Lauren O'Jea and I went to the Make Up For Ever Pro Road Show in Boston on August 20th. It was a three day event of seminars for makeup artists and professionals in the beauty industry. I love makeup and after going to The Makeup Show in New York in April, I definitely wanted to go to the Pro Road Show. We missed the first two days of classes but luckily we made it to the last day of events.
The first class was with Joanne McDonough called The Beauty & Business of Bridal. I am getting into weddings so it was interesting to hear the business perspective from someone else working in the industry. She had some great tips that I will definitely apply to my own business.
The next class was with James Vincent called Mixology. This one was more hands on with James mixing makeup to achieve the colors he wanted. Hearing him speak about his story though was pretty inspiring. He is also from Rhode Island and we even went to the same college. It is always awesome to see someone come from the same place you're from and have an amazing career.
The last class was a panel hosted by Michael DeVellis with Joanne McDonough, James Vincent, and Dianna Quagenti called Getting The Work You Want. This one was really educational and I learned a lot of useful information. At the end of the day, I was surprised to see that I was the only photographer there. I would think that since makeup artists are such a huge part of a fashion photographer's business, there would be more there to see what goes into being a makeup artist. Also, even though this was focused just for makeup artists, the information they talked about could be applied to anyone in the creative industry.