What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing structure is pretty simple, but my prices include: me traveling to your location, using makeup from my kit (it's not cheap! :)), false eyelashes, lipsticks, and my expertise. You are also paying for my time.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes. Each year there are conventions all over, such as The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa in Philadelphia, and the IMATS in NY. I also watch tutorials online, read books and magazines to stay on trend.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I provide airbrushed makeup for weddings and photo shoots. Meeting with brides/clients before the wedding to come up with the perfect look before the day of the event and also working with photographers, stylists, and other professionals to ensure that everything runs as smooth as possible.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My advice would be to bring pictures/magazine tear sheets of makeup looks you like. I also would recommend bringing a friend or family member with you to the makeup trial because they will be able to give you an unbiased opinion and make you feel more comfortable as well. Communicate with your makeup artist. Let us know what you like and do not like.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It takes more than training to be a good makeup artist. You have to have the drive and initiative to put yourself out there and to keep learning.