We have the answers to some of your questions as we ask a selection of insiders to offer their advice, tips and insights gleaned from their experiences in their chosen creative field. Here’s Ciana March of Concrete Collar on How To Be A Stylist.
Meet hair and makeup artists.
Be reliable and show up.
Do your research.
Create your own work. This is often the work people will remember.
You will need to buy a steamer.
Think beyond Pinterest.
Develop your own approach.
Know your worth.
Value other people’s time.
On my first commercial job I spent the weekend beforehand watching video tutorials on how to use a steamer and how to put a rail together. The lesson being, don’t say no to a job just because you feel out of your depth. You’ll learn more that way.
You don’t have to work for free and if you choose to, don’t let people take advantage of your time.
Don’t wait for people to come to you. If you want to work with someone, let them know.
If you’re lucky, every time you step onto a new set, you make a temporary family for the day and sometimes friends for life.
Co-founder at Concrete Collar
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