Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Childs.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I had always been interested in the beauty industry as a little girl. Always buying makeup from the drugstores and playing with hairstyles on myself and my younger sister. Eventually what really pulled me into the beauty industry was the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies. I was so fascinated with the special effects makeup and prosthetics. Right out of high school I knew I was to go to cosmetology school to earn a license and take that with me to get started in the beauty industry. From there I planned on looking into different makeup schools/classes to learn special effects, and while I did that, I worked in a few different hair salons. Eventually, I began booking weddings for hair and makeup. After about a year of weddings, I never looked back. Weddings became the main part of my business. As much as I loved the special effects and the art of it, I just knew that I was meant to be a Bridal makeup artist. Each Bride I work with is special to me. I may never even see them again or do their hair and makeup again, but that is what makes the relationships so unique. Being a part of, usually, the most special day in their lives and making them feel like the most beautiful person on earth is what drives me.
Please tell us about your art.
My art is unique, though I do take a lot of inspiration from artists I know personally and those who I follow closely on social media. I enjoy hearing that people can pick my work out of a group of people. I offer services from hair color to event hair and makeup, specializing in weddings.
What I hope that people take away from my work when they leave my chair is that I truly put in 110% every time. Each client is special to me. Without all of them, I wouldn’t have the business that I have today. I am not just here to make money off of them; I look to create relationships with them.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
Competition, competition, competition. I think the biggest challenge facing us artists today is that there is such a large number of people now in the industry. If I were to talk to a group of people, I can guarantee half of them knows or is related to someone who does hair or makeup. But to that, I say to new artists, keep your head in the game. Not every artist is everyone’s ‘cup of tea,’ so there may be a hundred artists you are competing with but just remember to stay true to yourself and your art.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I post all of my work through social media on Instagram @thetiffanychilds and Facebook ‘Tiffany Childs, Hair & Makeup Artist’.
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @thetiffanychilds
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetiffanychilds/
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