How did I find such a fabulous artist like Chris to share with you? Well, I asked and I received. Yep, it was that easy. In a business coaching program that I am currently working on, I posted in our group that I am looking for interesting, successful stylist/makeup artists to feature here. Boy did I hit the jackpot with Chris!
Thanks so much to Chris for sharing your answers with us. Keep your eyes out for the next interview. As usual, we will have a new post each week and feature at least one artist per month. If you (or someone you know) would like to share your story, please contact me!
Now, for our Q & A with Chris!
How did you get started?
I got my start with makeup in theater, I used to be a dancer and had many girl friends who always wanted me to do their makeup. Many said I was very good at it, so I tried retail for a while. That lasted about 6 years, till I hated it so hard I needed a change, so I said I want to do this professionally, I want to work fashion week and film and television. I quit the retail world and went to makeup school for FX, while there building my book and doing photo shoots, also working on Inde. films. worked my butt off then eventually applied to the Makeup union. Long story short I got in, and here I am.
What brought you to the beauty industry?
I have Always been fascinated by makeup even from an early age, watching my mother put on makeup. Halloween was always my favorite holiday, love to just create different disguises. Retail was really my first venture into the industry, I learned a lot, and the training i got there laid the roadblocks to where I am today. Working with different faces and skin tones it’s a good training ground.
My brushes are really important to me, I have every brand under the sun but my all time favorites are from a japanese brand Hakuhodo.
What was the biggest challenge to starting your own freelance business? How do you stay motivated?