What is my work worth?

Sometimes, as artists, we struggle with setting out prices, and raising them over time, because we aren’t sure what our work is worth. I can remember when I was starting out, I wanted to charge $100 per person, I wanted to have that sort of business, and to be making that sort of money.  But… Continue reading What is my work worth?

Where to find your best clients

Do you know which is the best platform for you to be finding makeup and hairstyling clients?  Is it Instagram, Facebook, or maybe even LinkedIn? The answer to that question is going to depend on WHO it is that you are trying to find… your ideal client. This week’s post is inspired by a comment I… Continue reading Where to find your best clients

5 Tips for Setting (and achieving) your Goals

Happy New Year!  You probably know that January is the most popular time for people to set goals, or “New Years Resolutions” but did you know that MOST people abandon their Goals or Resolutions before the end of January, when the excitement wears off and the hard work needs to begin.  I find this really… Continue reading 5 Tips for Setting (and achieving) your Goals

Set yourself up for SUCCESS

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

6 Books that shaped my career (and life!)

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!)

What’s holding you back?

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?

What to do when your client cancels

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