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.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Last Looks Makeup Academy

If I'm not bringing you the latest in makeup classes and workshops, I wouldn't be doing my job:) Not that it's my job to do that but I do try to help out whenever I can. :)

I do have a civic duty after all...LOL...

So here I bring you a new class from Last Looks Makeup Academy! If you're anywhere in the vicinity of Studio City, California, this is something you're going to want to get on this!! Do it! hehehe..

Courtesy of their website (and the email they sent me) .. I give you.. Last Looks Makeup Academy :)

November 2-6, 2009!!!!

Portfolio Beauty Week is our most dramatic week of beauty makeup techniques capped off with a professional photo shoot. This class consists of 4 days of beauty makeup with one of our award-winning makeup instructors. During these 4 days, you'll learn specialty makeup from different decades, exciting, new dramatic looks, celebrity makeup looks, and much more.

The entire last day is a photo session. We have secured a professional, fashion photographer as well as pro models and wigs to help you achieve the perfect result. You'll leave this class with amazing pictures that will build or supplement your portfolio and really propel your career to the next level.

The class is perfect for new and returning students! Upon successful completion of required course material, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students also receive a free, 23-piece, professional brush set and a brush roll.

The set is valued at over $375.00 and it's yours just for enrolling! Class Cost: $1599.00 - Class Location: The Sportsmen's Lodge - The Greenhouse Room - 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 - Class Hours: 9am to 6pm - Enrollment Maximum: 16 Students

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Makeup Artist & Photoprapher Bridal Makeup Workshop

Hello fellow readers. So, I know I've been MIA lately and I do apologize for that. It's been busy busy busy for me with so much going on that I haven't had a chance to stand still.

However, to make up for it, I'm bringing to you information on a "Makeup Artist and Photographer Bridal Workshop". Whaaaah?! LOL.. yep..

Courtesy of Sandra Hamill, as makeup artists and photographers you can now attend a class that will help you learn how to work with one anothers talents. We all know that makeup for photography is different than say stage makeup and makeup for TV/Movies. There are some makeup artists who aspire to know the difference and there are some photographers who also would gain considerable knowledge in what it takes to be a makeup artist and how a true professional can add so much more to their photos.

The topics being covered are:

Basic Makeup
  • Daytime & Evening makeup
  • types of makeup artists and what to look for to find a good one
  • makeup kit & the makeup artist
  • product descriptions
  • makeup & the decades
  • procedure 20 year old
  • false eyelashes
  • procedure 40 years & up
  • professional ethics
  • sanitizing
  • and more

Color Consultation
  • Understanding color
  • mixing colors (warm & cool tones in color)
  • your makeup & people
  • lighting and how it effects makeup
  • accessories in tones
  • color draping
  • makeup classification in warm & cool tones
  • characteristics of warm & cool tones
  • and more

Skin Care ( READ ONLY)
  • Histology
  • functions
  • layers of skin
  • types of skin treatments,
  • intro to camouflage
  • acne & more

Corrective Makeup

  • 8 face shapes
  • basic hairstyles for 8 face shapes
  • eyes, lips & noses corrective
  • eye styles
  • troubleshooting
  • and more

Bridal Makeup

  • How to get brides
  • advertising
  • booking them
  • consultations,
  • makeup procedures
  • contracts
  • types of weddings
  • in-home bridal service
  • and more

You will leave this workshop with a perfect, technical knowledge of makeup procedure based on the bones in the face. You will be ready to begin making money right away with brides as well learn to work with photographers.

Photographers benefit by understanding makeup which will aid them when looking for makeup artist or if in a pinch, have the ability to do it yourself.

When and where is this fantabulous event taking place????
January 24th and 25th 2010 (Saturday & Sunday)
9 am to 5 pm
( 2 short breaks and a lunch break )

6900 Decarie 2nd floor
Montreal Quebec Canada

How much is it??
$400 Canadian Dollars
$325 US Dollars (approx)

You can also pay with PayPal!! How convenient is THAT?!

Bridal Photo Makeup Workshop -seat deposit Non Refundable
Total:$100.00 CAD balance due January 1 2010

Fee includes
-300 page Makeup Artist Workbook by Sandra Hamill
-All class supplies excluding makeup ( however Sandra will bring hers )
-Practical sessions
-Refreshments and healthy snacks

As always, if you click on the title of this blog post you will be taken directly to the site for more information.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sam Fine

As though you all haven't been all over the web looking for quality craftsmanship shown to you by true professionals, I give you yet another one to subscribe to:)

Mr. Sam Fine has a You Tube Page! Not only THAT but he's also releasing a DVD for you to purchase and learn tricks and tips on how to do makeup like he does. Now, we all know that EVERY makeup artist's work will be different than the next but we can definitely use these tutorials and DVD's to enhance our own work. I dunno about you, but I am down right giddy about being able to learn from a master such as he. ooooweeee!!!

Recently joining Twitter, available on Facebook and MySpace ; Sam is definitely one to watch and "follow". Working with celebrities such as Queen Latifa, Iman, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, Fine is a sought after artist who never disappoints.

His new DVD titled "FINE: The basics of Beauty" is available at Why one wouldn't run out (or go to his website) immediately and learn as much as we can?!?! That's hypothetical people! Get there!! LOL..

Before you stray too far away from your computer, don't forget to subscribe to his blog:)

Um.. is it obvious that I'm a fan of FINE?! LOL....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

IMATS Toronto

For those of you who haven't heard of the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS), and honestly I don't know who reading this DOESN'T know what IMATS is but whatever, I'll give you a little history on it, courtesy of their website

"Make-Up Artist magazine produces the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (or IMATS), the only show serving make-up artists worldwide. Five times a year, in four countries, thousands of make-up artists, vendors, manufacturers and enthusiasts join the make-up word’s biggest gathering. At IMATS, participants display, discover, discuss and collect the best the industry has to offer. IMATS also offers excellent presentations, classes and demonstrations from industry leaders—and it’s the best place to network with colleagues.

During the mid-‘90s, there were no trade shows specifically for make-up artists. Because artists and cosmetics companies had expressed interest in such a show, Make-Up Artist publisher Michael Key held the first IMATS in August 1997. It offered a diverse mix of presentations, products, demonstrations and education by some of the biggest names in the business. Like Make-Up Artist magazine, IMATS continues to further Key’s vision to educate and reach make-up artists around the world.

The show is held five times annually—in London in January; Vancouver, B.C. in April; Los Angeles in June, Sydney in September and Toronto in November."

It's about that time again, and I just can't get enough. It's IMATS!! The International Makeup Artist Trade Show and Makeup Artist Magazine are being held in Toronto next month!!
That's right people, November 21st & 22nd at the Heritage Court you will find an ocean of makeup artist, products, services, seminars, workshops and much much more:)

Here's some information I got from their site

"Heritage Court (100 Princes' Blvd.) (above) at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Canada, will host this year’s International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS). Located along Lake Ontario and off Lake Shore Blvd. W, the Direct Energy Centre provides ample on-site parking for $12 CAD and is also easily accessible by public transportation. Click here for information on how to get to the Centre.


IMATS and Make-Up Artist magazine are partnering with One King West Hotel & Residence (above) to bring our guests special room rates. Located at 1 King Street West in Toronto, the hotel is minutes away from the Direct Energy Centre and Heritage Court and within walking distance of the theatre and entertainment districts.

Guests attending the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) have until October 23 to reserve their suites at the following group rates: $139 CAD (per night, plus taxes) Superior Suites. Reservations may be booked by calling the reservations department directly (toll free) 1-866-470-5464 or sending an e-mail to

Attendees should quote International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) or Group Code 10E8VQ"


As you can see this is going to be quite an event.. But wait.. I'm not done telling you all about it:) Keep reading!!

The list of exhibitors is kind of long but I'll give you a little taste of what's coming. I'm sure the list will be modified as more and more vendors join the fun!

Beauty So Clean, Ben Nye Makeup, Crown Brush, Dinair Airbrush Makeup Inc., FACE Atelier, Grex Airbrush, Hakuhodo, Joe Blasco, Kett Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and the list goes on. :)

It's all so exciting!! wait.. there's more..

You can Pre-purchase your tickets now (and I suggest that you do!) by clicking on the title of this blog. The show hours are from 8:30-5 on Saturday and from 10-5 on Sunday:)

Advanced Tickets

IMATS Toronto Two Days $50.00 CAD

IMATS Toronto One Day—Sat., Nov. 21 $30.00 CAD

IMATS Toronto One Day—Sun., Nov. 22 $30.00 CAD

Now it's not just shopping and learning at the IMATS in Toronto:) There is in fact a "Student Competition" scheduled.


"The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and to those who have graduated 12 months prior to the competition date. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by Oct. 9. Eight competitors will be selected for each competition. Cash and/or prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners for each competition. To qualify, you must fill out and send us this form, along with 8-10 photos of your work. All entries, photos and artwork become the non-returnable property of Make-Up Artist magazine.
IMATS Student Competition Beauty/Fantasy ThemeThis year’s beauty / fantasy competition theme is Gothic, referring to the gothic beauty palettes that appeared in recent runway shows (the emphasis is on creating a pretty, rather than scary, gothic look). The beauty/fantasy competition takes place on Saturday, and the time limit is two hours.
IMATS Student Competition Character/Prosthetic Theme
The character / prosthetic competition theme, X-Men Mutants, pays tribute to Mike Elizalde, a London IMATS keynote speaker and a Los Angeles-based make-up designer who worked on X-Men: The Last Stand. The character/prosthetic competition takes place on Sunday and deals with prosthetic applications and bald caps. The time limit for the character competition is three hours. No outside prosthetics are allowed, only the ones supplied by IMATS.

For rules on the competitions, click here. To see a video of previous competitions, go to the Video Gallery page
under Attendees or Media/Press.
Mail all submission materials to: Heather Wisner, Managing Editor Make-Up Artist magazine 4018 NE 112th Ave. Suite D-8 Vancouver, WA 98682 USA"


So by now I trust that you're as giddy as I am. Whenever there is a makeup event going on, I LOVE (and quite frankly feel I NEED) to be I just can't help it. I swear if I cut myself I think all kinds of makeup would drip out..LOL..

Get on booking your rooms, purchasing your tickets and saving your pennies so that you can have the shopping, learning and fun that is intended and delivered at all IMATS!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Shecky's Girls Night Out NYC

So, even just the THOUGHT of a girls night out gives me goose bumps:) Wouldn't you want to come and join in on the fun??

There will be an open bar, food and goodie bags worth over $100!! Can you STAND IT?! Yeah, I did just say goodie bags:) Yes, it is a 21 and older event and your ID will be checked at the door. (why ID for a "girls night out? the booze people!! The

Tickets for this event are $30 and soo worth it:)
From October 19th-23rd in NYC.

New York City
Date: Mon.-Fri., Oct. 19th-23rd, 2009
Time: 5pm-10pm
Place: The Puck Building
293 Lafayette St. (@ Houston St.)

Partners from Bacardi Silver Signature Lemonade, Bud Light, Midori, Skyy Infusions and X Rated Fusion Liqueur.

Event Sponsors: Conair and Seasonique

Vendors: Accentuate Today, Air Locked 50, Ama Designs, Eves Eye Candy, B's Purses by Mary Jean, B. Boheme, B. Lambent, B.O.S Jewlers, Dazzle Me Jewlers, Derek Loves Shopping and many, many more.

To purchase tickets to this glam-tastic event simply click on the title of this blog post.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Model Search

Oh you didn't read that wrong!! Victoria's Secret is searching for a fashion show model to walk with the current VS Models on the runway!!

This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME chance to walk with these lovelies on the Victoria's Secret Fashion show on CBS and win a $5000.00 Victoria's Secret Shopping spree!!

Here's the fine print:

You must be a female US resident age 18-30.
5'8" or taller with bare feet.
Available to be in NYC from October 29th-Dec 3rd 2009.
There is NO entry fee and NO purchase required.
Entry deadline is October 24th, 2009.
Show will air Tuesday December 1st at 10/9central on CBS!!

Enter at !!

This is a list of the open casting calls so that you ladies can schedule this into your busy days!!!

New York City

Location: Yankee Stadium (Enter @ Gate 6)
Address: 1 E 161 st Bronx, NY
Date: October 3rd
Time: 8:00 am

Be sure to bring your casting registration form downloadable from!!!


Location: Gansevoort South Beach
Address: 2377 Collins Ave Miami Beach, Fl
Date: October 10th, 2009
Time: 8:00 am

Bring completed Casting registration form!!!

Los Angeles

Location: W Los Angeles-Westwood
Address: 930 Hilgard ave Los Angeles, CA
Date: October 17, 2009
Time: 8:00 am

Bring completed casting registration form!!

Location: W Chicago-Lakeshore
Address: 644 N. Lakeshore Drive Chicago, IL
Date: October 24, 2009
Time: 8:00 am
Bring completed casting registration form!!

There will be 10 finalists who will then be flown to NYC for "Angel Boot Camp" where the current VS Angels will put the finalists through a series of challenges. The public gets to decide who wins :) We all like THAT!! We will be able to see the ongoing coverage and be able to vote for all of November on

So there you have it people. I've included link after link. I've reminded you not ONCE but THREE times to have your completed casting registration form and have provided you with dates and times. There's nothing more I can do:) LOL...

If you're a Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, Fashion Stylist, Designer, Photographer or anyone else in the "industry" and you know someone who would benefit from this, please let them know about my posting!! This is truly a once in a lifetime chance for one lucky beauty.