It’s important to know that if you have decided to work as a freelance makeup artist, fashion stylist,hairstylist or manicurist you really have realize that this is a serious business. You have to be committed to conducting yourself in a professional manner, handle your business like a business and hone in on your skills. In addition, you must be able to work with others and never allow your ego to interfere with your jobs.
Freelance work means you do not work every day and collect a paycheck at the end of the week. When you work freelance you have to be available and ready when the jobs are offered or you won’t work. You also have to perform at your best for each assignment or chances are you won’t be asked back for another project.
If you’re ready…get your kit in gear. Don’t wait until you get the job or you may not have time to be fully prepared. Your tools and equipment should be neat. clean and organized at all times.
When I first started, I looked for potential jobs on the following sites every day and still check for updates when I’m not working.
Craigslist search makeup artist, hair stylist, etc under : gigs
Production companies are a great resource for finding work.
Modeling agencies are great to help you find models to build your portfolio.
Agencies who represent makeup, hair, manicurist and fashion stylists are a great resource to get started in assisting others.
Newer resources are:
The Glam App (Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, Dallas, Phoenix, Boston and New York City)
GlamSquad (New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami)
beglammed (Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, and Orange County)
Priv (New York City, London, Los Angeles, the Hamptons, Orange County, and Austin)
Vensette (New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Miami)
You need to have an online presence so others can find you.
Connect and collaborate with others to start building your portfolio.
Network with photographers, fashion designers, makeup artist, hair stylists, manicurists and other beauty and style industry professionals.
Attend trade shows and workshops to learn, collaborate and connect with others for potential jobs.