First job with the Delamar Agency
"I felt like I completely jumped in at the deep end and it was possibly one of the scariest yet best experiences of my career."
Fashion Week - London Calling!
This week in London it’s all about fashion – so much so it’s even called ‘London Fashion Week’!
What will you see at Delamar Academy?
The weather here in London this week has certainly taken us on a rollercoaster ride, from sweltering heat to thunderstorms!
Starting a course at Delamar
We have just completed the first week of our 1 Year Cert HE in Professional Make-up Design course!
Tributes to Penny Delamar
It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved Principal, Penny Delamar, on 5 September 2016. We have been so touched by the kind words people have shared remembering Penny.
Graduate Updates: August 2016
The Autumn term has officially begun! Everyone can remember their first day at the Academy. With a mix of nerves, anticipation and excitement, it’s the initial step on an incredible career path.
Wrapping up a summer of Beauty and Fashion
We have had our most successful Beauty and Fashion Summer course to date this year!
Body Paint and Make-up at Notting Hill Carnival!
The August bank holiday in London always comes hand in hand with the ultimate summer party festival – the Notting Hill Carnival!
Summer Beauty Events
This summer we had an evening with Urban Decay, Illamasqua and Bobbi Brown!
Graduate Updates: July 2016
It’s safe to say summer in London is a little gloomy right now. And frankly we are quite content being indoors while continuing to learn the latest make-up and fashion techniques on our Summer Beauty course! As for our wonderful graduates, well they continue to flourish in their careers, and this month it’s been quite an international affair!
A Short Course at Delamar
Today we said goodbye to some absolutely lovely short course students. It’s only been a couple of weeks but they all slipped in seamlessly and felt part of the family!
Delamar and India's winning Make-up Artist!
Recently we heard from Bianca Louzado who completed an Advanced Fashion course with us last summer 2015. Returning to India after her course, Bianca’s professional career has rocketed!
The Graduation Ceremony
Congratulations to all our 2016 1 Year HE Cert graduates who celebrated a fantastic culmination of a year’s hard work, talent, and creativity at the University of West London graduation ceremony.
Catching up wit Riley Mello
This week we caught up with 1 Year Cert HE 2016 graduate, Riley Mello. Coming all the way from sunny Bermuda, Riley specialised in Advanced Prosthetics. Since graduating however, Riley has found a perfect niche for herself in fashion and with the make-up brand Maybelline.
Let the summer begin!
We are so excited to get our 5 week Beauty and Fashion course under way next week! The course will cover a range of beauty and fashion techniques to prepare the students with all the skills they need to work as a fashion make-up artist.
The Ultimate Make-up Kit
With only 2 classes running this week, it's a good time to organise and plan ahead. Today we are compiling kit bags for upcoming courses!
Starting from 1 week to 1 year, we have a variety of course options starting at the end of summer. Whether you would like to try a make-up taster course, gain full training in hair and make-up, or top up your existing skills, we have it covered!
Catching up with Ellysa Kynoch
Recently we caught up with 1 Year Cert HE 2015 graduate, Ellysa Kynoch. Ellysa specialised in Advanced Fashion and has since gone on to work on some amazing projects.
Graduate Updates: June 2016
Here in London, it's rather gloomy outside but at least our fantastic graduates are blazing ahead and not letting anything dampen their spirits this summer!
Keeping up with Kitty
It’s not every day you get to appear on national television before your course even finishes! Well, that is exactly what happened with 1 Year HE 2016 graduate Kitty Noofa!
Rebecca says it all!
During all this unpredictable rain in London, wouldn’t it be nice to have something to look forward to?
Graduate Updates: Erica Procopis
We catch up with graduate Erica Procopis!
The best 22 weeks
It is with a heavy heart but happy smiles we had to say goodbye to our January intake of the 22 week Complete Make-up Artist course.
Lights! Camera! Action!
This week we have taken our students through a Lighting Master Class.
1 Year, That's a Wrap!
So it’s official! After trying to make it last a few days longer and wishing not to let go we have to say goodbye to our 1 Year Cert HE 2015/16 course!
The Graduate Masterclass
As part of our 1 Year Cert HE’s final masterclass lessons this week, we have invited 4 of our graduates in to speak about their journeys from Delamar Academy to working professionals.
Taking Care of Business!
This week our 1 Year Cert HE course have been invited back to the Academy to attend a series of business workshops.
Look Good Feel Better
We had the lovely Alexa Ravina in today to talk about the work she does for cancer charity, Look Good Feel Better.
The 2016 Graduate Exhibition
There was a fantastic turn out for our annual Graduate exhibition this year!
Graduate Updates: Addy Frame
Addy Frame graduated from our 12 week Complete Make-up Artist course in 2014. Here she catches us up with what she has been up to and what it was like running her first make-up team!
The Exhibition Countdown!
Over the weekend our Cert HE students were putting the finishing touches to their display boards for the Graduate Exhibition, which is now less than a week away!
What better way to spend your weekend than at the world's largest make-up trade show - IMATS! We can never resist a make-up gathering of any kind. The past 3 days have been a blur of live demonstrations, talks, vendors, discounts, talent, showcases, freebies, competitions and our absolute make-up idols!
Graduate Updates: Ella Van Der Zwart
Ella Van Der Zwart completed our 1 Year Cert HE course in 2014. Here she takes us back to what she got up to after leaving Delamar and how soon she will be taking her make-up and hair skills international!
Graduate Updates: May 2016
May has warmed up to be another successful month for our graduates working in the TV, Film, Theatre and Fashion industry. Below is a selection of what they have been up to..
Last week we were delighted to be invited to a very exclusive and exciting event at make-up brand Nars’ head office in London.
Graduate Updates: Caroline Peberdy
Caroline Peberdy graduated from our 22 week Advanced Complete Make-up Artist course in February 2015. Here she fills us in with what she has been up to - and how one special Delamar introduction kick started her career!
Delamar Academy and Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is taking the world by storm. Unless you’ve been living with your head in the sand for the past 4 years there’s no escaping the gigantic fan obsession with the programme.
Another Delamar Winner!
Taking part in a national competition for make-up can be pretty daunting for any student. With all eyes meticulously inspecting every brushstroke and displaying your skills for a judging panel, quite frankly it can be incredibly overwhelming.
The Professional Photoshoot
As part of our Advanced Fashion course we arrange for students to go on a photo shoot with professional models and a photographer.
An Evening at Charlotte Tilbury
The Delamar students, graduates and staff all enjoyed an evening of glamour, make-up and shopping last night at the new Charlotte Tilbury flagship store, just off Covent Garden in London.
Delamar and Urban Decay
Last night our students were invited to an exclusive demo and shopper event at Urban Decay.
UWL Graduate Summer Showcase
Our 1 Year HE Cert course is accredited by the University of West London (UWL), located just a short walk from the Academy, the benefits of our partnership go far beyond academic acclaim.
This weekend saw the return of the annual Body Painting festival, Paintopia! The event is internationally acclaimed and attracts body painters, make-up artists, face painters and students from around the world. The festival is a real celebration of creativity, art, colour and the human body.
Period Wigs never go out of date!
For people in the know, our Period Wigs course is second to none! The class covers a range of skills and techniques to recreate a number of historical looks. Many of these practices haven’t changed in centuries and students are still taught the original processes.
Make Plans For Summer Now
Summer may still seem a long way away but it pays to think ahead when it comes to planning your make-up career. And it is now a little more than two months until the start of our popular annual Beauty, Fashion Make-up, And Hair Summer Course.
Our Weekend at UMAE
We had an incredible time at United Makeup Artist Expo this weekend at Novotel in West London; the event attracted a plethora of top make-up artists, make-up brands and industry professionals.
TV BAFTAS 2016
Sunday evening saw the annual return of the famous awards ceremony, BAFTA. Hosted by Graham Norton at London's Royal Festival Hall, the star studded event celebrated all the very best of British TV from the last year.
United Make-up Artists Expo 2016
This weekend sees the return of the incredible make-up trade show - United Make-up Artist Expo!
Catching up with Emily Wilcox
There's no greater pleasure for us than hearing from our graduates and their successes. This week we've heard from Advanced Complete Make-up Aritst (September 2015 - February 2016) graduate Emily Wilcox
The Delamar Connection Works Well In India
Recent Delamar graduate Madhuri Sonie jumped at the chance to work with Namrata Soni at the latest Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. The Lakme Fashion Week is considered India’s foremost fashion event and is held twice a year.
Graduate Updates: April 2016
Our location in west London provides a great central hub of work opportunities for our graduates. London continues to attract a vast amount of creative productions in film, TV, theatre and fashion. This past month our graduates have taken their skills global as they continue to make their mark on the industry.
Graduate Exhibition 2016
As the 1 Year Cert HE course draws to an end, the students are all focused and driven in creating their final portfolio projects.
Recap - The Complete Make-up Artist Course
We take a look back over some highlights from our January intake of the Complete Make-up Artist course!
At Delamar we welcome students from all over the world, and this has contributed to our excellent international reputation as an exceptional learning environment. London is a fantastic, vibrant and exciting city, culturally rich, and full of interesting people and places. We are proud of all of our international allumi who continue to excel in the make-up industry.
Game of Delamar Thrones!
THE DELAMAR AGENCY
Do we offer work experience for our students and graduates? – This is one of the most common questions we get asked. The simple answer is, yes.
A shout out from out graduates!
We love shouting out about our graduates because often they wont and well we think they're just super! And they have some nice things to say about us too. Take a look at what our past students thought about their time at Delamar!
Graduate Updates: March 2016
March saw our graduates take on a variety of projects and productions crossing film, TV, theatre and fashion! Listed within are just some of the incredible experiences they have been a part of!
Here are some highlights from our Advanced Fashion course.
Take a look at how our students got on with Advanced Hair!
Tina Earnshaw at Delamar Academy
This week make-up idol Tina Earnshaw came to the Academy to discuss her career and share her top of the range make-up and brushes!
During January and February each year we run our Advanced Prosthetics course. Take a look over the pictures to see the class in action and of course their final pieces!
Graduate Updates: Hannah Clark
A Night at the Opera!
This week we were thrilled to see our graduate's work live in action at Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera, ‘May Night’.
Delamar Academy at Professional Beauty 2016!
On Sunday 28 and Monday 29 February we had the pleasure of hosting a stand at Professional Beauty in London’s ExCel.
Graduate Updates: February 2016
Our graduates are taking 2016 by storm!
Heather Ross talks Advanced Hair and Theatre!
Last week Delamar graduate Heather Ross came in for the morning to discuss with the students how she has progressed professionally since leaving Delamar. Heather completed the 1 Year HE course in June 2015, less than a year on she has worked on some fantastic productions and is loving life as a make-up artist! Here she fills us in on her morning with the current Advanced Hair class.
ProBeauty Q&A with Delamar Academy!
We had a live Q&A with the Pro Beauty team, here it is for those of you who may have missed it!
Oscars - the nominations!
We’ve taken a look at the 3 films to give our own verdict on where the success lies. However above all we just enjoyed viewing such a dynamic and skillful set of talented designers and teams!
Graduate Updates: Naomi Tolan
Graduate, Naomi Tolan, updates us on what she has been up to since leaving Delamar Academy and how she got on on BBC's hit TV series, Peaky Blinders.
Professional Beauty London
Did you know Delamar Academy is turning 30 years of age this year? It is a mammouth achievment that has seen our award winning graduates succeed and pioneer within the industry for so long. We will be celebrating at Professional Beauty London...
A week with Sarah Weatherburn
This week we have had the pleasure of having facial hair expert Sarah Weatherburn at the Academy! Teaching Facial Hair techniques to our 22 week Advanced Complete Make-up Artist course, Sarah has taken them through a number of specialised styles and skills.
Penny catches up with Warpaint Magazine!
This month our founder and Principal, Penny Delamar, caught up with Warpaint Magazine to discuss the release of the Complete Make-up Artist Textbook, Third Edition.
Graduate Updates: Gabor Kerekes
We love catching up with our graduates to see how they are getting on in the industry and sometimes getting the occasional inside scoop! Here we catch up with Gabor Kerekes to see what he's been up to since graduating from the 1 Year HE course in 2014.
Casualty demo from Bloodymarvellous!
The team from the special effects company bloodymarvellous visited Delamar yesterday and our Advanced Complete Make-up students and 1 Year CertHE Professional Make-up Design students enjoyed a demo by the Make-up Designer Claire Williams.
Working in Theatre
The history of theatre dates back from the ancient times as the earliest form of entertainment. Despite television and film there is no substitute for experiencing actors and singers perform live on stage. Working in theatre requires the skills of a make-up artist to create modern, period wigs as well as ensuring stage make-up is clearly defined and broader strokes are need to provide definition.
Graduate Updates: 2015
We are getting nicely settled into 2016 at the Academy. Here we look back at a selection of what our graduates got up to in 2015!