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Assisting: The Golden Opportunity

Are you where you want to be in your freelance career?  Are you keen to book more clients maybe do more editorial, commercial and film/TV work? But it’s so hard to get your foot in the door, and you’re feeling unsure about where to even start. If you feel like this sometimes, or even if you’ve… Continue reading Assisting: The Golden Opportunity

4 Tips to “Pimp your Profile” on Instagram

Ah, Instagram… whether you love it or hate it, it’s pretty much a “must-have” social media platform for makeup artists and hairstylists.  While you may not get direct bookings from Instagram, many of your potential clients will browse Instagram looking for inspiration, and will bring along screenshots of Instagram images to their appointment. So, how… Continue reading 4 Tips to “Pimp your Profile” on Instagram

Bridal Trials – Are they Necessary?

If you're a makeup artist or hairstylist working in the bridal industry, you'll be very familiar with doing a trial for your bride.   I’ve noticed a growing trend towards my Formal (prom) girls having a trial, and this year, for the first time, I’m also getting booked to do mum’s makeup for the formal,… Continue reading Bridal Trials – Are they Necessary?

What’s in my Kit? Part 1 – Foundation

What’s the best foundation for my skin? How do you get that great glow?  What’s your favourite red lipstick? Name one palette you can’t live without? As a working hair and makeup artist doing commercial lifestyle and bridal work for 17 years, I’ve heard all these questions (and more!). I’m asked for product recommendations from… Continue reading What’s in my Kit? Part 1 – Foundation

What to do when your clients ghost you

Are your potential clients ghosting you?  Are you sick of sending out quotes to brides and other clients, never to hear back from them again?  It can be so frustrating.  You feel excited that you’re going to book a big wedding, but then it doesn’t eventuate. There can be several reasons that a client might… Continue reading What to do when your clients ghost you

What to do when you feel like you have nothing to post…

Do you ever struggle with wondering what to post on your Instagram? You know that consistency is really important and that you should be posting every day, but you're struggling because you don't have great images to post all the time. I hear this a lot from my coaching clients, and artists I mentor.  They… Continue reading What to do when you feel like you have nothing to post…

Setting your Rates: Makeup Artist Costs

Recently I polled a group of makeup artists and hairstylists asking them what they wanted to learn more about, what their biggest challenge is in business right now.  Over 50% responded that they were struggling with the admin and accounts side of their business. For those of us in Australia, it’s that time of year… Continue reading Setting your Rates: Makeup Artist Costs