If you’re an aspiring makeup artist or hair stylist, you might think you’d need to head to a specialist shop, or spend a fortune to stock up your kit. But, you might be surprised to know that everything you need is right here at Beauty Bay! From professional makeup brush kits to the ultimate hair styling tools, there’s everything to get you started. And if you’re not a pro? Well, consider the following as your essentials for creating a professional look at home.
The Makeup Artist Kit
When you’re a makeup artist, chances are high that you’ll be travelling between jobs, and woking with a multitude of complexions and skin types. Space saving and convenience is key – choose slimline palettes packed with a range of hues and formulas. Professional brands offer palettes of almost every makeup imaginable, from foundation, to blusher and brow colours.
When you’re dealing with different skin tones on a daily basis, a concealer and foundation palette is an essential. Offering multiple colours in one sleek compact, it’s a much better alternative to toting round tonnes of bottles with you in your bag. The BH Cosmetics Palette contains creamy, blendable pigment in 10 varying shades. Mix and match them to create the perfect shade, and use as concealer or foundation for the perfect base every time.
Loved by professionals and makeup lovers alike, Viseart’s palettes feature richly pigmented pressed powders with finely milled, silky textures. The Structure Brow palette is an absolute essential – it’s packed with 3 brow waxes in Light, Medium and Dark and 9 brow powder hues ranging from the fairest beige to ebony black. Combine multiple shades for the perfect match and set it all with wax for perfect brows all your clients will love.
Think of this as your ultimate makeup brush starter kit. 30 professional, quality makeup brushes in natural and synthetic fibres are included to cover all aspects of makeup application, from complexion, to eyes and lips. They’re all packaged into a professional makeup artistry brush holder belt, which will ensure that all your brushes are right where you need them whilst you get to work. Expertly designed, they’ll buff, blend and apply all makeup flawlessly.
Any makeup lover worth her salt knows a Beauty Blender is a must-have for an airbrush finish. The Pro range of sponges have been specifically created for makeup artistry, with a dark colour to minimise unsightly stains from frequent use, and an expertly developed latex-free material for fuller coverage. Choose the original sponge for application and blending of foundations and blushers and the Micro.Mini blenders for precision application concealers.
The Hairstylist Tools
Even the best hairstylists will admit that their skills are only as good as their kit will allow for. If there was a Hall of Fame for hair tools and products then these tried and tested favourites would be the first additions – everything you need to establish the basics and work your magic.
The hairdryer of choice for many professional salons, a Parlux should be your first choice when it comes to building your freelance styling kit. With a powerful motor, and extra long cord, the 385 makes drying and styling hair a cinch. The powerful motor means hair dries in extra quick time, whilst the ergonomic and lightweight design is comfortable to use, even for extended periods of time.
We’re big fans of Sebastian hair care. The expertly developed formulas have been created for salon use, and offer amazing results everytime. The Penetraitt range is brilliant for damaged hair, repairing each strand from within for stronger, healthier hair. Unlike other intense strengthening treatments, it doesn’t leave hair feeling dry, but instead leaves it silky soft, glossy and manageable.
For the perfect blow out, the Pro Blo is a must. Innovatively designed with a system of detachable brush barrels, it’s the perfect hybrid of round styling brush and rollers. Use as you would a round brush to dry the hair and create volume, then wrap the hair round and detach the handle to set hair into a glamourous, bouncy style. Space saving and simple to use, it’ll give great results every time.
Famed for the iconic red Big Spray & Play Hair Spray, Sexy Hair have an innovative range of styling products that really work. Grouped into ranges to give targeted results, the comprehensive collection includes products for every style, from volumising, to smoothing and nourishing. All the products smell amazing, too, so your clients will love them just as much as you do!