So, you’ve made it through your make-up course and now the hard work begins. Building a platform and building a client base are imperative to becoming a successful make-up artist. Throughout the year, our classes talk about the Six P’s – Look at some of the most successful people in the world and I guarantee they follow something similar to these principles that can have a massive impact on your life.
Add in Personal Development to the mix – working on yourself. Investing in yourself can give you an edge in any business. This can be done in particular for our industry in the form of attending functions to network, and extending your learning through short courses.
For example if you want to build an online platform through Instagram, there are short courses that will teach you the entire ins and outs of how to build your profile.
practice, practice, practice.
Build your portfolio by working on networking with other artists and photographers, follow your favourite MUA’s to keep current and keep that creative flow, and keep in the know with social media. Have a business card, even if you think that’s old fashioned. It’s still a great way to pass your information on to a client quickly and professionally.
Build a resume. Build experience by doing things like TFP (Time for Print). Work experience should never stop. Always put your hand up and say yes more than no. Talk with salons, cosmetic stores and find out who is hiring.
Buy insurance – without it you’re not covered, so be smart.
Persistence is the key.
We are all facing pressures in life and sometimes it’s easy to fall in the trap of procrastination. The end goal should always be to stay focused, never give up on your dreams, and as Dory would say, ‘Just keep swimming’.
Live with passion.
If you’re passionate about something it will show in your work. If you do what you love, it will never feel like work. Shake the negative talk and turn it into a positive. Believe in yourself and what you have to offer, and I assure you people will stand up and pay attention.
Our Six P’s, mixed with what we’ve added above, is a recipe for success no matter how you look at it. Plan out your vision and dream big, because you just never know what lies around the corner.
Be creative and build a plan on how you see yourself getting there. You do not need to have it all figured out now, because building a pathway to success should be the ultimate driving force.
Design a mood board with you in the middle and surround yourself with all your favourite things and your dream job.
Everyday find something to create or invest in that will get you closer to your dream. Have a 2-year plan – think Blue Chip! (A little inside joke with my past students).
Where do you see yourself in 2 years? It’s possible to achieve this dream
stop that little voice inside that’s telling you it’s too hard.
Connect with your dream every day, feel it like you already have it.
Be bold – Be brave…….
Lastly, and this is the biggest one for me.
Make a promise to yourself for your future.
WHAT DO I WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR?
Where is my value? What do I do best? And How can I brand myself off that?
Know your worth and never let anyone tell you that it’s not possible or that you can’t. Because you can, I know you can. Make that promise to yourself – I’m committed to working at my craft.
My last question to you all is:
What steps will you take in the next 12 months to achieve your dreams?
Getting started in Make-Up with TrainSmart Australia
As a qualified make-up artist, your day-to-day will be varied and exciting; from providing makeovers at a retail counter, to starting your own business or working on a feature film or TV set!
By completing a CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media in Perth, TrainSmart Australia can give you the knowledge and hands-on training to launch a career in this fast-paced industry.