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Crystal Wright's The Hair Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide 5th edition, is a how-to book for makeup artists, hair stylists, fashion stylists and manicurists who want to work behind-the-scenes in print, video, film and television.
Viewed as one of the most influential books in the industry, the Career Guide provides answers to beauty professionals and fashionistas on how to build a breakthrough portfolio that will get them jobs on magazines, music videos, CD covers, television, commercials and advertising campaigns.
Crystal Wright's Career Guide offers step-by-step instructions and real world examples on everything from:
--how to build a strong print and online portfolio,
--how to negotiate fees and expenses,
--how to work with and get your images from photographers,
--locking in agency representation and/or getting on the assistants list
--what to do if you don't get signed by the first agency that you show your work to.
In this 5th Edition of the 'Guide' Crystal offers specifics for getting into the makeup & hair union, a hugely expanded fashion styling section, a new section on building your bridal business, a newly formatted and updated resource section, and insightful interviews with some of the top makeup, hair and fashion stylists in the US.
With more than twenty years at the helm of Crystal Agency in Los Angeles, Wright has helped elevate the careers of some of the most successful makeup artists, hair designers, fashion stylists and manicurists. Her mentorship and guidance has led her clients to serve as fashionistas for celebrities such as Pink, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Andre Agassi, Queen Latifah, Britney Spears and Bono; and on advertising campaigns for Covergirl, Nike, Mervyns, Mc Donalds, United Airlines and more.
Everyday, artists would ask me, how do I become a celebrity stylist, states Wright. I realized how rare the information was, and it motivated me to share my insights and expertise. I became passionate about helping artists who had the drive and desire to make it in this industry.
Aspiring artists learn how to locate job opportunities where they live, how to formulate attention-grabbing resumes, build inexpensive yet online portfolios, create comp cards, business cards and build relationships that secure jobs for them now and into the future.
They are taught the ins and outs of finding an agent to represent them, how to establish a day rate, and how to negotiate with creative decision-makers without being intimidated.
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As founder and president of Crystal Agency for makeup, hair, fashion styling and photography, Crystal guided her company to become one of the most dynamic and respected talent agencies of its kind. For seventeen years, the agency represented some of the most talented and sought after hair, makeup, fashion stylists and photographers in the business. Magazines, record labels, production companies, public relations firms and entertainment executives relied on the talented artists at Crystal Agency.
Pursued for advice by a number of young hopefuls in the industry, Crystal thought of writing a book that would guide aspiring stylists in developing the right tools, skills and professionalism necessary to establish a successful career behind-the-scenes in entertainment, fashion and beauty.
Her book, Crystal Wright's Hair, Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide, now in its 5th edition, is used as a textbook for the fashion styling courses at The Fashion Institute of Technology, F.I.D.M, the International Academy of Design, Miami International University, and George Brown College.
Professional Makeup and Hair Schools such as Makeup Designory, and Downey Makeup School have incorporated it into their curriculum and Crystals two day Portfolio Building and Marketing Workshop has been incorporated into Downey Makeup School as a finishing program prior to graduation to get the students working right away.
Today she publishes Crystal Wright Live . com a website portal for the freelance hair, makeup and styling community, produces a national portfolio building and marketing workshop, speaks on tour for The Makeup Show (LA, NYC, Chicago and Berlin Germany) and bi-annually updates her flagship venture, The Hair, Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Crystal Wright, please contact Andrea Stradford at (323) 299-0500 or by email at email@example.com.
The Career Guide is an amazing and essential tool for anyone getting started in this [fashion and entertainment] industry.
President ThePowderGroup.com --ThePowderGroup NYC
Crystal Wright's Hair, Makeup and Fashion Styling Career Guide is a must-read for anyone thinking about getting into the freelance business, . If you want to save yourself from a lot of mistakes, I highly recommend you read this book first. It is a Treasure Chest of information!
Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine --Celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine - SamFine . com
I purchased a copy of The Guide for a friend who was thinking about getting into the business, however I started reading through the guide and found that even for someone like myself, that has been a fashion stylist for many years, the information it contained was invaluable! I look at the Guide as a refresher course that all of us in the business need once in awhile. I feel that I have renewed enthusiasm for my work.
Cindy Whitehead, Fashion Stylist --CindyWhitehead . com
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