Turning the interest into a career, Irene was originally working as an office lady before starting her career as a makeup artist. She applied for a makeup class because of her personal interests. She later became Toby’s Top Pro. Irene's excellent service makes herself a popular makeup artist on Toby.
Irene graduated from the University of California, San Diego, majoring in the Department of Communication. Later working in Hong Kong, she enrolled in makeup and hairdressing classes in private time with her whole passion. Originally, she did not intend to take makeup as a career. However, more and more friends invited Irene to help with their banquet makeup, and gradually Irene was recommended to more friends. Irene joined the industry later, and in 2018 became a full-time makeup artist, involved in different makeup work, such as weddings, car show, clothing hard photos, stage performances, magazines, micro-movies and so on.
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"I was lucky at that time many friends were getting married. I was asked for help with makeup and hair style, and started my career as a makeup artist." In 2018, I resigned my job at that time and took makeup as a full-time career. Irene then knew Toby and believed that the platform has strong coverage, which can help them increase their exposure on the Internet, to develop her career and promote her services through Toby. Pros can directly communicate with customers with service needs. So far, the publicity effect is very good. There are always new customers using Toby. Being a Top Pro can also make the customers be more confident in her, increase the chances of being hired.
For whom interested in becoming a makeup artist, Irene suggests they should know what type of makeup artist they want to concentrate on. She prefers starting the career with a full-time job at the same time to secure the income. They can provide makeup services in spare time, such as bridal makeup, which the working hours are mostly weekends. If anyone who wants to work as a makeup artist in the fashion industry, a full-time makeup artist is usually preferred as the working hours are usually during the weekdays.
Irene admits that it is difficult to start a career as a freelancer. She also asked a question: When the business is not good, will I continue to work as a freelancer, and how to continue? Therefore, in addition to makeup artists, Irene is also a makeup class instructor and yoga instructor. "The makeup jobs are not working for a day long. I will have more spare time and I can take the time to spare. I don't just rely on a single job. It is very important to use your time more flexibly." Although makeup is just one of Irene's current jobs, she has always maintained her enthusiasm and love for makeup. "I may not be better than other makeup artists, but I will take the customer first and think about it in the customers’ position. Knowing the needs of the customers and making them satisfied is the key of success."