Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittney Trainito.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Brittney. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Truthfully, when I was younger it never crossed my mind to be a makeup artist when I grew up. I always loved makeup and hair but it never occurred to me to pursue it as a career. It wasn’t until I was graduating high school that I thought of cosmetology. My best friend was enrolling in New England Hair Academy, that I thought to myself “what the heck, why not try that too.” So, I enrolled in hairdressing school and became a licensed cosmetologist. I started my career more interested in hair styling rather than makeup. I was working as an assistant for Avanti Salon in Boston and my manager there encouraged me to pursue makeup. So, I left the salon to work at Sephora. I worked as an artist there for almost two years and learned so much. From there, I realized my passion for makeup and decided to put hairdressing behind me. That’s when I decided to become a freelance makeup artist! For 3 years, I have been an on location makeup artist that specializes in bridal makeup. Each year, I’ve gotten busier and busier. During the week, I work a full-time office job, at nights, I am either working with clients or creating new content for my social media accounts. And my weekends are completely full of weddings, trials, event makeup and photoshoots.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Of course, I’ve had some bumps in the road but for the most part, it’s been a pretty smooth journey. I have to credit a lot of my success to the people in my life. I am truly lucky to be surrounded by the most supportive group of friends, family, and clients. I don’t know if I would have made it this far without them. They really keep me going.
I think my one advice to other young women who are just starting their journey is to not be afraid of success. I know it can be intimidating when a big opportunity comes along, and sometimes you’d rather just turn an opportunity down than risk the chance of failing. But you can do it! Be confident, take any and every opportunity that you can, and if something happens to not turn out the way you want it to, well then just learn from it and move on. Be your own biggest fan.
Please tell us about Brittney Eileen Makeup Artistry.
I am a makeup artist that specializes in bridal makeup. I also dabble in special fx and editorial makeup. I’d say that I am best known for my before and after makeup work. My ability to make them look extra special and “photo ready” while still looking like themselves.
Do you think there are structural or other barriers impeding the emergence of more female leaders?
I happen to work in an industry that focuses mostly on women while starting to be more accepting and encouraging of men in the business as well. The cosmetic industry is really so encouraging of women business owners and women in the field. While, of course, the industry still isn’t perfect and I am sure it still has somethings that need fixing for both women and men. I’m happy to see the cosmetic industry as well as other’s moving in a good direction.
- Bridal makeup $200
- Bridal party makeup $90 per person
- Special event makeup $90 per person
- Website: www.brittneyeileen.com
- Phone: 617-981-0841
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittneyeileenmakeup/
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/speckofmakeup/
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