courses and Workshop topics:

  • Introduction to Makeup
  • Skin
  • Contouring and highlighting
  • Lips
  • Brows and basic eyes
  • Dramatic eye look
  • Smokey eye
  • Mature skin makeup
  • Bronzed goddess
  • The blushing bride
  • Evening makeup
  • Theory and practical exam (no exams for 4 day workshops)

Professional Hair Courses and Workshop topics:

  • Introduction to hair
  • Hair preperation
  • General updo styling
  • Creative updo styling
  • Blow drying
  • Braiding
  • Ponytails and Buns
  • Down do’s and Hollywood curls
  • Bridal Updo with braid
  • Working with extensions
  • Theory and practical exam (no exams for 4 day workshops)

Mature students and school leavers over 16 years welcome to apply for both our pro courses and pro workshops.

Personal ‘Master Your Own Makeup Makeup Course Information (Hamilton Only)

$490pp:

  • Group day OR evening 4 week (one day per week) “Master Your Own Makeup’ courses (held ONLY 2-3 times per year).
  • Learn how to do your own personal makeup, including classes for the 40+ age group!
  • Every Monday 10am – 1pm OR 6.15pm till 9.15pm.
  • Strictly limited intake with small class sizes for optimum student learning opportunities.
  • Learn the key skills to create stunning makeup looks from natural through to dramatic, that are tailored specifically for YOUR skin type and tone, YOUR face shape, YOUR age, and YOUR personal taste.
  • All products and equipment provided.
  • FREE makeup brush set included!
  • A mix of in-depth theory, live demonstations, and practical hands on learning covered each in every class!
  • 40+ age classes available too!
  • Courses held in our central boutique hair and makeup studio in Hamilton (free parking at the door)
  • Enrol with a freind or family member in this fun and interactive course!
  • See scheduled start dates down below.
  • Weekly, fortnightly or monthly interest-free payment plans available!
  • Tailored personal Indee Cosmetics makeup kits available from as little as $499 (payment plans available).

Check out the feedback from our latest students!

“I recently completed a 4 day one-on-one Professional Make Up Course at Belles & Brides. I found both the course and the tutors to be excellent. They were knowledgeable, friendly and definitely made sure I was confident and capable at the completion of the course. I was able to ask questions, try the prescribed looks (daytime, bridal, evening, smokey eye as well as red lip) and explore my own style with their beautiful make up – The Indee Cosmetics Range. I would definitely recommend anyone thinking of entering the world of Professional Make Up or wanting to learn how to apply their own make up to try a Belles and Brides course.” Debbie Eaton. (Private one-on-one 4 day makeup workshop).

“(The tutor was) totally amazeballs – very good with the explanations of each detailed process, spoke at a great pace, and was very approachable. Indee cosmetics is out the gate with the final finish and how it feels on skin. Fab facilites! It was a cram packed, fun 4 days and it was great for what it covered. The workshop went “over and beyond” my expectations overall. Don’t procrastinate, just do it – you won’t regret it!” Danielle Bell (4 Day Hamilton Professional Group Makeup Workshop, Hamilton, April 2019).

“I attended the recent Hamilton 4 Day Group Makeup Workshop. I am so pleased I enrolled. I learnt so much and really enjoyed it aswell. The tutors were fabulous and the course content covered everything I wanted to learn. The tutors were really friendly, easy going and they made me feel comfortable. I loved the products. I would highly recommend Belles & Brides! Enrol now :).” Amber Hutchison (4 Day Hamilton Professional Group Makeup Workshop, Hamilton April 2019).

“Completed the 4 Day Bridal/Special occasion makeup course at Belles and Brides. The course & the Tutor Levarna was excellent. Very Professional & Knowledgeable. I feel so much more confident and capable after completion and had so much fun! Absolutely in love with the Makeup Range – Indee cosmetics. Would absolutely recommend anyone who wants to become a Professional makeup artist, learn how to apply their own makeup or up-skill (like me) to enrol with Belles & Brides!!!” Michelle Olwagen (4 Day Professional Group Makeup Workshop, Tauranga, September 2019).

“Attended the Master your own make up 4 lesson course and LOVED it! Even as someone who was fairly confident with my make up before hand I still walked away with a wealth of knowledge and can honestly say it was worth every cent. Really easy to follow and understand what Levarna was teaching as she clearly demonstrated her extensive knowledge. We received a set of amazing Brushes and pages of notes to refer back to couldn’t be happier with how this went. Very sad when it was over.” Sammy Johnson (4 Week Master Your Own Makeup Evening Course, September 2019).

“I recently attended the 4 day bridal make up course in Tauranga and I absolutely loved it! I loved the setting in the historic village and the theory and practical was very well organized. Also really nice to have the option of a payment plan so I was able to the do the course sooner than I had planned. Also the instructor Levarna was super helpful and friendly and was overall a fun course!” Chelsea Burrows (4 Day Professional Group Makeup Workshop, Tauranga, September 2019).

“Thank you Belles & Brides for the awesome Monday course on doing your own makeup. I have picked up really valuable advice and enjoyed getting hands on to practice. Would recommend to all ladies to improve their make up skills. Many thanks to Levarna!” Korene Quigley (4 Week Master Your Own Makeup Day Course, Hamilton, September, 2019).

“So last week was a lot of fun. I participated in the 4-day bridal/special occasion make up workshop facilitated by the amazing Levarna who has a great wealth of knowledge in the industry. I highly recommend you take part in this course even if you are just a beginner or already doing make up professionally to learn the latest techniques.” Laarni Mercado (4 Day Hamilton Professional Group Makeup Workshop, Hamilton, October 2019).

“After spending a bit of time researching makeup courses, I kept seeing the ads for Belles & Brides on Facebook so I took it as a sign and enrolled in their 12 week Pro Makeup Course. I learnt so much valuable information but what really sets them apart is how much they care about their students. Levarna is always quick to answer any questions outside of class and plenty of support is given throughout. Makeup application is taught with a focus on the quality of work produced rather than taking shortcuts. I enjoyed every minute of the course and gained so much more confidence in my work. Whether you want to learn more about makeup just for yourself, you want to venture into the industry or looking to upskill, I highly recommend their course!” Loume Steyn (12 Week Professional Evening Makeup Course, Hamilton, October 2019).

“Attended the Master your own make up 4 lesson course and LOVED it! Even as someone who was fairly confident with my make up before hand, I still walked away with a wealth of knowledge and can honestly say it was worth every cent. Really easy to follow and understand what Levarna was teaching as she clearly demonstrated her extensive knowledge. We received a set of amazing Brushes and pages of notes to refer back to couldn’t be happier with how this went. Very sad when it was over.” Sammy Johnson, Master Your Own Makeup Course, Hamilton, October, 2019. 

2020 Upcoming Course and Workshop Dates and Locations (taking enrolments now):


Hamilton 2020:

4 Day Professional Hair or Makeup Workshops:

  • 4 Day Introductory Professional Group Makeup Workshop: 9am till 4pm for 4 consecutive days starting Wednesday, July 22nd through to Saturday the 25th of July ($1199)
  • 4 Day Introductory Professional Group Hair Workshop: 9am till 4pm for 4 consecutive days starting Tuesday, July 7th through to Friday the 10th of July ($1199)

12 Week Part Time Professional Evening Hair or Makeup Courses:

  • 12 Week Part-time Introductory Professional Evening Makeup Course: Tuesdays 6.30pm till 9.30pm, starting Tuesday 14th July 2020 through to the 29th of September ($3799)
  • 12 Week Part-time Introductory Professional Evening Hair Course: Thursdays 6.30pm till 9.30pm, starting Thursday 16th July 2020 through to the 1st of October ($3799)

4 Week Part Time Master Your Own Makeup Courses:

  • 4 Week Master Your Own Makeup Day Course: 4 Consecutive Mondays starting June 8th through to June 29th, 10am till 1pm each Monday (enrolments now closed)
  • 4 Week Master Your Own Makeup Evening Course: 4 Consecutive Mondays starting June 8th through to June 29th, 6.30pm till 9.30pm each Monday (enrolments now closed)
  • 4 Week Master Your Own Makeup Day Course: 4 Consecutive Mondays starting August 3rd through to August 24th, 10am till 1pm each Monday ($490)
  • 4 Week Master Your Own Makeup Evening Course: 4 Consecutive Mondays starting August 3rd through to August 24th, 6.15pm till 9.15pm each Monday ($490)
  • 4 Week Master Your Own Makeup – For Over 40’s Day Course: 4 Consecutive Mondays starting August 31st through to September 21st, 10am till 1pm each Monday ($490)
  • 4 Week Master Your Own Makeup – For Over 40’s Evening Course: 4 Consecutive Mondays starting August 31st through to September 21st, 6.15pm till 9.15pm each Monday ($490)

One Day Photography and Marketing Success Course:

  • One Day Photography and Marketing Success Course: Thursday the 6th of August, 2020, 9am – till approx 2pm. $499. (taught by Belles and Brides Owner and lead makeup artist).

Tauranga 2020:

4 Day Professional Hair or Makeup Courses:

  • 4 Day Introductory Professional Group Makeup Workshop: TBC (coming soon)


Private on-on-one (or group) tailored hair or makeup workshops for upskilling (Hamilton Only):

Please inquire with learning requirements, and we will reply with available dates and price.

For more info, please complete the contact form down below, or email us directly at info@bellesandbrides.co.nz

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Every bride wants to look her best on her special day. By enrolling in Belles & Brides professional makeup courses, you will be able to do bridal makeup locally and help brides achieve their dream wedding look!

Why take our wedding makeup courses

Belles & Brides are leading bridal beauty experts in New Zealand, and we are now offering a unique opportunity to any hairdresser, stylist, beautician, makeup enthusiast, complete beginners, and even finishing high school students to apply for our esteemed makeup courses in Hamilton, Tauranga and Auckland.

What do our Belles & Brides makeup courses entail?

Our hair and makeup courses are second to none and will enhance your beauty skills tremendously. These bridal hair and makeup lessons will teach you all there is to know about bridal makeup, professional makeup techniques, hair styling techniques and more.  You will learn to work with various skin types, hair types and face shapes and you will learn the latest beauty and makeup techniques and styles.

Quick skill improvement – In just 12 short weeks of part-time evening classes you will learn to master wedding and special occasion makeup skills.

Quality classes – Learn all the best beauty hacks and secrets from our leading Belles & Brides makeup and hair artists who will share all their most treasured secrets with you.

Certification – Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate that you can use to apply for beauty positions and to showcase to your customers if you are looking at freelancing.

Starter kit supplied – All students of our 12 week part time evening courses receive a starter makeup and/or hair kit that consists of high-quality professional Indee Cosmetic makeup products.

Anyone can apply – The courses are suitable for all age groups including mature students and school leavers, and we have solutions for complete beginners to moderate and advanced artists.

Small classes – We limit our intake and keep our classes small so each individual student can enjoy deserved assistance.

Tailored payment plans – Our payment plans are tailored to suit your need whether you prefer to pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Day workshops available – Those who prefer individual attention, as well as groups can arrange day workshops and get their training at a time that suits! We also offered shceduled group workshops several times a year.

Sign up for our makeup courses in Hamilton

Don’t delay before signing up.  Our courses are incredibly limited and usually get booked fast.  But besides these reasons, here are a few good reasons to sign up right now;

  • You will learn how to apply your own makeup professionally now and in the future
  • Become a certified hair and makeup artist by New Zealand’s best and most trusted bridal beauty company.
  • Apply these skills to further your career or to land top paying positions in various fashion and beauty industries as well as salons and hairdressing companies.
  • Start your own company as a freelance hair or makeup artist, and help local brides achieve their dream look on their special day.

For more information on our hair and makeup courses, please give Belles & Brides a call right now on 022 6717588.

Belles & Brides is the leading wedding hair, makeup and beauty team in New Zealand’s Upper North Island. They offer bridal beauty services for weddings as well as professional hair and makeup courses to train other artists. Browse their website further or call to learn more.

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