School of Makeup and Esthetics General Information

Thank you for your interest in George Brown College’s School of Makeup and Esthetics. George Brown College is a name that employers have recognized and respected for over 50 years. We are proud to be able to offer you a top-quality education in the in-demand fields of makeup and esthetics.

Now that you’ve had a chance to explore the certificate programs and courses we offer, what are your next steps?

Contact and Visit Us

We recommend that you start by contacting us and arranging a tour of the school (which takes 45 to 60 minutes). You can meet with staff and teachers and see our up-to-date, professional facilities at our St. James Campus (193 King St. E.) in downtown Toronto. Contact us by email at or or by phone at 416-415-5000, ext. 4070. If you’d prefer to start by speaking with one of our experienced staff, they would be happy to speak with you:

Co-ordinator: Lynne D’Alvise
Phone:416-415-5000, ext. 4031

Senior Coordinator: Sheldon Hargrove
Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4032

Manager: Karen McLachlan
Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4033

Get the Paperwork You Need

Many potential students require letters for Second Career, Ontario Works, First Nations bands and more. We are happy to provide those. However, the School of Makeup and Esthetics is part of the Continuing Education department of George Brown, so we are not able to issue letters of acceptance for international students and our students do not qualify for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). (To find out about the George Brown College Student Assistance Fund, read about Financial Assistance for Continuing Education students.)

Plan Your Schedule

Once you have decided on the certificate program you want to pursue, arrange to meet with one of our staff so they can help find the best approach for you. Work with our staff to determine how long it will take for you to graduate and to map out your academic year. Once you know the courses and class sections you need to register in for the year, you can go ahead and register. (You can register in person or online.) At the School for Makeup and Esthetics, you register in and pay for each required course individually, so you can secure your seat in all the courses you need right away or in select ones as your time and budget allow.

Find Out More

Before you register in your courses, you are responsible for reviewing the registration, policies and student resources information posted on the George Brown College Continuing Education website. That is where you will find details about how to register. It is also where you can learn about Accessible Learning Services, cancellations/changes, certificate requests/replacements, college closures, course exemptions, eligibility requirements, financial assistance, grades, official transcripts, passwords, prerequisites, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), refunds, your student account, your student ID number, Student Service Centres, tax receipts, transfers, wait lists, withdrawals and more.

Buy the Makeup/Esthetics Supplies You Need

Purchase everything you need to complete all your courses (including kits and uniforms) from our convenient makeup and esthetics student store.