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Don’t forget the glamour this holiday season! With several weeks of parties ahead, many ladies want to show up looking their holiday best. This is a great opportunity for you to offer your services and grow your career as a makeup artist! It can be daunting to put yourself out there, but it’s key to building your business. Here are our top tips to take advantage of all the work opportunities this season:



Advertise your services on sites like Craigslist under services offered. Create some cute brochures advertising your services and special holiday prices and drop off to local businesses to put in their lunch rooms.

Utilize Social Media


Social media will take you far in this business. Don’t underestimate the value of really great photos to show your work. Create glamorous holiday looks that women can picture themselves in, and post often! Women love to be inspired by photos of hair and makeup styles. Check out part 1, 2 and 3 of our Instagram 101 posts for some help getting started!

Shout it from the rooftops


Be sure to spread the word that your services are for hire! Let everyone know that you are available for bookings. Word of mouth is essential to your success. You will be amazed at the momentum you can gain once you book just a few appointments.

The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program

JCI has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter into the marketplace. During the 10-month full time program, students study everything from glamour and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal  and professional growth potential.

John Casablancas is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theatre.

This post was written by Jennine Cook, JCI’s Makeup Industry Liaison.


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