My 10 tips for upcoming make-up artists

  • Cleanliness! This is the most important one in my opinion. You want to make sure your kit is always clean and organised, brushes are always clean and that you use disposable mascara wands. No one wants to walk away with an eye infection or coldsore! You also want to make sure that not only your kit is clean but also yourself! Make sure you have fresh breath and clean hands before beginning working on a client. Your hands and face are going to be in their personal space so you want them to feel as comfortable as possible. Personally I always wear deodorant and perfume too to ensure I always smell nice. 
  • Make your client feel comfortable. Ask them if they would like a pillow or a drink if they are coming to you and try to keep conversation flowing.
  • Respect your clients opinions and educate them if something won’t work for them. Offer alternatives and explain why something else would look or work better for them.
  • Listen to what your client wants! ask them when you are finished if they are happy and if they would like to change or add anything.
  • Don’t get caught up by brands! There are lots of different brands at different price points. Don’t just get the most expensive makeup you can. Go for quality! Watch reviews, do your research and see what is best because it isn’t always the most expensive!
  • Keep up to date with new techniques and releases. If someone talks to you about something you want to know your stuff and be able to have a conversation about it.
  • Always be on time! This will give the client a good impression of you and you will be more likely to be recommended. Being late looks bad and can throw off your clients and your own schedule 
  • Never bad mouth other clients to your current client. It makes you look bitchy and they might know the person you are talking about.
  • Always take good clear photos with good lighting! Social media these days is the best way to advertise so make sure you’re promoting yourself and post regular photos and updates.
  • And lastly get a high chair for your client to sit on, this will make them level with you so you can see what you are doing better and will put less strain on your back.