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Alyson Makeup Pinheiro

Posts: 16

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

this girl my twin works with want's me to give her a few makeup lessons basic stuff about wich products works best for her skin type and face and so on... she wants me to give an hour lesson...
Im a makeup graduate with a diploma and I have all my makeup kit and stuff I need, ive been doing makeup for a few years now so what is a good price to charge her?????

Thanks Alyson

Oct 25 12 03:07 pm Link

Hair Stylist

Angel Graves

Posts: 2358

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

It seems she's asking for a sort of retail counter type lesson ya?  Which products to use and how to use them?
If that's so, I might price it as you would a bridal trial. It seems you're offering her a dialed up retail consult with a skills lesson it seems comprable to me to charge the same wink

Angel
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Oct 25 12 03:33 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Alyson Makeup Pinheiro

Posts: 16

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Angel Graves wrote:
It seems she's asking for a sort of retail counter type lesson ya?  Which products to use and how to use them?
If that's so, I might price it as you would a bridal trial. It seems you're offering her a dialed up retail consult with a skills lesson it seems comprable to me to charge the same wink

Angel
RingMaster TOCSS

Ya that basicly what she wants to know haha but what do you meen by
''you're offering her a dialed up retail consult with a skills lesson''

Thanks smile

Oct 25 12 03:41 pm Link

Hair Stylist

Angel Graves

Posts: 2358

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

Alyson Makeup Pinheiro wrote:

Ya that basicly what she wants to know haha but what do you meen by
''you're offering her a dialed up retail consult with a skills lesson''

Thanks smile

Well, if she went to the Bay and got advice on retail purchases 'retail consult'
You're gonna show her how to use products and what brushes etc to do it with 'skills lesson'...
You're not at the Shu counter pressing her that only Shu is what she needs so you can give her a real experience to get the best for her from whatever you suggest so I hope that explains a bit better wink
I haven't been in Quebec for almost 3 years but I know your lesson will have a bounty of things to discuss and share with her smile

Oct 25 12 05:08 pm Link

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Alyson Makeup Pinheiro

Posts: 16

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Thanks smile

Oct 25 12 07:34 pm Link

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MUA Natasha Vaughan

Posts: 3

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Florida, US

Hi! I'm super new as of today to MM! I just wanted to add that I do makeup lessons all the time.. I charge hourly for them. Because sometimes once you get involved with the client they want a second look or have so many questions, one hour turns into three. I offer the hourly rate to the client then let them know ahead of time that my lessons tend to take two hours average, because they are so detailed. I take a natural look to dramatic and start with a clean face doing every single detail with them watching. And I always allow questions during the entire thing. It's really fun and it is always appreciated with every client! I also do group lessons where they can invite their girlfriends and do mini looks on each girl. It's a way to broaden your clientele base and have fun with it!! xoxoxo Hope this helps!

Oct 25 12 08:09 pm Link

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pixel dimension ilusion

Posts: 1459

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

you been doing makeup for years and you  dont know what they charge ?jajaja thats a good 1

Oct 25 12 08:23 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Alyson Makeup Pinheiro

Posts: 16

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

pixel dimension ilusion wrote:
you been doing makeup for years and you  dont know what they charge ?jajaja thats a good 1

Excuse me but if you have noting good to say dont say anything  at all be a grown man and have a bit more respect...ive been doing makeup for years yes but never gave some one a lesson thats why I'm asking peoples opinion...

Oct 25 12 11:40 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Alyson Makeup Pinheiro

Posts: 16

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

MUA Natasha Vaughan wrote:
Hi! I'm super new as of today to MM! I just wanted to add that I do makeup lessons all the time.. I charge hourly for them. Because sometimes once you get involved with the client they want a second look or have so many questions, one hour turns into three. I offer the hourly rate to the client then let them know ahead of time that my lessons tend to take two hours average, because they are so detailed. I take a natural look to dramatic and start with a clean face doing every single detail with them watching. And I always allow questions during the entire thing. It's really fun and it is always appreciated with every client! I also do group lessons where they can invite their girlfriends and do mini looks on each girl. It's a way to broaden your clientele base and have fun with it!! xoxoxo Hope this helps!

thanks, I also think it will take more then an hour but thats what the client wants she really just wants the basics smile do you mind giving me an idea of what you charge hourly pleas thanks smile

Oct 25 12 11:43 pm Link

Photographer

J M

Posts: 372

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Some makeup stores near me do quick makeup lessons like Ignlot and others for just self appliance makeup. Check out some that might do it and their prices, you will be allowed to charge more then that though as they are still trying to sell products. Then look at some of your peers prices good some Canadian makeup artists from your city they might have that info on their website, and price accordingly to what you think you're worth with these two bits of research and some include a little goodie bag. If you get rates from an American MAU or Australian it will be too different then your local rates

Oct 26 12 12:12 am Link

Makeup Artist

Denise

Posts: 1920

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

What is an hour of your time and expertise worth?

Oct 26 12 12:14 am Link

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Dani Jaye

Posts: 319

Princeton, New Jersey, US

Imho: It's been my only experience that professional MUA's never charge by the hour.  It dumbs down our value in the industry.
Traditionally, you charge a 1/2 day or whole day rate.  Now, I get it, it's a quick 1 hour session, for a makeup lesson but it NEVER is only 1 our, never.
Personally, I'm not packing my kit, my chair, using my products, sanitizing and cleaning them, tracking all of my materials on location, gas and mileage on my car, the labor of it all, etc... For anything less than $150 + travel fee ($25) if it's over 30 minutes away.
Just my 3 cents wink

Oct 28 12 04:04 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Visuelle Artistry

Posts: 364

Lewisville, Texas, US

I charge $200 for a 2 1/2 hr lesson ... it includes a detailed instruction of the importance of daily skin care and how to bring out your best facial features.
The lesson includes a full makeup application featuring the latest trends for face,
lips, cheeks and eyes. I also include a personalized face chart with recommendations
for skin care, makeup and tools of the trade.

I also ask the client to bring in what they are currently using ... to see where they may have a need for, and to weed out old items and of course what they want to accomplish with the lesson.

Hope this helps smile

Oct 29 12 09:32 am Link

Photographer

Kawika Photography

Posts: 110

San Diego, California, US

Focus on what it's worth to them and not cost+. Maybe ask your clients how much is it worth to look great?

btw, do you all who do training take before/after pictures or a full shoot and/or video the process so the client can refer to it later? Cheers

Oct 29 12 10:19 am Link