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Friday, October 14, 2011
Risk Takers Series #2: Crystal Wright
Crystal Wright has compiled an amazing guide called "Hair, Makeup, & Fashion Styling Career Guide," that benefits newcomers, veterans, and all that are in between. She brought together some of the TOP Hairstylist, Make-up Artists, Fashion Stylist, Photographers, Art Directors, Agencies and so much more to give you direct answers as to how things work. Crystal created a "bible" for the industry that wasn't present before, she saw a need and went above and beyond to fulfill it. Any aspiring artist can pick this guide up and learn about what part of the industry that interest them the most. If you haven't been to a trade show before there are two major shows that benefit Hairstylist and Make-up Artist one is:
The Makeup Show: www.themakeupshow.com and the other is
International Make-up Artist Trade Show (IMATS): http://makeupmag.com/imats/.
You can purchase Crystal Wright's guide there, you can also purchase the guide from several other locations. Here's the link to Crystal's website: http://www.crystalwrightlive.com/resources/career-guide/career-guide-where-to-find.html
If you don't know the story of how Crystal Wright came to be one of the biggest resources in the industry, you're about to find out. I chose Crystal Wright as my second RISK taker because her story is like so many people out there who are trying to live their dreams but feel that because they have regular 9 to 5 jobs they cannot live out their dreams. After reading her journey I hope it inspires you to take that first step.
Crystal started out as an intern for Xerox Corporation and beat out 50 people for a position within the company at the end of the internship. For 5 years she worked as an account executive for the company. It wasn't until a well known Make-up Artist by the name of Tara Posey asked her to represent her. And the rest is history! The point I want to make here is that even though Crystal had an amazing position at a huge company, she saw a bigger picture for herself and wasn't scared to step out on faith and take a RISK in an area she knew nothing about. But she applied what she knew about business to help her succeed. The foundation of business practices are universal! She took what she learned over the years and adapted those skills to a new industry.
Crystal Wright went on to have her own agency that represented Makeup Artist, Hairstylist, Manicurists, and Fashion Stylist as well as Men's Grooming. She also had a fabulous magazine called 1st Hold, which I can't begin to tell you how much I miss. Crystal is now dedicated to educating artists in the industry. Even though her guide is available, she continues to take it to another level by offering a 2-day workshop called "Build Your Portfolio and Marketing," and if you aren't able to make it to the workshop she has a 1-day dvd collection called "Packaging your Portfolio." Crystal has also created a new program called "30 days at 100 Percent." She is the real deal and if you're serious about getting on track and to learn about the industry and further more about yourself, this is a great starting point.
I've been in this business for over 10 years and I find myself still opening up her guide. Crystal has changed so many lives by creating that guide and she's one of the most forthcoming individuals that I've had the pleasure of meeting. I can't wait to see what she creates next!
To find out more about Crystal Wright and everything she offers please visit: http://www.crystalwrightlive.com/