Beauty Therapy & Media Makeup

On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Beauty Therapy and Media Makeup Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Beauty Therapy and Media Makeup eBooks

You can access Beauty Therapy and Media Makeup eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Indian Head Massage
Read on VLe Books
CIty & Guilds Level 2 Beauty Therapy
Read on Ebook Central
Beauty Therapy Level 2
Read on VLe Books
An Holistic Guide to Massage
Read on Ebook Central
Nail Artistry
Read on VLe Books
Anatomy & Physiology
Read on VLe Books
CIty & Guilds Certificate in Salon Services
Read on Ebook Central
Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry
Read on Ebook Central

Magazines and Journals

The Library subscribes to a number of course specific and general interest magazines, journals and newspapers across the centres. You may find the publications below useful for your course or subject area. You can also view our full collection of weekly and monthly publications here.

Professional Beauty
The Wellness Room

Beauty Therapy and Media Make-Up eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

eResources for Beauty Therapy:

Anatomy TV logoAnatomy TV is an interactive digital learning tool that includes interactive 3D models, narrated animations and illustrations as well as more than 250 clinical topics and case studies.
British Association of Skin Camouflage logoThe British Association of Skin Camouflage's main aim is to alleviate the psychological, physical and social effects that an altered image can have on someone’s life by the simple application of specialised skin camouflage products.
iSpa logoThe International Spa Association: ISPA provides education and networking opportunities. The ISPA website provides access to Pulse magazine, advice and resources
Habia logoHabia is the government approved standards setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spas and creates the standards that form the basis of all qualifications.
MakeUp MadeOver logoMake Up Made Over: A publication containing blogs and advice/opinion pieces on skincare, makeup and hair.
Massage Therapy Foundation logoMassage Therapy Foundation: The foundation releases the most recent research in the form of infographics. They also run a blog and host contests.
Nails Magazine logoNails Magazine: An online publication featuring industry news, videos and resources for students.
Professional Beauty logoProfessional Beauty: A magazine that hosts events and awards as well as publishing their own blogs and news articles. The latest digital issue can be read online.
Startups logoStartups: Advice and guidance on how to set up your own startup company. Case studies, legal details and more.
Makeup Armoury logoThe Makeup Armoury: Blogs, information and tips about special effects makeup as well as advice on tools, brands and techniques.
Vogue Beauty Secrets logoVogue Beauty Secrets: Vogue videos hosts over 100 episodes of Beauty Secrets. Each video takes a personal look at celebrity beauty regimes.

eResources for Media Makeup:

Warpaint logoWarpaint ventures behind the scenes of blockbuster films, TV productions, editorial shoots and major events to get the artist's own story. Featuring body art, prosthetics, wig work and SFX as well as high fashion, catwalk, editorial and beauty.
I Love Body Art logoI Love Body Art showcases innovative and expressive Body Art in all its forms & genres. Thousands of photos by over 200 professional and amateur body paint artists.
Kryolan logoKryolan have been supplying the film, theatre and television industries for decades. Access their tutorials for videos, trendlooks and step-by-step guides.
MAC logoMac Cosmetics are leading suppliers in cosmetics. Their website features international make-up artist profiles and a collection of 'how to' videos.
Makeup-FX logoMakeup-FX: Special effects make-up artist Lars Carlsson provides a gallery and tutorials of his unique works.
The Makeup Gallery logoThe Makeup Gallery features the work of makeup artists specifically creating female characters for movies and TV shows.
Millennium FX logoMillenniumFX provides cutting edge prosthetics, animatronics, special make-up FX and creature FX.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

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Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.

The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.

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