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post #421 of 445
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Originally Posted by Marilu85 View Post

Do freelancers get discounts of any kind yet? i saw some old posts from 2009 that say they don't but i thought maybe by now its changes?

nope because you are not permanent. if you become a freelancer you can apply for a pro card i believe. still no discounts for freelancers sorry 

post #422 of 445

Thanks! Also, do you have any idea why to become permanent, you need to have full availability? I currently cannot work Mondays through Wednesdays because i have to attend cosmetology school  for 9 hours all three days. I am however full available all other days. Shouldn't that be ok for a part time at least? I wondered if anyone had received a part time job without having full availability. 

post #423 of 445
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Originally Posted by Marilu85 View Post

Thanks! Also, do you have any idea why to become permanent, you need to have full availability? I currently cannot work Mondays through Wednesdays because i have to attend cosmetology school  for 9 hours all three days. I am however full available all other days. Shouldn't that be ok for a part time at least? I wondered if anyone had received a part time job without having full availability. 

couldnt tell you. im part time and work a lot they like to be able to call you incase of having someone call out instead of using freelance. its also harder to taylor the schedule just for one person its a head ache 

post #424 of 445
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Originally Posted by Marilu85 View Post

Do freelancers get discounts of any kind yet? i saw some old posts from 2009 that say they don't but i thought maybe by now its changes?

Nope

post #425 of 445
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Originally Posted by Marilu85 View Post

Thanks! Also, do you have any idea why to become permanent, you need to have full availability? I currently cannot work Mondays through Wednesdays because i have to attend cosmetology school  for 9 hours all three days. I am however full available all other days. Shouldn't that be ok for a part time at least? I wondered if anyone had received a part time job without having full availability. 

 

Depends on the manager. My boss required fully open availability, but they are not all like that. Especially if you only apply for like a 12 hour position. 

post #426 of 445

I so badly want to work for MAC when I get out of high school! Well, right now I'm in my senior year in high school and since its Christmas time my local Macy's is hiring a fragrance seller for the holiday's. So, I applied and I hope to hear back from them soon. Do you think this fragrance job would help me a little bit more (experience wise) to get a job at MAC when I get out of high school? (I would work at MAC right now because I am 18 but I'm not because its several towns over from me.) The MAC closest to me is a counter in Nordstrom's. Also, I am shy so can you ladies give me some tips for when I get out of high school of how I can really impress the employer. Thanks!

post #427 of 445
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Originally Posted by JadeAudrey View Post

I so badly want to work for MAC when I get out of high school! Well, right now I'm in my senior year in high school and since its Christmas time my local Macy's is hiring a fragrance seller for the holiday's. So, I applied and I hope to hear back from them soon. Do you think this fragrance job would help me a little bit more (experience wise) to get a job at MAC when I get out of high school? (I would work at MAC right now because I am 18 but I'm not because its several towns over from me.) The MAC closest to me is a counter in Nordstrom's. Also, I am shy so can you ladies give me some tips for when I get out of high school of how I can really impress the employer. Thanks!
Retail experience would definitely help when getting a job at MAC. Even though it's a fun job and a great learning experience, we are still a company. So, knowing how to sell a product really helps. Getting experience in sells should also help you become more open, but another way to impress is to do you homework on MAC and really know the company. Also get to know the artists that way you're more comfortable around them! (:
post #428 of 445

Thank you so much for the reply!

I'm assuming you are a MAC artist?!

May I add you as a friend on here? wavey.gif

-Jade

post #429 of 445
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Thank you so much for the reply!
I'm assuming you are a MAC artist?!
May I add you as a friend on here? wavey.gif
-Jade
Yes, I am. And of course! (:
post #430 of 445
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Originally Posted by JadeAudrey View Post

I so badly want to work for MAC when I get out of high school! Well, right now I'm in my senior year in high school and since its Christmas time my local Macy's is hiring a fragrance seller for the holiday's. So, I applied and I hope to hear back from them soon. Do you think this fragrance job would help me a little bit more (experience wise) to get a job at MAC when I get out of high school? (I would work at MAC right now because I am 18 but I'm not because its several towns over from me.) The MAC closest to me is a counter in Nordstrom's. Also, I am shy so can you ladies give me some tips for when I get out of high school of how I can really impress the employer. Thanks!

 

It takes practice doing makeup, and working retail- so any little bit will help :). 

post #431 of 445

Thanks ladies! I also wanted to mention that my friend wants me to her makeup for New Year's. I'm definetely not going to do it for free because I will be using MAC and other high end brands. I figured I would take the opportunity to start my Makeup Artistry portfolio (I will also take pictures and list what products I used to achieve the look, and also if I ever want to recreate it on myself or someone else.) So, my question is, how much should I charge her? Also, what can I use as a makeup artistry portfolio and where can I get one? Thanks again! amuse.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #432 of 445
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Originally Posted by JadeAudrey View Post

Thanks ladies! I also wanted to mention that my friend wants me to her makeup for New Year's. I'm definetely not going to do it for free because I will be using MAC and other high end brands. I figured I would take the opportunity to start my Makeup Artistry portfolio (I will also take pictures and list what products I used to achieve the look, and also if I ever want to recreate it on myself or someone else.) So, my question is, how much should I charge her? Also, what can I use as a makeup artistry portfolio and where can I get one? Thanks again! amuse.gif






I'm not 100% sure what you should charge because it really depends on your skill. But personally I would never charge more than $30 for a friend no matter how well I think I can do. Also, Joanns sells really pretty portfolio's for artwork but it fits pictures perfectly. There is a few different sizes. They have 1/2 off coupons all the time so I got mine for $10 and it's REALLY nice!
post #433 of 445
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Originally Posted by JadeAudrey View Post

Thanks ladies! I also wanted to mention that my friend wants me to her makeup for New Year's. I'm definetely not going to do it for free because I will be using MAC and other high end brands. I figured I would take the opportunity to start my Makeup Artistry portfolio (I will also take pictures and list what products I used to achieve the look, and also if I ever want to recreate it on myself or someone else.) So, my question is, how much should I charge her? Also, what can I use as a makeup artistry portfolio and where can I get one? Thanks again! amuse.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depends on how good of a friend she is, I never charged my close friends personally... If she's more of a sort-of friend and you do end up charging her, I couldn't really say how much to charge since it depends on where you live...From there though- charge what you think your time is worth..

post #434 of 445

Great! Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, ladies.

Have a good day!

- Jade; aspiring makeup artist peace2.gif

post #435 of 445
Anytime!
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Originally Posted by JadeAudrey View Post

Great! Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, ladies.
Have a good day!
- Jade; aspiring makeup artist peace2.gif
post #436 of 445
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Originally Posted by xStarryEyedX View Post

Depends on how good of a friend she is, I never charged my close friends personally... If she's more of a sort-of friend and you do end up charging her, I couldn't really say how much to charge since it depends on where you live...From there though- charge what you think your time is worth..

I usually charge around $50 for friends and around $65/$70 for everyone else since I am a beginner.

post #437 of 445

Hi im new to speckt

I just recently got hired as a freelance artist folr MAC i was told that my start date would be DEC18 2012 today is DEC26 2012

and i still havent recieved my employee number im very excited and eager to start working is there anything i can do?o

 

Also i want to get a MAC Pro card. it requires to forms of proof. i dont have a cosmo liscence or anything all i have is my buisness car 

is there anything else i can use since i work for MAC as freelancce?c

post #438 of 445

You didn't go to any sort of beauty school or anything like that? If you look online you can find out all the different things you can do to get a MAC Pro card. There are also plenty of videos on Youtube. I know for sure that you can get a MAC Pro card if you went to beauty school for hair, cosmetology, nails, esthetics, and you can even get it if you went to school for photography and I think if you are a model you can too! thmbup.gif I would just look up videos on Youtube & research online! Hope I helped!

post #439 of 445

I wish I could do tht!

post #440 of 445
So i waited until i read this entire thread before i commented on anything. I recently landed a job as a freelance artist for MAC and i am sooo excited. I would love to hear more stories about how your first day went. I am so nervous!!
post #441 of 445
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Originally Posted by Stuckup makeup View Post

So i waited until i read this entire thread before i commented on anything. I recently landed a job as a freelance artist for MAC and i am sooo excited. I would love to hear more stories about how your first day went. I am so nervous!!

 

I just got hired as well on 10/05 did my paper work 10/07 and waiting for it to go threw so i can start. The manager told me i'll be getting hours during the season and it's up to me to do my very best so they can hire me permanently it can take a few months for that but they like to see you sell, sell, sell!. She also told me they like to see the freelancers clean the areas other mac artist used, sell, be outgoing with customers, know the new products that are out at the moment and just be you! and a big thing they like to see is when they call you to see if you can work take it!!! and if you can't make it call them back and let them know you can't take the shift their really big on that if not they will stop calling you. 

 

Forgot to mention that the manager told me as well to go to your local counters and introduce yourself to them and let them know you're a freelancer and if they need any help that your free to take any shifts.

 

But i'm as well am super nervous!! 

post #442 of 445
So I recently went to a Mac Job Fair I did a verbal interview and a makeup demo and was called back in 3 business days with great critique on Both portions of my interview, I was only told to use the mirror more to physically teach the client what to do and how to,ten I was told to come in for another interview. What will they ask,what do they want to see? How can I ace this? I'm dying for this job
post #443 of 445
Lucky for me i had a really laid back interview. I was asked questions about my sales experience, how I would handle working with an employee who was having a bad day, and to tell a bad experience I had dealing with a customer and how I resolved it. My advice, always be prepared. I knew why I wanted to work for MAC, the history including dates and names, and their different charities and programs. Good luck to you
post #444 of 445
I just got hired as a freelancer!!! I am sooooo excited!
post #445 of 445

sorry...  wrong forum...

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