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 updated seventh edition of her popular industry bible, The Hair Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide. Filled with meaningful career enhancing advice, step-by-step instructions, rare insights, and insider secrets, the ‘Guide’ helps aspiring makeup, hair and fashion stylists turn their talent and passion into a successful and profitable freelance business.
“When I first came across her book, I was happy that someone had finally put all the information an aspiring artist needs, in one place. Crystal tells it like it is. She gives the essential information and breaks it down into step-by-step instructions.”
––Bobbi Brown, Makeup Artist, Founder Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
“I was clueless when I started in this industry. I remember buying Crystal’s book and realizing how much it would help guide me in the right direction, and it did!”
––Daniel Chinchilla, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Ariana Grande
“If you’re wondering how you can make the move and get into freelancing, you need to get Crystal’s book and take her class.”
––Jennifer MacDougall, Lead Hair Stylist, Project Runway
“Artists graduate from school with a dream. However, many are ill-equipped to go into business for themselves in this new gig economy,” says Crystal. “I show them how to put themselves out there professionally and get great jobs, negotiate their fees and build a career that sustains them.”
Throughout the book, Crystal’s advice is bolstered by interviews with celebrity stylists, commercial producers, magazine editors and photographers. The reader builds business confidence by learning how to prepare and present themselves to clients, locate job opportunities and establish their day rate. Crystal shares how to formulate attention-grabbing marketing materials, collaborate with photographers and how to curate social media to attract decision-makers. She provides expert advice on what steps should be taken to get into the makeup and hair union, and how to get signed by an agent.
As a successful celebrity styling agent and business coach, Crystal was instrumental in launching the careers of many successful artists. That knowledge has been distilled and exported into the pages of the ‘Career Guide’.
“If you’re ready to make some serious moves, your first step needs to be purchasing Crystal’s Career Guide. It’s the blueprint!”
––Naeemah LaFond, Hair Stylist, Global Artistic Director Amika
“This book was a game changer for me. It really helped my career.”
––Renny Vasquez, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Gabrielle Union
Crystal Wright is an entrepreneur, freelance business coach and author. She represented celebrity stylists in Los Angeles and New York for over 25 years. She passionately shares her entrepreneurial wisdom with any artist who wants to freelance in beauty, fashion and entertainment. As President of Crystal Agency, she guided the careers of many makeup, hair, fashion stylists, manicurists and photographers to celebrity status and secured lucrative advertising, commercial and TV contracts for them.
The Hair Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide has been adopted for beauty and certificate programs at Makeup Designory, Empire Beauty School, EI Professional Makeup School and most recently, the FIT Beauty Industry Essentials Program.
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