(Closed) Affordable Makeup Artist?!? – San Francisco

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m from San Franciso.  And I used to do professional photography in SF for models so I’m used to dealing with make-up artist issues…

I feel there are 2 reasonsable options…  First I would hit up every mall that you know of that sells MAC make-up.  If you hit those girls up that do make-up they will usually be interested.  They as a rule always carry personal business cards on them.  But, do them a favor and do not ask in front of earshot of other customers or their managers.  Be cool and keep it on the downlow.  Usually they will hand you a card quickly and walk away.  Some of them have web sites where you can view their work and some don’t.  Its hit or miss.  Have in mind what questions you want to ask them.  But, don’t plan on asking them many questions there while they are at work.

2nd option…

Start contacting some make-up artist schools.  Hit up students that are almost done with their program.  You can even contact the teachers and ask what students are better.  Or even ask if they have students recently out in the workplace needing a job.  I’d make it clear you are NOT willing to pay professional prices since they are so new in the industry.  Stand you ground on that one.

3rd option…

Hit up make-up artists that work in actual hair salons.  Talk to them face to face away from the salon.  You will get lower prices.

To get lower prices you have to learn to play the game and not contact those bigger companies.

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