IMA Diploma in Dressing Hair London College of Make-Up
Price: AED 6,000
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Timings: Sunday to Thursday (10:00 am- 05:00 pm)

    Course details

    This five day intensive course aims to teach you how to dress hair to a basic creative level. It aims to teach skills that are needed to gain employment within the fashion and media industry.

    This course is also great for make-up artists who want to add new skills to their experience.

    Syllabus for the International Session Artist Diploma:

    • Hygiene and Safety
    • Basic Hair Chemistry
    • Equipment use and description
    • Product training
    • Plaits - Three Strand, French and Fish Tail
    • Basic Blow Drying techniques
    • Hair Straightening
    • Advanced Blow Drying to create root lift and curl
    • Roller set and Root movement theory
    • Pin curl and Rag sets
    • Tonging / electrical curling Hair finishing and texturizing
    • The Perfect Pony Tail
    • Twisting and pinning hair
    • Preparation for putting hair up
    • Dressing long hair - Chignon, Classic bun
    • Back combing/brushing
    • Beehive hair style
    • Types of hair pins and correct use
    • Creating clip-on hair extensions


    In order to pass the qualification each student must have attended 100% of the teaching time. Attendance records will be checked by an External Examiner and those students who have not met the required attendance will not be eligible to receive the Diploma.

    Photographic evidence must be included in your portfolio showing all the Variations you have achieved. ‘Before’ and ‘After’ shots are required to demonstrate the transformation you have made to the hair. Assessment After this course, you will be required to complete a portfolio and sit an examination which you must pass at 80% to gain your qualifications. An external examiner will come from London to evaluate the students in practical and theory tests.

    The examination date will be on a later date depending on the availability of examiners. Therefore please check with the college before booking to find out the exact dates.

    Updated on 08 November, 2015

    About London College of Make-Up

    London College of Make-up (LCM) is a British college offering courses for those who wish to start a new career or to upgrade their current profession in make-up artistry. It is the largest, private college in the UAE providing the highest standard of make-up education and session hair styling. We offer the universally recognized IMA (International Make-up Association) qualifications from London in both certificate and diploma level.


    • Female (Only) 
    • The minimum age for entry to this course is 18 years - no exceptions
    • There is no upper age limit.

    What career paths will be open to me?

    If you are looking for a new career in fashion make-up artistry, look no further. London College of Make-up can help launch you into the industry with our intensive make-up courses. All of our talented teaching staff are full time celebrity working make-up artists from the industry whose make up artistry, knowledge, techniques and experience will be passed on to you and help you aspire to which ever level you are hoping to reach.

    There are many different facets when choosing to work in the make-up industry, from high fashion photographic work to studio and cat walk plus theater and special effects.

    For others it may be retailing an exciting high street fashion make-up brand. Whichever you choose it requires determination and drive as well as talent plus an eye for detail and color.

    The majority of professionals working in make-up artistry are self-employed and therefore depend on finding jobs through their on line portfolio of work and in some cases via connections with photographers, stylists and agents. Therefore the importance of networking cannot be stressed enough; however the rewards and satisfaction in this exciting job are enormous.

    There is also a large industry in consumer make up whereby using your make up artistry skills you can concentrates on the general public for special occasion, wedding or ethnic make-up. It is not necessary to have any prior knowledge when embarking on one of The London College of Make-up foundation courses as our team of professional working make-up artists is there to encourage and draw out any hidden talent within the student.

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