Hair Academy

Olivia Muldoon Academy was established in 2011 after Olivia realised the lack of good hairstyling training in Northern Ireland, with stylists having to travel across the pond to further their training.

After researching different courses offered throughout the UK, and gaining feedback from stylists who attended various styling courses, Olivia set about to raise the standards of teaching, and place more emphasis on ‘hands on learning’ as opposed to the normal ‘watch and learn’ courses. Bridal and Occasion hairstyling has become one of the most sought after services in the salon, and clients expect their stylist to offer highly creative styles and to be knowledgable in their field.

Olivia’s hair courses are designed to cover all aspects of styling and dressing hair, from beginners to experienced stylists wishing to push their creativeness.

Olivia also offers private, bespoke and salon staff training upon request.

We also offer various professional and recreational workshops in hair and makeup application. Check the website and Facebook page regularly for updated courses.

Bridal and Occasion Hairstyling

DURATION: 5 Day (Consecutive Mondays)
COST: £675 per person. Starter kit included.
DATE: Monday 17th September 2018 – 15th October 2018
VENUE: Dungannon, Co.Tyrone

The course has been designed for beginners with little or no experience in hairstyling, and for makeup artists or hairdressers who would like to build and further their career in professional hairstyling for the fashion, beauty, bridal, media and advertising industries.

The course covers all essential elements required for you to provide a high standard of professional hairstyling to future clients.

Additional indepth training can be taken at a later date to go into further detail of techniques and styles taught.

On completion of the course, students will feel more confident and be ready to:

  • Work for private clients
  • Provide bridal, formal and special occasion hairstyling
  • Assist experienced, professional session stylists
  • Assist in editorial hairstyling for magazines
  • Work towards a career in fashion and celebrity hairstyling
  • Work towards a career in Film and TV

On completion of the course, students who show enthusiasm, talent and dedication will be offered the opportunity to assist at shows/photo shoots, as well as join the bookings department where you will be offered paid work, giving an added kick start to your career.

The course will cover the following subjects:

Introduction to Session Styling

  • Health and Safety
  • Hair structure – science and theory
  • Handling wet hair
  • Selection and handling correct tools
  • Overview of products and their use
  • Face shapes and client consultation

Setting Hair

  • Correct use of heated rollers
  • Product selection
  • Dressing and finishing techniques

Stylist’s Kit

  • List of tools/products to carry
  • Benefits and uses of tools/products

Curls

  • Prepping hair for curling
  • Different types of curls
  • Effects of humidity
  • Techniques using various tools to achieve the curl you require
  • Dressing and finishing techniques

Braids, Twists, Rolls

  • Types of plaits
  • Modern styles incorporating plaits
  • Creating catwalk/red carpet looks
  • Funky editorial looks

Hair Up – Basic

  • Prepping hair
  • Creating texture
  • Working with shorter hair
  • Buns, quiffs, French rolls etc
  • Finishing techniques

Hair Up – Advanced

  • Prepping hair
  • Classic upstyles
  • Creating and adding supports (synthetic hair, doughnuts, sausages etc) to create different shapes
  • Adding and working with hair extensions

Bridal Hairstyles – Basic

  • Client consultation
  • How to help choose the perfect hairstyle
  • Complementing brides and bridesmaids
  • Styles which complement the dress etc.
  • Basic styles
  • All classes are kept small in order to give you the best attention
  • £200 deposit required at time of booking. Students can pay balance in installments prior to the course commencing
  • Deposits are non-refundable
  • In the event of a last minute cancellation, deposit cannot be carried over to the next course
  • Students are expected to be punctual and attend every class. Classes will not be repeated
  • Students will receive a reduction in price for future workshops taken

A professional photoshoot is an optional extra to kickstart your portfolio, under the expert guidance of Olivia and her team. A professional photographer, model and makeup artist (if required) will be provided, and you will receive stunning images of two looks you will create. Let us know if you’d be interested in this option and we can send you costs.

Workshops

INTRODUCTION TO BLOWDRYING/FINISHING TECHNIQUES  
DATE: TBC—- 6-9PM ——– COST: £75

ADVANCED BLOWDRYING/FINISHING TECHNIQUES

DATE: TBC ——- 6-9pm —- COST: £75

ADVANCED MODERN VINTAGE

DATE: TBC 10-4PM ——- COST: £150

ADVANCED CREATIVE BRIDAL

DATE: TBC 10-4PM ——- COST £150

** DISCOUNT FOR PREVIOUS STUDENTS AND ALSO FOR MORE THAN TWO COURSES BOOKED TOGETHER

Hair & Makeup Secrets

COST: £150

A recreational course learning all the tricks of the trade! Have you always wondered how your favourite celebrity looks so fabulous all the time? Well, this short course will show you exactly how! It is ideal for all age groups from teens to mature women who wish to catch up with the latest makeup and hairstyling trends. We boast stylish, relaxed surroundings and the hair and makeup classes are aimed at everyone from makeup junkies to beauty virgins of all ages, making this a fabulous day out for the girls!

When it comes to looking our best, most of us would benefit from a little professional expertise – whether it’s for a special occasion or simply to make the best of yourself day-to-day.

All our courses are kept small. This ensures you receive the highest level of attention and one-to-one training.

The course will cover the following subjects:

Day 1 & 2

Hair product selection
Before creating a style, learn how to select the right product. In this section you will be guided through products and their uses

Tools of the trade
You will find out what tools are needed to perfect your beautiful new look

Sectioning/getting hair ready
Learn how to section your work, keeping it clean and tidy before beginning your desired style

Backcombing
Learn how to backcomb correctly to create volume for various hairstyles

Setting the hair
Learn how to perfect the use of heated rollers

Curling tongs
All good hairstylists work with tongs whether it’s backstage or on a shoot. Learn how to create gorgeous natural curls

Braiding
Learn how to braid into simple and funky styles

Working with hairpieces/extensions
Olivia will help you understand and teach you how to work with hair pieces and create styles around extensions

Basic upstyles
Learn simple upsyling techniques and adapt them to your own personal style

Day 3 & 4

Introduction to makeup
In this section we discuss various brands and what does what for your skin

Skincare
Learn the importance of a basic daily skincare regime

Skin preparation
Learn why professionals use primers and how to choose and apply correctly

Foundation
Choosing correct foundation for your skin type and colouring. How to apply flawlessly to stay put all day

Bronzer/blusher
Learning the difference and correct use and application of these products

Contouring
Learn how to make the most of those cheekbones and change the shape of your face in a few easy sweeps

All about eyes
From a day time natural look to a smoky or glittery party look, learn all about application and blending of shadows. Learn how to apply eyeliner to accentuate the eyes

False eyelashes
Learn how to choose eyelashes to suit all occasions and apply with confidence and ease

Eyebrows
Learn how to create perfectly shaped eyebrows to give you that youthful look

Lips
Learn how to choose shades to complement your skin tone and how to apply perfectly

The course includes practical sessions at end of the evening where students are encouraged to explore different looks and design a hair/makeup style for themselves to apply. Olivia will be available throughout to answer any questions and assist where required.

At the end of this session, all students should be confident in all aspects of applying their own makeup and style their hair to complement their face.

After your course, why not treat yourself to a professional photo shoot. This can be tailormade to suit your needs and can be booked for yourself or for friends/family. Why not do your own hair and makeup, or choose to reward yourself for all your hard work, relax and have it professionally carried out by one of our professional hair and makeup artists.

Duration/Pricing

Group options:

4 evenings: 6.30pm – 8.30pm – £150

One to one options:

One-to-one makeup lesson – Approx 2 hours: £125
One-to-one hairstyling lesson – Approx 2 hours: £125

The above lessons can be combined.

  • All classes are limited in size to enable Olivia to give more time to each student
  • 50% deposit is payable at time of booking. Balance must be paid 14 days prior to course commencing
  • Deposits are non-refundable
  • Tea and coffee are provided
  • One to one lessons and private parties can be catered for