Sometimes self taught makeup artists come with a bad rap. But I'm here to show you that not all of us who are professional makeup artists that are also self taught are hobby artists without a clue.
Sanitation has always been at the forefront of my business because it promotes safety for my clients. I do my best to provide a luxury makeup experience for every client and that starts with a sanitary experience. You can rest assured that I won't be giving you pink eye or staph infections. While I take necessary measures to try to ensure you won't have an allergic reaction, certain skin sensitivities can occur. But I can make sure you're safe from harmful bacteria.
Now, more than ever, I believe sanitation is something clients are thinking about when hiring their service providers for things such as hair, makeup, etc. With the pandemic of COVID-19 engulfing the world, I want to take a few minutes to show you 9 ways I protect my clients and my kit from bacteria. I hope this opens my current clients and potential clients' eyes as to what they need to be on the lookout for in terms of sanitary makeup applications.
I've seen so many horror stories of Insta-artists working on people's weddings with no attention to sanitation and hygienic practices. I'll share my personal favorite at the end of this post for you.
Okay, so you made it this far. Now you get the reward of hearing about one of the most disgusting, unprofessional "artists" I've ever encountered. The bride hired me for her party and hired a separate person for herself. What she got was not what she deserved at all. A bride deserves the utmost care and respect on her big day. Getting married is such a big deal and lots of planning and money goes into every detail. Since I had quite a few people to work on, I was there much earlier than the bride's artist and was about 3/4 of the way through my list of ladies. They even made comments earlier that day about how at a separate wedding the artist that was hired was completely unsanitary so I knew these girls had a keen eye.
I break my back and brain trying to come up with new ways to pamper my brides and their parties. Every client gets the same level of service whether it's a senior photo client or a full blown bride on her wedding day. Her artist showed up with a kit that was severely lacking necessary products & disposables, was stocked with dusty, personal makeup and dirty brushes. The number one sin is to SHOW UP with dirty brushes. Brushes can get stained (mainly lip brushes) but they should never arrive dirty.
I know everybody starts somewhere and I've been silently helping smaller artists the last few years of my career but starting somewhere doesn't mean starting in the bottom of a garbage bin with zero care for your clients. And if you don't know how to properly sanitize, google it, youtube it, ask an artist if you can purchase a sanitation guide from them.
We're here to make your special days that much more special and to make you feel as beautiful as everyone else sees you. But we also have an obligation to our clients to be clean and to respect our clients by using top quality, sanitary makeup and tools on them. I'm always in your corner as my client and I promise to take the best care of you!