We are excited to introduce our newest team member, Krissy!! We recently worked with Krissy this past summer and are pleased to have her join our team!
Krissy is a freelance hairstylist and has a passion for making women look and feel their best! Her portfolio includes bridal, graduation, runway, maternity, boudoir and creative photoshoots . She has a special place in her heart for vintage styling, and specializes in vintage glamour and pin-up hairstyles. We are so excited to work and collaborate with this beautiful, talented lady!! Book your hair wedding trial with Krissy today!!
Check out some of her work below!!
Makeup Artist Resume
*This blog post if from a couple years ago, but since we at Edmonton Makeup Artists are looking to expand our team, we thought we'd help out those of you who are interested in applying. We are looking for both mobile makeup artists and mobile hair stylists for the upcoming 2014 wedding season! Please click to our Employment Opportunities page for more info!
Here is a sample cover letter for someone applying for a makeup artist position.
I've changed some of the font to pink. The pink font are the words that you should be substituting on your own (e.g. your name, your information, your education and experiences relating to makeup).
The first paragraph states which job position you will be applying for. The second paragraph states what your education for makeup entails. The third paragraph lets the reader know what kind of experiences you have. With technology savvy people nowadays, put your portfolio link in there so the reader can look up your work online (especially if the job is being procured through a far away location). The fourth paragraph provides your contact information and thanks the reader for their time. The whole point of the coverletter is to hook the reader so they will take interest in reading your resume.
In the makeup resume, pictures are worth more than a thousand words so add that link to your portfolio! I started with my education, then experiences. I juiced it up by adding my achievements and collaborations. Your resume could be one to two pages. Don't go over 2 pages - nobody wants to read a novel. I thought mine was already pretty darn wordy.
- List the dates in each category from the most recent to lease recent
- Make sure the education and experiences you list are makeup related (no one cares that I'm an accountant by day...*instant yawn*)
- Print out your coverletter and resume and proofread it (e.g. grammar and punctuations). It's so much easier to mark a piece of paper rather than stare at a screen. It's also easier to look at the white space (make sure the resume is balanced and not like 1.5 pages....fill those gaps in with spaces between paragraphs so the whole thing looks even/balanced and polished).
- Get someone else to read it. Ask them if the coverletter and resume is good enough so that it would interest them in asking you for an interview.
Remember, the coverletter and resume is there to hook you an interview. Being your sassy self is the other part of securing the job *snap snap*. Remain professional and always exude like you know what you're doing. As a makeup artist, you are a leader - leading women by helping them feel more confident. Good luck!
Matching foundation...what a pain in the butt! Do you ever feel like maybe you look a bit orange? Or that your neck is a different color than your face? Don't stress, this happens to all of us at one time or another! The problem is a simple fix.
Step 1: Determine your undertone- cool, warm, neutral.
Step 2: Bring a friend! Two sets of eyes are better than one!
Step 3: Test a cool, warm, and neutral foundation on your skin. I even like to test it on my neck. Even if your neck is lighter than your face, you can darken everything post foundation with a bronzer.
**For full advice on how to determine undertone and match foundation, please join us on April 27 for our makeup tutorial! Click the link below to register!**
Our semi-annual makeup classes are back!
When: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Where: The Best Western Cedar Park Inn, 5116 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
What: 90 minute hands on makeup tutorials
1) Natural makeup tutorial:
2) Smoky eye tutorial:
3)Asian/Mature/Hooded Eye Tutorial:
Makeup kits available for $65!
The dreaded eyelash curler...feared by most, used by only a few. A sure-fire way to strike fear in all of my client's hearts. So why do we put ourselves through such trauma? Just for beauty? Quite simply put, YES! About 75% of my clients claim to never use an eyelash curler, to which I reply with a gasp. After I mentally prepare them for that quick squeeze, they cannot believe what a difference curling the lashes makes! It opens the eyes, creating brightness. To add even more of a pop, use a white liner on the water line. I often will go out without makeup, but what I never do is leave the house without curling my lashes! I am a sleepy mommy, so I need that little extra boost to look awake in the mornings.
So today I challenge you to face your fear! Blow the dust off the curler and give it a go. Give it a few pumps for added height. Finish with a coat of mascara for even more drama.
Recommend: I recommend the Shiseido Eyelash Curler for lashes that point downward or just don't curl. This tool was created with Asian eyes in mind, which tend to be a little bit tougher to curl, so when I say it's good, IT'S GOOD! $20/Sephora.
Before I start, let me list a few words to describe my upbringing... religious, old-fashioned, strict. Meh, good enough, I don't want to go into much detail there. There was a definite "no makeup until you're done school" rule to say the least! Like most kids, my best friend lived down the street. We were a year apart, and spent every waking day and night of our weekends and summers putting on plays, playing dress-up, dressing up Barbies, and all the other things little girls do. It was quickly discovered that my friend's mom was a Mary Kay consultant (you can probably see where this is headed). So of course, being that makeup was taboo in my house, I was sooooo fascinated by it. Pretty soon all of our activities consisted of us dressing up and wearing makeup. I remember us putting on old granny wigs and clothes, attempting to do "old people" makeup, and going to the park to convince the other kids we were grannies!! Other times we would argue over the "play n pretty" eye shadow palette of bright 80's colored blues and pinks. Sadly, at the end of the day, I had to wash everything off before going home. But I always looked forward to the next day filled with imagination and fun!
I'm curious how and when you started getting into makeup?
Edmonton Makeup Artists
We are a team of makeup artists serving Edmonton and the surrounding