Crystal Wright's Hair Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide is considered the Industry Bible of the makeup, hair, fashion styling and nails industry. The 5th edition has been completely revised and updated.
At 400 pages, this comprehensive guide is filled with practical advice, step-by-step instructions and rare insights that will help you to fulfill your dreams of becoming a professional freelance Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, Fashion Stylist or Manicurist for print, video, film or TV.
Whether you are a licensed cosmetologist, makeup artist, manicurist, or just have a yin for fashion, achieving the status of a top celebrity stylist in this highly competitive, $4 billion beauty industry means planning to work and working the plan.
The "Career Guide" is a virtual Step-by-Step instruction guide on:
–finding an agent,
–testing with and getting your pictures from photographers,
–building a print and online portfolio (book),
–setting a full or half day rate for your services,
–creating a comp card and business cards
–negotiating with creative decision-makers such as art directors, beauty and fashion editors, TV film video and commercial producers,
–formulating a resume
–how much you should get paid for CD covers, ad campaigns, music videos, magazine editorials,
–assisting, and much much more!
Throughout the book, celebrity styling agent Crystal Wright illustrates her professional philosophies with quotes, advice, anecdotes and interviews from well known art directors, photographers, fashion editors, record company executives and artists representatives, many of whom are pictured throughout the book. Each chapter also includes space for notes.
Crystal Wright's Hair, Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide is ALSO the OFFICIAL text book for fashion styling courses at the following prestigious colleges:
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) - New York
Miami International University (Art Institute)
The International Academy of Design - Orlando
George Brown University in Toronto, Ontario Canada
According to New York University Libraries: This is the only career guide for professionals in make-up art and hair design. It focuses almost exclusively on the beauty and fashion industries, but it still includes much valuable information for theater professionals. The author covers all aspects of the trade ranging from portfolio and resume to make-up kits, from "looking the part" to the public library and other information resources, from working with photographers and agencies to working freelance. Also included are a glossary and a resource directory.