The #1 Australian Makeup And Hair Academy For Work Experience And Job Opportunities. 

Elite Hair And Makeup Academy is an award-winning school for professional makeup and hair training. Learn from experienced teachers and get hands-on experience at runways, photoshoots and more.

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We're MAGAP 2020 Winners!

We're thrilled to announce we have won the Asia Pacific Makeup Artist Guild Awards 2020 category of Educator Of The Year!

This is in addition to our 2020 nominations For Educator Of The Year (Organisation & Individual).

Google Reviews

Nadya V, Google Reviews

If you are looking for the best makeup and hair styling academy, look no more.

Elite Makeup and Hair Academy offers everything you need – from very well structured courses to work experience.

Justine is very knowledgeable, delivers the content in a very clear way and shares her invaluable expertise and experience. She creates fantastic learning environment at the studio, makes it relaxed with her sence of humour, tells very valuable stories and provides recommendations based on her past industry experience. She gives enough attention to each and every student making sure they get the most out of each class.

I am very happy that out of all makeup schools at Melbourne I have selected Elite Academy, where I have learnt a lot and also made new friends.


January, 2021

Sabrina L, Google Reviews

I recently finished all my 3 courses with Elite. Essential make up , advance make up and Hairstyling . I strongly recommend do all 3 courses. 😊 I realized beauty  industry they want Someone can do make up and hair styling altogether.

Justine has great knowledge for make up and hair styling . She has great sense of humour as well. 🙂 During melbourne lock down time she even provide free online class once a week. It was great time to have laugh together and gain knowledge together. Another great things about Elite is providing work experience opportunities. Even after graduated Elite. Elite keep providing great work experiences . Though the those experiences will gain confidence. So someone like me who never done any make up and hair styling . Just go for it 🙂 It never late to start. Just follow your heart . And good luck for all future HMUA 💗 And thank you again Justine and Sarah 🌸

December, 2020

Brett F, Facebook Reviews

I did the Online Makeup Course with Justine at Elite Hair and Makeup Academy and had the best time ever! We had LIVE one on one lessons every week that covered Foundation and colour matching, to casual makeup looks and smokey eye looks. Justine is an amazing mentor and taught me so much in the six weeks we had together online. The courses at the academy are perfect for beginners and also for professionals wanting to refine their skills. I even was lucky to be able to go and work on a professional photoshoot for 'Paul Mitchell' with Justine aswell. Their online courses are the perfect thing to do during this lockdown period!!


August, 2020

@Bellissima_Artistry, Facebook Reviews

The year ends with a bang!!! And so the adventure begins. This is the beginning of everything I want. I felt so glad completing the Elite hair and makeup course from  Elite Hair and Make Up Academy And enjoyed the learning experience with justine.elite.paintbox Justine Poniris and @sarahjadedinuccio. 
The journey was amazing and all the people I met were really amazing !!! Would also like to congratulate Justine for winning the MAGAP EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD. i fell so blessed learning from such an amazing and experience makeup artist.


December, 2020

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Why choose Elite Makeup Academy?

We are the Number #1 School for Work experience and Job placement for Makeup Counters and Freelance work

We have graduated students working for Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Runways Shows, Photography Studios, Make-up Counters and running there own Freelance Bridal/Special Occasion businesses


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