Confidence with Make-up

Using my 30+ years of experience, I offer step by step make-up tuition where you will learn tips and techniques to create an individual look to suit you. A make-up lesson also gives you chance to try new products, gain confidence with different colours & techniques, and helps build your confidence.

I work with all ages from tweens, teens, right up to ladies in their 80’s and I have even taught a lady who was 90 which goes to show a make-up lesson is great for all ages and it’s never too late to learn!

I particularly love working with women who have lost their confidence when it comes to wearing make-up because they have found it just doesn’t seem to look right anymore or suit them as they are getting older or women who have never worn make-up because they don’t know where to start. I love to see my ladies smiles when they love their new look and are excited to have a new skill to use in the future.

I will show you how to choose the correct colour foundation and we will go right the way through a whole look so you have a finished make-up look at the end. I will point out other colours that will suit your colouring and you will have a chart listing the colours we have used and where we have applied the products for future reference.

I have a purpose built Makeover Studio at my home in Hedge End with ideal lighting for make-up lessons, however if you prefer I can come to you. A travel cost may need to be added for less local clients – just let me know where you are.

If you would like to book a lesson I am available evenings and weekdays, Saturday afternoons are sometimes available. (When booking an evening lesson it is ideal that good lighting is available if I am coming to you).

Price List

  • 1 to 1 Make-up Lesson – £50 allow approx 2 hours.
  • 1 to 1 Make-up Lesson + finishing touches with hair £65, allow 2 and a half hours.
  • Joint lessons (you and a friend) – £40 each, allow 2 and a half hours 
  • Group lessons (you and 2-3 friends) – £35 each, allow 2 and a half  to 3 hours.
I have always liked wearing make up but was never sure if I was doing it right or using the right products.  I treated myself and my two bridesmaids to a make up lesson. Melinda instantly put us at ease and we worked through each stage of the make up process at a leisurely pace. We all felt we could ask the really silly questions that we’d all struggled with – is my foundation the right colour, what can I do about my shining forehead etc. Melinda was wonderful, very knowledgeable and patient and we all learnt top make up skills that we used on my wedding day and now use everyday. We also had a thoroughly enjoyable morning! I would highly recommend Melinda’s make up tuition!

Hair Styling Lessons

Hairstyling lessons to suit individual requirements – whether it’s for yourself or to learn how to do a French Plait or different styles etc on other people. A hairdressing ‘head’ is available to learn and practice different styles with.

The lessons are carried out at my Makeover Studio or at your location of choice.Prices depend on location and group size, please enquire via phone, email or the contact form.

Thank you very much for our lovely make up and hair session. Shontel was very pleased with all the tips and advice on the correct way to apply make up. Also the practice of using the straighteners and tongs were very helpful