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Professional Presence MakeUp

Beauty Academy Make-up artistry

Our Beauty Academy flagship course can be taken as a 10-day continuous course or as a two-month part-time course.  The emphasis of this course is two-fold, teaching skillful makeup application and offering a deeper understanding of makeup as a business. The content of this course has been masterfully and thoughtfully curated to create makeup entrepreneurs. This is what sets our course apart from the rest. We engage industry experts in makeup product creation, makeup application, and retailing makeup products. As a participating sponsor of the Zaron Battle of the Makeup Artist competition, we have access to leading trends in skincare, makeup products, and techniques. 

Register for the next intake and let us help you succeed as a versatile professional makeup artist and entrepreneur in the beauty industry.




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Makeup starter kit available for purchase



Avondale West, Harare



Teas and Refreshments



Certificate of completion



USD 250.00

What you'll learn:

The theory of makeup and why people use makeup

Learn skincare and pre-makeup preparations

Learn correction, coverage and contouring techniques

How to manage a makeup studio business and client care. 

Learn various professional makeup skills for Day, Evening, Bridal, Media, Fantasy and Special Occasion makeup looks

Learn eyebrow and eyelash techniques 

Who is this course for:

  •  Beginners who have never applied makeup or handled a makeup brush

  •  University students who want to earn money from doing makeup for other students

  •  Anyone wanting to learn a creative skill 

  •  People seeking to get bridal makeup work in time for the December wedding and roora (dowry) season

  •  Self-taught makeup artists who want to expand their skills and get certified

  •  Photographers who want to add to their list of services

  •  Makeup enthusiasts who want to start their own makeup studio, makeup brand or cosmetics range

  •  Beauty Vloggers and writers

  •  Professional Presence supports diversity, equity and inclusion. Male students are encouraged to apply.

Career options for Makeup professionals:

  • Freelance makeup artist

  • Runway makeup artist

  • Photoshoot makeup artist

  • Celebrity makeup artist

  • Theatrical makeup artist

  • Temporary tattoo and body makeup artist

  • Bridal makeup artist

  • Spa/salon makeup artist

  • Product development specialist

  • Makeup teacher

  • Makeup brand ambassador

  • Makeup sales representative

  • Beauty writer/blogger/vlogger

  • Mortuary makeup artist


  • Students to have full training materials, no borrowing is allowed. List of materials to be provided on registration. Starter kit available for purchase. 

  • Face masks

  •  Respect COVID-19 Precautions



  • History of make-up

  • Ethics and client care

  • Managing a make-up studio

  • The business of make-up: starting a make-up line


  • Safety, Health and Hygiene

  • Essential tools and equipment for make-up

  • Introduction to Facial anatomy and physiology 

  • Skincare and pre-makeup preparations

Areas of specialisation

  • Daytime make-up

  • Bridal make-up

  • Special effects make-up

  • Media make-up

  • Eyelash extensions

  • Eyebrow and eyelash tinting

COVID-19 Precautions

Help stop the spread and stay healthy

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Wear face coverings

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Wash your hands

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Maintain social distancing

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Clean and disinfect 

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