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Diary of a makeup artist #29 "Take it easy on yourself"

WARNING IT'S A LOUD ONE------->

Which one of these hair stylists would you choose to do your hair?

Have you ever noticed that it can be quite easy to pick out a "Newly Graduated Hairstylist"? Any Cosmo Student I've ever known has gone through the same metamorphosis.  Being so excited about hair, they want to try every new hair color and technique they've learned on themselves and every willing person in their chair.  My good friend Marquis is a celebrity hair stylist, he is the one that pointed out to me that New Stylists usually have 4 different colors of hair, usually burgundy and very unnatural highlights.  You know what?  He is right!  The best stylists that make great money are the ones who know how to make hair look like one was born with their hair color.  I would venture to say that 80% of women don't want to look like they have dyed hair.  What do you think?

Guess what?  The same goes for new makeup artists.  When they start their venture, they are so excited to try each and every new product in their kit on themselves.  But what they dont know is a that clean natural makeup appearance will attract clients far more than an overdone presence.  Case in point.  The following are very well known celebrity and highly paid makeup artists.

Patti DuBroff: my personal fave, her client list is ridiculous and she is the premier celebrity artist for Dior, my fave.  And I met her once and she HOOKED me up with a stock pile of Dior, LOVE PATTI!


Pat McGrath:  Makeup Artist of top demand.  If you watch the major fashion shows on Style.com, she is the creator of all those fab looks by top top designers.

And my final example is Erin Ayanian Monroe, she is another celebrity makeup artist who has recently morphed into a fab film artist. I met her on a shoot for Premier Magazine a few years ago.

I've met quite a few celebrity makeup artists in my time, and the successful ones all have the same clean cut demeanor everyday, especially in their makeup appearance.



These days should really be behind you if you want to make it in this business. "Take it Easy Yourself" and save the products and creativity for the model in your chair when its appropriate.  And that is a WHOLE different post..

post signatureTake it Easy by Andy Taylor (American Anthem Soundtrack)

14 comments:

Janiece said...

I totally agree...I do not want black and white hair...unless I am dressing up as a disney charater.

I have a new girl cutting my hair this week...scary I know...the first think I asked was if she only did "tween" haircuts, because if it was...I didn't want her doing mine.
Keep your fingers crossed.

MiMi said...

Wait. So that last picture is a BAD look for me??

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

OMG I am loving the clown look. So fresh, bold, exciting!

I totally know what you mean about the hair girls....every single one with the different colors (can you say Peacock) and their cut changes everytime I see them...yeah I dumped them years ago. I have only found two stylists in my life and I see them habitually! Love this post woman.

Jeanette said...

Marlee would love the funky multicolor haired girl to work on her, but then she's young and can get away with that. I on the other hand am old and therefore want my blond hair to look nice and normal so I go to a stylist with nice, normal looking blond hair. Great post.

Jessica B said...

So funny! Where did you find the little girl at the bottom??? (you know her personally?) I once got in a "make-up fight" with my best friend at age 7 or so. My neighbor had given me a sack full of her old eye shadows and blushes and whatever else. Yeah, my mom was not so happy...Probably about the neighborly gift or the make-up fight.

This topic has come up in girl conversation before - how you know you can trust a hairstylist is how she does her own hair. One current hair school student mentioned was the white girl sporting the cornrows. Yeah....

WhisperingWriter said...

That last picture looks like me when I try to put on my makeup...

I'm kidding, I'm not THAT bad...

But I am pretty clueless.

{ Persis Shah } said...

the last pic is sooo cute! lovely post SITSa...u do make a good point!

Midday Escapades said...

Very interesting post. LOL on the last picture! MiMi is funny in her comment too. :0)

Trish said...

Too Cute!!! But definitely agree!!

mama-face said...

So true about the hair! haha. I didn't realize this about the makeup..what do I know though? I don't have of a clue about makeup to begin with. Your last picture would be me trying to wear it.

Lene said...

I think maybe I should be the one in the chair. I love makeup and having a little fun with it. Not quite the bottom picture, but good clean fun.

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