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Lacey Stephens hair-mua

Posts: 12

Orlando, Florida, US

I'm playing around with names for my business. I wasnt something that says Vanity and Glam but is very spunky and edgy that people will think is cute and remember... any cute ideas??

Dec 13 08 08:13 pm Link

Model

Glamour Jessica

Posts: 2142

Clifton, New Jersey, US

Glamourpuss

Dec 13 08 08:14 pm Link

Model

Glamour Jessica

Posts: 2142

Clifton, New Jersey, US

Or just choose a gemstone,

Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl

Dec 13 08 08:16 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Rachel Lisa

Posts: 2975

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Glamity?

Dec 13 08 08:17 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Lacey Stephens hair-mua

Posts: 12

Orlando, Florida, US

I like the glamourpuss. lol. I forgot to mention it's a makeup business. but you prob guess that

Dec 13 08 08:18 pm Link

Model

ModelMayhem29

Posts: 2603

New York, New York, US

Vain about Glamour

Dec 13 08 08:18 pm Link

Model

Glamour Jessica

Posts: 2142

Clifton, New Jersey, US

Or Miss Electra is cool too....Hmmm maybe Babydoll, Sweetness

Dec 13 08 08:19 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Stephanie May Artistry

Posts: 442

Lewistown, Pennsylvania, US

I remember when I was doing this.... Its really hard... I would like something and my husband would hate it.. He was against a "name" completely though.. he just wanted me to use my actual name.. but there are too many Stephanie MUA in my area..


Glamourpuss is kinda cute... I actually have a bottle of wine called that!!

If Lacey Love is your name I would totally use that... its great

Dec 13 08 08:21 pm Link

Model

Glamour Jessica

Posts: 2142

Clifton, New Jersey, US

Ohh I got it, even better,,,,,,,,Rainbow!

Dec 13 08 08:21 pm Link

Model

Glamour Jessica

Posts: 2142

Clifton, New Jersey, US

Crayola??

Dec 13 08 08:22 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Lacey Stephens hair-mua

Posts: 12

Orlando, Florida, US

I know it is hard! because you kinda have to stick with a name once you choose it. keep spitting out suggestions guys, i'll get inspired..

Dec 13 08 08:23 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Lacey Stephens hair-mua

Posts: 12

Orlando, Florida, US

Thanks too, ya'll rock!

Dec 13 08 08:24 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Lacey Stephens hair-mua

Posts: 12

Orlando, Florida, US

well love isn't my last name. wish it was. but i cant really use that if people write me checks

Dec 13 08 08:24 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Rachel Lisa

Posts: 2975

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Glamour Jessica wrote:
Or Miss Electra is cool too....Hmmm maybe Babydoll, Sweetness

MUA name, not stripper name! LOL!

Dec 13 08 08:25 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Stephanie May Artistry

Posts: 442

Lewistown, Pennsylvania, US

Lacey Love wrote:
well love isn't my last name. wish it was. but i cant really use that if people write me checks

If its your legal business they can... If its "Lacey Loves's Artistry" they can write that whether its your name or not..

Dec 13 08 08:27 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Stephanie May Artistry

Posts: 442

Lewistown, Pennsylvania, US

Rachel Lisa wrote:

MUA name, not stripper name! LOL!

Glad someone said it!!!

Dec 13 08 08:27 pm Link

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Makeup Artist

Mary

Posts: 7168

Coronado, California, US

Lacey Love wrote:
I'm playing around with names for my business. I wasnt something that says Vanity and Glam but is very spunky and edgy that people will think is cute and remember... any cute ideas??

clients will take you more seriously if you just use your name.  I know it's not as fun  but a photographer is going to have a hard time selling a cute name to a big client, the client wants to hire someone with a real name it just sounds more professional... Look at the major artist agencies, none of the artists have cute business names, most go by their real name


an example...  Would you take more seriously  a photographer contacting you by the name of John Smith or one by the name of divatog?

Dec 13 08 08:31 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Lacey Stephens hair-mua

Posts: 12

Orlando, Florida, US

hahaha gahhh i think i'll go with bunny. lol! yeah i guess i can use love then. you think thats catchy enough??

Dec 13 08 08:32 pm Link

Hair Stylist

A J T

Posts: 3113

Brooklyn, New York, US

I'm totally all about Lacey Love. Make it legit and your golden. I'd totally remember Lacey Love.

Dec 13 08 08:36 pm Link

Makeup Artist

TJMBennett MUA

Posts: 525

Tampa, Florida, US

I went thru the same thing... tossing ideas back and forth, couldn't figure out one that i really loved. But i'm happy with what i came up with smile
I really didn't want to just use my name... Tiffany, for me it was just too boring. I wanted something cute, but not too cutesy like "butterflies, rainbows, and glitter, oh my!" but something with a little bit of edge too... something catchy. It's definitely a process. Good luck to you!

Edit: And if i were you, i'd totally go with Lacey Love

Dec 13 08 08:37 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Christina Carlsson

Posts: 191

Brooklyn, Indiana, US

Mary wrote:

clients will take you more seriously if you just use your name.  I know it's not as fun  but a photographer is going to have a hard time selling a cute name to a big client, the client wants to hire someone with a real name it just sounds more professional... Look at the major artist agencies, none of the artists have cute business names, most go by their real name


an example...  Would you take more seriously  a photographer contacting you by the name of John Smith or one by the name of divatog?

I advise you to listen to Mary.

Dec 13 08 08:53 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Lilium Makeup Artistry

Posts: 157

Greensboro, North Carolina, US

Glitter b!tch.


No really.... your own name like Mary said smile

Dec 13 08 08:57 pm Link

Makeup Artist

KathyAragon

Posts: 959

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Mary wrote:
clients will take you more seriously if you just use your name.  I know it's not as fun  but a photographer is going to have a hard time selling a cute name to a big client, the client wants to hire someone with a real name it just sounds more professional... Look at the major artist agencies, none of the artists have cute business names, most go by their real name


an example...  Would you take more seriously  a photographer contacting you by the name of John Smith or one by the name of divatog?

QFT
On message boards I may not use my full name anymore, but for business I definitely just go by my full name. I know many artists who started off with a cute name and by the time they started getting serious jobs they changed it over to just their name.

Dec 13 08 08:58 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Just Kiss N Makeup

Posts: 346

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I get compliments on my name all the time and I made it a real business with the license and all. Its not too cutsey that people dont think its professional. Sometimes I say Just Kiss 'N Makeup by Jaimie Martin. I go by my Given name, but people know my business by Just Kiss 'N Makeup. And also get paid with either name and I get business. If you want to have a fun name, you can. But if you like Glamour, I really like Glamourpuss.

Dec 13 08 08:58 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Just Kiss N Makeup

Posts: 346

Atlanta, Georgia, US

And lots of the big name MUAs in the industry don't use their real given names. They use something distinctive. Even the larger companies have interesting names. I see their point on using your name being professional. But in this industry we have the leeway to be creative.

Dec 13 08 09:00 pm Link

Makeup Artist

__Allie__

Posts: 335

Los Angeles, California, US

Mary wrote:
clients will take you more seriously if you just use your name.  I know it's not as fun  but a photographer is going to have a hard time selling a cute name to a big client, the client wants to hire someone with a real name it just sounds more professional... Look at the major artist agencies, none of the artists have cute business names, most go by their real name


an example...  Would you take more seriously  a photographer contacting you by the name of John Smith or one by the name of divatog?

yep.

Dec 13 08 09:00 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Aeni

Posts: 1968

Phoenix, Arizona, US

I'd just stick with your name.  God knows people wouldn't call on me if I was called "Ugly Stick".

Though if I ever own a business, I may just call it that.

Dec 13 08 09:04 pm Link

Makeup Artist

TJMBennett MUA

Posts: 525

Tampa, Florida, US

Glamour Jessica wrote:
Crayola??

seriously?

Dec 13 08 09:13 pm Link

Photographer

Anthony P Flores

Posts: 56

Arlington, Texas, US

Lovely Lacey Makeup
Glamorous Creations
Touch of Glam!
Magic Touch Makeup
Creative Concepts (prolly already taken)
A Touch of Class Makeup Designs
Studio Concepts, Makup designs
Très Beau Glamour

Just a few.  Hope you like one.

Dec 13 08 09:19 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Rachel Lisa

Posts: 2975

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

ITA with Mary...although I do happen to have a kinda cool name by birth. But a LOT of people assume it's my middle name or a fake name...but Lisa is really my last name. But yeah, I can't imagine hiring someone named "Glitter Kitty" or some silly stuff like that. I would laugh when I said it.

Dec 13 08 09:20 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Jessica Jean Myers

Posts: 1487

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Yeah when I first joined this site I actually used a cutesy name but I switched and now I just go by my full name.  I used my full name when I was acting too and I think it has a nice ring to it so I guess good on my mom for that one lol.  The only thing I don't like is when ppl send me msgs thinking my name is Jessica Jean...it's not hypenated that's my first and middle name...just Jessica is fine lol.

Edit: I also think of myself as my own brand therefore if I ever do attain any sort of recognition for my work I want ppl to know it's me and not some cutesy name.

Dec 13 08 09:20 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Rachel Lisa

Posts: 2975

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Aeni wrote:
I'd just stick with your name.  God knows people wouldn't call on me if I was called "Ugly Stick".

Though if I ever own a business, I may just call it that.

Actually Aeni, I think this would be a really cool name for an FX company...

"Special Effects Makeup by Ugly Stick Productions"....I like it!!!!

Dec 13 08 09:21 pm Link

Photographer

name name

Posts: 2602

New York, New York, US

Dec 13 08 09:23 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Jessica Jean Myers

Posts: 1487

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sian Melton wrote:

Well howwwdddy there, Jessica Jean! What was your name when you joined? I don't even remember.

My website is alwaysmadeup.com. I have that on my business cards and use it professionally. Most people recognize that so I haven't gotten rid of it yet. But, I'll probably switch over to just my name soon. I already bought sianmelton.com and have been phasing out the alwaysmadeup part.

I just wish that people could pronounce my name. Sigh. Actually, I really just need to move back to England; they don't have any problems with my name there. I'm going to find me a nice British boy to marry so I can get citizenship, haha.

Yeah I like how you put the Sian sounds like Barn or Yarn..that actually helped me a lot b/c before we met I was always thinking it was some retarded pronunciation like See-Ann or Sie-Ann...I had no idea!

I didn't really post when I used my cutesy name that's why you prob. don't remember it was quite awhile ago - Little Secrets (I'm going to go barf a bit now lol)

Dec 13 08 09:27 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Mary wrote:

clients will take you more seriously if you just use your name.  I know it's not as fun  but a photographer is going to have a hard time selling a cute name to a big client, the client wants to hire someone with a real name it just sounds more professional... Look at the major artist agencies, none of the artists have cute business names, most go by their real name


an example...  Would you take more seriously  a photographer contacting you by the name of John Smith or one by the name of divatog?

Thank you. My faith is renewed. Gee, who am I going to recommend to my client for that major commercial project, Bunny Love's Shady Faces or the artists real name?

Dec 13 08 09:27 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Rachel Lisa

Posts: 2975

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Sian Melton wrote:

Jessica Jean Myers wrote:
I just wish that people could pronounce my name. Sigh. Actually, I really just need to move back to England; they don't have any problems with my name there. I'm going to find me a nice British boy to marry so I can get citizenship, haha.

Sharn!!!

Dec 13 08 09:28 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Just Kiss N Makeup

Posts: 346

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I think there is a difference between ridiculously cute names like, Glitter Kitty lol, as someone said and an interesting and catchy name for a business.

Dec 13 08 09:28 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Just Kiss N Makeup

Posts: 346

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I LOVE your name, Sian. I always have loved the look and sound of it though some people pronounce it differently. How do you pronounce yours?

edit: My comp was lagging, just got your earlier message about pronounciation lol

Dec 13 08 09:29 pm Link

Photographer

name name

Posts: 2602

New York, New York, US

Dec 13 08 09:30 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Rachel Lisa

Posts: 2975

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Hmm...how did I just quote Sian and Jessica at the same time? Weird post!

Dec 13 08 09:30 pm Link