hello! I hope you and your loved ones are doing well. before sharing the precautions that are in place, I want to say a big thank you to all the workers that have kept our world running. I deeply admire your bravery and commitment to helping others during this time.
I also want to thank those who are supporting small businesses. small businesses are vital to the economy, to families, and to people's dreams. as a small business owner myself I know how much financial risk and time goes into starting a business. it breaks my heart knowing that so many have been forced to shut down permanently.
I am so thankful for your support and for helping me and my business recover from this downfall. I can't wait to see all of you again and meet many new faces! I promise to try my best to create a safe + comfortable environment for your services as things return back to "normal". below is a list of precautions I am taking to help keep us safe.
please feel free to reach out with any feedback or advice <3
my cancellation policy has been temporarily removed until further notice. all sessions are allowed to cancel without a fee and no questions asked. please cancel if you have any symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed or has symptoms of covid/flu-like illness within 14 days.
I will not be available for far distance traveling for sessions.
for makeup room appointments: only allowing 1 client (no visitors, unless medically necessary) per appointment in my makeup room.
I am open to doing hair/makeup outside, and have created an area that is suitable to do so :)
I will update this post when the makeup room fully reopens.
as much as I want to hug and shake hands with everyone...now is not the time.
therefore air hugs an elbow bumps only haha!
prior to each appointment a temperature check will be conducted using a touchless thermometer. I do not feel comfortable serving customers with a temperature 100F or above.
contact information form
24-48 hours before an appointment, each client will be sent a digital form with contact information and covid related questions, this is strongly encouraged by the state for contact tracing purposes.
(a link to the form is located at the bottom of this page)
wearing a face mask is required at this time for all personal care services, so please wear a mask to your appointment. I am asking all photographers to also wear a mask, in respect of myself and our clients. if you do not have a mask, I will be happy to supply one.
as a licensed cosmetologist and a certified makeup artist, I highly value cleanliness and sanitation. I have always used disposables, sanitizer, and disinfecting spray during every session. I deep clean and sanitize my brushes after all appointments. I throw away products or give them to my client if it accidentally comes in contact with their skin. I will continue to take these precautions and take additional actions such as, thoroughly disinfecting each product's packaging after use & deep cleaning my kit after every session. hand sanitizer will be encouraged and available for use throughout the session.
clean hair and clothes
for hairstyling services: if possible, please wash your hair prior to your appointment.
as usual, clean capes will be provided to drape over your clothing.
when I greet you, I will be wearing a mask and gloves. before our session I will put on a new pair of gloves and a face shield (leaving the face mask on)
no cash or checks will be accepted during this time. I am currently accepting payments through paypal, venmo, cash app, or zelle.
please be courteous and patient
I know this is hard, I know this has been a long time, I know you are probably tired of reading all of these rules lol, but the reason business owners put these rules in place are to protect you, our other clients, ourselves, and our families. as much as I would love to serve you, please do not request an appointment if you have been out and about and not taking this situation seriously.
summary: how to prepare for appointment
1. cancel appointment when needed
2. fill out contact information form
3. if possible, wash and dry hair
4. wear a face mask
thank you for reading this and for your support. looking forward to catching up with you soon!
I was sitting by my makeup mirror practicing creative looks on myself, something I do almost daily, but on this day I spent several hours at my makeup mirror. not because I was enjoying it, because I was frustrated. everything I created, I hated. my eyes were getting red and irritated from how many times I wiped them clean. I thought awful thoughts about my skills, my business, my worth as an artist.
I wanted to quit, I had the urge to shut down my business (especially with the loss of income due to COVID-19). then I looked at my phone and I received a notification from Instagram… “see your post from this day two years ago”.
I clicked it and realized that the look I completed two years ago was almost exact to the look I was frustrated about, just a few minutes earlier. I studied the two pictures side by side.
here are the two images in comparison…
the difference of my blending, the vibrancy of my colors, the intensity of the sparkles, the liner, the brows…
I was in awe of my improvement.
I felt so proud of myself, of my art, of my growth.
that notification came in perfect timing, and it inspired me to write this post....
if you are a creative and are frustrated with your art, please be patient. please be kind to yourself. please give yourself time to grow. please accept where your artistry is now. please give your art the love it deserves. we will try things and fail, many times the failures are painful (and costly!), but always remember that you are creating for fun, to release energy, to inspire. I believe in the past you, the you where you are now, and the future you. you are talented. you are gifted. you are special. no matter what challenges you are facing, please never quit on giving your creativity and gifts to the world.
thanks for reading,
wishing you all the best.
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