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

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

3 Tips for Setting (or reviewing) your Rates

As we move into the new Financial Year (at least here in Australia), this is a great time to think about your rates. What should you be charging?  How do rates differ for different types of work?  And perhaps most importantly, how much is it actually COSTING you to be a makeup artist?