ABOUT US

The International Union for Makeup and Hairstylist Education, IUM, was founded in Sweden, Stockholm. IUM is an ideal and non-profit organisation, with world standard for makeup and hairstylist professions.

Our membership is open for the leading schools, colleges, beauty salons all over the world and students looking to achieve a superior level of training. The IUM Diploma qualification is recognised worldwide.

 

OUR VISION

  • Recognise and approve training centres that lead to the IUM Examination and IUM Diploma.

  • Establish and uphold the highest standards of Makeup and Hairstylist profession throughout the world.

  • Promote makeup events and competitions on an international basis.

  • Promote the exchange of professional knowledge, new developments and information through regular marketing activities, networking events.

WHAT IS THE IUM?

The initiative and the idea of IUM have emerged through a definite need and wishes from active professionals worldwide.

 

IUM is a professional association and is open to all occupational Makeup artists and hairstylists on the field of aesthetics. IUM's ambition is that all makeup artists, hair stylists and hairdressers with approved vocational training should be able to agree in a single international union.

 

What do we want to achieve with IUM?

 

Help newly graduated makeup artists, hairstylists and hairdressers with questions concerning, employment, salaries, starting a business, insurance, financial matters and in general practical pieces of advice. 

Organise mentors for newly graduated and experienced beauty stylists and professional teachers.

IUM will not have a practical or theoretical entrance exam/degree for membership - on the other hand, IUM will become acquainted with the various programs available on the market, to assess the membership application.


Create a working group ("section") per occupational category who will meet and discuss its area of activity, what is happening within it and proposes promotional activities for the members.


Create a communication between the professions - through newsletters via the Association to the members.


Provide advice and provide support to members in stressful situations.
Organise presentations and skills-seeking further education through providers.


Arrange fairs and workshops.

 

What is includes in a membership? 

 

  • IUM International certificate.

  • Access and possibility to use IUM logo on your website and for marketing.

  • The IUM magazine "Newsletter and Member Forum" with information and debates on product news, treatment techniques, market news, law and financial news, etc.

  • Membership meeting once a year.

  • Annual meeting.

  • Discount on the registration fee when competing in the IUM Makeup Cup.

  • Offers from the suppliers.

  • The possibility of signing good corporate insurance through IUM where treatment insurance is included.

  • Free link to your website from IUM's website, if you link back to IUM.

  • Supplier members are given the opportunity to advertise on IUM's website and magazine for discounted prices. 

  • Community and proximity to other aesthetic professionals.

  • A wide communications network with development opportunities for your business.

  • Invitations to courses and lectures.

  • Opportunity to influence with changes and upgrading.

  • Opportunity to develop your contacts with other professional stylist and makeup schools.

  • Join and discuss together with other members of IUM.

  • Access to buy and sell on IUM's website.

 

Sections within IUM

 

Makeup

The department will help create opportunities for increased goals and achievements in activities such as fashion, trend and SFX artistry as well as hair and makeup design. Responsible for and supporting quality work and skills development.

The department monitors and evaluates the results of operations and provides support for development efforts. Executes supervision of independent activities and conducts control of member activities focusing on improvement areas.

Responsibility for composite samples for the makeup artist.

Within the department, there is competence as well as competence in the field of education.

 

Hairstylist/ Hair dressing
The department will help create opportunities for increased goal achievement in activities such as fashion and trend stylist as well as hair and makeup stylist. Responsible for and supporting quality work and skills development.

The department monitors and evaluates the results of operations and provides support for development efforts. Executes supervision of independent activities and conducts control of member activities focusing on improvement areas.

 

Within the department, there is competence as well as competence in the field of education.