Which makeup or hair job is right for you?

What motivates you as a makeup artist? Are you motivated by money? Are you motivated by the chance to be famous? Are you motivated by the amazing variety of work that we get to do? Or is it the opportunity to be a part of someone’s big day, to make them feel like their most… Continue reading Which makeup or hair job is right for you?

How to have a consistent income as a freelancer

Are you struggling to have a consistent flow of bookings? As freelancer makeup artists and hairstylists one of the biggest challenges is getting enough bookings coming in, having consistent clients, which means a consistent flow of income. Whenever I run a webinar, I always ask the artists who register “What is your biggest challenge as… Continue reading How to have a consistent income as a freelancer

How to write posts that get your clients clicking “Book Now”

How do we, as freelance makeup artists and hairstylists trying to book more clients online, cut through all the noise, and stand out to our ideal clients and get them clicking that “book now” button? Do you see those people who are always posting with their promotions?  It seems like all they are doing is… Continue reading How to write posts that get your clients clicking “Book Now”

What is an “Artistic Entrepreneur”?

If I asked you to name the first person that came to your mind when I said the word “Entrepreneur” who would you say? Richard Branson?  Bill Gates?  Oprah? What about JK Rowling?  Pat McGrath or Alex Box? What about YOU? So often freelance Makeup Artists and Hairstylists forget that they are entrepreneurs, and I… Continue reading What is an “Artistic Entrepreneur”?

A conversation with Penny Antuar

Earlier this week I sat down for a chat with makeup artist Penny Antuar.  I've known Penny for almost 10 years now, and watched her career sky-rocket, both locally here in Brisbane, and internationally as she has worked on both New York and Paris fashion weeks, AND has worked on the Australasian launch of Rihanna's… Continue reading A conversation with Penny Antuar

What’s In My Kit – Part 2 – Palettes

Don’t you just love walking into a makeup store and looking at all the eyeshadow palettes?  All those pretty colours?  Mattes and shimmers, side by side, curated so perfectly?  Who doesn’t want to have them all? I will admit that I have been lured into buying my fair share of eyeshadow palettes, not because I… Continue reading What’s In My Kit – Part 2 – Palettes