Careers Advice - Fancy Becoming A Freelance Makeup Artist?
Are you a fan of all things makeup?
Do you enjoy making other people look and feel amazing?
Do you want to work to your own schedule with flexibility?
Then a career as a freelance makeup artist could be just the career choice for you!
What makes a great freelance makeup artist?
You need to have a certain set of skills to succeed at becoming a freelance makeup artist. Most commonly is a passion and talent for makeup; knowing makeup trends, knowing the best products, and being creative and skilled in your application are key traits of a successful freelance makeup artist. Organisation and punctuality are also vital to ensure that you can manage your clients efficiently and make a great impression by always being on time.
What does the role of a freelance makeup artist entail?
The role of a freelance makeup artist is to ensure your clients look and feel their best. Typically, day-to-day duties include:
Sourcing the best possible make up supplies
Knowing the latest makeup trends
Making clients feel comfortable and welcome
Giving makeovers to single or groups of clients
Advising clients on the best skin and makeup products for them
Admin such as ordering supplies, reviewing booking forms, keeping client’s history and medical details
Where will I work?
This is the great thing about it – as a freelance makeup artist, you will be in control of where you work. Freelance means working self-employed so you can choose to be based in a salon, you can travel to client’s houses, or even work from the comfort of your own home and have client’s come to you.
What career options will I have?
Within this industry, it is all about who you know. Once you have a large repertoire of clients who love your work, word of mouth will spread and you will become more popular. The more in-demand you are, the more clients you will have and therefore the more you will earn.
Alternatively, you could work freelance for a specific sector such as movies or weddings, where the request for highly-qualified and skilled makeup artists are in high demand. So anything from making a woman look beautiful for her wedding, to adding gory special-effects 3-D make up to an actor for a film.
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