Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live a day in the life of professional make-up artist Bobbi Brown? Or what it would be like to be in the shoes of eyebrow stylist Melanie Marris? Or what a day in the life of make-up artist Cheryl Huggins would feel like?

Let’s find out what some of these star make-up artists have to say about their daily routines, their successful career journeys, and what you can take from their experiences:

Bobbi tells Gracia Magazine that she usually starts her day by 07:00, and her day includes everything from sending her son to school by 08:00, doing yoga, putting on some make-up, wearing something comfortable, and heading to the office. She spends most of her day at work, and leaves the office around 18:00. Bobbi also loves cooking healthy food for her family.

Melanie Marris is a professional brow stylist. While her routine is different each day, she usually starts by waking up at 06:15 in the morning, and heading off to the gym, where her personal trainer is waiting for her. Around 08:00, she creates her first social media post for the day, as she believes that it is important to engage with her online following. Between 09:30 and 15:00, she works on her clients. After that, she heads home to work on other aspects of her business and to spend some time relaxing. She usually heads to bed between 21:00 and 22:00 at night. [source]

Melanie says that each day she has the same goal in mind: to enjoy doing what she loves. She has also given some great career advice to those who are interested in starting their own beauty businesses. She says that “if you are passionate about something, you have found way to make it your own and on [your] own, you have researched whether it is a niche market OR you have the talent to make it one and you are a risk taker – then go for it!” [source]

Cheryl Huggins, another professional make-up artist, says that her day usually starts around 06:00, and each day usually consists of “returning emails, treatment bookings, networking, makeup shopping, teaching makeup and Blogging”. [source]

Now that you’re more familiar with the day-to-day routines of three different beauty professionals, you can decide whether or not this sounds like it would be a great career option for you.

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