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
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!
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
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”
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
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
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?