Hair & Makeup Courses and Workshops

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Belles and Brides 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 offer 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 artist! Plus we are also offering part time day or evening courses in how to master your own personal makeup (non-professional courses)!

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!

2024 Part-Time 12 Week Evening Hair or Makeup Course information:
(Hamilton only and ONE intake only for 2024)

$3999pp (or $6999pp for both hair and makeup courses – save $999)

  • Part-time 12 week introductory professional hair or makeup evening courses.
  • Tuesday (makeup) and/or Wednesday (hair) evenings from 6.15pm till approx 9.15pm.
  • Next intake starting: Tuesday May the 7th, 2024 (Makeup) and Wednesday May the 8th, 2024 (Hair).
  • Enrol in Hair AND Makeup (Tuesday AND Wednesday), OR choose Makeup-only (Tuesday), or Hair-only (Wednesday).
  • 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 demonstrations, and practical hands on learning covered in every class!
  • Includes makeup brush set.
  • High-quality starter makeup or hair kits available to purchase for additional $1500 per kit (includes the amazing cruelty-free and paraben-free Indee Cosmetics for makeup kit, OR GHD & De Lorenzo hair products for hair kit).
  • 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 (max 6 students per class).
  • Taking enrolments now – secure your place TODAY!
  • Weekly, fortnightly or monthly interest-free payment plans available!

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


  • 4 Consecutive days in a row from 9am till 3.30pm (held ONLY 1-2 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 for learning during the course (we use top quality NZ cruelty-free and paraben-free Indee Cosmetics and De Lorenzo hair products).
  • 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 $1500.
  • A mix of in-depth theory, live demonstrations, and practical hands on learning covered each day!
  • Inquire for our next start date.

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 preparation
  • General up-do styling
  • Creative up-do styling
  • Blow drying
  • Braiding
  • Ponytails and Buns
  • Down do’s and Hollywood curls
  • Bridal up-do 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 and Tauranga)


  • One day “Master Your Own Makeup’ courses.
  • Learn how to do your own personal makeup, including classes for the 40+ age group!
  • Courses run from 9am till approx 3.30pm on scheduled days throughout the year.
  • 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 demonstrations, and practical hands on learning covered in every course!
  • 40+ age courses available too!
  • Courses held in our central boutique hair and makeup studio in Hamilton (free parking at the door)
  • Enrol with a friend or family member in this fun and interactive course!
  • Weekly, fortnightly or monthly interest-free payment plans available!
  • Tailored personal Indee Cosmetics makeup kits available from as little as $499 (payment plans available).
  • Inquire for our next workshop dates.

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).

“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).

“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).

“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).

“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).

“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).

“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).

“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).

“Joining Belles and Brides 12 Week Professional Makeup & Hair Course was the best decision I have ever made! I saw this course pop up in my Facebook feed so many times that I thought it was meant to be! I loved coming into the classes every week. It was so fun learning everything about makeup and hair. Levarna and Sophie were amazing teachers, and I took so much away from this course. If we would get stuck on anything they definitely made sure we got it right. Just after my course I was offered a position and have pursued my dreams as a hair and makeup artist. I have come a long way and literally have a wedding to work on almost every weekend since. I highly recommend this course!” Romi Athwal, (12 Week Professional Evening Hair and Makeup Course, Hamilton).

“I loved this course! You learn to nail the basics and get some invaluable tips and tricks for the more complicated styles and tools. It was great that the tutor also works in the industry so you get real life knowledge as well.” Katt Bayne (12 Week Professional Evening Hair Course, Hamilton).

Levarna the tutor for makeup Artistry is absolutely amazing with her techniques and knowledge of makeup on all different type of skin tones. I am so glad that I signed up for these classes, it is worth every penny. Their product range is the best quality. They only do bridal makeups, so their make up is made to match the perfection of the brides special day, so it makes sense that their products are such high quality. I wish I hadn’t bought all those thousands of dollars worth of products😭 because now I have used their products and know that there is nothing like reliable makeup products specially for a special occasion like a wedding. Thank you Levarna, you’re the best! Maybe you have been told this a hundred times before, yet I would like to take the time to appreciate all that your doing and for being such an awesome tutor and person. Ruhi Rai (4 Day Professional Makeup Workshop).

Thank you so much Levarna for all that you have taught me during this 4 Day makeup course. I have learned so much in such a small amount of time. Forever glad I took this course and met you! You are so friendly and SO PROFESSIONAL.
Prior to this course I had zero knowledge in applying foundation, concealer, eye shadow, etc etc. After these four days, I can proudly give myself a rate of 6/10 (which is a great improvement) as I started this course on a rate of 1/10. THAT IS HOW GREAT THIS COURSE WAS!! I will highly recommend Belles & Brides to ANYONE who wants to learn how to perfectly apply makeup. YOU WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL!!! This course was more than just learning makeup! Levarna gives the best life advice and goal advice which will 💯  help you to keep chasing your dreams and take every opportunity out there!! LOVED EVERY SECOND OF THIS COURSE! Thank you Levarna, You’re the best Premna Pedebone (4 Day Professional Makeup Workshop).

2024 Upcoming Course and Workshop Dates and Locations:

Hamilton 2024:

4 Day Professional Hair or Makeup Workshops:

  • 4 Day Introductory Professional Group Makeup Workshop: 9am till 4pm for 4 consecutive days start date TBC ($1199pp)
  • 4 Day Introductory Professional Group Hair Workshop: 9am till 4pm for 4 consecutive days start date TBC ($1199pp)
  • *Interest-free 20 week payment plans available

12 Week Part Time Professional Evening Hair or Makeup Courses (ONE intake only for 2024!):

  • 12 Week Part-time Introductory Professional Evening Makeup Course: Tuesdays 6.15pm till 9.15pm, Tuesday 7th of May, 2024 through to the 23rd of July, 2024 ($3999)
  • 12 Week Part-time Introductory Professional Evening Hair Course: Wednesdays 6.15pm till 9.15pm, Wednesday 8th of May, 2024 through to the 24th of July, 2024 ($3999pp)
  • If you enrol in both of the 12 week Part-time Introductory Professional Evening Hair AND Makeup courses, you receive a large $999 discount and will only pay $6999 for both courses (you can also do the courses separately over two semesters if preferred, and still receive the discount).
  • **Interest-free weekly payment plans available over up to 12 months.

One Day Master Your Own Makeup Courses:

  • One Day Master Your Own Makeup Course: Thursday the 20th of June, 2024, 9am till 3pm. (any age 16+) ($490pp). Interest-free 10-week payment plans available.

Indee Cosmetic Ladies Group Makeup Evening:

  • Learn top tips for doing your own makeup in this fun and interactive ladies makeup evening hosted in our beautiful boutique hair and makeup studio located in Hamilton! Perfect to come along to with a friend or two! Enjoy a glass of bubbles, makeup demos from our lead makeup artist, and the option to shop the Indee cosmetics range with personal guidance from our expert makeup artists!
  • Tickets are only $80pp, with 50% of your $80 ticket fee able to be reimbursed on any Indee Makeup products of your choice on the night!
  • Makeup specials and deals also available on the night!
  • Next date and time: TBC
  • Limited seats available!


  • Learn online, anytime, anywhere! We are so excited to announce we now offer our sell-out Master Your Own Makeup course completely ONLINE! Watch the lessons over and over if needed, until you master the techniques, and watch the lessons to refresh your memory whenever you need to! You also have the full support of our pro artist team and the other students in the FREE private Facebook group for this course!
  • Learn all the tips and tricks to dramatically improve your own makeup, directly from our LEAD makeup artist! Watch as you apply!
  • This online course is every bit as comprehensive as our in-person version, with all of the same course material and notes. You can pause, rewind, and fast forward. You get close up, front row seats to the video tutorial action, so you don’t miss a thing! PLUS you get the added benefit that you have access to the course material forever, to watch and not just for one day!
  • We are so proud of this course and how it will help you to dramatically improve your makeup skills, without even leaving the house! Click here!

Private, Personal One-to-One Makeup or Hair training sessions with our lead artists. Please inquire with your requirements for pricing. 

Tauranga 2024:

4 Day Professional Hair or Makeup Courses:

  • 4 Day Introductory Professional Group Makeup Workshop: Thursday the 6th till Sunday the 9th of June, 2024, (9am till 3.30pm daily).
  • 4 Day Introductory Professional Group Hair Workshop: Date and Time TBC


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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 scheduled 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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