AOFM, London Academy of Freelance Makeup, has officially launched its newest branch, in Dubai. Founded by Jana Ririnui and Jason Mallett, AOFM offers a variety of award-winning courses in London, New York, Online and now Dubai, ensuring that no matter their location, aspiring makeup artists around the world have an opportunity to learn from the best in the business.
Following the success of the London and New York academies, AOFM cannot wait to train and work with students in the Middle East. The metropolis of the Middle East, Dubai has become one of the world’s most sought-after locations, attracting celebrities, business minds and VIP’s from around the globe.
AOFM Co-Founder, Jana Ririnui, says: “With AOFM already being such a recognized brand in Europe and the US, we were really keen to bring our unique concept to the UAE market to cater for our Middle Eastern and Asian students.
Therefore, we are delighted to have officially opened the doors of our stunning new academy in the heart of Dubai and look forward to offering aspiring make-up artists the chance to train with some of the world’s best key artists whilst gaining official accreditations recognised in over 200 countries and the opportunity to access hundreds of global work placements after graduation.”
Renowned for its excellence in make-up artistry, hair, beauty and nail courses, AOFM has trained some of the world’s leading artists. What sets the academies apart from other institutions is their talented trainers.
All currently working as freelance make-up, hair and nail artists, with their focus on building personal relationships with each student and an unrivalled level of aftercare.
AOFM is the only school that offers students work placements all over the globe after graduation and beyond. Graduates are given the opportunity to assist within the AOFMPro team at over 700+ catwalk, presentation, red carpet events, beauty events and editorials each year.
The AOFMPro team is the industry’s go-to backstage team supporting high-profile designer catwalk shows and presentations at all the major fashion weeks, editorial shoots and high profile red carpet events. Ensuring their graduates are supported throughout their entire careers.
Alongside this, AOFM runs free regular refresher courses and masterclasses with advice and tips from leading professionals within the beauty and fashion arena.
Hot on the heels of the opening of AOFM Dubai and following their successful partnership with The Pure Beauty Awards in October 2018, AOFM recently partnered with The Pure Beauty Global Awards Dubai.
“We were delighted to welcome AofmPro to the Pure Beauty Global Awards this year; they provided our guests with makeovers and touch-ups and we were thrilled with the professionalism and skill of the MUAs.
They really added that little bit of extra flair to the networking reception,” commented Jemma Stanworth, Event Organiser for the Pure Beauty Global Awards Dubai.