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The Academy of Hair & Makeup is the only training Academy in Australia that offers a complete course taking you from beginner to professional Hair and Makeup Artist working in your own business in just a matter of weeks! Combined with our professional Beauty Business course, our student’s are fully equipped with everything they need to start their own business as soon as they graduate! 

Our professional hair and makeup courses in Melbourne will provide you with all the skills you need to work with your bridal and special event hair and makeup clients, potentially earning a six figure income while working your own hours! We show our students the latest and most glamorous artistry looks and techniques in detail and combine that with our Beauty Business course to give our students a complete step-by-step guide on how they can build their unique brand and business from the ground up! Because what good is learning a beauty skill if you don’t know how to put it into a successful Beauty Business? 

Our professional hair and makeup courses are beginner and intermediate friendly, we cater for everyone. We often welcome student’s who have no experience in the industry, as well as student’s who have studied elsewhere yet come to us for additional guidance and that detailed education that only we can give. 

We are the fastest growing and highest reviewed Academy, with more 5 star Google Reviews than any other hair and makeup Academy in Melbourne. 

Meet Your Trainers


Alondra Gatae

The Academy of Hair & Makeup was founded by one of Australia’s most influential Artists, Alondra Gataé. Over the past 20 years Alondra has been a celebrated Hair and Makeup Artist working all throughout Australia and Dubai. Specialising in bridal, glamour, fashion and editorial hair and makeup, her artistic style is highly influenced from her time in Dubai and is an expression of both glamour and modern. 

Her A-List clients include: 
  • Miss Australia
  • R&B Super Star Usher 
  • Biggest Loser Host Tiffany Hall 
  • Comedian and Youtube Sensation Tanya Hennessy 
  • ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges 
  • Members from the Royal Family of Dubai 
  • Arabic Super Star Haifa Wehbe
  • Forever New Clothing
  • Australian Academy of Modelling

Diana K

For the past 15 years Diana has built her career as a successful Hair & Makeup Artist, catering for clients in both Melbourne and the Gold Cost. 

For the last 10 years, Diana represented CHANEL on a national level, working as one of their Senior Makeup Artists. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, working with CHANEL’s elite and VIP clients. 

Specialising in bridal and glamour hair and makeup her work is both modern and fresh.


We are located in Hawthorne East, between the Monash M1 and the Eastern M3 Freeways. About 20 mins from Melbourne city. With all day parking as close as a 2 minute walk away, we are now more convenient than ever! 

Please note that our location is situated on level one and does not have wheelchair access.


We run courses during the day and during the evening. 

Our courses run for a total of 10-weeks attending class once a week, or you can choose our express course, attending your course twice a week and get certified in as quickly as 5 weeks. 

Our evening courses run from 6pm – 9pm. Students should attend evening classes twice a week. 

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