How to get into editorial makeup work

One of the biggest moments of a makeup artist's career can be the first time you see your work in print, on the cover of a magazine, on a billboard, or, even on a magazine website.  Being a published makeup artist can take your career to the next level, it can open doors that weren't… Continue reading How to get into editorial makeup work

How to write posts that get your clients clicking “Book Now”

How do we, as freelance makeup artists and hairstylists trying to book more clients online, cut through all the noise, and stand out to our ideal clients and get them clicking that “book now” button? Do you see those people who are always posting with their promotions?  It seems like all they are doing is… Continue reading How to write posts that get your clients clicking “Book Now”

What to do when you feel like you have nothing to post…

Do you ever struggle with wondering what to post on your Instagram? You know that consistency is really important and that you should be posting every day, but you're struggling because you don't have great images to post all the time. I hear this a lot from my coaching clients, and artists I mentor.  They… Continue reading What to do when you feel like you have nothing to post…

How to Stay Relevant in an Ever-changing Industry

If there’s one thing I've learned about this industry after being a full-time working makeup artist and hairstylist for over 17 years, its how much things change.  If I think back to the makeups I was doing when I first started, the products and tools I was using, it’s almost completely different.  Of course, there… Continue reading How to Stay Relevant in an Ever-changing Industry

How to Pay Less Tax

It’s coming up to the end of the financial year here in Australia, when our minds turn to filing our taxes (if you’re not thinking about that yet, here’s a gentle reminder!). For YEARS I was one of those people who chucked all my receipts in a shoe box and waited until the end of the… Continue reading How to Pay Less Tax

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

When it’s GOOD to work for “free”

One of the most frustrating (and controversial) aspects of being a freelance makeup artist or hairstylist, is constantly being asked to work for “free”.  I see these discussions all the time on the Facebook groups.  I hear some artists who talk about doing free work for YEARS and who hardly ever get paid work!  What… Continue reading When it’s GOOD to work for “free”