About TRT Beauty School

TRT Beauty School offers a variety of make-up courses at all levels from beginner students to the more advanced. Each class will have no more than 4 students keeping the tuition as focused as possible. One-to-one tuition is also available. Each student will gain an attendance qualification.

Life models are provided to practise on according to skin type and look.

Classes are situated in a photographic studio instead of an ordinary classroom where students will learn the art and creativity of make-up artistry with hands on experience of photo shooting and testing with a professional photographer

More experienced students can be listed under the Bite Magazine make-up artist listing and able to assist during photo shoots.

All students will receive booklets on the subject studied. Students will be given advice on career development and help to start-up or develop their future with consultations, mentoring and via the centre student listing, available to employers and agency for work or internships.

Students will have the option to put together a portfolio, web site and business cards via the TRT services. All courses will be credited to allow students to have their own insurance.

TRT Beauty School will be credited as part of VTCT offering their programme and qualification in due course.

Our teacher

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Giovanna's passion for the beauty and fashion industry has always driven her to achieve the highest standards in everything she does no matter what the challenges and requirements are. “Being able to create new looks, develop new ideas and also being part of a beauty and fashion publication is a dream come true.”

Inspired by her father Gianfranco Zaccagnino, a well-known abstract and colourist artist, and through Italian art and architecture, Giovanna started her career by working for brands such as Estée Lauder, MAC and Lancôme alongside fashion, editorial and theatrical jobs. In 2009, Giovanna took her second teaching qualification and gained an Assessor Award A1 qualification which enabled her to teach and assess NVQs and ITEC Level 2 and Level 3 courses. To share her knowledge and help students to develop their own style and skills has been her commitment for the past eight years.  

In 2011, Giovanna was given the opportunity to become the Beauty Editor for high-end fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine: The Bite Magazine. This new role catapulted her career to a different level, giving her the opportunity to express her full creativity as well as her obsession and knowledge in beauty products. Her experimenting and testing of some of the top make-up and beauty products has enabled Giovanna to become an expert in achieving the best looks in make-up, best skin care solutions and the best tools and techniques available in the industry, creating inspirational features and stories.

Giovanna’s career has taken her to London, Italy and Spain, working with models, music artists and catwalks.

Her credits and publications include: London Fashion Week, The BAFTA, Alternative Fashion Week, Fashion TV, Canon, Valentino, Pam Hogg, Gattinoni, Paul Smith, Jason Isaacs, Lady Sovereign, Sophie Anderton, Essential Magazine, MOC magazine, Asiana Magazine, Clash Magazine, RWD Magazine, Close Up Magazine, Hotcourses Magazine, Flux Magazine, Hooker Magazine, Resonance Music Magazine.

Giovanna is qualified in the following areas:

  • City & Guilds 7303 Teaching qualification and “A1” Assessor Award
  • BTEC in Make-up Media and Hairstyle
  • VTCT in Photographic Make-up
  • Charles Fox, Theatrical Make-up
  • City & Guilds in Cosmetics and Make-up