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Student Reviews

Alondra Gataé
Visionary and Founder

"Hello, it's lovely to meet you. We are the powerful mums behind the Academy of Hair & Makeup.

I'm Alondra Gataé I embarked on my artistic journey at the tender age of 17. Over the years, I've had the privilege of working with renowned beauty giants like CHANEL, MAC Cosmetics, YSL, and Dior, serving as their National Artist, Trainer, and Manager. For the first 10 years of my career I dedicated myself to these esteemed brands. However, for the past 15 years, I've poured my passion into my own business as a Hair & Makeup Artist. Whether working directly with my select clients or leading my team of Artists, who have now joined me as thriving professionals in my industry.

I started the Academy of Hair & Makeup in 2019, about 6 months before the first lockdowns in Melbourne – what a time to start, right?! During this time, my beautiful boy just turned one and as luck would have it, I also became a single mum. Somehow during this time, I decided to take the greatest gamble of my life: building Australia's greatest Hair and Makeup Academy to help inspire women just like me. At first, it was a way for me to work from home, be flexible, balance motherhood, be the sole breadwinner in my household, and rediscover financial freedom. Soon, it turned into a way for me to share my secrets and teach my students how to do the same for themselves. 

Starting with just $3000 in my pocket (no loans), I took the 25 years of wisdom and experience I had in this industry and turned a room in my home into a classroom, where I somehow managed to fit 10 students and their models (I still don't know how I fit them all in). 

As soon as lockdowns lifted, my humble yet amazing academy moved to the heart of Camberwell Junction, where Diana.K and Millie joined me in my quest, and we have been expanding the academy and transforming the lives of so many women just like you ever since! 

So without further ado, allow me to introduce you to my team of super mums, your mentors"
'An inspirational Artist and mentor'

With over a decade of experience, Diana K. is an incredible artist who has worked with countless VIP clients as the National Makeup Artist for CHANEL. Her extensive background and expertise have made her a highly respected figure in the beauty industry. As a single mother of two beautiful children, Diana’s determination and dedication are truly admirable. She brings these qualities into her teaching, making a significant impact on her students' lives every day. Through her patience and nurturing nature, Diana effortlessly demonstrates how simple and rewarding it can be to excel as a highly skilled artist in our industry. 

Diana is committed to sharing her knowledge and experience, showing her students how to achieve the level of artistry she mastered while working with CHANEL’s VIP clients. Her dedication to her craft and her students makes her an invaluable member of our team.
'Our welcoming and supportive Artist and Teacher'

She began her journey with us as one of our very first students and quickly became adored by everyone at our Academy. Her warmth and welcoming nature create an inviting atmosphere for both students and clients alike. 

Millie's professional experience is extensive, having worked on numerous fashion shows, bridal events, and special event clients. Her exceptional skills and dedication to her craft have made her a sought-after artist in the industry. Balancing her career while being a new mother to a beautiful baby girl, Millie exemplifies the determination and passion it takes to achieve your dreams. Her story is a testament to the belief that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

Melbourne's highest 5-star rated 
Hair & Makeup Academy

Wow! I can't say enough good things about the makeup course I took! The teacher was absolutely amazing, and I was blown away by the skills I learned. Not only that, but the people I met during the course were so inspiring and supportive. I couldn't believe how much I improved in such a short amount of time. It was an incredible experience that I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to level up their makeup game.

Mia Pollock

Professional Model

Alondra is an amazing makeup artist who I had a personal makeup class with. As a woman over 55 she taught me so much, I now have the confidence to go to events feeling better about myself. J

Jacqueline Hay-Chapman


Such an amazing experience learning all the different techniques involved to achieve a range of diverse hairstyles. Incredible teacher and professional academy to learn at! Highly recommend :)

Jules Ng

Mecca Cosmetica Artist

Alondra is the best makeup educator! She is very supportive and honest about our work. The class is so fun and chill and I’m really sad to finish the course!❤️❤️

Andrina Haweil

Business Owner

Honestly such an amazing experience! Diana & Alondra have so much knowledge and are very personable which Made my experience more comfortable, especially when asking questions! Would highly recommend

Alexandra Joseph

Account Manager

I had a great 10 weeks at Academy of Hair and Make Up. Alondra and Diana were always so helpful and I learnt so much over the time. I now feel so confident do to make up others and myself and look forward to improving my skills.

Ashleigh Duncan

Child Care Worker

Amazing place for anyone who wants to learn makeup. Artist is so kind and professional. Would definitely recommend. Had best time of my life ♥️

Kawan Preet

Emergency Nurse

What an amazing time I had at the Academy of Hair & Makeup! Alondra goes above & beyond for her students, sharing so much knowledge, skill & encouragement. I am so grateful to have learnt from her! I would highly recommend if you’re thinking about it, this is your sign to enrol!

Nicole Griffin

Mum of 4

Course Schedule

All you need is one course to take you from beginner to profession level hair stylist or makeup artist. 

Our courses are designed to fit into any busy schedule. We have weekdays and weekends available.
  • 10 Week Course: Attend class once per week for 10 weeks
  • 5 Week Express Course: Attend class twice per week for 5 weeks. 
  • School Hours Course: Attend class twice per week for 10 weeks during school hours.

Simply click the link below to view and select your preferred course time and day. 

Please note, we can only accomodate a limited number of students per class. As our courses sell out, the dates will become unavailable.


We are located in Hawthorne East, 10 mins from Melbourne CBD. With all day parking close by and easy tram and train access, it has never been more convenient for transport and parking.

We are locate on level one, and we do not have wheelchair access at this time.

Find us at 
2/206 Camberwell Rd.
Hawthorne East, 3123
Melbourne, VIC

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