Showing posts with label Crystal Wright. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crystal Wright. Show all posts

Friday, March 28, 2014

Essentials for Every Aspiring Make-Up Artist

I've received quite a few emails and comments on how you too can become a makeup artist. Though im a big believer that practice makes perfect I realize that some of you may live in a state where a license or certificate is required in order to work and charge your clients. Though NYS isn't one of those states I dont want to be a "stateist" (yep it's a word...well now it is, lol) and assume everyone's state laws are like mine :)

That being said, there are some tools that I personally believe are essential in order to be able to present yourselves as professionals in the eyes of your clients. This is limited to actual products that can help you along in your career, I won't touch much on classes or education which is kind of a no-brainer. Im assuming none of you would have the audacity to see a cover girl commercial and suddenly think you too are an artist, lol. Trust me I've come across quite a few of those.

Anyhow, I'd like to start with my personal picks as far as books are concerned. Yes, im well aware that there are many to choose from but these in particular will benefit you ALL. The first, written by the amazing Crystal Wright.

This little bible will touch on so many different topics that will help you start/further your career. It can also serve as a reminder/refresher when you are brainstorming on ways to stand out amongst the ocean of other artists out there. It is a bible, trust me!

The second is also from Crystal Wright in the form of an ebook. It has got to be the most convenient way to tote her wisdom along with you!!

Both of these fountains of essential information will include not only tips and tricks but also interviews from professional working artists, stylists, and the like giving you first hand insight on what they've gone through, how they've paid their dues (cuz you KNOW you gotta pay them dues before you become ANYONE) and suggestions they have for you to make it in this glamour world we live in.

In reading both of these books I can tell you that, as with anything else, you have to really want it. You have to have the fire and the passion that it takes to make it doing what you love. Let me also tell you that these little gems also are filled with motivation so Crystal has really just gift wrapped success for you and it's up for grabs.

With samples of resume's, comp card suggestions, website, books and more. Honest to goodness, how can you even sit there knowing that your career is just WAITING for you to get into action???

I realize we may all work a "regular day job" because our MUA Careers don't yet hold sufficient monetary compensation for us to live off of just yet (lord why can't we can't all be Monifa Mortis or Joanna Schlip?? whyyyy?!). Ahem, sorry, just venting there, lol.. BUT we can do what we can to move forward and climb our way to the top :) There's plenty of room up there but you're not going to get there by procrastinating.

Visit her blog and learn more about how you can also be the best Hairstylist, Makeup Artist, Manicurist, Stylist....YOU. ;)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Crystal Wright

We all want to make it in our perspective field. As hairstylists, makeup artists, fashion stylists etc, we all want to be on top already. It's not that easy however. Fortunately for us, we have people like Crystal Wright to help us in our quest to make it big!

As some of you may know, Crystal has decided to turn her sites to education over being an actual agent. With her years of knowledge and experience, she will be able to give a unique insight into our lives. It's not going to be hard to pick up useful tips and tricks, avenues to travel and materials to have after listening to her speak.

Now, gear up for her LAST CLASS FOR 2009!! Yep, you read that right. She's been such a busy bee with teaching her classes as well as teaching at the Artist Summit. Traveling all over and sharing her passion with us all.

Now, she heads back home to California to bring you:
"Packaging your Portfolio: Marketing Yourself as a Freelance Makeup, Hair or Fashion Stylist"
. It's Crystal Wrights LAST workshop of 2009! I can't stress that enough! So you'll be waiting some for another class to peer around the corner. She's a busy bee and her time is precious as is ours.

This all happens on December 5-6, 2009 at Area 101 Studios in Hollywood.
Guess what else?! OMG you'll NEVER guess!! Ok I'll tell you...

Celebrity Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist MAXI will join Crystal Wright Live for Industry Experts Panel on Sunday, December 6th, 2009 from 12-1. YES THEEEEE MAXI.. as in MAXI MAXI MAXI!!! You saw him on Blush and now you can see him in person and take in his "Max-ocity"...LOL..

There are exactly 15 SPACES LEFT! Not 16, not 14.. 15 people!! That's not that many slots so you're going to have to WANT to succeed and go after it.

There will be more panelists announced over the next 7 days so you can tune into Crystals website to get more information on that. I would suggest you subscribe to her website so these little tidbits of information come right to your inbox :)

Some of the questions that Crystal is sure to answer will be:


"Do I have to be in the union to work on a movie set?"
"What kinds of things stand out in the portfolios, resume's and websites
of the artists that you do hire?

"What's required of me to get into the union?"
"Under what circumstances would you never hire me again?"
"What are your pet peeves?
"What and how should I expect to get paid? By the day or the week?"
"What is it that a creative decision-maker is looking for in my book,
on my resume and on my website?"

"Can I bring my own assistants if I get hired for the job?"
"What 3 things can I do to make sure you will book me for a job a 2nd time?"
"Do you prefer portfolios, resumes or websites?"
"Do I have to have a cosmetology license to work on the set?
"What's the difference between working on a union or non union set?"
"What is meant by 'Right-To-Work' State?"
"Who pays for travel when a production shoots out of town?"
"What does it mean to work as a 'local'?"

This is in addition to any and all questions that you may have. You're going to want to write down your questions and bring them with you so that as they're answered, you can jot down the answers and use them to further your careers!! Click Here Ya'll to purchase tickets.

Friday, June 26, 2009

30 Days at 100 Percent

Ever catch yourself not giving your all in everything you do? It's rare for me to do so, but it does happen. Ever wonder how NOT giving 100% of yourself in everything you do looks do other people? Do they KNOW that you're not giving your all? Do they believe that your mediocrity is, in fact, the best you can do and won't ask more of you? If that's the case, is that a GOOD thing?

When you sit back and think about it, it doesn't sound like such a great thing. I can remember studying my tail off for an exam. I would live and breathe that subject until I knew it backwards and forwards(yeah I'm a little It wasn't until I took the test and put down the pencil that I realized I had done my best. This was even before seeing the grade.

You see, when you give your all, then you know, deep inside that it was in fact the best you can do. You weren't holding any part of yourself back. When you truly know this, then you can feel a sense of deep satisfaction with yourself. After all, that's who you have to live with in the end anyway.

Everyone that knows me, knows, that I won't do anything halfway. It's all or nothing. I can't put my name on something that I feel will be perceived as mediocre. I'd rather not do it at all than do it half way.

This goes for just about everything I do. Sure the occasional load of laundry might get over looked and the pots might sit in the sink while the rest of the dishes are in the dish washer, but for the most part, whatever I've decided to do gets done with fervor.

Still, there are times when I wonder if there is something more that I could have done. Be it in my personal life or in my professional life. Making contacts, attending networking parties, booking clients etc.. Have I given myself enough options, am I so overworked that my judgment is actually clouded and I need to learn to relax so that I can in fact proceed at 100%??

Fortunately, I found I'm not the only one feeling this uneasiness from time to time. There are many of you out there that want to do your best and have just lost your focus. You want your name synonymous with the "all or nothing". (trust me you really do!! :))

In Crystal Wrights' "30 Days at 100 Percent" you will learn to focus, gain momentum and begin to achieve your goals.

To quote Crystal: "My belief; that by changing only one thing every 30 days, expecting God's power and favor in your life, and refusing to take no for an answer from anyone, including yourself, you can reclaim your power, reinvent yourself, and step into the life of your choosing."

When I read those words, I suddenly felt compelled to not only join the mailing list but to also invest in the cd's but to let you all know about it as well. Who doesn't want to be on top? Who doesn't want to give 100%?? It's truly something we should all be striving for.

So if for no other reason than sheer curiosity, click on the title of this post. Check out what "30 days at 100 percent" is about. I mean, it can't HURT you to gain more knowledge right?
It certainly can't
HOLD YOU BACK. Only YOU can do that.