Do you accept overseas student?
Yes we take students from outside of the European Union, An overseas student is someone who lives outside of the EU and requires a visa.
Do you offer student visas?
No we do not offer student visas as our courses are less than six months long. You can undertake a course for up to 30 days in duration with us providing it is part of your visit using a visitor’s visa. You will have to apply independently for this visa from your own country.
Will I receive a recognised qualification when I finish the course?
All of the courses we offer are recognised industry qualified through the IMA (International Make-up Association) however you will only receive this once you have passed your practical examination, theory examination and handed in your completed portfolio and research project.
Will I receive my qualification on the last day of the course?
Some students manage to hand in their assignments and portfolio on the last day and some take a few days or weeks after the course to complete the work. Once we have received your completed portfolio evidence we can send away to the IMA for your qualification. If you are from outside of the UK please allow two or three days extra.
Do you provide accommodation?
We do not provide accommodation, however we do have a list of suggested accommodation on our website under the contact button.
Do you hold open day?
We have open days around four times a year, however please feel free to contact us on 020 7499 5771 to make an appointment to visit the school and ask questions any week day throughout the year.
Will you find students a job when they finish the course?
The school receives many job opportunities both paid and unpaid. We offer these jobs to students and graduates who have been chosen to join our LSM Pro-Team.
Does the school provide a make-up kit to all its students?
We carry every major fashion brand in our studios for the use of all the students, however we do not give a kit as this would mean that we have chosen the make-up for the student and we feel that the student should choose their own from a vast range we have on the table.
Any school offering a kit will be giving you some cheap range from the wholesalers and not the well-known fashion labels.
Designer labels do not permit the purchase of more than five items at a time of any product. This is to safeguard the products from not being sold on cheap.
We do however have shopping days at the major brands where you can get large discounts while you are a student, such as 35% discount on MAC and Bobbi Brown as well as NARS, Make-up Forever and Illamasqua. These discounts will depend of length and level of course undertaken!
What brands do you use at your school?
In our studio’s we have all the major brands for the students to utilise such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Illamasqua, Make-up For Ever, Laura Mercier, Ben Nye, Anastasia of Beverly Hills, and many others!
How do I book and pay for a course?
Choose the course and date on the website and press “Book Now“. This will take you to the application form and secured payment link through Takepayments. You use your card* online or come into the office to apply for your course and pay. The balance should be paid no later than 21 days before the start date of the course.
The balance can be paid by bank transfer or in person or over the phone using your card or sending a payment to you email address.
*We are only accepting Master/Visa, Credit & Debit Cards)
Are your courses suitable for beginners?
Any of our courses that are called Foundation or incorporate the Foundation level start from the basic level suitable for beginners.