INDIA’S TOP FREELANCE MAKEUP ARTIST SIREESHA TELLA SPILLS HER SUCCESS
Sireesha Tella is one of the hardest working freelance makeup artists in Hyderabad. Sireesha Tella has worked for blockbuster clients and currently leads her team of makeup artists on jobs around India. She chatted with the Sangram about how freelancing has helped her.
Hi Sireesha, can you tell us a little bit about your smile journey?
It’s been a bit boring, and I’m definitely stir-crazy, but luckily, my family and the Internet have kept me entertained. We haven’t had any symptoms, but we still took the most prudent option after self-discussing.
The benefits of freelancing
Freelancing has been common in the hair and beauty industry for quite some time. A large percentage of Indian makeup artists are self-employed. Makeup artists are even developing their product lines, taking advantage of the health and beauty sector’s growing needs.
But the reasons for going freelance vary widely. For some, it’s about enjoying the flexibility of working for themselves — freelancers can choose their hours, talk directly to their clients, and create a schedule that works for everyone. A freelance artist can decide which jobs to accept and which jobs are most suited to their style, interests, and skill set.
Others go freelance because of the limited number of available full-time positions. The film, theatre, television, the wedding industry — they almost always use freelancers. This can make working any other way a challenge.
How did u felt about Passion and drive?
Passion provides me with a special view of the world that others don’t get to see. It makes me unique, a forward thinker, and it will hold me in good stead when times are tough. It creates feelings of excitement and enthusiasm, which leads to driving, and it will have helped me think on my feet when faced with surprises.
What should be the Investment as a Makeup Artist?
One of the biggest investments for business will be tools. Without them, you don’t have a business. Purchase quality, long-lasting equipment — the best you can afford. Consider everything: eyeshadows, concealers, foundations, and mascaras, right through to eyelash curlers and glues. It looks unprofessional if a client asks you for a particular service and you don’t have the right tools to do it.
What do you say about the Workplace?
As a freelance makeup artist, you can work almost anywhere. You can take up a chair in a co-working space or salon, work from your home, go mobile and travel to your clients, or try your hand at working for TV, film, theatre or magazines. Determine what suits you best and then figure out how to make it happen.
As a freelancer, you are flying solo. This can mean you will feel lonely and overwhelmed at times. Make sure you have a good support network around you and ask for help when you need it. Reach out to others in a similar position too, as chances are they are feeling the same pressures!
What to consider before start Carrier?
Before you start building your freelance makeup business you must understand that new makeup artists are popping up on the scene all the time. To stand out, you have to show that you are qualified and passionate about what you do. If you don’t feel you’re completely qualified enroll yourself in a Diploma in Beauty Therapy & Makeup. It will allow you to interact with and learn from very successful, highly-qualified, and experienced professionals, and it will broaden your skillset far beyond just applying makeup.
Having a wider set of skills under your belt allows you to adjust your business model as you need to. There are times when offering makeup services won’t be enough and being able to offer an alternate service can help you pay the bills.