Life At Huxley


The HUXLEY campus is located on the beautiful Gold Coast in idilic Burleigh Heads. The school is equipped with three large purpose built training rooms, effects workshop, store, chill-out zone and a commercial photographic/ video studio.

Besides being the home of Australia’s top makeup school, the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities with an endless supply of activities and attractions, sprawling beaching to lush hinterland and amazing restaurants, cafes and nightlife.  The Gold Coast has become an entertainment mecca for thrill seekers, lovers of film, art and culture!  This beautiful city offers an unparalleled lifestyle and exciting employment opportunities.

There is no better place to live, learn and work!

Making Friends

Starting a new course is like embarking on an exciting adventure. You don’t always know what to expect and things along the way can be difficult, but when you reach that final destination, you will stand tall and proud, basking in the spectacle of your achievements.

Sharing in these achievements will be the people you have met along the way. Your class mates and trainers. 
The people you meet at makeup school will be your first point of call when looking for an extra set of hands to help on a big job. They are the first to call when an exciting opportunity pops up and they are the support network who will help to keep you motivated and inspired long after the course has finished.

The positive culture at HUXLEY encourages a comradery amongst the students which in many cases turns into long lasting friendships.  After graduating from HUXLEY, it isn’t a goodbye.  HUXLEY alumni are a special family who celebrate in current student achievements, often attend HUXLEY events and are called upon to assist in large project or when job opportunities arise.


couples will say I do
this year in QLD


Jobs in the cosmetics
industry in Australia


spent on film production
in QLD last year


It’s all about the experience!  At HUXLEY students learn real world skills in an exciting, fun and dynamic learning environment.  

Industry standard skills to get you into the industry!

To ensure that HUXLEY students have the best learning potential throughout their course, the Huxley School of Makeup coordinates incredible work experience placements, in class brand and organisation collaborations and in some cases has helped students gain employment, agency representation, and paid job assignments.

In the past students have worked on big budget feature films, fashion shows, music videos, commercial photo shoots, tv campaigns, events and more!  Work experience placements are also a great way to start networking with industry professionals which is another huge advantage for studying at the Huxley School of Makeup!


The Gold Coast is a great place to live with beautiful beaches, subtropical rainforests, action packed attractions, some of Australia’s best cafes and restaurants and of course a vibrant night life. The cost of living is also considerably cheaper than in other major cities like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

The Huxley School of Makeup doesn’t place students in accomodation. However, the friendly staff at HUXLEY are always happy to advise students with their hot tips for places to live. The Gold Coast has a huge amount of apartment accomodation which can be secured for rent from reputable real estate agents. There are also website like where people can source accomodation. For short stays, we would recommend staying at one of the beautiful sky rise hotels and resorts. Or alternatively Air BNB.

Food & Drink

There isn’t any food on campus. However, Burleigh is a Mecca of popular cafes and restaurants. Uber eats also delivers to the school. If students would like to bring their own food for between classes, they can use our kitchen facilities.



The Huxley School of Makeup is perfectly situated between the M1 and the Gold Coast Highway so travelling to school is easy from any Gold Coast, Northern Rivers or Brisbane locations.

While there is limited parking on campus, there is a public car park only a minutes walk from the school. regarding public transport, the Varsity Lakes train station is the closest station with buses running to Burleigh regularly. It is also only a short walk from the school to bus stops at either Stocklands Shopping centre or the hub of Burleigh Heads off the GC HWY.

Home to the
Commonwealth Games 2018

$445 Billion

Global Industry

10 Years

major GC studios
booked in advance


The Gold Coast is a great place to work, with world class opportunities right on the door step!  But it doesn’t stop here.  Makeup is an international a trade that can be used anywhere in the world.  The cosmetics industry is a $445 BILLION industry with a strong history of perpetual growth.  New markets in Asia have exploded both from a manufacturing and consumer perspective.  The strong Australian economy continues to create new jobs with the makeup industry and since the rise of the internet, makeup has become more accessible and more popular.  Makeup Artists are able to find jobs and create work through traditional fields like Film, TV, Fashion, Retail cosmetics, the bridal industry and emerging online industries; such as, Youtube, Instagram, online stores and more.

The scope of the makeup industry is dynamic and exciting.  Experts predict that the cosmetics industry will continue to prosper.  It is an amazing time to be a professional makeup artist!