So you want to be a professional makeup artist. Working with glamorous models, fashion designers, on exotic locations. It all sounds so wonderful, but it’s hard to get into the business. But don’t give up. Here are a few tips and web links to make your entry into the beauty world a little easier.
Try checking out a local college that offers photography classes, and see if there’s a fashion photography course listed. Offer your services to the students in exchange for free prints. Once word gets around, you’ll find yourself shooting with more student photographers, who may be working as assistants to actual working photographers, and so on.
The Allure of Fashion Shows:
Another great way to get into the fashion industry, is to donate your services for local fashion shows. Go to your local department stores and see if there’s a fashion board that puts on local fashion shows. A great way to break in and meet local modeling agencies and designers. Or check out the main Fashion Marts of New York and Los Angeles. Contact their Creative Services department or Fashion Office.
There’s no better way to learn about your craft than from another makeup artist. Establish a great working relationship and you may have a job for life. Find a top makeup artist in your area, and ask if you can assist her/him in the media that you are interested in.
You’ll learn tons of valuable technical information and when they work, you work. You’ll start off doing it a no charge, but you’ll learn tons about the business in exchange. To find makeup artists in the New York area, Rasource is one of the best directo