Testimonials - Happy Clients & Students of Joanna Blair.

Joanna Blair - Melbourne makeup artist


quote-openHaving long wanted to study makeup artistry, it was only when I discovered Joanna Blair’s Makeup School I realised I had finally found the perfect course! Joanna is a highly trained professional and a skilled (and patient!) teacher with an obvious passion for makeup. She brings her wealth of experience in bridal and special occasion makeup, as well as theatre, vintage and paramedical makeup. Her class sizes are small, allowing a lot of one on one time with each of us. I loved that we learnt across a whole range of makeup brands, rather than just one brand of makeup. Also the brushes we use in class are such high quality, I can see how much easier it is when you’ve got amazing tools to work with!

I have completed both the Beginners and Advanced courses and have thoroughly enjoyed both. The standard was so high, a fellow student and I were able to do the makeup for a series of video commercials – straight out of the Beginners course!

The whole experience was an absolute pleasure.

I cannot recommend the school highly enough! quote-close

Ruth Walker

quote-open Hi Jo,

I just wanted to say thank you and express how privileged I am to have been trained by you. My business is doing well at the moment – thank you for your continuing support and advice – even though I’m now finished my courses! I am confident in my skills and ability to advance in my work because you have trained me so well. Thank you so much for getting the products out to me so quickly in such short notice too!

You are an amazing makeup artist Jo, and wonderful trainer. quote-close

Thank you! xx

Huong Nguyen

quote-openI completed the Hairstyling Course in February 2016 and it was one of the best things I have ever done!

Joanna Blair is not only one of the most professional people I have had the pleasure of dealing with but an extremely down to earth and lovely person. Her manner from day one when I first enquired about the course, right up until after completion has been amazing.

The course far exceeded my original expectations and Victoria Mua was an amazing trainer. She made every day fun and treated all her students with so much respect. I cannot speak more highly about her and the confidence she gave me. I had no previous hair experience however Victoria’s teaching methods ensured that I was able to get the most out of the course and gain a strong foundation. I gained so many valuable hairstyling skills and techniques and was able to consolidate them all with the hands on component of the course. Upon completion I felt that I had the confidence to go out and start gaining experience to start a small business, which is exactly what I have done!

Joanna and Victoria both offer their on-going support even after the course is completed showing just how much they value and believe in their students.

I want to thank Joanna for providing this course and Victoria for being an amazing trainer and an inspiration. I can now go out and put exactly what I’ve learnt into immediate practice and start doing what I love!quote-close

Athena K

quote-open Dear Jo,

Thanks so much for the wonderful make-up skills you provided us for my wedding day.

There were many comments from family and friends on how lovely and natural my make-up was presented and it sustained a very hot day through to early next morning with many dances and laughter in between. quote-close

My sincere thanks,


quote-open Thanks so much Jo!

My make up has come leaps and bounds since doing your course.

I love your gentle approach and manner, even in the way you apply make up and I love that your make up is always classic and sophisticated. quote-close

Danielle Marrs

quote-open Dear Joanna,

We’d like to thank you for your wonderfully artistic contribution to our wedding.

We are overjoyed with the beautiful make up that you provided for the bridal party and we thoroughly enjoyed your relaxed and easy going approach to our pre-wedding preparation. quote-close

Kind regards,

Damien and Robyn

quote-openJo’s course has helped me fulfil my passion to do makeup. Her teaching and technique was easy to understand and very practical – ones that I apply directly to my makeup career. She is always willing to provide feedback and suggestions. The course is fully provided for. We had access to high quality makeup and tools. During the course I gained enough confidence to take on makeup jobs for weddings and even a commercial for a brand of Tequila – all this before the course was completed!

Jo provided me with great support during this time and I know I can call her any time for advice. Thank you Jo for all your encouragement!quote-close

Kay Li Yeoh

quote-open I wanted to thank you so very much for how wonderful you were both in the lead up to and on my wedding day. You worked magic & made me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt in my life. Not only are you extremely talented, but you were so lovely as a person to have around on the morning of my special day. You cared and because I had so much confidence in you, I could relax. The one comment made by a lot of my guests was ‘your makeup looks stunning’.

I cannot thank you enough and I feel so very lucky to have had you do my makeup (as well as the girls) on our wedding day. quote-close

Thank you again,


quote-open After doing Joanna Blair’s school of makeup I feel I am educated to explode into the makeup artist industry with a bang! Joanna not only are you a patient and skilful make up artist, you are also a true inspiration to all your students!!
The one thing I enjoyed the most about your classes was the different looks each week and the girls!! Everyone is so passionate about make up and getting the financial freedom the make up industry can give to you. I love it Joanna that after all your success, you are so humble and approachable. I thank you for teaching me both in Beginners and Advanced courses. From this I have accomplished so much from Fashion shoots, weddings and even a short film!! Thanks Jo, you’re the best!! quote-close

Melissa Maier

Dear Joanna

Thank you so much for all of your emails , encouragement and support over my journey from inquiring about doing the course right through to completing my course with you last week.

I had such a great experience and your incredible way of delivering feedback , kindness, interactions with people and teaching techniques allowed me to flourish , feel comfortable and to not give up even when I was struggling to get the hand of the contouring on the eyes.

I enjoyed the course so much! and the week flew, thank you for being so kind and patient I can’t speak highly of you enough and will sing your praises to anyone who will listen.

I will miss all the girls and you as well, thank you for your kind email it made my day to think that someone as talented and successful as you thinks I have a flair for makeup.

Wishing you lots of love and luck for the future, and I can’t wait to get playing with my new products ( I am practicing on any one who will let me!).


love always Georgia

Making the decision to enrol in Joanna Blair’s School of Makeup was one of the best decisions I have made. It was such a rewarding and fulfilling experience and I had so much fun. Jo taught me everything from how to apply flawless makeup to how to create and run a successful makeup artistry business. I highly recommend to anyone thinking of starting a career in the makeup industry to enrol. Thank you Jo for all of your ongoing guidance and support.

Lee Clampett