Break into the Lucrative Dance Industry by Learning How to Apply Ballet Make-Up

Knowing how to apply stage make-up is an essential skill for any professional make-up artist. When you get down to the granular level of specialisation, and you decide to move into dance make-up, the art and techniques become even more specialised. Without proper stage make-up, the ballet dancer’s face would be impossible to see up on the big, far-away stage.

Wearing make-up on stage is not about improving your client’s looks, but it’s about being seen under extremely bright lights, from a relatively far distance. Stage lights are incredibly bright and harsh, and wash out all facial features, if there is no ballet make-up applied. In fact, the lights are relentless, and will shine down on the ballerinas for the duration of the concert. They need to be confident in their make-up, and know that it won’t start to run under the heat and sweat of the lighting, especially when they start to exert themselves.

We know the importance of a good educational foundation for anyone who wants to break into the competitive world of stage make-up and aesthetics. This is why we remain committed to providing the best education for make-up and aesthetics. For many decades, our beauty academy has trained the leaders in the beauty and make-up industry. Our graduates have gone on to achieve national and international acclaim and success, and have found work on productions, movies, in theatres, and as part of performance companies throughout the world.

Welcome to a World of Possibilities with Face to Face Beauty & Make-Up Design School

If you are looking to train with the longest established specialist training academy in beauty, make-up design and special effects in South Africa, then you are at the right place. We offer recognised and fully accredited qualifications in make-up artistry and special effects, beauty therapy and other modular courses. Our specialty courses include ballet make-up, advanced beauty fashion and styling, and aesthetics technology, among many others.

Our training academy is recognised and accredited by membership organisations, including Services Seta, ITEC and CIDESCO, among others. On completion of any of our full-time training programmes, you also have the option of writing the international membership examinations, giving you the chance to pursue a career abroad. Services Seta takes care of our national accreditation, helping us to keep our curriculum aligned with national standards. These are only a few of the many reasons why we continue to attract and produce top talent in the industry.

Aside from working in the ballet industry, you can also pursue a range of other exciting and lucrative careers, including working as a freelance make-up artist, a freelance stylist for theatre, film and television, or working with fashion houses. These are a few of the many career opportunities that will open up to you, upon your graduation from our renowned beauty school. To learn more about our academy, and for all the information needed to make an informed decision regarding your future training, speak to us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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