Brushstroke Make-up and Hair Academy have opened hair training suites and facilities on site at Elstree Studios.

The training suites are ready for this month’s new intake of students, who will be based in Elstree Studios’ Production Village .

Brushstroke Make-Up and Hair Academy has been providing students with accredited make-up courses for over 30 years. Brushstroke graduates have gone on to work on high profile series including Call the Midwife, The Crown and EastEnders.

Based in the heart of Hertfordshire’s growing studios and production hub, future graduates will have multiple local employment opportunities on their doorstep.

Cheraine Bell, Founder and Principal of Brushstroke Make-Up and Hair Academy, said: ” Our expansion has come at a time where the UK film industry is booming and the enormous expansion within the North of London. This can only lead to more exciting opportunities for our make-up and hair graduates, and we look forward to following their future success.”

Brushstroke’s new academy facilities include:

Three make-up and hair studios; 35 workstations in total each with mirrors and lights to provide a realistic and professional learning environment.

  • A photographic studio equipped with a camera and monitor for students to view their work on screen and take photos for their portfolios


  • Staff and administration offices


  • Storerooms for wigs and additional equipment


Elstree Studios is currently constructing two major new 18,000sqft sound stages, as Borehamwood continues to develop and establish itself as a major UK hub for film & television production.

For more information about the courses at Brushstroke Make-up and Hair Academy, please visit the website.

Jon Creamer

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