Makeup Artists UNPLUGGED: Real Talk for the Artist Community

Makeup Artists UNPLUGGED: Real Talk for the Artist Community


I attended an event several years ago hosted by one of my event planner friends that brought together her peers for networking, education and lively discussion about the real deal on being a planner. The good and bad, ups and downs, challenges and successes.

I loved the idea and the event and immediately thought it would be great to have something like this for our makeup artist community. I sat on the idea for a while but since launching an education and mentoring program for makeup artists, now is the perfect time to make this happen.

If you’re a makeup artist (aspiring or professional) or know someone who is, join me and my fellow artist and co-host Renata for Makeup Artists UNPLUGGED: Real Talk for the Artist Community on Sunday, November 6, 3-5pm at The Studios at 112 S Patrick, Alexandria, VA.

Makeup Artists UNPLUGGED is about conquering the challenges and celebrating the successes of being a working makeup artist in this business we are all so passionate about. We will mix and mingle and have REAL talk with fellow artists. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the industry, all skill levels are welcome. This will be a safe space for us artists to learn, share and grow.

Consider some of these hot topics for this and future gatherings:

  • Finding Your Niche as a Makeup Artist
  • Transitioning from Hobby to Full-Time
  • Everyone’s a Makeup Artist: Standing Out in an Oversaturated Market
  • Collaborating with Your Community
  • You’re Charging What? Setting Rates
  • Silencing the Social Pressure (Social Media)
  • Freelancing, Family + Finances
  • The Business Balancing Act
  • Asking for Help: Do You Have an Artist Support Team? 

Makeup Artists UNPLUGGED is by makeup artists for makeup artists so come meet others in our community and bring the conversations from online to in person.

There will be light refreshments but plenty of great information and insight to take away.

Click here for full details or to register.

We hope to see you there!

About Shauné Hayes

Shauné Hayes is a makeup artist, mentor, and educator. With 14+ years in the beauty industry, she has perfected the art of delivering red carpet-ready makeup with white glove service that meets her clients’ unique needs. Whether she’s working with celebrities, brides, models, politicians, artists, brand or media personalities, she helps them put their best face forward. As a mentor to makeup artists, Shauné teaches fellow artists how to up their glam game and master the art of running a beauty business. Through her Bridal Beauty and Business Academy, she offers classes, workshops, group coaching, and one-on-one mentoring programs for beauty professionals. Blended Beauté is a written and visual beauty blog that follows her life as a full-time makeup artist living her dream. Follow her on Instagram for daily goings-on: @shaunehayesmakeup; Facebook (Shauné Hayes Makeup Artist); or Twitter @shaunehayesmua View more of her work and complete resume at

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  1. September 30, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    This is wonderful. There really is nothing like getting together with like minded individuals to talk shop. I’m sure this will be a fabulous event.

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