We love nothing more than to bring face and body painters new products, this time we have gone all out!
We are super pleased to announce that we are now official European Glimmer Body Art Distributors, stocking the full range of 36 glitters in 10g pots and the 28 full sized 42g glitters, we also have over 60 new glitter tattoo stencils in stock all from the USA.
We have 10% off the whole range of Glimmer Body Art products until Midnight 7/1/14
Enter the code GLIMMER at the checkout
January – Time to build your business
So as face painters we automatically assume that January is going to be a quite month? This is not the case; children still have birthdays in January and have parties, so our services are needed.
There so many face painters telling me they have no work and are thinking of throwing in the towel. They are telling me this via Facebook, okay, so instead of wasting time on Facebook (we are all guilty of it) invest your time on creating more work for your business -Many face painters are fantastic artists but when it comes down to the business aspect they fall short.
After creating a very successful face painting business myself I know it’s hard work, I have spent endless days and nights on my laptop searching for new leads, email addresses, contacts, events, reading business books, you name it I have done it, my bad back pain was what put an end to my face painting business and spurred me to create the shop and here I am.
I personally find that many face painters rely on Facebook on their main source of advertising, there are many other ways of getting your business out there, and most of these can be updated via any smart phone.
My top tip – I cannot express how important this is start a blog! These are FREE one of my favs is Blogger.com, blog about your business, what you are doing, events you are attending, areas you cover, reviews of products, jams, training courses you are attending. Use this as an online business diary. I love to read blogs and know that there are only a handful of face painters that have them, so when you start your blog, send me the link so I can follow you.
List your business on free directory listings, this will help your website rank better on Google – Yell.com, free index, Thompson Local, Net Mums etc, there are tons out there – get listing.
Start to use Twitter, if you find it confusing, read up on how to use it; it’s pretty easy once you get going and can be a great tool for networking.
Instagram – This is an awesome app, sign up its FREE, and you will gain business from it should you use it correctly.
Illusion Magazine website is a great source for inspiration, browse the site and update your portfolio and website.
Check out Heather Greens "paint me Green blog", its just brilliant! - like and follow her page for amazing business tips and tricks.
Update your website at least once a week, this will help massively in your Google ranking. If you haven’t got a website – get one, there are plenty of FREE website available, if you can afford to pay someone to build you a website, do your research, even haggle with the web designer and get a great price.
Read some business books, your local library will have tons of books that will help you to build your business. You can also find some great articles on line – all free.
Network – Network with others apart from face painters, there are many other professions that face painters can team up with – bouncy castle hire companies, cake makers, entertainers, makeup artists, photographers, wedding planners, party planners, djs, restaurants, play centres – the list is endless – the list is endless, talk to all these people in your area, tell them about your business, drop them an email, send them your business card.
Business cards – carry them everywhere you go, talk to people/shop keepers/nursery ask them if it’s okay to leave a pile of cards, you never know who might pick one up. We have an amazing printing service now at The Face Painting Shop, so if you are in need of new business stationary get in contact with Tommy – email@example.com, he can even help you with design.
My plea to you all is to start blogging in 2014, send me the links so that I can follow your blogs too.
I am 100% behind every face painter on the planet, if I can help any of you in any way to build your business get in contact with me, I’m pretty easy to get hold of :-)
Here is to a busy 2014
Maria has done her first extreme face paint of 2014, turning herself into actor Morgan Freeman, using just Superstar Line Black 163 and Line White 161. Maria is renowned in the face painting and make up industry for her amazing gift of painting herself into famous faces.
We are sure you will agree that this is just mind blowing, Maria has a gift of taking face painting to a whole new level.
Leave your comments below for Maria to read.
Follow Maria's Facebook page here : https://www.facebook.com/MakeUpArtistMariaMaloneGuerbaa
We was thrilled to be asked to sponsor and judge Illusion's Christmas face painting competition.
Illusion Magazine is not only famous for there amazing publications but also there worldwide face painting competitions, so judging this was extremely hard.
Here are the results
Mandy Rita Tardif
Lauren Jackson Make-up Academy was created by Lauren Jackson. With over 8 years of experience, Lauren and her guest tutors can cover all aspects of Make-up in either accredited form with Lauren or modular, with her guest tutors - all of which have vast experience in Bridal, TV, Film and the Glossies. The Academy can offer training in Bridal, Editorial, Special Effects, TV, Film, Special Occasion and Fashion Make-up. You can also train to become a bridal hair designer, adapt the looks taught to you to cross over to fashion, event and photographic hair styling.
A little history about the Academy.... After 4 years under the FWAcademy umbrella, Lauren is launching in her own name. Offering the aspiring Make-up and Hair Artist out there or for those that wish to brush up on their skills in both Make-up and Hair Design to take a course and become a fully fledged Make-up and Hair Artist. Trained by experienced artists in their specialised areas for module courses such as special effects and editorial make-up, Lauren wanted to keep to the same ethics of The FWAcademy offering friendly, yet professional courses whether it is in Make-up and or Hair. With an eye for detail and being thorough you, the student are given full support after completing a course here at the Academy, with the chance for future freelance work in either wedding or event work.
What does the Academy offer?
1/2 day, 1, 2 and 5 day training courses all accredited by either The Professional Guild of Beauty or BABTAC and to shortly follow CIBTAC. You, the student will feel comfortable in the knowledge that upon successful completion you will be a recognised Make-up and Hair Artist with a recognised qualification sponsored by The Professional Guild of Beauty. Enabling you to obtain the most important Public Liability Insurance. You also have the option for a professional photo shoot giving you the stepping stone to create your professional portfolio, vital for paid work in the world of Make-up and Hair. Whilst these are at an additional cost and optional, they are beneficial.
How much do the courses cost?
Course costs start at £85 for a half day training session in Spray tanning, using Sienna X or Lauren's Way spray tan solution and rise to £950 for a full 5 day one to one intensive Make-up and Hair Course to include face painting event training as an additional module should you require it. Day rates are £196 per day per person when not forming part of a block 5 day Make-up and Hair course. If you have a group of 3 then discounts will be offered if all 3 of you book together at the same time. This offer does not apply to courses at The Face Painting Shop.
*please note that costs/offers may slightly differ when running courses working in conjunction with other establishments due to location/travel surcharges/packages on offer at that time etc.
Other types of courses available
Training can also be given in groups of 3 people or more where the courses are slightly less in cost to suit those who have a stricter budget. Course numbers never exceed more than 6 people at any one time to make sure that you get my undivided attention.
When and where are the courses held?
Please scroll down for dates
Location: Bexleyheath, Meopham, Orpington (one to one) and The Face Painting Shop, Essex
Additional information and mini gallery of students at work
The Academy can also offer student days at colleges, theatrical groups (pre 16 years of age are great at teaching those interested something new and are great for team building)
The Face Painting Shop, Essex
Times: 10.30-4pm with a lunch break at 1pm
When: 6th and 7th February 2 day Make-up course then:
6th and 7th March 2 day bridal hair course
3rd and 4th April 2 day Make-up course
Course: Level 2 Make-up to include Intermediate/Advanced techniques & bridal hair up
What’s included?: Full course notes are provided & certificate upon successful completion, use of kit and equipment throughout training
What is not included: Models – please if you can, bring your own. If for whatever reason you cannot find a model for training, let me know and I will try to arrange one. Please note that models for hair training have to have medium length hair or longer
Additional information: Group courses are when 3 or more people are booked on. If there are not enough numbers to form a group course, then your booking will roll onto the next make-up and or hair course
Accreditd by BABTAC and The Professional Guild of Beauty
For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Because the Superstar face and body paint range is so large, we often have customers call up asking about them, so we have put together some swatches for you all.
Hi Guys, my name is Tommy and I am the new resident printer here at The Face Painting Shop.
We are really excited to be now offering this service online providing custom printed t-shirts, hoodies, business cards and stationery for face painters and makeup artists.
Drop me an e-mail on printing@thefacepaintingshop.
I have found a new love!!
When it comes to cleaning brushes, you should always give them a shampoo to keep them clean, and prevent spreading bacteria back on to your skin.
If you don't clean them regularly, the dead skin cells build up between the bristles, as does the bacteria & this causes your skin to breakout.
There are various products on the market to wash your brushes in, but over the years I have come across some that just don't cut it; they are either overly perfumed or the 'little goes a long way' products take forever to wash out as they're too concertrated.
You have to be careful not to dunk the entire brush into the water in-order to remove the soap as this can losen the glue within the ferrule, which holds the bristles together.
This new soap bar from 'Cameleon Professional Face & Bodypaint' is fabulous!!
*100% Vegtable oil based conditioning soap*
Not only is this soap perfect for brushes AND cosmetic sponges, you can only use it on your skin to remove all traces of face & bodypaint!!
It has a pleasent yet subtle Lemony fresh scent, and it comes in a plastic pot which is ideal as you can hold the product while you swirl your brush on it without losing you grip on the soap - We know what thats like, trying to catch it as it swishes around the sink bowl.
You simply dampen your brush / sponge, and then swipe it over the soap once or twice - this is all you need!
Then using your fingers lather the bristles into a foamy consistancy.
If your brushes are really dirty, you'll see your lather change colour due to the makeup - Feel ashamed! Lol..
Give them a little swirl in the clean water, taking care not to dip in the brush ferrule, and the soap literally washes away without any resisdue or fuss!
The bristles are left looking clean and smelling fresh!
This is a MUST buy for anyone who owns makeup brushes!!
You can purchase this product from The Face Painting Shop www.thefacepaintingshop.com for an inroductory price of £5.49
Saturday 22st December - CLOSED
Sunday 22nd December - CLOSED
Monday 23rd December - 9am - 4pm
Christmas Eve - CLOSED
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Boxing Day - CLOSED
Friday 27th December - CLOSED
Saturday 28th December 9am - 2pm
Sunday 29th December - CLOSED
Monday 30th December - 8.30am - 3pm
Tuesday 31st December - 8.30am - 3pm
Wednesday 1st January - CLOSED
Thursday 2nd January - CLOSED
Normal opening hours onwards
The ShowMe MakeUp Suite is now open within The Face Painting Shop
Shonagh Scott is now providing her makeup services at her brand new prurpose built suite within the shop.
For appointments call 01375 768773
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/TheShowMeMakeUpSuite?fref=ts