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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  Quote 
Model
Glamour Jessica
Posts: 2,139
Clifton, New Jersey, US


Glamourpuss
Dec 13 08 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Glamour Jessica
Posts: 2,139
Clifton, New Jersey, US


Or just choose a gemstone,

Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl
Dec 13 08 08:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Rachel Lisa
Posts: 2,975
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Glamity?
Dec 13 08 08:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Model
Kamari Omerio
Posts: 2,603
New York, New York, US


Vain about Glamour
Dec 13 08 08:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Glamour Jessica
Posts: 2,139
Clifton, New Jersey, US


Or Miss Electra is cool too....Hmmm maybe Babydoll, Sweetness
Dec 13 08 08:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Model
Glamour Jessica
Posts: 2,139
Clifton, New Jersey, US


Ohh I got it, even better,,,,,,,,Rainbow!
Dec 13 08 08:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Glamour Jessica
Posts: 2,139
Clifton, New Jersey, US


Crayola??
Dec 13 08 08:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Lacey Stephens hair-mua
Posts: 12
Orlando, Florida, US


Thanks too, ya'll rock!
Dec 13 08 08:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Rachel Lisa
Posts: 2,975
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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Mary
Posts: 7,117
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Hair Stylist
A J T
Posts: 3,113
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Just Kiss N Makeup
Posts: 346
Duluth, 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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Just Kiss N Makeup
Posts: 346
Duluth, 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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Aeni
Posts: 1,968
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
TJMBennett MUA
Posts: 525
Tampa, Florida, US


Glamour Jessica wrote:
Crayola??

seriously?

Dec 13 08 09:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Rachel Lisa
Posts: 2,975
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Jessica Jean Myers
Posts: 1,487
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Rachel Lisa
Posts: 2,975
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  Quote 
Photographer
name name
Posts: 2,602
New York, New York, US


Dec 13 08 09:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Jessica Jean Myers
Posts: 1,487
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  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Rachel Lisa
Posts: 2,975
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Just Kiss N Makeup
Posts: 346
Duluth, 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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Just Kiss N Makeup
Posts: 346
Duluth, 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  Quote 
Photographer
name name
Posts: 2,602
New York, New York, US


Dec 13 08 09:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Rachel Lisa
Posts: 2,975
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  Quote 
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