If you’ve ever wondered how to become a trusted celebrity makeup artist, learn how to masterfully apply a winning look that will ultimately turn heads or earn the opportunity to work for one of the most sought after makeup artists in the industry you would have wanted to attend Saisha Beecham’s glam makeup workshop on August 5th.
Saisha’s workshop packed out Derek Blanks photography studio in Atlanta with beauty bloggers and makeup artists, all anxious for the opportunity to seek Saisha’s tips, tricks and secrets from the celebrity beauty insider.
Each attendee not only received valuable information from Saisha, but she supplied them with the best beauty products from leading brands to help each attendee get started. If you weren’t there you missed an amazing experience, but we wanted to share a few of Saisha’s secrets we think you need to know!
1. How do you gain celebrity clientele?
A. Perfect your craft: Celebrities are under a microscope, so your work has to be neat, precise and up-to-date.
B. Contact celebrity photographers or assist celebrity makeup artists: Once you’ve perfected your craft and tested with upcoming photographers, your portfolio should be good enough to pitch to celebrity photographers to possibly get on their roster of makeup artist to use.
C. Have Passion and Drive: People like to lend a helping hand to people they see helping themselves; Don’t be too hungry that you step on people’s toes or seem too pushy.
2. How do you receive repeat requests?
A. Be professional and keep a clean kit: It’s one thing to work with a celebrity once, but it means much more to have them call you back a second time.
B. Be clean and neat: Some celebs won’t say anything, but MOST notice everything. If your kit is neat and clean it makes them feel comfortable and trust you a little more. If your kit is dirty or you try to use dirty makeup brushes, they will definitely make a mental note and may not rehire you.
C. Do your job: Don’t be too chatty or chime into conversations unless you have built a relationship and know for sure that you are welcome.
D: Dress for the job you want not for the job you have: Dress professionally or stylisha nd try not to outdo your client. Don’t wear too much makeup or be too flashy. This works for some artist, but it’s hit or miss. I guarantee those artists who don’t adhere, are usually the one’s whose careers are short lived.
For more on Saisha Beecham and future workshops, visit her online at www.saishabeecham.com
Photo Credit: Tiffini Gatlin