26 episodes

Beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. You'll hear Meemz, a former makeup artist, and her guests call out beauty industry issues and bad client behavior. Learn what it's like to be on the other side of the chair. Behind all that glam, beauty professionals are humans too. Learn tips that improve client interactions so you can avoid some of these beauty horror stories. These horrors also extend beyond the client interaction such as the beauty professional's personal struggles, lack of diversity in the industry, and much more. If you work in the industry and have a beauty horror story to tell, send them to @swatchofhorrors IG or Twitter. #SwatchofHorrors

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Beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. You'll hear Meemz, a former makeup artist, and her guests call out beauty industry issues and bad client behavior. Learn what it's like to be on the other side of the chair. Behind all that glam, beauty professionals are humans too. Learn tips that improve client interactions so you can avoid some of these beauty horror stories. These horrors also extend beyond the client interaction such as the beauty professional's personal struggles, lack of diversity in the industry, and much more. If you work in the industry and have a beauty horror story to tell, send them to @swatchofhorrors IG or Twitter. #SwatchofHorrors

    Ep 25: My Horrible Business Trip Roomie feat. Austin Mark

    Ep 25: My Horrible Business Trip Roomie feat. Austin Mark

    Another episode about beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. Meemz recalls a horror story where she was sent on a makeup business trip and got paired up with an awful hotel roommate and total stranger. Listen to Meemz and returning guest, Austin Mark, go off on quite a few tangents regarding police interactions, best songs to cry to, and Meghan McCain's hairstylist. Austin shares his horror story working as a makeup artist for a runway show in LA. Austin was a guest on episode 9 of Swatch of Horrors.

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    • 55 min
    Ep 24: When to leave your job

    Ep 24: When to leave your job

    This week is all about the horrors of getting passed up for opportunities in your makeup career. Learn about the red flags that you need to look out for, and learn when it's time to leave your job, brand, or store. Didn't get the job? Learn what you can do to better your chances for the next interview. Follow for more beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. Leave a review and a 5-star rating!

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    • 19 min
    Ep 23: Misdiagnosed Skin Condition

    Ep 23: Misdiagnosed Skin Condition

    A beauty horror story about being misdiagnosed with a contagious skin condition. Learn tips on how to advocate for yourself when seeking medical treatment. Hear all the red flags about the offending doctor in this beauty horror story.

    This is not intended for medical treatment or diagnoses. See your medical professional for help and advice regarding your health.

    Learn about:
    Molluscum contagiosum

    Seborrheic dermatitis

    • 42 min
    Ep 22: He Fried Her Hair

    Ep 22: He Fried Her Hair

    Beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals

    Meemz talks with the hosts from @HomoInTraining podcast! These two unapologetically queer Latinx podcasters share a beauty horror story that involves bleach, 40 volume, and something you use in your house during winter time. Listen to find out more!

    We touch on the Asian hate crimes that have been in the media lately and discuss performative activism. Meemz shares a story about Asian-American shame and being bullied. We touch on how anglicizing your name can be harmful but also it can change how people treat you at times.

    • 59 min
    Ep 21: Prevent Trial Horrors

    Ep 21: Prevent Trial Horrors

    This week's episode is all about how freelance makeup artists can prevent beauty horrors during makeup trials. Freelance makeup artists, this one is for you.

    Want to know how to conduct successful makeup trials? For makeup artists, makeup trials are a way to secure your makeup booking.

    Kathy Huynh Cabico is a bridal beauty coach for makeup artists and she is a pro at helping freelance makeup artists become confident bridal beauty business owners.

    Not only is Kathy a bridal beauty coach, she also has a bridal hair and makeup team based in Orange County, Ca @Kathyhunhartistry

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Homo in Training podcast:) ,

love a good horror story😱

i love this new podcast! working in the beauty industry i definitely have some of these experiences and it’s so nice to know i’m not the only one! Meemz is the coolest host😍

Novelas con Cafecito ,

Great!

Such a fun concept to listen to! It's great for not only beauty professionals but also any beauty lover out there.

Umm....2000 ,

New and refreshing

I am excited listening to fresh content. The stories are funny, scary, and bring a different perspective.