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    Default What would you like in a make-up artist?

    Could you guys help me by answering some of these questions...

    *For what reasons would you hire a make-up artist? (Weddings, Parties, etc).
    *What would make you choose one make-up artist over another? (eg. her disposition, friend recommendations, ability to browse her previous work and details online before even making contact with her, ability to see her previous work in a "in the flesh" folder, free trials, brand of make-up used, the make-up applied on her own face, etc).
    *How much would you be willing to pay for your make-up to be done?
    *Would you like it if your photographer (professional photographer, for whatever) worked alongside, or could recommend, a make-up artist to improve the outcome of the photo shoot?
    *Any else you'd like to add in regards to make-up artists.

    Thanks! It'd be much appreciated!

    I need to start putting together a portfolio... unfortunately, the only photos I have are dodgy iPhone ones... LOL!

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    *For what reasons would you hire a make-up artist? (Weddings, Parties, etc).
    School formals, weddings, photo shoots, graduations etc...

    *What would make you choose one make-up artist over another? (eg. her disposition, friend recommendations, ability to browse her previous work and details online before even making contact with her, ability to see her previous work in a "in the flesh" folder, free trials, brand of make-up used, the make-up applied on her own face, etc).
    We went with free trail and friendly but would have loved to she work she had done.
    *How much would you be willing to pay for your make-up to be done?
    $50 to $80
    *Would you like it if your photographer (professional photographer, for whatever) worked alongside, or could recommend, a make-up artist to improve the outcome of the photo shoot?
    yes

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    *For what reasons would you hire a make-up artist? Special occasions, a friends wedding/engagement party or my own wedding.
    *What would make you choose one make-up artist over another? Def being able to see a range of their work ie I would want different make up for a wedding than for say a christening. Quality of work and also how she came across in person including hygiene!
    *How much would you be willing to pay for your make-up to be done? $50 for a party I'd pay more for wedding, not sure how much.
    *Would you like it if your photographer (professional photographer, for whatever) worked alongside, or could recommend, a make-up artist to improve the outcome of the photo shoot? sounds like a good idea!
    *Any else you'd like to add in regards to make-up artists. The last one I used wasn't great on communication I told her I wanted make up for a day wedding in a park and she went way over board! Wasn't impressed

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    *For what reasons would you hire a make-up artist? Wedding, leaver's dinner

    *What would make you choose one make-up artist over another? Price, friend recommendation. Would probably not choose a big/well known and expensive one, would rather choose someone more reasonably priced starting out. Also must listen to what I want - eg. Not OTT, subtle makeup.

    *How much would you be willing to pay for your make-up to be done? $100 plus travel if necessary

    *Would you like it if your photographer (professional photographer, for whatever) worked alongside, or could recommend, a make-up artist to improve the outcome of the photo shoot? Maybe if they recommended one but I probably would rather choose my own tbh. The photographer knows photography, not makeup.

    *Any else you'd like to add in regards to make-up artists.

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    Hi Sassy!

    *For what reasons would you hire a make-up artist? (Weddings, Parties, etc).
    Weddings mostly or formal parties/birthdays.
    *What would make you choose one make-up artist over another? (eg. her disposition, friend recommendations, ability to browse her previous work and details online before even making contact with her, ability to see her previous work in a "in the flesh" folder, free trials, brand of make-up used, the make-up applied on her own face, etc).
    Her portfolio and also her attitude and disposition. Someone who listens to what I want and doesn't tell me what I want.
    *How much would you be willing to pay for your make-up to be done?
    Not sure to be honest But I would hope the person was within the market not way above the rest. As in I hope they have done their market research and built a pricing structure based on research.
    *Would you like it if your photographer (professional photographer, for whatever) worked alongside, or could recommend, a make-up artist to improve the outcome of the photo shoot?
    I think a photographer shooting alongside is a great idea. It is great to team up.
    *Any else you'd like to add in regards to make-up artists.

    Listen Listen Listen. I have met a few make up artist who say "Oh you should have it like this" and it urks me so I wont use them. I do like ones who listen to how I want my make up but if they think a tweak would work better they suggest it don't say I have to do it

    Hope this helps you!

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    Thanks everyone! Keep the answers coming!

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    *For what reasons would you hire a make-up artist? (Weddings, Parties, etc). Probably only weddings

    *What would make you choose one make-up artist over another? (eg. her disposition, friend recommendations, ability to browse her previous work and details online before even making contact with her, ability to see her previous work in a "in the flesh" folder, free trials, brand of make-up used, the make-up applied on her own face, etc).
    Definitely disposition and they way her own makeup was applied. I love to be able to view photos before I call someone, so a professional looking website is crucial to me. I don't like calling someone and feeling like I've been talked into something if I'm not sure I like their work.

    *How much would you be willing to pay for your make-up to be done? Depending on how much I wanted done - $40-$50 for something not too fancy, $60-$80 for something special

    *Would you like it if your photographer (professional photographer, for whatever) worked alongside, or could recommend, a make-up artist to improve the outcome of the photo shoot? Yes

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    *For what reasons would you hire a make-up artist? (Weddings, Parties, etc).

    Birthday party, wedding, big function

    *What would make you choose one make-up artist over another? (eg. her disposition, friend recommendations, ability to browse her previous work and details online before even making contact with her, ability to see her previous work in a "in the flesh" folder, free trials, brand of make-up used, the make-up applied on her own face, etc).

    Good website (or Facebook page) with happy customer feedback
    Prices all set out (so no surprises)
    Also probably recommendations but not essential
    Maybe free trial before the big day to make sure I get what I want

    *How much would you be willing to pay for your make-up to be done?

    Up to $60

    *Would you like it if your photographer (professional photographer, for whatever) worked alongside, or could recommend, a make-up artist to improve the outcome of the photo shoot?

    Not essential (I would be wary that they would recommend a friend or someone paying them to recommend)
    I would like to choose my own after research on price, quality of work etc

    *Any else you'd like to add in regards to make-up artists.

    Good quality work and getting your company out there so as many people as possible hear about it.

    Also attend lots of events and shows (bridal shows etc) see what your competition is and try and make your business unique

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    *For what reasons would you hire a make-up artist? (Weddings, Parties, etc).

    The only time for me was for my wedding. I might again if we had a big anniversary party or for DD's formal and wedding one day!

    *What would make you choose one make-up artist over another? (eg. her disposition, friend recommendations, ability to browse her previous work and details online before even making contact with her, ability to see her previous work in a "in the flesh" folder, free trials, brand of make-up used, the make-up applied on her own face, etc).

    For me, the portfolio was important as we got married away from home. As was a cheap trial. Seeing examples of different styles and previous work was a must! I wanted a natural look, so someone who could only do smokey eyes etc wasn't going to work for me. I found her online, loved what I saw so made contact. She did a free trial if you booked her. She was also nice and friendly. I don't think I would have booked her if she wasn't.

    *How much would you be willing to pay for your make-up to be done?

    Mine did hair and make-up for 3 of us, and I think it cost me about $500, but that's off the top of my head, so could be wrong!

    For just make up for me, I wouldn't pay more than $50-80.

    *Would you like it if your photographer (professional photographer, for whatever) worked alongside, or could recommend, a make-up artist to improve the outcome of the photo shoot?

    Recommendations are always good. Especially as what looks good on the face may not look great in a photo if you know what I mean?

    *Any else you'd like to add in regards to make-up artists.

    Be nice, professional and fun. Mine was great. Was like having a 4th friend there with us. She didn't mess around, but wasn't rushing us either if that makes sense. She was on time and we all looked beautiful


 

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