Makeup and hair for San Diego webcast shoot
Twenty five years in the beauty industry with lots of hard work and dedication to the craft has been both exciting and rewarding. I’m fortunate to have worked on a wide array of jobs. In a weeks time my career may take me from a Halloween catalog shoot one day, creating a gunshot wound for the real NCIS the next to a special event at The Grand Del Mar on the weekend. I have earned many long-term, loyal clients in the process. Projects include makeup and hair for photo shoots, press events, special occasions and anniversary celebrations. And then there’s class reunions when making my client look fabulously years younger than everyone else is key! Boudoir shoots allow me to create sultry lashes and bombshell hair; family photos, holiday parties, video shoots, webcasts and more.
This is a business where you never know where or who you’ll be working with from week to week so flexibility and preparedness is imperative.
One of my talented and beautiful clients’, Sonia Stringer of Savvy Network Marketing Women, recently called on me to get her camera ready for a webcast video shoot. I have been working with Sonia for four years and feel fortunate to have her call on my beauty services. She is very successful and active in her industry which requires her to be on camera and stage frequently. She is naturally gorgeous and fit but with hot lights that add glare and camera’s that add pounds it never hurts to have a professional makeup and hair artist on call.
I met Sonia at the Brandetize Studio in uptown to work with her in preparation for her webcast video shoot. We met early for the initial makeup and hair. The process typically takes about one to one and a half hours and I stayed with her throughout the half day shoot for touchups and wardrobe changes. The shoot was productive and due in part to her foresight to include makeup and hair, the outcome was polished and professional looking.
Professional makeup and hair is a key component to a great outcome
Which brings me to my next point… Many people think they can “get by” with their standard run-of-the-mill makeup for camera. The reality is that “day” makeup will not hold up under intense lights without looking washed out. High definition cameras are used on most sets today which is why good quality makeup is key. The overall production value will be lost otherwise so if you’re going to do it -you might as well do it right! I have been an airbrush makeup artist for over 20 years which is why airbrush is my go-to for a flawless, non made-up finish and looks great under the scrutiny of high-def. My preference is, of course, AirPro Makeup which, as some of you may know, is my own line featuring airbrush systems and cosmetics.
Added value to your webcast shoot
Most professionals carry items that may otherwise be overlooked by a first-timer that can be real shoot savers. Some items may include wardrobe tape for a gaping button, lint roller because the dog decided to curl up on your blouse the night before, even shoe polish or the like that will substitute in a pinch.
Professional makeup and hair is really affordable and can make or break the outcome of your project. I highly recommend considering it for your next shoot. And if you’re a man, this includes you too! The tan lines giving away last weekend’s golf game or the razor burn on your neck could use a little attention. And for those of you sporting heavy beards, it need not be unruly. With a little grooming and some trusty beard wax you too can be camera worthy! So while makeup and hair may be the least expensive portion of your overall bill, it is certainly one of the most important!
Professional makeup and hair will bring life to the final product. Your end result can go from mediocre to outstanding with just a touch of aptly applied concealer here and a dab of hair gel there. Add to that a great conversation during the process to ease any pre-performance nerves and you could create an award-winner. So I hope you’ll consider me as your beautifier and confidence builder the next time you will be camera front and center.
See you at your next shoot!