mua and hair

7 posts
27 Feb 2009
EleanorJames
Make Up Artist
EleanorJames
hey peeps

do all mua artist do hair as well??

love ellie
Posted 27 Feb 2009
jane_louise
Make Up Artist
jane_louise
I do...but prefer to do make up, have found that most people expect us to be able to do both x


Posted 2 March 2009
LindsaySianSnuggs
Make Up Artist
LindsaySianSnuggs
Most MUAs will be expected to be proficent in both, and should have been trained in boh, and many will start out as haidressers. Only in very high budget films will you have sepearte departments. However, you will find that most mua's will perfer one over the other.


Posted 2 March 2009
echocolat
Make Up Artist
echocolat
I don't!  And have absolutely no idea about hair!! emoticon

But then, my background is nails and beauty, so haven't ever done hair...
Posted 9 March 2009
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipman
I do both, I think you can really perfect an image when you can do both. I find I get booked for both on most jobs because its easier for a client to book someone that can do both, of course I am better at make up than I am hair but you get better as you go along, practise makes near on perfect! lol

Claire xx
Posted 18 March 2009
Secondskin
Make Up Artist
Secondskin
I agree with Claire. Thats why im just starting my training as a hairdresser. I think its really good to be both, gives you that edge i think and as claire says, clients book you for both most times.
Posted 25 March 2009
lashestolockes
Make Up Artist
lashestolockes
Hi all

when I was doing my VTCT Diploma I was told that it is generally expected for a make up artist to do both to be able to acheive the full look and work your way up to those great jobs, what someone said earlier about on a large production, you will be one or the other, thats because there is plenty of cash to splash around. as well as being traind in hairstyling cutting and colouring on my make up artist course, i have an extra NVQ hairdressing to home my skills and be able to offer mobile hairdressing services to my list.

So I guess the more skills you have the more you have to offer a potential client

Samantha XX
Posted 31 March 2009
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