It is such a pleasure watching our students grow in confidence, develop their skills and start their own careers in make-up.
We caught up with one of our students - Fin Matheson - to see where his make-up journey has taken him.
WHAT MADE YOUR CHOOSE TO TRAIN WITH LAUREN GOLLAN?
“I decided to do a professional course with the Lauren Gollan Makeup Academy of Make-Up Artistry so that I had some serious qualifications to go on my CV!!
I did my research as to other makeup schools in Scotland, and Lauren’s was the one that best suited my aesthetic, felt the most relevant and on trend!”
HOW HAS THE EXPERIENCE BENEFITED YOUR AS AN ARTIST?
“Training with Lauren is what gave me the confidence and drive to apply for a job within the industry, and really got my foot in the door.
At the Academy I was able to fine tune my skills and perfect my techniques, while learning the essentials like colour theory and face shapes to help carry my artistic ability.
The skills that you learn at the academy are crucial for working in the industry”
WHAT WAS NEXT FOR YOU AFTER TRAINING AT THE ACADEMY?
“After completing my course, I applied for a job with MAC Cosmetics. I was quickly invited for an interview and started working for the company a month or so later.
I built up my skills, certifications and confidence with the brand until I was brave enough to step out on my own and start my own personal freelance business.
I started to build up my clientele within Edinburgh and with this, I gained employment as part of the Lauren Gollan team, which gave my skill set a whole other level”.
CHECK OUT FIN’S VIDEO ON MALE GROOMING ESSENTIALS FILMED BY MAC
WHAT WOULD YOUR ADVICE BE FOR THOSE THINKING OF DOING A MAKE-UP COURSE?
“If you have an interest in makeup and would like to learn about it at a professional level, or for your own enjoyment, I’d highly recommend Lauren’s Academy.
The industry is tough so you need to be confident in your abilities that you can take on any makeup challenge, and you’ll leave the academy in the frame of mind that you can!!
If you’re thinking of doing a makeup course, there is no better place to go to kick start your career”.
We are so proud of Finlay and all our students who have built a successful career following their training with us.
If you are thinking of starting your journey as a Make-Up Artist , get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss which pathway is best for you.