Hairstylist and Makeup Artist

Hairstylist and Makeup Artist

EmilyHudspeth

Richmond, VA

Female, 30

I work as a hairstylist and makeup artist for anything and everything you could imagine. A typical work-week can be special events, photo shoots, commercial production, makeup & styling lessons and more. Ask me anything!

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Last Answer on April 18, 2013

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What ethnicities' hair is the toughest to deal with?

Asked by Brooke over 11 years ago

Every hair type is a bit different and probably the one closest to your own is the easist to deal with since that is what you have the most experience with. With training and knowledge any hair texture can be manageable. You just have to know the right tools and products. 

How much can an A-list hair stylist earn in a year?

Asked by MoneyTalksBSWalks over 12 years ago

I am not sure but as soon as I make it big, I will give you full disclosure of my annual salary. (Kidding!) Honestly, I’m not 100% sure. I would imagine that once you reach the A-list that probably comes with a celebrity clientele, multiple salon locations, product lines, etc. At that point, the income is coming in from so many directions (your work, product endorsement and sales, then your employees sales), that the annual revenue could be more than I would imagine. Several hundred thousand? A million? Millions? Maybe, who knows?

If a client fails to pay or the check bounces or something similar, what recourse do you have? Do you just badger them with phone calls, or do you get the authorities involved?

Asked by Chesuray almost 12 years ago

Because most of my business is special events, corporate events, commercial advertising I don't have too much of an issue with that. My contract/service agreement requires (non-corporate) clients to pay prior to the service. So, if they didnt pay, I don't do the service. My contract has a returned check fee, that has only happened twice and they promptly submit the payment with the fee. Bouncing checks isn't legal so people will pay up when they do that. These days I accept credit card or cash on location so that I don't have to run that risk. I never have a problem with my corporate clients, except that it takes them FOREVER to pay.

Do employers, in this field of work, care about tattoos?

Asked by Katie K about 11 years ago

That depends on where you work. I am self employeed so I approve of my own tattoos. But if your clientele is more conservative, you may have to cover them up a bit. Typically hairdressing has a bit more creative freedom so it isnt an issue. 

If a long-haired woman sits down in your chair and says, "Gimme the G.I. Jane cut!", do you just go ahead and do it, or do you try and talk her out of it?

Asked by slick city over 11 years ago

I don't talk anyone out of or into anything. But I would not just chop before I asked some questions on what was driving her to make this decision. I have turned away many a woman who was freaking out about break up or some thing else like that. I just tell them to come back in 3 days and if they still want it we will do it. If this woman with waist length hair is cutting it all off because she is in chemo and knows she will lose it anyway, then we go for it. Basically, its a case by case decision.

Do you have any recommendations on facial moisturizers that are not so expensive? Any recommendations on skin care during the winter time?

Asked by Katherine over 11 years ago

I like Cetaphil (lotion and cleanser) for my basic routine. They are dermatologist recommended, really gentle, a nice price point and available at CVS or Walgreens. I just made 2 videos on winter skin care tips, you can see those on my youtube channel here http://youtu.be/YmKtt20aSMA and here http://youtu.be/auAbG0ARrFM

what are the best hairstyles for women with thinning hair on top?

Asked by anna lee over 11 years ago

Shorter is better for giving the illusion of density. The more length there is, it tends to flatten out.