What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes yes. I attend advanced skin care classes, and also I attend the makeup trade shows at least once a year and attend classes there, too. It's important to keep educating yourself, and finding out what other pros do as well as share with our community!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Weddings, formal events, natural portraits, boudoir photography, photo shoots, spa parties, chemical peels
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Makeup and Hair Artistry is part of the creative industries, and unlike a corporate or bureaucratic environment, it's free-for-all. Anybody can claim to be a makeup artist, so it's up to the consumer to discern professional versus amateur artists. It's not a shock when you see artist 'steal' images from senior artists from another state, or another country and claim it as their own work in their portfolios! The bottom line is, the consumer really need to be responsible and do their research, especially in the area that they live in, and find out what the "average" cost of a makeup & hair on-location artists charge. What other artist in other states charge is not relevant information.
Here is a useful blog post: "What you should know before hiring a makeup artist" and some things you can look out for!