The Keys to Making it In the Makeup World
The desire to become a makeup artist usually comes from the inside. If you have the skills, an eye on aesthetics, as well as creativity to make other people beautiful, then you should consider practicing your ability and make it an astonishing career. For starters, practice is the most important way to familiarize everything related to makeup artistry. Practice makes perfect and if you think you are ready to enter the field, make yourself prepared by creating a portfolio, whether printed or online based, in order to showcase your talent and impress your clients. Aside from that, there is one thing that you should also consider as it can help you become successful in many ways – publicize!
The 1st step to make sure that your name will also be known in the public is to have professional business cards. Consider those business cards that can be customized and it doesn’t really have to be expensive so try looking for cheaper but quality business card manufacturers. Your business cards reflect you and your work. Therefore, you should make it and keep it clean and professional. However, make sure that your name, contact number, email address, as well as link to your portfolio online will be included in your business card. Most of all, remember to keep your card simple.
It is also necessary that you make yourself known to wedding planner, any even coordinators, party planners, and even local makeup counters. Whenever you have an appointment with them, dress professionally and elegant. It is also important that you wear great makeup style on your face as it will be your biggest advertisement. Give your business cards to all the local wedding planners and event organizers you know. You can also give it to your friends, high schools and colleges (for prom season or any other school events), retailers at any makeup counters, as well as anyone else that you think would need a makeup service one day. Always remember that building up a reputation takes time, so don’t dare give up too soon. Below are some tips for those who really want to become a makeup artist:
Makeup artistry doesn’t require you to exert lots of energy as you might have to as, for example, a debt collector that gets yelled at all day(!), therefore if the main reason you want to become a makeup artist is for any fortune or fame, then go and pick another career as makeup artistry is not for you.
Since building a clientele and reputation takes time, start small side jobs by doing makeup for small events or brides during the weekends. Through that, you will definitely build it slowly into a stable full time job.
Find what niche you are really passionate of. Once you already know and find your niche in the makeup artistry field, focus on it and develop your skills on it as it will be the way to make you more successful and stand out among the rest.
If you are completely passionate about the things you do and put hard work at it, you will most likely to be very successful someday. Good luck in your chosen career.