These tips will help you create a strong resume, put together your portfolio and create a support group to help you succeed in Hollywood.
1. Create social media pages to promote and showcase your work.
2. Surround yourself with other makeup artists and create your own support group. You will need it.
3. Network in social events created for people in your industry.
4. Build your portfolio by doing trade for pictures photo-shoots with photographers, models, makeup artists and hair stylists.
5. Offer to assist someone you know who is already working in the same field you want to be in.
6. Internships are a good way to get experience, build your resume, network and create relationships.
7. Belong to social network pages like Model Mayhem. This is great way to let other people know what you do and how good you are.
8. Work at trade shows in your industry or volunteer to be part of it. This is a good way to network with well known cosmetic companies and celebrity makeup artists that can help you open doors.
9. Comp cards, business cards, social media pages and a professionally done website are a must.
10. Always be professional, whether you are getting paid, doing an internship or working for pictures. Always do your best. You never know who might be watching and might like your work.
Have a beautiful day !
Happy Friday Ruby girls and guys! We’ve received so many questions regarding caring for skin. Here are some of our top tips!
1. Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated can help skin appear more supple and radiant.
2. Stay out of the sun or use sunscreen! Sun/tanning damage is not only dangerous in terms of skin cancer, but it causes severe aging. Sun damage can take 15-20 years to show up (check out this article for a visual), but it will catch up with you. Opt for spray tans or sunless tanning lotions for the healthiest summer glow.
3. Don’t use harsh exfoliants daily. We’re talking about the very grainy ones, such as the ones with crushed apricot pit bases. They leave tiny tears in your skin and strip it of necessary moisture. The tiny cuts will harvest bacteria and increase the likelihood of pimples/breakouts. Exfoliate with a soft washcloth or a cleanser that has round beads.
4. Remove your makeup every night before bed. We recommend gentle, soap free cleansers such as Cetaphil or you can use fragrance free baby wipes.
5. Remember that while cleaning skin is important, you don’t want to use harsh cleaners that will leave skin feeling tight. If your skin feels tight and dry after washing, you’ve removed too much moisture.
6. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
7. Don’t pick at breakouts, this just spreads bacteria and more pimples will show up!
8. Always use a primer; this creates a barrier between your skin and foundation/powder.
9. No smoking . Smoking not only leads to cancer, but it dulls skin and gives it a yellow/grey hue , causes severe aging, and creates lines around your mouth.
10. Be kind to your skin! The skin on our faces is thinner than the skin anywhere else on our bodies. Be gentle when cleansing and applying makeup.
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Sean is an artist at heart, a true creative being who expresses himself though
makeup. Believing that makeup is a way of making fantasies come to life, he
draws inspiration from nature, color, texture, music, and fashion. Sean also worked
at MAC for over five years, giving him great experience and training. He has recently
been training under Hollywood makeup artist Scott Barnes and has worked with
Ke$ha on her tour.
Michelle is very passionate and dedicated to making sure her students leave with
the best knowledge possible. She loves teaching and is inspired by her students on
a daily basis. Her education includes a cosmetology license from Marinello, as well as
attending Cinema Makeup School where she learned airbush and hair design.
Michelle has been a makeup artist for 9 years; her experience includes working at MAC
for 6 years, along with working out of an Aveda salon. Her recent credits include music
videos, television work, film, photo shoots, weddings, and fashion shows.
Brenda has a true passion for makeup and creativity. Specializing
in beauty and high fashion, she has worked with big names in Hollywood
such as Steve-O from the Jackass movies, Playmate Jenna Bentley, and
her work has been featured on billboard ad campaigns that ran throughout
Los Angeles. She enjoys guiding her students through the course and seeing
them reach their dreams!
Aurora has been working in this industry for 11 years. She’s worked on photo shoots,
fashion shows and most recently appeared on channel 22 showcasing her work. Aurora
spent a big part of her career working at MAC Cosmetics. There she was able to master
her techniques and be properly trained by industry leading experts. Aurora loves to meet
new and passionate artists and is constantly inspired by her students. All the while
keeping up with the latest makeup trends so she can bring those techniques to the classroom.
Joel loves the creative freedom he has when it comes to makeup, and views it as
a form of art. After working at MAC for 10 years, he decided to start teaching at
Ruby Makeup Academy because he wanted to give back by helping people reach
their dreams and goals. His recent credits include being published in FHM and Maxim
magazines, the Oprah Winfrey show, Chakkah Kahn, Bono, John Ritter, Shania Twain,
New York Fashion Week, various music videos, and commercials.