Makeup and hair go hand-in-hand. One rarely does just their makeup, or just their hair. For almost every occasion that requires a makeup artist, a hairstylist is also required – weddings, proms, fashion shoots, movies, the list goes on and on. You would be hard-pressed to name an occasion that requires only one of these essential services.
As a makeup artist you can grow your business by expanding your skill base and offering more services. Market yourself as a one-stop shop! Clients will love that they can save time searching for multiple beauty experts. They’ll be pleased with the added convenience, but will also benefit from a better experience.
Clients won’t spend time describing their desired look multiple times; won’t need to worry about makeup or hair being much worse than the other; and won’t need to continually readjust to the awkwardness of having multiple strangers touch them. By offering clients both makeup and hair, you provide a more enjoyable experience and cohesive look. What could be better for your career? In the makeup industry, client satisfaction is everything!
Having multiple certifications also makes you an attractive artist to large employers. It shows that you are a well rounded and highly knowledgeable beauty expert with experience working for a wide range of clients. Believe it or not, learning hair can also help improve your makeup skills. Coordination and dexterity are transferable skills key for working in the beauty industry. Both specializations require you to use multiple tools and products while working under pressure.
Check out this sample from QC’s Hair Styling Essentials course and learn how to create a straight back lay using stand-up curls and the professional Marcel curling iron.