Loretta King’s passion for make-up led her to study a beauty course at GOTAFE, a few years later she is now doing what she describes as a ‘pretty damn awesome job’, managing the top Napoleon Perdis Department for Australia in Myer Melbourne.
Since completing her studies in 2010, Loretta has been working in the industry honing her makeup application skills and building her already extensive portfolio of work and experience. Loretta is working towards her dream career, she just can’t decide between either makeup education or working on films.
“Studying at GOTAFE gave me a head start in my career as I was able to complete my Certificate III in Beauty while doing VCAL in Year 12.
“I started in beauty because I knew I wanted to work in makeup and this gave me good background skills and more knowledge about the foundation of the industry.
“While studying I did work experience at a beauty salon and worked as head makeup artist for my final high school production.
“I then completed a diploma of beauty therapy and specialist makeup which led to freelance work and employment in the makeup industry.
“My trainers were great when I studied at GOTAFE, I was always asking questions and they were always happy to answer. They all had good experience which helped when we wanted to translate what we were learning into a salon environment.
“GOTAFE had a fairly relaxed environment which helped me learn and enjoy my time there. The trainers made the subjects relatable to me which kept me interested. I also loved the open salon days as it gave us the skills to work with real clients.”