Today I'm chatting with Bridal Hair and Makeup artist Holly Carter of Carter Hair and Makeup. Today we talk about her business journey, how she instils confidence into her clients and the importance of outsourcing in your wedding business.
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The journey into special effects makeup (00:01:57) Holly shares how she became interested in special effects makeup and her fascination with creating cuts and bruises.
Training in special effects makeup (00:03:24) Holly talks about her training in special effects makeup and her experience with learning the artistic side of creating cuts and bruises.
Transition to bridal hair and makeup (00:06:24) Holly discusses how she went from special effects makeup to working in weddings, including her early experiences and lack of knowledge in the bridal industry.
The journey to becoming a bridal hair and makeup artist (00:08:53) The speakers discuss how many people end up in the wedding industry by accident and share their own experiences of starting out in the industry without knowing what to charge or what they were doing.
Building confidence in hair and makeup skills (00:09:23) The speaker talks about how she decided to train in hair and gained confidence in doing bridal and special occasion hair up work. She also mentions assisting on fashion shoots and how that helped her build confidence in both hair and makeup.
Taking the leap to quit a part-time job (00:12:01) The speaker discusses the decision to quit her part-time job and focus on doing weddings full-time. She talks about the support from her husband and the motivation to prove herself. She also mentions having enough bookings to make the same amount of money as her part-time job.
The confidence boost (00:16:46) Becca discusses how she helps her brides feel confident and forget their worries on their wedding day.
Dealing with highs and lows in business (00:17:50) Holly and Becca talk about the emotional roller coaster of being a business owner and what keeps them motivated during the ups and downs.
The importance of investing in education and community (00:21:51) Holly and Becca discuss the value of learning from others and being part of a supportive community in the wedding industry.
The importance of self-comparison (00:24:55) The speakers discuss the value of comparing oneself to their past self rather than comparing to others in business.
Outsourcing and the benefits of delegation (00:26:10) They talk about the advantages of outsourcing tasks in business and the fear that comes with letting go of control.
Continuous learning and growth in the wedding industry (00:29:25) The importance of continuous learning and improvement in the wedding industry is emphasized, regardless of experience level.
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