Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Ask to see their portfolio, or examples of their previous work. Also make sure you get a consultation and bring pictures to showcase exactly what you want, as sometimes it's hard to communicate exactly what is wanted without pictures and that way you can make sure both you and the artist are on the same page.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Know to ask about the products the artist is using; anyone can go buy hair and makeup products at Walgreen's, but if you're looking for quality work you want to make sure your artist is using quality products. Products used for hair should be from a reputable salon company, and research the makeup line the artist is using to make sure it's from a reputable company as well.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Get all the details settled BEFORE the actual work. Make sure you ask about mileage costs if the artist is traveling to you, and if there are any deposits required, etc so at the end of the service you aren't stuck with a bunch of other charges.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like the fact that every single day is different; I may be doing hair and makeup but the location is always changing and each shoot or wedding is different so I never get bored and can constantly be learning new styles and makeup applications.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I wish clients understood how expensive tools and product in this industry are. I know there are a ton of artists out there that overcharge for their work as well, but all of the equipment and products we use are BETTER than what you would typically buy in a grocery store and cost us more than you would think.