Local 706 - The Artisan

Spring 2023

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2 • THE ARTISAN SPRING 2023 "In the long run, men hit only what they aim at." —Henry David Thoreau Whenever you hear about the success of an individual, team or business, there are always a few basic principles that never change. The person or group that succeed first has the vision and a concrete idea or road map that leads to that realized vision. Next, they work diligently to achieve that vision, adapting to any roadblocks or adversity they may encounter on their journey. Finally, open and honest communication skills, along with perseverance, were implemented during all stages from vision to reaching the ultimate goal. A clear objective and understanding your goal is crucial before beginning any new project or endeavor. When a sports team is preparing for the next big game or a business owner is setting up its marketing campaign, it is not much different than when a make-up artist or hair stylist is preparing for their next big project. For example, if we look at a professional football team, the objective and vision is always to win with the ultimate aim of winning the Super Bowl. How to get there is always based on vision, plan, perseverance, and communication. These visions are put forth with clearly identified objectives within and there is always a "game plan." The path to the Super Bowl and what a pro team needs is all part of that vision. If you want to win a Super Bowl, you need a Super Bowl team of players. The owners and managers of the team use their road map, starting with recruiting the players. Then a plan is implemented to start winning games and putting in the hard work to achieve this. Sometimes just by narrowing down with specific clarity what you want to achieve can be a huge first step in reaching that goal. A true visionary also learns to adapt when adversity strikes. If at first you don't get exactly what you planned for or you run into a roadblock, you may need to change your game plan altogether. When this happens, it is important to never lose sight of the big picture and your ultimate goal. Many Super Bowls have been won with backup players and those drafted who were not the team's first pick. If your vision is to work on a big movie, theater production or become a department head or personal artist to an actor, you need to have that vision clear in your head and defined. You may want to sit down and write out exactly what your goal is, then start to build your "game plan" on how to get there. Find a way to work with or for successful artists that you wish to learn from or emulate. Perhaps take some classes and practice your skills as an artist and learn how to run a successful show. If your goal is to work on specific types of projects, think outside the box. Put together a practice group or try getting some part-time work at a lab or under a master wigmaker to help gain experience and hone your skills. Do not be afraid of hard work and if plans change, be willing to adapt. Finally, and I believe most importantly, be open and honest in your communication. Be as prepared as you can but be honest with people about what you know and what you can or cannot do. There are many generous Local 706 artists in make-up and hair artistry who are willing to teach or give fellow artists an opportunity. This is especially true when they see someone with a strong work ethic and honesty is communicated as to what skills they may or may not have. Work toward your own Super Bowl, see your vision, roll up your sleeves, get to work, and let the world know you are going to win. Can't wait to see you at the big game. Julie Socash President Managing Editor Adam Brandy Contributing Writers Shannon Bakeman Vivian Baker Brenda Blatt Tym S hutchai Buacharen Autumn Butler Gloria P. Casny Bridget Cook Leslie Devlin Naomi Donne Claire Alexandra Doyle Kim M. Ferry Monica Huppert Jani Kleinbard Patrice K. Madrigal Eryn Krueger Mekash Barry Lee Moe Valerie Noble Rita Parillo Julie Socash Vincent Van Dyke Karen Westerfield David Williams Publisher IngleDodd Media Office Manager Kathy Sain Mailing List Manager Kathy Sain 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 David Abbott Sergeant-at-Arms Sherrita Cole Business Representative Karen J. Westerfield 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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