New York’s Beauty Con (#Beautyconnyc) is coming in less than 3 weeks and with it comes the die-hard product, hair styling and skincare squads from all over the world.
All that excitement in downtown New York can seem overwhelming but let me be your guide to how to prep for the beauty and the madness so that you may stroll into your next con face “beat to the Gods” and hanging with your newly formed #beautycon crew.
1. Get the Basics: If you are an aspiring anything you need a base before you can grow your palette. Love skincare and makeup? Learn about treatments, color schemes and textures. Are you all about Hair? Learn how to color hair and styling techniques. The best part, schools like Marinello Schools of Beauty can teach you makeup, cosmetology, esthetics (skincare) and then some so that you can prep yourself, your girls or pave your career for brighter shinier things (kick off that YouTube career with actual accreditation!)
2. Build your presence: Maybe you have a love of brows and you can’t wait to see what products and techniques ignite your fire at the Beautycon. Start showing those around you that YOU are the expert. Ask your secondary and tertiary friends (mom’s friends, sisters or brother friends), homecoming attendees to establish your lewk and increase your clientele. Once you start getting your name out there for your fabulous brows, you can go to Beautycon with your eye on products and techniques to enhance your portfolio.
3. Build Your Beauty Squad: If you are a brow lady, find a lip lady for your squad or if you specialize in Cara Delavigne brows, have a friend that works on Rihanna brows. Not every client wants bushy brows but if you can point them in the right direction and establish a great rapport as a “go to” source regardless of specialty, you are loyalty royalty. Do onto others as they do to you. The beauty world is small so make a positive impact.
So hopefully these tips can help you break the ice and achieve your goals so that you are shero (or hero) walking into your next Beautycon.