Quick question for MUA's

Quick question for MUA's

6 posts
17 May 2009
jmphotos
Photographer
jmphotos
As I haven't yet worked with an MUA but am looking to find one to work with as
a regular thing, I have a quick question to ask

Do MUA's do hair as well as the make up?

Or do I also need to find a hairdresser as well as an MUA?

Thanks for your time
Jeff
Posted 17 May 2009
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipma..
Hi Jeff,

I myself do both and most mua's I know of do basic hair styling nothing too fancy but are capable of most styles. If you want anything elaborate I would suggest an extra hair stylist as some mua's hate doing hair as they like to concentrate on just the make up. Personally I enjoy doing both.

It is down to just asking the chosen mua, if they style hair.

Some mua's will charge extra for this as its usually a lot more work, but some include the basic styles in their rates.

Hope this helps!

Best Wishes,
Claire

Posted 17 May 2009
jmphotos
Photographer
jmphotos
HI Claire

Thanks for that

I supose my next question then is what are the going rates for MUA's with basic hair styles?

What it is I'm after is to offer the everyday house wife a hair & make up pampering session
and then there photo taken, with the possibility of selling them more of the photos
So I need to know what my costs would be before I can work out a price for the Mrs housewife

Thanks
Jeff
Posted 17 May 2009
simplydivine
Make Up Artist
simplydivine
Hi there, Just to repeat Claire's post really. I do some hair styling. I do like to know before the shoot tho so I know what to expect and allow the time for it.
It depends on the shoot as to the charge If I am booked for a certain amount of time (eg 2 hours/ half day /full day ) then everything is included in my rate whether I'm doing make up or hair, touching up make up tweaking hair, changing make up looks , working on 1 model or 2 it doesn't matter to me, I'm just working for an amount of time. I know the kind of thing you are thinking of though, to offer basically a makeover portrait sesson all inclusive, and hopefully the client will want to buy more images on the strength that she looks amazing after the makeover. I do this type of work regularly so if you want to pm me to discuss anything then feel free. Hope it has helped
Posted 19 May 2009
jmphotos
Photographer
jmphotos
Hi ya
You sound exacly the kind of MUA I'm looking for. Unfortunaly you are the other end of the country to me emoticon
But thanks for the info, I just need to find someone closer to me that wants the work

Is there anybody out there....................
Posted 19 May 2009
simplydivine
Make Up Artist
simplydivine
I Know my thoughts exactly! I would love to have offered but maybe a bit too far, if I can offer any help then mail me, but good luck in finding someone suitable.
Posted 19 May 2009
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