the media and entertainment union
a sector of Prospect

We are offering a series of introductory 2 day courses to address the lack of training for professional hair & make-up artists working in film & TV with BAME make-up and hair.  These modules have been created for hair & make-up industry professionals wanting to enhance their skills in Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic hair & make-up techniques when working with BAME performer; also to give the opportunity to practice on people with different ethnicities.

It is a pilot course and has been developed as a partnership between Equity and BECTU.  These modularised courses will be held at the BECTU Sector Office.

NB: If you are not a BECTU member & would like to join it will make the course considerably cheaper, plus you will gain all the additional benefits of being a BECTU member ( too numerous to mention here). To find out more and join:

 See below for course dates - click on each link for further information on cost and how to book.

  • Mon 23 – Tues 24 October - BECTU Understanding Afro & Asian Hair  2 days: Book Here 

  •  Weds 25 – Thurs 26 October - BECTU Barbering Skills for Afro & Asian Hair 2 days: Book Here

  •  Friday 27 – Sat 28 October - BECTU Make-up For Black & Asian Skins 2 days: Book Here 

  •  Tues 31 October – BECTU Practice Session: Barbering Skills and Understanding Afro & Asian  Hair 1 day: To be eligible to attend this practice session you must have attended one or more of the relevant 2 day courses listed above on  Mon 23– Tues 24 October and / or Weds 25 – Thurs 26 October:  Book Here

  • Weds 1 November - BECTU Practice Session Media Make-up for Afro & Asian Skins 1 day. To be eligible to attend this  practice session you must have attended the relevant 2 day course listed above on Friday 27 – Sat 28 October.   Book Here