What is an “Artistic Entrepreneur”?

If I asked you to name the first person that came to your mind when I said the word “Entrepreneur” who would you say? Richard Branson?  Bill Gates?  Oprah? What about JK Rowling?  Pat McGrath or Alex Box? What about YOU? So often freelance Makeup Artists and Hairstylists forget that they are entrepreneurs, and I… Continue reading What is an “Artistic Entrepreneur”?

4 Tips to “Pimp your Profile” on Instagram

Ah, Instagram… whether you love it or hate it, it’s pretty much a “must-have” social media platform for makeup artists and hairstylists.  While you may not get direct bookings from Instagram, many of your potential clients will browse Instagram looking for inspiration, and will bring along screenshots of Instagram images to their appointment. So, how… Continue reading 4 Tips to “Pimp your Profile” on Instagram

Where to find great photographers

I read a comment from the legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath recently; she was asked how many tests she did before she got paid work, and she replied “Thousands”.  Last week I wrote all about testing, TFP, collaborating… whatever you want to call it, doing makeup and/or hair for photoshoots in exchange for images that… Continue reading Where to find great photographers

5 Mistakes Makeup Artists Make (and how you can avoid them!

Have you ever wondered why are some people successful in their business, and others are not?  Why some artists are booked solid and others still struggle, years after starting their businesses?  Often when we aren't achieving what we want, it is because we don't know something.  And often we don't know what we don't know.… Continue reading 5 Mistakes Makeup Artists Make (and how you can avoid them!

5 Tips for Dealing with Procrastination

Are you a procrastinator? Are there certain things you KNOW you need to do, but you put off doing them for as long as you possibly can, even though you know that doing so isn’t helping you or your business grow?  Don’t you wish there was a simple way that you could beat procrastination and get… Continue reading 5 Tips for Dealing with Procrastination

How to “Work Smarter, Not Harder”

You’ve probably heard the saying “Work Smarter, Not Harder”.  Have you ever wondered how you can apply that to being a freelance makeup artist or hairstylist?  Are there tasks that you do, over and over and over again?  Do you sometimes wish that you could set up things to work on auto-pilot?  It IS possible,… Continue reading How to “Work Smarter, Not Harder”

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The Best way to build your Bridal Beauty Business

One of the best ways to build your bridal beauty business is by networking with other industry professionals. Having a mutually beneficial referral relationship with other vendors in the wedding industry means more bookings for less effort finding them.  Often when I speak to makeup artists and hair stylists about being referred by photographers, they… Continue reading The Best way to build your Bridal Beauty Business