Working together with a Make-up Artist can be a fun and rewarding career for a Hairdresser, Hair Braider or Loctician. Hair & Make-up go hand in hand. In order to get that perfect look for your photo shoot, wedding or unforgettable moment, a professional hair person and make up artist will be needed.
Make-up Artist work on all types of people, from everyday people to actors/actresses that are in theatre productions, film and various media productions around the country. They also work with fashion stylist.
As a Hair Stylist, Hair Braider or Loctician, you have to do the work to look for a reputable Make-up Artist who is willing to collaborate or partner with you. You can find Make-up Artists at the following places:
- Make-up Counters in Department Stores
- On-line – follow their Instagram page, then direct message them (DM) asking if they need someone to work with them on photoshoots doing their clients hair.
- Hair Shows
- Bridal Stores
- Modeling Agencies
- Beauty Salons
- Photography studios
- YouTube – Follow the Make-up guru. Comment on their pages & let them know you would love to work with them to help create the perfect look that will go well on their clients.
Once you find the Make-up Artist that is willing to talk to you about working with them, you have to be prepared to show them your work. Make sure you have at least 2 out of the following items:
- Resume (Telling where and who you have worked with in the past)
- Social Media pages showcasing your work. Make sure that your pic’s or videos are clear and focuses on the hairstyle. Try to have a clean & clear background without clutter.
Once the Make-up Artist deceides that you are a fit to work with them, the next step will be to give them your availability (hours and days that you are available to work) . Salaries are negotiable based on experience.
Always remember, The sky is the limit! Do not limit yourself to one Make-up Artist to work with. Remember, this is a freelance job. The Make-up Artist may not have work for you every week, however, if you can connect with at least 3 Make-up Artist, I guarantee that you will be quite busy. You have the talent and ability to enhance peoples natural beauty. Get out there and show the world your talent!
Peace & Love.