STAY INSPIRED THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER BY ATTENDING EDUCATION AND NETWORKING EVENTS WITH TIPS FROM THE MAKEUP ARTIST GUILD’S CEO, AND MAKEUP ARTIST, MELANIE BURNICLE.
Education is key and allows you to grow as an artist. There are always new products, tools, techniques and a new face in your makeup chair! Working as a BA, the brand you work for will provide you with amazing education opportunities through your training managers and internal Learning Management System, but have you thought to look for further education outside of your brand to inspire you and up your skillset?
There is a lot of great education available; it’s about honing in and really ﬁnding out what you are needing in the education department. There is education available for enhancing your skill set, to inspire you, to enhance your social media following. No matter what level you are at there is education available. Spend your money wisely, do the right course for you but deﬁnitely invest in education to better your skills and it will also increase your employment opportunities. The MAGAP will have education dates listed.
Many of Australia’s top makeup artists hold Masterclasses, these come in a couple of diﬀerent formats.
Look and learn. This is where an artist will be onstage talking through the process and demonstrating techniques. The audience is generally in a theatre style seating.
Hands-on workshop. This class format will be, you the artist working on a model, and the educator will run through a demonstration of techniques on stage prior to you creating your looks. The educator will come around and critique your work, ensuring you receive one-on-one time with the educator. These workshops have a very personalised approach. Keep an eye on your favourite artists and their agents’ social streams to see when they are running workshops.
2. ONLINE INTERNATIONAL MAKEUP WORKSHOPS
There are some amazing online international education platforms available to all artists around the globe whilst under the tutelage of world-renowned artists. These can be expensive but pan-out over a few months and you can work on them in your own time. An amazing way to connect with artists on a global scale.
3. ONLINE TUTORIALS
Find your favourite Makeup Artists from around the globe and watch them work. This is the easiest and most aﬀordable way to pick up some great tips and then put them into action next time you’re working. Be mindful though that sometimes there can be edits and shortcuts used to make the videos more interesting and fast-paced.
4. WANT A CAREER AS AN EDUCATOR?
Take the next step and get your Certiﬁcate IV in training and assessment. This will enable you to apply for jobs nationally within brands as an educator. Many colleges and TAFEs run this course. The course can be studied on campus or ﬂexible, which means you can study via correspondence, online or on premises.
5. NETWORKING EVENTS
Attending business networking events will give you great ideas on gaining new clients, learning about client’s needs, meeting like-minded individuals and speaking to others and what they have learnt about the industry and the business they are in. These events also teach you great skills on learning how to connect and network and leverage oﬀ the knowledge and skillset of others when you join forces to help each other in business.
What is the Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific (MAGAP)?
When no one else will, the Makeup Artist Guild Asia Paciﬁc (MAGAP) will unite, nurture and empower makeup artists. It’s the trusted voice for the makeup community; aiming to unite all genres of makeup artists in the Asia Paciﬁ c region. So whether you work on ﬁlm, TV, magazines, on counter or bridal makeup, the Makeup Artist Guild Asia Paciﬁc has your back. It will strive to nurture and grow the makeup artistry community through education, communication and networking. And to empower makeup artists, MAGAP will celebrate their achievements through the Makeup Artist Guild Asia Paciﬁc awards program, launching in 2017. Join our community of makeup artists to learn more about how to make your makeup artistry business thrive. Head to www.themagap.com and sign up to receive up to date information on your industry.