To kick start your career in makeup & hair artistry, you need the perfect blend of training, confidence, business advice, a stunning photographic portfolio and a well established, trusted brand to market to your potential clients. The LRA 5 Day Intensive Course provides just that! This highly practical course covers Lubna’s classic looks in both makeup & hair artistry, training you to produce quality, highly skilled and technical finishes that distinguish Lubna Rafiq as an industry leader.

You will receive step by step practical guidance and demonstrations of each technique, and will be required to practically display what you have learnt through hands-on application. Your practical assessments will help us to give you the confidence and guidance to go pro!

DAY 1: Let’s Make-Up!:

AM – Natural Makeup / PM – Smokey Eyes
Lubna will be transfer the techniques, product knowledge and application skills required to build each of these looks, step by step.

As Lubna covers each look, you are welcome to ask questions and to request a re-run of any part of the look.
Upon completion of each look, you will return to your work station, where you will have all of the same products, tools and equipment that Lubna has just used to create the look.
Then it’s your turn!
We will be assessing your skills and techniques, and we will ensure that you will reach a very high standard in application and finish before moving onto the next look.
You will receive one-to-one attention from Lubna and the core team throughout the duration of the course.

DAY 2: Beauty Looks:

AM – Colour Expert / PM – Glam & Glitter
Using vibrant eye colours, warm tones and learning to master the Lubna Rafiq signature dewy base.
Day 2 is designed to build on the knowledge and techniques from Day 1, step by step to bring you up to a high standard of application and product knowledge.

DAY 3: Bridal Service:

AM – Traditional Bride / PM – Modern Bride
Bridal Makeup is what Lubna is best known for, so we’ve dedicated a whole day to her most sought after looks.
The format is similar to Days 1 and 2, but it’s all about the Bridal Service!

DAY 4: Hair We Come:

This day is dedicated to hair styling.
On this day, you will be trained on at least 5 classic hair looks, working with manikin heads with real hair and we will teach you the technical skills of applying hair extensions to create up do, down and a variety of hair styles. These hair styles are practical for application for a variety of occasions; bridal, fashion, party and catwalk.

DAY 5: Portfolio Session – your cover shoot:

We’ll provide you with one model on whom you can create 2 looks, using any and all of the makeup and hair products, wardrobe of outfits, accessories and jewellery that we provide you with. We have a professional stylist who brings along the latest fashion, and will help you to dress your model according to the look you want to create.

Lubna’s professional photographer will then take a variety of shots of your model for each look that you create, and will co-direct the shoot with you. You will be provided with a CD with all of the images shot to take home at the end of the day.

You can of course upgrade this part of the package with more models and more looks, as a vast majority of our graduates have whilst training with us. This will of course be provided to you for an additional fee, but it’s entirely up to you to decide if you want to upgrade or not.

5 Day Course


For those seeking professional makeup and hair artistry skills


  • 5 Days of Intensive Makeup & Hair training with Lubna Rafiq & the LRA Core Team
  • 70+ Makeup products by Forever52 worth £1,300 gifted to you to start your business
  • Fundamental and Essential Techniques & Skills for Makeup & Hair Artistry
  • Professional Portfolio session worth £1600, with pro models, photographer and stylist – everything you need to build your COVER SHOTS!
  • Styling, Jewellery Setting & Dupatta Pinning Techniques
  • Training in Full Set Eyelashes Application
  • Step by Step demonstrations of each look by Lubna Rafiq, followed by your Practical Application and Hands-on experience under Lubna’s supervision
  • All the products you need to train with – just bring yourself
  • 30% discount at Illamasqua – courtesy of LRA to help you build your kit upon graduation!
  • 25% discount at Nars Cosmetics – courtesy of LRA, a student discount to develop your kit!
  • Focussed, detailed and intricate makeup techniques for the most popular looks requested by our clients
  • Professional photographic portfolio images to demonstrate your skills to potential clients
  • The secret skill of applying seamless lashes and flawless eye makeup
  • Intensive insight into creating a variety of makeup looks
  • In depth hair training and application techniques and working with hair extensions
  • Product knowledge
  • Business & Marketing Training and Advice
  • Certificate and Accreditation
  • Concessions on all LRA Services, Training and Portfolio Building upon graduation



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