One of the things I hear a lot from freelancers is that they struggle with organising their business finances. If that’s you, I get it! As creatives, we are all about our art; as service professionals, we are all about our clients and ensuring they have a beautiful experience with us. However, as freelancers, we… Continue reading Is your Makeup Business making a PROFIT?
December is a time when many people are winding down, getting ready for Christmas and holidays, attending lots of parties, and in general, the focus goes away from running a business and more towards having fun. We makeup artists may be very busy with private clients going to Christmas parties, and finishing up our last… Continue reading Set yourself up for SUCCESS
Have you ever heard the saying “Leaders are Readers”? I’m not sure if that’s true for ALL leaders, but some of the most influential and inspiring people I know are avid readers. What was the last book you read? Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE reading. When I was a young child I… Continue reading 6 Books that shaped my career (and life!)
Whether in business or in life, we all face obstacles in our path towards our goals, or our vision for the future. What do you do when you are faced with an obstacle? Do you let it stop you from achieving what you want? Or do you find a way over, under, around or through… Continue reading What’s holding you back?
As a freelance makeup artist or hair stylist, working in the personal services industry, it is inevitable that from time to time a client will cancel. While this is never ideal and usually not pleasant (unless we are talking bridezilla and then maybe you’re better off!) the first thing to remember is that it almost… Continue reading What to do when your client cancels
In order to run professional makeup artist or hair stylist business, its important to have your business set up for success, and a part of this is to have policies in place around getting paid. Particularly if you are working with personal clients such as brides, formals/proms/grads/debs or other “special event” makeup clients, having such… Continue reading How to make sure you are getting PAID right
Mindset struggles and feelings of anxiety affect us all. There is a statistic I read that success in business is only 20% strategy… the other 80% is your psychology. This means your mindset, your self-belief and your self-talk are more important to your success than how well you actually put makeup on people’s faces.
So you’ve been doing loads of photo shoots, maybe you’ve had your work published in one or two online magazines, but you’re just not at that stage where you’re really proud of your work, you just don’t feel like this is really the STYLE of work you want to be doing. How do you actually go… Continue reading How do you do the RIGHT editorial?
Can you guess what it is? Using dirty brushes? Not taking photos of their work? Not following up with enquiries? While these are all big mistakes and can have a detrimental effect on your business, the BIGGEST mistake I see makeup artists making is: not treating their business like a business. If you treat your business… Continue reading The #1 Mistake Makeup Artists Make
Assisting an established makeup artist is a great way to learn, as you will be watching an expert at work. I’m not just talking about learning how to do makeup, but all those little things that go into getting regular work, knowing how to interact with the other crew members and talent on set (and… Continue reading ASSISTING: The “forgotten” Step to Success