Cosmetic Techniques

Look and feel more beautiful. Prepare for a special occasion. Make a confident first impression.

People wear makeup for reasons that are personal and varied. Whether you want to try a new trend, add some polish for a job interview, amp up the glam for a night out or give yourself a little pick-me-up, professional make-up application has the power to transform how you look and feel.

Building on their makeup application techniques and consultation skills, our student beauty advisors can also provide recommendations on how to select the best cosmetic products to help you achieve a desired look.

Services and pricing

Makeup application

Enjoy a one-on-one personal service with a student beauty advisor who is trained in colour theory, camouflage and corrective techniques to enhance your best self. We strictly follow all Public Health Ontario infection prevention and control best practises to reduce risk of exposure to bacteria. Choose from a variety of looks including day, nude, special occasion, prom and bridal for a diverse spectrum of skin tones.

All makeup services at the Durham College Spa (DC Spa) are delivered using our signature private label cosmetics line, which is paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance and cruelty-free and made in Canada.

Frequently asked questions

Who provides makeup services at the Durham College Spa?

Makeup consultations and application services are provided by student beauty advisors from the college’s intensive Cosmetic Techniques and Management program, under the guidance and oversight of faculty who are experienced beauty industry professionals.

The Durham College Spa is committed to using cosmetics that are good for your skin and the environment. Stay tuned as we curate our product list for your review.

Yes, a full line of premium make-up and cosmetic products will be available for sale in our retail boutique.  Stay tuned as we curate our product list for your review.

Prior to your arrival, our student beauty advisors will connect with you to confirm your appointment.

Each makeup appointment begins with a warm welcome and conversation with your student beauty advisor to identify your goals and address any concerns. Once the consultation is complete, your student beauty advisor will make their recommendations and explain how they would like to proceed with your consent.

Clients will learn application techniques and how to personalize colour and product selection to suit their needs.

Our professionally credentialed faculty will oversee all services and will check in with student beauty advisors at various times throughout to ensure student learning is supported and guests experience the highest level of care.

Upon completion of your service, student beauty advisors and faculty may ask for feedback to enhance the student learning experience.

Makeup application and services are delivered within the new facilities at the Durham College Spa, located on the second floor of the Centre for Collaborative Education at the college’s Oshawa campus.