4 Things You Should Know Before Saying Yes to Testing With a Photographer Jul 30, 2022

 Does this sound familiar?

 

“The photographer I recently did a test shoot with is now requesting payment for 11X14 prints. Furthermore, she states that she never gives 11X14 files or print releases for test shoots.  She now states that she will only provide web size...

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A Step-by-Step Strategy to Up-Level your Assisting Game Jul 04, 2022

A good way to think about an assisting strategy is to start by coming up with a way to narrow your search. I have always been a fan of creating a list of 10, and then working that list before adding more to it.

You will undoubtedly have the names of a few artists that you would love to assist....

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Take The Mystery Out Of Working Behind The Scenes In Print, Video, Film & TV Jun 26, 2022

Crystal Wright's Hair Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide
Touted as the Industry Bible for Celebrity Stylist Hopefuls

Foreword by Bobbi Brown

June 2018, Seattle, WA—Celebrity styling agent turned freelance business coach Crystal Wright announces the launch of the revised and fully...

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Representing Yourself Effectively: A Teachable Moment Jun 16, 2022

Celebrity clients are rarely easy. There are many reasons for that. Celebrities have many handlers, so an artist is never quite sure what is really going on when the handler of the celebrity says, “We just don’t have the money,” or “Well, can’t you help us out this...

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4 Tips for Choosing the Best Photographers and Models to Test With Jun 14, 2022

Is it possible to work with the wrong photographers and models? Yes. Makeup, hair and fashion stylists do it every day.

On the surface it seems like you should just be able to pick a photographer, gather a couple of your salon or beauty bar clients together as your models and go for...

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Insert FAITH Here! Jun 13, 2022

How many times in a week do you find yourself doubting your ability to tackle a challenging make-up assignment, negotiate the best fee and expenses for you and your crew, meet the right people, make your rent, pay your car note or perform well in a new circumstance? It’s during these times...

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4 Tips for Negotiating a Raise at Your Day Job May 21, 2022

Getting the best deal for yourself in the workplace whether you’re a corporate star or a celebrity make-up, hair or fashion stylist is going to depend on your ability to sell (persuade) the benefits (gains) you’ve been responsible for creating.

This is especially true for...

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8 Steps to Establishing Professional Boundaries with VIP Clients. Mar 31, 2022

Getting paid in excess of $500 a day to apply makeup, style hair, shop for clothes and paint nails on the set of a film, TV show, magazine shoot or print ad is considered pretty glamorous. Yet, some freelance artists get confused about their job description, and are challenged with setting...

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The Dream Revealed: Making It in the Beauty Biz as a Freelance Artist Mar 31, 2022

Someone once said, No DREAM comes true until’ you wake up and go to work! Our dreams keep us going. They keep us alive and working toward a goal of our choosing.  But they also come with a price that begs the question; How bad do you want it?

When makeup and hair artists share their...

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