Have you ever met a business professional that may just be starting out but you absolutely know with out a doubt that they are going to be going places? Well, I have to say, Sasha Arnett is definitely one of those people! I found out about her at The Strawberry Hill where she sells whimsical accessories. I was looking for a hair clip for a photo shoot. She was able to make something from scratch in about 2 days! I remember thinking what awesome customer service!!
When I saw that Sasha had started her makeup business, Pretty Faces by Sasha and had a website, http://www.sashaarnett.wix.com/makeupartist I HAD to feature her as a business of the month and you can go to that feature here: Business of the Month. Having a good product or service to sell is one thing but having amazing customer service is really what makes a business grow and become successful at least in my opinion. I contacted Sasha to do a photo session during a time that she would be doing makeup for a client. Last week we did the photo shoot with Jacinta. I did not do much editing to the photos. I didn’t need to! Beautiful face and awesome makeup artist= fabulous shots! Please, enjoy some beautiful shots of Jacinta and an interview with Sasha Arnett. Please, like Sasha’s page: Pretty Faces by Sasha and give her some love in the comments under this blog post and on her FB page!
What are your favorite things to do?
What’s my word limit for this question? In all honesty, I love to do many things, including making crafts with my kiddos, gardening, painting, photography, listening to music, cooking and baking, mowing the lawn (YES! It’s relaxing), reading gossip magazines – a little humorous departure from reality – and testing, playing with, and reading about anything to do with makeup.
What is one thing everyone should know about you?
People should know that I am a very passionate person. Wether it be in the role of wife, mother, friend, Christian or artist, my passion is the driving force.
Tell us one sentence to describe Pretty Faces by Sasha…
I want every woman to see the beauty that I see in each of them. We are all so uniquely beautiful!
How long have you been doing makeup, how did you get started and what has brought you to this point?
Ok, I’ll try to keep this one short and sweet. I have wanted to do makeup since I was a little girl. I still remember seeing that pink jar of Mary Kay cream in my mom’s bathroom and being so intrigued by the “magic” it possessed. I started doing makeup professionally when I moved from Michigan to Washington, DC in 2002. I worked for Clinique and then Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and grew with the company. I learned so much from my fellow artists, from Bobbi’s Beauty Team and from many training seminars; but I think I learned the most from my clients. They taught me what the average women wanted to learn (how do I apply my eyeshadow?), what her concerns were (my skin looks dull), what her expectations of makeup were (I want to look healthy, fresh, pretty); and I learned to LISTEN. Not just listen to what they are saying to me, but listening to what they weren’t saying. They wanted to look fabulous on their wedding day. They wanted to apply makeup in a flash and get out the door in the morning. They wanted to feel good about themselves. And that is what led me to where I am today.
I receive such joy from my clients when they look at themselves and say to me that they have never looked or felt prettier. That is worth it’s weight in gold! The past 12 years in the makeup industry has given me many joys; but the best joys that I carry with me are knowing that my client not only feels PRETTY. . . she BELIEVES it.
(These shots were when Jacinta looked in the mirror for the first time after getting her makeup done. She LOVED it!)
What would be one tip you would give to everyone about doing their makeup?
I know this might be a bit of an un-exciting answer, but it’s the truth: if your skin is in good shape, the rest is a piece of cake. When you think about it, an ill-prepared canvas won’t produce an amazing painting, regardless of how good the painter is. If you care for your skin with weekly exfoliation and daily sunscreen and moisturizer, you are on your way to the prettiest you.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere! From numerous magazines, all of which my husband could do without seeing all over our house, to women at the grocery store. I also like to keep track of the color trends in fashion and makeup. My biggest source of inspiration is the client herself. If she’s got amazing eyes, you know what I am going to focus on. If she has beautiful lips, let’s play those babies up!
What is your most influential person in your life and why?
I would have to say my mom. She has always been a girly-girl but could also plant gardens and paint paintings with the best of them. She taught me to be true to myself and to follow my joy. My favorite saying she always told me was, “Bloom where you are planted.” With Pretty Faces, that’s just what I intend to do.
What is your goal for 2013?
My goal for this year is to get my Pretty Faces Blog up and running. I plan on featuring tips and advice on all things “pretty”. I have an idea in the works and I am so excited to share it with you all on my blog! I will need some “audience participation” so be on the look-out. Other goals are to have a great time with the brides and their bridal parties that are booked for this summer. I also want to do more classes with my clients, continuing to teach them makeup basics, application techniques, etc.
Here are some shots of Sasha that I have to share:
Thank you Sasha Arnett for taking the time to interview with us!! We are so excited for your business, Pretty Faces by Sasha and I personally look forward to working with you! Please, share some love with Sasha in the comments right below this blog post. You can also go to her FB page at Pretty Faces by Sasha and share some love there too 🙂