MY TOP 5 LINE MANAGEMENT TIPS - By Jane HardingWe’ve all been there, the super busy events where you have an instant crowd of customers and multiple lines form all at once! You then have to become referee and undoubtedly upset someone by insisting everyone forms ONE LINE! Eek! Line management is probably the most stressful part of our job.The list of line management challenges reall..
Hi All! I often see questions on the various Facebook groups asking about taking deposits, contracts, and the booking process in general so I thought I would run you through my booking process! It’s simple, professional and straightforward and protects me against running into any difficulties in the run-up to, or during a job. Enquiries – most of my enquiries come throu..
REVIEW OF FUSION PARAFFIN WHITE By Jane Harding Before I wrote my review on this product, I wanted to be in a position to say I’d used it over a prolonged period of time on the job and therefore give an opinion based on experience in real working conditions.Fusion released this new Paraffin White in May 2019, I initially had a 32g pot just to try out and I ..
Hi Guys Its time to start a fresh new year.Today I am going to be blogging about preparing for what will hopefully be another busy and profitable year ahead. So firstly I started to think about what products/services I'll be offering this year. I decided i'll be sticking to last years services which are; face painting,glitter tattoos, ..
Hi, guys, my name is Hazel and I'm a face painter based in Nottingham, and this is my first blog, it might be a tad long but It explains how I've got to where I am today despite all the knockbacks life has thrown at me. Some of it is business-related but mostly personal. I know some people have been through similar things so wanted to share my story as I know some may relate.My face painti..
Hello everyone! Did you enjoy the summer? Are you now very excited that Halloween is well and truly on it’s way? I am! Today I have a quick Step by Step Rainbow sugar skull, using the Global Carnival palette, and Kryolan tv paint stick in 070 as a base. When I take private appointments for things like skulls and sugar skulls, I personally prefer to work with foundation as a base, as it fe..
HOW I KEEP MY KIT CLEAN TOP TIPS - By Jane HardingHello Everyone!How are we? Good I hope and ready for the busy summer ahead. It’s been a little while since my last ‘written’ blog but I did film a tutorial of my ‘Pretty Floral Eye Design’ in real time, so if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here:https://youtu.be/y0fK063dLmkI’ve been wracking my brain on wh..
What happens at the Coffee MorningBy Rosemary Black In June I was very lucky to get a Tuesday to attend the free monthly coffee morning at the Eleven17 studios above The Face Painting Shop. The coffee morning is FREE, although you do need a ticket. Tickets are available when the event is announced on Facebook. While each coffee morning ..
My Face Paint Must Haves by Emma Green
Hi guys I’m Emma a face painter based in Worcester UK, I have been painting for 3 years, I am really enjoying my journey so far in the face painting community.For my first blog I thought I'd talk to you about my favourite painty products.
Face Painting shops ¾ inch Short angled brush This brush is ..
Let’s be Eco Warriors!So, a couple of weeks ago, after a bit of a strongly worded conversation with Alex about who got to use the car that I pay for (which I lost so he could get to a brass band thing he signed up for AFTER I’d already been booked…) I had to get the train to a gig. Yes, I’m serious, but I’m still gonna marry the bastard. Not that I’m still annoyed about..
The Game Changers Hey yoouuu guuuuyssss! I hope you are all well and getting ready for the start of Summer - crazy season! I don’t know if it’s been the same for you but the first part of this year was a little quiet for business in these parts – I was starting to get a little worried to be honest! Luckily summer is shaping up to be SUPER BUSY and I’m e..
The French Body Panting Awards 2019At the beginning of the month I competed at the French Body paintingawards, and was so excited to get the photo’s back the other day, so Ithought I would tell you all about it, from concept and design to the actualevent itself. For those of you that have been thinking about competing, Ihope this gives you a little bit of insight..
A SATURDAY IN THE LIFE OF A FACE PAINTER – BY JANE HARDINGHi everyone, how are you? Keeping busy I hope… I certainly have been, hence why I’ve not had a chance to write a blog in a few weeks. Over the Easter break (which falls a week later in Leicestershire, compared to the rest of the country); I worked 17 days straight at various events. Then almost as soon as that was over we we..
Make Up PalettesMake up palettes are a good addition to our face painting kits, especially with festival and wedding season upon us. Teens and pre-teens love the look of an open make-up box and have even asked for selfies with my hard-to-obtain palette by a famous Instagram MUA. They look pretty but do they deliver? And what do us face painters need in a make up palette?
Festivals – A Quick GuideBy Joni Nettleship Do you do them? If so, do you pay pitch fees? How much? Is it pay per face and how much do you charge? How long do you paint for and what time do you pack away? Do you paint after sunset? Festival season is looming and you need to keep your wits about you if you want to remain sane and end up with a profit. I..