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Covid-Safe work plans for Makeup Artists

There has been much excitement in the makeup community this week as the Australian government announced that many businesses will be allowed to operate again from this weekend. And I’m reading similar comments from around the globe, that restrictions will be lifted in the not too distant future. Depending on where you live, dates and… Continue reading Covid-Safe work plans for Makeup Artists

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Colour theory for makeup artists – Interview with Terri Tomlinson

Colour theory is one of the most basic fundamentals for any artist, and especially important as a makeup artist. If you struggle to match someone's foundation correctly, going back to basics and refreshing your knowledge of colour theory is a great idea. When I was teaching diploma I would begin on day one teaching basic… Continue reading Colour theory for makeup artists – Interview with Terri Tomlinson

Clean Beauty for Makeup Artists

Erin Norden is the owner and founder of Clean Beauty Market and a self-confessed beauty junkie, professional Makeup Artist and clean beauty advocate. She has worked as a freelance Makeup Artist for over 15 years & on her journey to transition her professional and personal products to non-toxic, she spent years researching ingredients and brands… Continue reading Clean Beauty for Makeup Artists

Social Media for Makeup Artists – what to post

Do you sometimes struggle to come up with new Instagram posts every day? You know consistency is important, but what do you do when you have no new work to post?  If you really want to use Instagram and Facebook to attract new clients, WHAT you post is just as important as HOW OFTEN you… Continue reading Social Media for Makeup Artists – what to post

How to get your website found on Google

As a makeup artist or hairstylist, your most important marketing tool is your portfolio.  It shows potential clients what you are capable of, the style of work you do, and gives them a visual idea of what it would be like to do business with you.  In this digital age, everything happens quickly, potential clients… Continue reading How to get your website found on Google

4 tips for your makeup business in lockdown

So, it’s happened…  makeup artists across the world are out of work (*well, pretty much everywhere I’m aware of anyways).  This is a frightening, uncertain time for many of us, and I am right there with you.  I think the hardest part is not knowing an end date…  that makes it hard to plan. However,… Continue reading 4 tips for your makeup business in lockdown

5 Tips for Freelancers in the face of Coronavirus

We can’t turn on the TV or even open Facebook right now without being bombarded with the latest news on the coronavirus. The number of infections, number of deaths, borders closing, panic buying, heck, even fights breaking out over toilet paper! It’s too easy to get caught up in the hysteria and join in the… Continue reading 5 Tips for Freelancers in the face of Coronavirus

Adding hairstyling to your makeup business

Depending on your location, and your market, its often not enough to just do makeup.  "Do you do hair?" was one of the most common questions I got when I was first starting out. I didn't, so I decided to learn.  Adding hairstyling to your skill set opens up so many more opportunities to you,… Continue reading Adding hairstyling to your makeup business

Can you do both bridal and commercial work?

Many makeup artists and hairstylist who work in the bridal industry would love to reclaim their weekends, and often look to doing more corporate and commercial work as a way to earn during the week.  While of course, makeup is makeup (and hair is hair); these two sides of the industry are different in many… Continue reading Can you do both bridal and commercial work?

Destination Weddings – How to quote them

So, you’ve just been asked to quote a destination wedding.  How exciting!  Can you already taste that cocktail on the beach? Getting flown to some exotic tropical island or gorgeous European city, or heck, anywhere that isn’t here is a major milestone in any freelance makeup artist or hairstylist’s career. But before you get your… Continue reading Destination Weddings – How to quote them