Post # 1
The question is should make-up artists be able to charge one price when they freelance and charge a different ‘higher’ price with a second bigger make-up company they work for?
I reality this is done all the time because artists usually freelance along with working for a ‘placement’ agency helping them get clients. But, sometimes when brides find out about this its frustrating. Sometimes the bride accidentally finds out the make-up artist freelances on the side charging much different prices.
What would you think if you were quoted one price from a company but found out that exact make-up artist charges less for the exact same job when them freelance?
Is this wrong? Should it be viewed as though the make-up artist is lieing to you?
Post # 2
I wouldn’t view it as lying. If you found them through the company then you are paying for the advertising/marketing of that company and the “name”. If she was found through a friend or something then she would charge her freelance price. Just seems like business to me. It might not be right but I don’t see it as wrong or lying.
Post # 3
If she is working for a company, the company probably has to take a cut on top of what she charges so it sort of makes sense to me. Freelancing on her own, she has no one else to pay for workign under their name.
Post # 4
Yea its definitely not lying, but it stinks! Also, many times the artist is bound my a contract that they cant solicit the person to hire them on the side. That voids the contact they have with the artist. So essentially, they can usually only charge freeland when they find the buisness themselves