Kamis, 10 September 2009

Getting Started As a Professional Makeup Artist

Do you have a passion for makeup or a flare for color? Do you want to become a Makeup Artist but don't know how to go about it? These steps will get your well on your way to living your dreams in a glamorous career as a Professional Makeup Artist...

Get lots of experience applying makeup to as many people as you can... You will need experience with working with different skin types, skin tones and eye colors so that you will be confident on the job. If you have the drive and determination to become a Makeup Artist, start practicing now and before long you will improve your skill set. In the beginning a Color Wheel will be your best friend helping you to learn how to coordinate colors. Watching YouTube Makeup Guru's will help you learn tricks and techniques that will help you on your journey. Never be afraid to experiment with colors and techniques...

Makeup Kit
You will need to put together a Makeup Artist's kit. In it you will need brushes, foundations and concealers for every skin type, as well as a vast array of eyeshadow, blush, mascara and lip colors.

For the most part, the only reason you would need to go to school for Makeup Artistry is if you wanted to work in a Salon or a Spa. In most instances you don't need licensing to be a Freelance Makeup Artist or to work at the cosmetics counter in most department stores. Many cosmetology courses only spend a minimal amount of time on general makeup application and devote the rest of the course to skincare. You may want to check the laws for your State or locality just to be on the safe side though... Some States may have different requirements than others.

Put A Portfolio Together
Put together a professional looking portfolio of makeup looks that you've done. If possible, try to get the pictures done by a professional photographer. The more professional looking your portfolio is, the more likely you are to get bookings.

Pay Attention To Your Appearance
Never leave your house without flawlessly applied makeup. In a lot of instances your face will be your most important business card. If your makeup isn't flawlessly applied and carefully blended potential clients will have serious concerns about your abilities.

Business Cards
You will need to get professional business cards printed up. Some people go the route of purchasing business card kits with perforated edges and designing their own cards on their computer. Though it may save you a few dollars, I would strongly urge you to have your cards professionally printed. In Makeup Artistry your business card really needs to stand out and attract attention. Always carry business cards with you, and be sure to hand them out to local salons, etc.

You will need to draw up a contract to protect both you and your client. Your contract should include any fees, travel expenses, and any other clauses you wish to include. Be very thorough when drawing up your contract to cover any possible scenario. Be sure to make every client sign a contract...you'll be glad you did in the long run.

Once you have your portfolio set up, your kit, a contract and some business cards you're all set to go. Network with other beauty professionals and place ads in your local newspaper. Before you know it, you'll have your first client and you'll be realizing your dream of being a Makeup Artist.

Tracey Rosenblath


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