About The Academy

Make Up Atelier

Make Up Atelier

Charlene Campbell

Charlene Campbell

Margo Holder - make up

Margo Holder


Franco Vallelonga

MAKE UP ATELIER is a professional London based make up academy, one of the leading make up artist schools in London. Our make up courses are suitable for beginners, as well as for make up artists who would like to discover new techniques and makeup tips.

Make up school MAKE UP ATELIER courses are accredited by Professional Beauty for insurance purposes.

Our beauty academy provides comprehensive makeup training, in the shortest amount of time, at a very reasonable price.

All of our students graduate with the skills and knowledge of the industry needed to reach their goals. We offer makeup artists courses for beginner and experienced professionals as well as customised trainings and CPD workshops for individuals and businesses. MAKE UP ATELIER allows 2-6 students per class so that all students receive one-on-one attention.

“atelier [ˈætəlˌjeɪ (French) atəlje] an artist’s studio or workshop from Old French astelier workshop, from astele chip of wood]” – Collins English D

Course leaders

Margo Holder – Make Up

Margo began her career in 1997 in Paris at the well known Institute Technique du Maquillage (ITM) for make-up where she was trained by Aïda Carange in beauty and fashion for film and TV.

Upon completion, she soon started to work on music videos, fashion shows, TV, films and advertising. Margo’s experience spans more than 14 years, during which time she has become a respected make-up artist within the advertising and beauty industry.

Margo has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Elle Macpherson, Juliette Binoche, Darcey Bussell, Jean Dujardun, Alice Cooper and Girls Aloud to name a few. Margo CV includes magazines like US Vogue, Vogue Italia, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Tatler, GQ Style, Grazia UK, Company, Zest, You and Your Wedding. In her professional career Margo assisted guru make-up artist Pat McGrath. Margos’ numerous advertising clients include Sleek MakeUp, L’Oreal, Clinique, Elizabeth Arden, Boots, Activia Danone, Swarovski, Chrisanne, River Island, Next, Ted Baker, Remington, Nike, Johnson&Johnson, Activilong Paris, Panadol and Philips.

Margo is widely recognised as a creator of cutting edge trends and is a leading figure in the education industry where she passes her knowledge on to her students at both Westminster Adult Education Service and newly launched MAKE UP ATELIER school.

Margo works successfully with both students and high profile clients.

Margo has a wealth of wisdom, passion and experience, which she uses to inspire others who are keen to follow in her footsteps.

Charlene Campbell‏ – Stylist, Journalist, Presenter

Stylist, Journalist and PR Consultant Charlene Campbell is comfortable wearing many hats, feeling equally capable in multiple areas of the fashion industry.

With a thriving digital content and PR business www.stylenews.co.uk. Charlene is adding new ventures to an already varied resume.

Charlene Campbell, started her career in fashion by attending The London College of Fashion to study Design and Technology, whilst working with designers Russell Sage, Nicole Farhi and Couture designer Adebayo Jones.

On completion of her design course at LCF, Charlene embarked on a career as a stylist and set off for the USA where she liaised with many celebrity clients, for wardrobe planning and styling for events, gaining invaluable experience. She then returned to London for an opportunity at FHM Collections magazine and worked with the fashion director shooting ‘Key Trends’ and compiling content for the bi-annual publication.

With a strong background in the planning, direction and trend driven aspect of menswear shoots, Charlene was offered an opportunity to work as Fashion Editor for a Music and Lifestyle magazine, where she exercised her skills as a stylist for both mens and womens fashion whilst working on freelance projects such as The Financial Times ‘How to Spend it’ magazine and USA Today charity fashion shows for the UMMAH ENDOWMENT fund for HIV and AIDS.

After these fulfilling experiences Charlene was motivated to set up an online magazine project www.annazbell.com, the UK’s first unisex fashion digital e-zine. With this powerful weapon she partnered with Microsoft’s MSN for content, making it a global success. In addition to this, Charlene kept her finger on the style pulse in her contributions to L’Oreal Professionel advertorial campaigns; and Askmen.com, Lucire Magazine, Black Hair and many more publications as a journalist and stylist.

Charlene Campbell continues to work on projects that fulfil her deep interest in the influential and ever growing world of fashion. With this knowledge, she tutors aspiring talent in PR, journalism and styling through Style News’ mobile workshops to prepare students for work in fashion and beauty.

Franco Vallelonga – Hair

Born in Perth/Australia of Italian origin, Franco always had a keen interest in art and sculpture, so it was no surprise he excelled in it at a young age, and was selected for a placement into a specialised art school at the age of 12. Leaving school at age 15 to start his apprentice in combined hairdressing. Franco trained as a men’s barber first before training in women’s hair. He later studied his certificate in art and design at Perth Technical College, while finishing his training in hairdressing. His keen eye for colour and perfectionism of sculpture soon began crossing over into his hairdressing. He progressed from a stylist and colourist into artistic director, working on photo shoots and educating for companies such as L’Oréal.

In 2000 ten years after working and training in Perth and Sydney, he moved to London, with one goal set in his mind, to work in fashion. It wasn’t long until he began working on various hair campaigns and fashion shows as well as photographic advertising campaigns and fashion shoots. In the process he has gained invaluable experience and inspiration from assisting some of the industry’s top session stylists and agencies.

Franco continued to study, sharpening his skills he has gained qualifications in hair extensions, make-up, grooming, business management, holistic massage and in 2009/10 Franco took a year out to concentrate on his teaching. As well as gaining a qualification in “teacher training” he taught City & Guilds Salon Services Level 1. Combining his skills and qualifications Franco’s creative and unique style, which continues to evolve, has featured in numerous publications such as Attitude, Glamour, i-D, Jock’s and Nerds, Schön!, The Fashionisto, Vogue, Volt and Wallpaper. He has worked with such labels as Adidas, Burberry, Crombie, Liberty of London, Louis Philippe, Mulberry and Qasimi Homme.

Franco has gained a number of accolades for his work including finalist in the Australian and U.K. L’Oréal Colour Trophy as well as being in the 2004 Fellowship for British Hairdressing F.A.M.E. Team. Franco consistently seeks the newest techniques and products, keeping him at the forefront of his business. Still based in London and represented by Era artist management. His career takes him around the world. He is a regular on the fashion circuit and works as a freelance hair stylist, colourist, men’s groomer and educator. He thrives on the challenging environment of his work and has the ability to deliver original ideas that inspire those around him.

Franco still enjoys seeing his salon clients at Percy & Reed and occasionally educates as part of the education team at Make Up Atelier.