Telling it, like it really is!

Choosing the best place to study makeup is an incredibly important decision, especially when it comes to building a strong foundation for which you can achieve your goals.  At HUXLEY we are completely transparent about the services we offer and have developed a reputation of excellence by consistently achieving exceptional results for our students.  Hence why we often have a waiting list for positions.
We actually care about our students and their educational outcomes.  For this, and many other reasons, the Huxley School of Makeup stands alone as the bench mark of makeup education.  Below are some commonly asked questions, but if you have any queries or questions, please feel free to contact us anytime via email admin@huxleyschoolofmakeup.com or over the phone  (07)5535 6074 (in Australia).

Are you government accredited?

YES! Our Diploma Of Specialist Makeup Services is a fully accredited program back by Australia’s largest education provider TAFE. The Huxley School of Makeup is an ISO Internationally accredited  company that specialises in professional makeup training and education.  HUXLEY is a private education provider. Courses are developed to the highest industry standards and have been described by industry leaders as “Unique and Amazing” and “The best place to study makeup”.  To uphold this reputation, applicants are screened and students must complete a series of rigorous assessments.  On completion of a course, successful passing students receive a Certificate of Attainment for the program they completed.  All the modules, work experience hours and assignments must be completed to the standard set by the school.  While our competency levels are very high, it is our mission to help all our students reach their educational objectives. So, unlike many other schools who’s core objective is enrolments and funding, the Huxley School of Makeup takes pride in the fact that HUXLEY students are always put first.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely.  You will be happy to know we offer all our students flexible payment plans to make it easy to pay off your course. Payments vary depending on your course and instalment plan. For more info about payment plans, please contact the school administration and we can give you a specific break down that relates to your course.

Do you have to pay for a makeup or tool kit?

Yes, as a professional makeup artist you will require a kit. The Huxley School Of Makeup offers students affordable kits which can be purchased through payment plans.


Can I study part time?

Short answer: Yes. The mode of your studies is ultimately up to you. Our friendly admin team can help you to decide on a study load that suits. While the courses at HUXLEY are intense and meticulous, most students still work and find time for their personal life outside of class.  

What kind of jobs have graduates obtained?

With relevant industry standard skills, a wealth of work experience and a complete professional portfolio; HUXLEY graduates are highly employable. Students have gone on to work in all aspects of the makeup industry including retail cosmetics, fashion, photographic, bridal, film and TV industries.

How many students in each class?

The Huxley School of Makeup offers course positions exclusively to successful applicants who complete our application process. Class sizes are kept small so you have plenty of individual contact time with your trainer.

Portfolios.. tell me more!

I hope you’re sitting down, because students studying our Diploma Of Specialist Makeup, Progressive Makeup Artistry Course, Fashion & Beauty Makeup Artistry Course, Special Effects, and Professional Hair Styling Course, all gain the opportunity to have their work professionally photographed. We now offer VIDEO PORTFOLIOS too! Students in our Diploma Of Specialist Makeup will shoot a massive 14 times throughout their course with a Fashion Photographer.

How do I get work as a Professional Makeup Artist?

There are lots of ways to get started but for most people they need a solid foundation of skills, work experience, and a portfolio to back up that experience. This way, when meeting clients or employers you can be confident in your skills and you can showcase your work and talent.  As a freelance makeup artist you must also be insured, and have a current Australian Business Number (ABN).

How can I apply?

To apply you will need to complete our application form online then come in for an interview with one of our Course Conveners. Once successful you can then enrol in a course.

How can I improve my chances to become a student at HUXLEY? 

The Huxley School of Makeup enrols applicants who are diligent, motivated individuals with a passion for makeup and are looking to work within the makeup industry in some capacity.  After completing the online application form in full, applicants are contacted and are scheduled an interview with the course convener at the school.  During this interview, applicants are asked a series of questions about the interests, goals and motivation for applying.  In the best interests of the industry and to control a positive in class dynamic, the Huxley School of Makeup has a strict policy to only accept applicants who share an interest in makeup, aspire to work within the makeup industry, and have the ability to up hold the core values of the HUXLEY brand which includes and is not limited too, performance, presentation, professionalism and positivity.

The Huxley School of Makeup does not prejudice applicants based on gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.  Makeup is an art form for everyone.