Written by Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry
You’ve just graduated from makeup artistry school and your career is going great. But why do you feel inadequate sometimes when a photographer wants you to do more than you’ve been trained to do? While professional makeup training is the main focus for most makeup artists, the successful ones know that it takes more than skills in makeup artistry to excel in the fashion industry. Here are three ways to boost your makeup artist career in fashion.
Learn how to do hair. A valuable asset for any makeup artist is the ability to style hair. Even if you have basic knowledge of styling products and how to use hot tools, a photographer can hire you to do hair and makeup. To learn the basics, find out whether your makeup artistry school offers courses in hair styling. Many schools for makeup artistry understand that you might need to know more than makeup techniques to get noticed.
Learn how to style wardrobe. In addition to hair and makeup, learning how to style wardrobe is another valuable asset in the fashion industry. Basics go a long way. Whether you’re a recent graduate or have been working as a makeup artist for years, knowing how to select the right clothing for an editorial feature of advertising campaign will get you more gigs in fashion.
Keep up with trends. Fads come and go, but a successful makeup artist knows when something is in fashion before it even hits the market. Stay up-to-date with the latest trends by attending fashion shows and perusing industry magazines.
Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry is an accredited, licensed make academy located in South Florida, offering programs in Fashion, Production, and Special FX makeup artistry.