"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
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
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?
If you're working on location shoots or anytime where the shoot is taking place more than 20 seconds from your makeup station you will need to have a set bag. A set bag is a collection of all the tools and products you may possibly need for touch ups on set. A great makeup artist… Continue reading In My Kit Part 3: My Set Bag
Are you finding social media frustrating? You post every day, because you know consistency is so important, but sometimes you wonder if there is anyone out there who’s really noticing? Or perhaps you’re getting plenty of likes on your posts, but when you look at who is actually liking, you realise its your friends and… Continue reading Old school marketing tips that work!
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?
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