Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Know the field you are looking in by looking up prices for the service you are looking for. Some clients don't know industry standard when it comes to pricing in my field and this can cause them to expect to pay much less or sometimes too much. Do your homework first.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Again, do your homework. Look at what professionals charge for the service you want. There is an industry standard and if someone is charging much less than that standard it will show in their work. In this industry you very much get what you paid for.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Ask how long they have been in the field. What sort of work they have done. Who they have worked with or for. What their rates are for what you are looking for. If they travel. And, of course, ask to see photos of their work.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. They should know what it is they want. What style are they going for. Do they have any photos of makeup they love that they want to use as a reference. Are there several people who need their makeup done? How many? What time and date would you need me? Etc.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I am dedicated to what I do and very artistic. I think outside the box. While I can do very natural makeup I can also do a gorgeous high fashion look! My work speaks for itself.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Pricing. There is an industry standard in the cosmetics/beauty industry. If you are quoted a very low price you will get crappy work. You always get what you pay for when it comes to this profession. Be sure to look up prices before you post for an event, wedding, etc. Know what it is you are looking at price wise for what you want. Other people will low ball the hardworking artists in this industry. And more often than not you will get shoddy work! Do your research and know what to expect. If you want to pay less, then perhaps state your budget outright or go to MAC or Sephora where you are required to either buy $50 worth of product or pay $50 to get your makeup done. Otherwise expect to pay at least $100 or more for all makeup applications, etc.
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. I am always working to become a better hair and makeup artist. Where ever I may see faults I try to improve upon them. I believe you are never done growing and learning as an artist, so I will always be working to improve my skill set.