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 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

5 Tips for Dealing with Overwhelm

As a freelance makeup artist or hairstylist, it’s just the nature of our industry to live in what I call “feast or famine” which means that either there is LOADS of work, or almost none.  It’s a real rollercoaster, one minute we are so busy we can’t scratch ourselves, and the next we are sitting… Continue reading 5 Tips for Dealing with Overwhelm

How to make sure you are getting PAID right

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

The “Secret Weapon” for getting more Business as a Makeup Artist

Sometimes other artists are surprised when I tell them my greatest source of new clients and makeup jobs.  Can you guess what it might be?  As an agency-represented makeup artist, many people assume that I get most of my work booked through my agent. As a 16 (almost 17) year veteran makeup artist, many people… Continue reading The “Secret Weapon” for getting more Business as a Makeup Artist

3 Tips on How to become More Successful

As a makeup artist mentor and business coach, I chat with SO many makeup artists and hair stylists who are extremely talented at what they do, who do beautiful makeup and hair, and have loads of happy clients, but they are struggling in their businesses, unsure of where their next clients are coming from, how… Continue reading 3 Tips on How to become More Successful