Many stay at home or working women want to make extra income and if you have a flexible schedule or weekends off makeup application can be a great income booster.
Learn The Process
The first thing you need to do is learn a little more about applying makeup to different skin types and for different looks. The easiest way is to search online for a good video class that will go into detail about all aspects of professional makeup application.
With this knowledge in hand call up your friends and try it out. I suggest practicing on as many people as you can find. The key is to have 3-4 “looks” memorized so when you are doing a wedding party the process feels natural. This comes from a lot of hands-on practice.
Don’t Make It Easy
During your practice session tell your friends to mess up the makeup, as if crying or rubbing it off with a cloth. This way you will be fast and efficient at repairs which will be part of your job when on location. All brides cry and if hot outside makeup requires a touch up during the day.
After you have a few looks memorized start with your marketing. Take photos of the finished looks and share on social media. Start a question and answer group page to frame yourself as an expert in the field. Keep this going every week, maybe one time during the day and the other in the evening. In time you will grow a following asking about your services. Avoid selling, just let the group members ask and spread the word.
If you get really busy and rent a small studio the next requirement is furniture. A high-quality makeup chair, like the styles, found Here will make your job a lot easier and efficient. Makeup is an art but you need to treat it like a business to succeed. Buy the best product and equipment you can afford and upgrade when funds are available.
Always market your services. You can use video “How To” segments as a great marketing tool, email contest, special promotions for past clients and donate services to charity events. Take advantage of Instagram and Twitter and keep your name seen on social media.