Tania D Russell – Makeup for Photography

If you're a makeup artist or hairstylist looking to do commercial or editorial work, the number one tool in your arsenal is your portfolio.  And in this case, iPhone photos just won't cut it.  You need to have good quality professional photos in your portfolio in order to be taken seriously by decision-makers in this… Continue reading Tania D Russell – Makeup for Photography

How to get into editorial makeup work

One of the biggest moments of a makeup artist's career can be the first time you see your work in print, on the cover of a magazine, on a billboard, or, even on a magazine website.  Being a published makeup artist can take your career to the next level, it can open doors that weren't… Continue reading How to get into editorial makeup work

The fortune is in the follow-up

Do you see your clients once and then never again?  If you do a lot of weddings this might be the case… ok, maybe you see her twice if you do a trial.  This was the standard way I ran my business for the first few years, until I learned better.  The industry has changed… Continue reading The fortune is in the follow-up

Mia Connor: Creating content and staying relevant

"There are so many things that go into play - it's not just about the makeup.  Photography and Styling are also so important" Mia Connor is an in demand international makeup artist and educator who travels frequently, teaching other makeup artists her signature looks, and the importance of creating content to build a social media following… Continue reading Mia Connor: Creating content and staying relevant

How to get more paid commercial work

I recently surveyed the makeup artists on my email list, and polled readers of my Facebook page, asking what you would most like to learn about.  One of the most common responses was about how to get more (paid) editorial and commercial work. This was definitely my #1 goal when I first moved to Brisbane… Continue reading How to get more paid commercial work

When should you keep the deposit?

From time to time as working freelance makeup artists and hairstylists we will have clients need to cancel our services.  Hopefully you are working with a contract, or at least Terms and Conditions that your client agrees to when making their booking (and paying a deposit) that cover what their obligations (and yours) are in… Continue reading When should you keep the deposit?