Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2020

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4 • THEARTISAN WINTER 2020 "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." –Zig Ziglar A good reminder that the only way to never reach your goals is to never start. The first time anyone tries something new, it is never great; it may not go well at all, but these facts never change. In order to become proficient, skillful or great at something, you need to get in there and actually do it. How many artists do we see that are amazing artists in beauty make-up, wig work, prosthetics, updos and all different skills. Ask them what is your secret? How do you do that? Most if not all will say, I have been doing this over and over for a long time and I practiced, experimented and learned from practice and others what to do and not do. I am convinced that the only thing that stands in the way of every single artist being "great" at all facets of our crafts is the time and effort put into it. Some people are lucky and have opportunities to hone their work on the job or learn from other very generous artists. If every day you are at work styling wigs or applying facial hair for example, you become quite proficient in the art of styling wigs or facial hair application. Trying techniques and products other artists share with us can also build an arsenal of experience even if you try something and learn you prefer to do it a different way. Just like there are different roads you can take to get to a particular destination, some may take the freeway, others surface streets or a combination. There are different "roads" to achieve the same type of character. Take the time to map out your way of doing things. Do not be afraid to try new products or applications if you find doing something your own way works better and makes sense. Each artist is a bit different with their own style but what remains the same in the great artists is the mastery of the skill needed to achieve the final creation. If you are busy and working nonstop, that's great you have a place to practice and try different things even if it's during part of your lunch or during downtime. If you're working, invest in your education, buy a couple of wigs or appliances, hair, whatever skill you wish to practice. Find a crew member or fellow artist who either wants to learn too or will be a model and help you. For those not working at this time, there is still no excuse. And that's not a problem either. There are education opportunities that are either free or do not cost much, including contract services classes, craft meetings, Local 706 classes and classes offered at the beauty supply houses. You can set up your own classes by getting together with your friends or practicing by yourself. If you don't have the money to buy certain supplies, we all have our basic kits, work with what you have already, you may discover a new technique by necessity. The lesson is simple: all you need to do is take the first step. The more well-rounded a make- up artist or hair stylist you can become, the closer you are to achieving whatever goals you set out to accomplish. JULIE SOCASH President Managing Editor ADAM BRANDY Supervising Editor JEFF ANGELL Contributing Writers SUE CABRAL-EBERT KIM M. FERRY JOHN GOODWIN BRIAN KINNEY POLLY LUCKE PATRICE K. MADRIGAL RANDY SAYER JULIE SOCASH KAREN WESTERFIELD Publisher INGLEDODD MEDIA Office Manager KATHY SAIN Mailing List Manager DIANE BURNS The Artisan is published quarterly by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists, I.A.T.S.E. Local 706, 828 No. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 Phone (818) 295-3933. Fax 818-295-3930 All editorial and photo submissions should be sent to email address: hllywdmkupartist@yahoo.com To update member information, email to: dispatch@ialocal706.org Advertising: IngleDodd Media (310) 207-4410 muahs@IngleDodd.com www.IngleDoddMedia.com Officers of I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 President Julie Socash Vice President Kim M. Ferry Recording Secretary Daniel Curet Secretary-Treasurer John E. Jackson Sergeant-at-Arms Karen J. Westerfield Business Representative Randall Lee Sayer Official Magazine of Hollywood Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists. Published in the Interest of ALL the Members of Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 FROM THE PRESIDENT

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