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Working at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as a Hair and Makeup Artists.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner
White House Correspondents’ Dinner
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Working at events like the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as a hair and makeup artists takes a lot of hard work. To just do 65 of the guests it took 9 hair and makeup artists and 4 assistants working a total of 5.5 hours!

With so many guests at the dinner, countless of hours were put in by professional Hair and Makeup Artist in D.C. to make the dinner guests look fab, because it turns out celebrities don’t just roll out of bed looking that good. The following are some unique challenges that events like this post to the beauty professional working at them.

1. You can’t make any mistakes!

Every hair and makeup artists is required to get a certain amount of clients done before a scheduled time. Making any mistakes will throw the schedule off! So in order to stay on schedule each beauty artist must perform the hair and makeup look for the client perfectly on the first attempt.

2. You can’t be star struck!

Chances are when working at events a beauty professional will work on a celebrity. One has to maintain their cool when working on a celebrity without drooling, asking for autographs or acting generally unprofessional.

3. You have to be a team player!

In order to pull of such large scale work it requires a team of beauty artists and assistants to work together. The team relies on each individual to perform their duties, and it is important that not one person drops the ball.

4. Be able to fix any problems fast!

You know how we mentioned earlier you can’t make any mistakes, well, mistakes or other unexpected events do happen. When something goes wrong it is important to be able to quickly and effectively address the problem and preferably not make it worse!

5. You can’t be stressed!

Even though these events can be a little stressful, it is important not to show it. If a beauty artist seems stressed, grumpy or angry, a client will be able to tell. There is the major change that the bad mood of the artists will rub off on the clients and to your team, and as beauty artists that is just not acceptable. Beauty artists are here to make clients feel fabulous- not to brig them down.

To read more about working at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner or other special events check out this beauty blog of a makeup artist in D.C.

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