Hair Stylist

NathalieMillz

Posts: 55

Edgewater, New Jersey, US

Hey!

I'm a makeup artist/hairstylist, and most of my business comes from bridal and special events. I haven't made the leap into editorial yet, which is what I'd love to eventually do, but now to my question. I was at the Makeup Forever site looking to apply for my Pro card, and these are the requirements:


Magazine tear sheet with name credit**
Reel with name credit
Program/call sheet
Union membership card
Agency representation (sponsored comp card, representation later, link to roster)

The problem is that I dont have any of the above since I don't really do shoots yet, and Im not part of a union. Is there anyway to get around that? I would appreciate any suggestions/tips. Thanks!

May 03 11 09:49 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Tara Pagliara MUA

Posts: 704

New York, New York, US

NathalieM wrote:
Hey!

I'm a makeup artist/hairstylist, and most of my business comes from bridal and special events. I haven't made the leap into editorial yet, which is what I'd love to eventually do, but now to my question. I was at the Makeup Forever site looking to apply for my Pro card, and these are the requirements:


Magazine tear sheet with name credit**
Reel with name credit
Program/call sheet
Union membership card
Agency representation (sponsored comp card, representation later, link to roster)

The problem is that I dont have any of the above since I don't really do shoots yet, and Im not part of a union. Is there anyway to get around that? I would appreciate any suggestions/tips. Thanks!

Um apply for a diff pro card like M.A.C, Bobbi Brown or NARS? I really dont think there is any way around the requirements.
On another note I dont see myself ever sending my tear sheets in they are in my book!

May 05 11 08:56 am Link

Makeup Artist

Eloy Guerra makeup

Posts: 49

San Antonio, Texas, US

i just sent them copies of my other cards from companies like my MAC employee card. and pictures of my work and a signed contract copy form work with my photographer and and model and got it

May 06 11 08:03 am Link

Makeup Artist

Megan Mateo

Posts: 522

Savannah, Georgia, US

I gave them a copy of my business card, copies of my smashbox and MAC cards, a print out of my website, and a copy of one of my signed bridal contracts.  They were very sweet and responded quickly.

May 06 11 08:24 am Link

Hair Stylist

NathalieMillz

Posts: 55

Edgewater, New Jersey, US

Tara Pagliara wrote:

Um apply for a diff pro card like M.A.C, Bobbi Brown or NARS? I really dont think there is any way around the requirements.
On another note I dont see myself ever sending my tear sheets in they are in my book!

I already have Mac, Smashbox, Nars, & a few others, I just love som of their products ESP the eyeshadows & flash palette. I was asking bc I know someone who just use her ma. Card and a business card & she o it so I was wondering how strict they were w/the requirements but Thanks for your good advice wink

May 08 11 10:38 am Link

Hair Stylist

NathalieMillz

Posts: 55

Edgewater, New Jersey, US

Thanks Megan & Eloy, I. Going to do that! I have a friend who i the same but i wasn't sure if they gAve it to her bc she went in to the boutique. I'm going to send copies of my other cards, my site, and a bridal contract. Thanks for your input smile

May 08 11 10:47 am Link

Makeup Artist

Bethany Ruck Makeup

Posts: 311

Los Angeles, California, US

You can apply for a discount at Naimies.com, which is a little more lax on their requirements, and order MUFE straight through them. It's the same, 40% discount.

May 08 11 12:48 pm Link

Hair Stylist

NathalieMillz

Posts: 55

Edgewater, New Jersey, US

Bethany Ruck Makeup wrote:
You can apply for a discount at Naimies.com, which is a little more lax on their requirements, and order MUFE straight through them. It's the same, 40% discount.

Thanks! Im in the process of applying smile

May 08 11 06:22 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Megan Mateo

Posts: 522

Savannah, Georgia, US

And can I say how much I love Naimie's?  They're so nice!

May 08 11 06:42 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Maee Kroft

Posts: 284

Los Angeles, California, US

NathalieMIllz wrote:
Hey!

I'm a makeup artist/hairstylist, and most of my business comes from bridal and special events. I haven't made the leap into editorial yet, which is what I'd love to eventually do, but now to my question. I was at the Makeup Forever site looking to apply for my Pro card, and these are the requirements:


Magazine tear sheet with name credit**
Reel with name credit
Program/call sheet
Union membership card
Agency representation (sponsored comp card, representation later, link to roster)

The problem is that I dont have any of the above since I don't really do shoots yet, and Im not part of a union. Is there anyway to get around that? I would appreciate any suggestions/tips. Thanks!

If you attended school for hair you can send them a copy of your enrollment, or your graduation certificate.
or just email them, and tell them exactly what you said, they are pretty lenient.

EDIT: You can also send them a copy of your other pro cards big_smile

May 08 11 07:36 pm Link

Hair Stylist

NathalieMillz

Posts: 55

Edgewater, New Jersey, US

Maee Kroft wrote:

If you attended school for hair you can send them a copy of your enrollment, or your graduation certificate.
or just email them, and tell them exactly what you said, they are pretty lenient.

EDIT: You can also send them a copy of your other pro cards big_smile

Great! I have all of the above! Do you recommend that I just mail the application along with copies of the criteria, or should I email them first?

May 08 11 07:47 pm Link

Makeup Artist

I V M

Posts: 27

San Francisco, California, US

I might say that copies of all other pro cards+business card+bridal contract did NOT work for me with MUFE :-(

May 11 11 09:11 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Maee Kroft

Posts: 284

Los Angeles, California, US

NathalieMillz wrote:
Great! I have all of the above! Do you recommend that I just mail the application along with copies of the criteria, or should I email them first?

Email all your information here:( info@makeupforever.ca) and write PRO CARD in the subject field, you should get a reply by the next day, or give the pro loft a call, and ask to speak to the person that takes care of the pro cards. smile

514-288-4445 - thats the montreal pro lofts number, im not sure the number for the one in the states.

May 12 11 05:33 pm Link

Photographer

S de Varax

Posts: 7271

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

hey lovelies smile

is the pro card available for international artists?

Sep 18 13 05:21 pm Link