Elite Hair & Make Up is conveniently located in Melbourne’s CBD, it is Victoria’s #1 Make-up School offering short courses in makeup artistry showcasing the skills and experience brought by Justine Poniris of Elite Hair & Makeup.

Elite Hair & Make Up Academy teaches modern makeup techniques used currently in the industry. All courses are conducted by professional and highly trained makeup artists, and classes are limited in size to ensure that every student receives the highest level of attention and instruction. So whether you are looking at becoming a professional makeup artist, want to learn how to apply your own makeup, or advance your skills we will work with you to ensure that you get the most out of our courses.

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 their own Freelance Bridal/Special Occasion businesses.

Where to start

All students start their journey with the Makeup Artist Essentials course or the Long Hairstyling course. If you are interested in learning makeup, you must learn all of the basic makeup techniques to progress to the Advanced Makeup Techniques Course. If you have extensive industry experience you may apply to the course director to enrol in Advanced Makeup Techniques. 

Elite Hair & Makeup Academy offers combined packages for students who want to enrol into more than one course upfront. By booking the combined courses upfront, you save on course fees! (See each individual course for more details.)


This course is a combination of all three of our courses – Makeup Artist Essentials, Advanced Makeup Techniques and Long Hairstyling.


This course is a combination of our Makeup specific courses – Makeup Artist Essentials and Advanced Makeup Techniques.

Interested in a Certificate or Accreditation?


Elite Make-up Academy in conjunction with Doyle’s Academy is offering a Certificate III in Make-up. This course is designed to give you the appropriate skills to enter the Make-up industry, where you can design and apply make-up for all different types of occasions and events across the beauty, fashion, screen, stage and entertainment industries. This particular Certificate III in Makeup is ideal as it adds an extra skillset of Hair Styling. Click here for more information.


Elite Hair and Make-up Academy in conjunction with Doyles Academy, are pleased to offer you the opportunity to receive a Statement of Attainment from SHBBMUP002 Design and apply Makeup, as well as their Make-up Artist Essentials Certificate. Your Statement of Attainment can be used as a pathway to a Certificate III in Make-up and many other accredited courses within the beauty industry. Click here for more information.

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