Make-up School

About Maria

International hair and make-up artist maria giles brings all things glamorous to London and the Home Counties!

Based on Suffolk and Norfolk boarder Maria is able to bring the best kept  secrets of make-up hair and beauty straight from the magazine pages direct to you.

Born with brushes in her hands, went to art college at the age of 14 years old, Maria first developed her love for make-up on a short  course at The London College of Fashion. Maria then enrolled at the prestigious Jemma Kidd Make-Up School. One of only eleven students, she was personally taught by Jemma Kidd herself and Ginni Bogado and David Horn

After graduation, Maria assisted Samantha Chapman from Pixiwoo who immediately booked Maria with clients. Maria's skills were honoured alongside the elite of the beauty world were prepped, primed and polished to perfection.​

Assisting some of the top artist, Maria made a name for herself in the industry, securing the position of Head Make-up artist for the Sandra Reynolds agency and  ​has worked on such projects Find Me A Face(ITV2), Sara Cox, Anna Ryder Richardson, Denise van Outen, Wags boutique, Miss Sixty Jewellery, Loreal, virgin, Argos, Chapelfield Norwich and many other  publications.



Maria has built up a renowned reputation within the industry and is in constant demand.


All students will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.
All courses include 10% discount on products in the salon for life.
Makeup kits will be available to pre order. at an exta
£150 non refundable deposit must be paid 8 weeks before course to secure your place. Remaining balance must be paid 1 week before. 














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Foundation Make-up Course

Suitable for beginners and Beauty Therapists. 5 Day Course 


  • Flawless face application

  • Face shapes

  • Skin tones

  • Product knowledge

  • Smokey eyes

  • Bridal make up looks

  • Fashion influences and period influences in make up

  • Eyelash application

  • Period make-up and its' influences on fashion styles now. Periods covered: 20s,30s,40s,50,60s,

  • Eye shapes hooded, deep set, mono lid, mature etc.

  • Contouring Techniques shading highlighting and application

  • Designing a make-up and use of mood boards,

  • Perfect Brows

  • Using a colour wheel

  • Bridal make up consultations and setting up costings

  • Social media advice will be available to help you further your success.


Bridal Makeup- Course

Suitable for beginners and Beauty Therapists. 3 Day Course


The Bridal Makeup Course is suitable for beginners, and is specifically designed to provide thorough training in basic makeup techniques. Should you want to work specifically as a bridal makeup artist, this course will teach you all the skills that you will need to start your business. Aimed at students who are interested in learning the foundations of makeup artistry for either personal or professional use, you will receive intensive training in small groups from leading industry experts in fashion, advertising and celebrity makeup.


  • Basic Hygiene

  • Cleansing, toning and moisturising

  • Face shapes and skin types

  • Flawless face application

  • Creating Glowing Skin

  • Using brushes and tools

  • Bridal makeup looks 

  • Face shapes and skin types

  • Eyebrow shaping

  • Blending

  • Highlighting and shading  

  • Creating Glowing Skin

  • Using a colour wheel. 


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