Updating Your Pro MUA Memberships…Ooops I Totally FORGOT!!!

Written by NZINGHA for TheGlamSquadFiles™

   
Here’s the scenario you and your lovely self are out and about looking to restock your Pro MUA Kit. Because we all know that’s what you do when your kits inventory is low. If you’re anything like me I’ve got a list I get what’s on that list and run out (for fear of what we call in the Caribbean being “Long Eye”=wanting more than what you can intake)!!

You have someone assisting you (they’re sweet and attentive) and there you are all stocked up at the cash register trying not to look around any further because you know you’ve already broken the bank and they didn’t even start ringing up the merchandise yet!!

They ask you…”Will you be using your Pro Card or Credit Card with us today? 

You say : “Yes I have my Pro Card right here….then you begin fumbling through your wallet (full of plastic cards and business cards with frayed ends)…..and now you’re all in your head going “Ooooops! I Did It Again….I went to the Pro Boutique and I flippin forgot my Pro Card!!!” 
 

Well now you can’t find your card (you’re slightly embarrassed because you’re supposed to be a “Pro”) and now the next scenario goes a little something like this….

“No problem ________we can look you up in our system if you just give me one moment while I pull up your account with us. Hhhumm, there seems to be a problem, it looks like your card has expired and wasn’t renewed and updated in the system.”

Eeeeeek gads! So you mean we’ve got to go through this song and dance all over again and maybe pay a fee?! Ugh!!!!

  
Well, if this has happened to you before? Look we’ve all got busy schedules and sometimes things just slip through our hands. Those are the moments you wished you had a personal assistant to keep track of all of those do dads! 

Might I suggest something to make you’re checkout a lot easier…just like you have an Excell Spreadsheet for your other business commitments this might be a great opportunity to create one for all of your go-to Pro Discount Affiliates and update all of your info!

  Now more than ever more companies are up to date with their Artist Relations some companies even have special departments just to care for the needs of their Pro Artist community as they understand that we help their business on a freelance level to bring brand awareness and exposure to a product or company.

So, I would say maybe 3 times within the year just to have a little update on all of your contact affiliates in the Artist Relations and PR departments that honor Pro discounts. Updating your contacts is always wise because people do come and go and you always want to build a great rapport with all affiliates.

Also when you are applying for Pro Cards and Pro Discount Programs be sure you have these items updated as well:

  1. State Drivers License 
  2. Photo ID 
  3. Valid Current Union Card
  4. Editorial/Tear Sheets w your named credited
  5. Business License 
  6. State Board Certification (Cosmetology/Estheticians License)
  7. Website
  8. IMDB Profile
  9. Agency Comp Card
  10. Crew/Call Sheet with your name listed
  11. Letter of Employment on Company Letterhead
  12. Diploma from Acredited Licenced Beauty School 

Also keep in mind that each company’s discount policy rate is different it can be anywhere between 10%-50%. 50% is usually the normal maximum Artist Discount.

Here are a list of companies that have discount programs.

Anastasia

Percentage Off: 20-40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.anastasia.net/abh-pro.html

BlackUp

Percentage Off: 40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.blackupcosmetics.com/customer-service/#muap

Becca Cosmetics

Percentage Off: 30% off

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.beccacosmetics.com/us/industry-alliance/

Bobbi Brown

Percentage Off: 40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium/Hard

For More Information: http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/cms/pro/bobbipro_membership.tmpl

Camera Ready Cosmetics

Note: Includes brands like Parian Spirit, Sugarpill, Cinema Secrets, Ben Nye. Discount limited to products in the pro section.

Percentage Off: 30%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://camerareadycosmetics.com/pages/pro-discounts.html

Note: Also has an “aspiring pro makeup artist” discount.

Coastal Scents
Percentage Off: 15%

Ease of Qualification: Easy

For More Information: http://www.coastalscents.com/makeup-artists

Crown Brush

Percentage Off: 10%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: https://crownpro.info/Requirements.html

Dinair Pro Airbrush
Percentage Off: 30%

Ease of Qualification: Easy/Medium

Fee: $25, Annually

For More Information: http://www.airbrushmakeup.com/pro/#signup

Eve Pearl

Percentage Off: 30%-40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium/Hard

For More Information: http://www.evepearl.com/professionals_register/

Note: Also offers a reseller program

Face Atelier

Percentage Off: 40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: email– proartist@faceatelier.com

Frends

Note: Includes brands like Kevyn Aucoin, RCMA, Embryolisse, Kryolan and more.

Percentage Off: Up to 40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://proartistdiscount.com/

Inglot Cosmetics
Percentage Off: 20%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.inglotusa.com/promembers.html

Kett Cosmetics
Percentage Off: 30%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: https://kettcosmetics.com/pro_pricing.php?ss=2b7d0547e8dd1cc8e966cd3db90d19c0

Laura Mercier

Percentage Off: 40%

Ease of Qualification: Hard

For More Information: http://www.lauramercier.com/store/content/htmlTemplate.jsp?catId=&itemCat=promuaprogram

London Brush Company

Percentage Off: 30%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.londonbrushcompany.com/pages/lbc-pro

Lorac Cosmetics
Percentage Off: 20-40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.loraccosmetics.com/faqs/#C5

MAC
Percentage Off: 20-40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

Fee: $35

For More Information: http://www.macpro.com

Madame Madeline

Note: Includes lash brands Ardell, Sassy, Revlon, Duo Glue, and many more.

Percentage Off: bulk discount with 75+ pairs (must inquire)

Ease of Qualification: Medium

Make Up For Ever

Percentage Off: 20-40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium/Hard

For More Information: http://www.makeupforeverusa.com/mufe/pro-only/backstage-card/

Mally Beauty

Percentage Off: 30%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.mallybeauty.com/mally-artist-program

Naked Cosmetics

Percentage Off: 30%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.nakedcosmetics.net/pro.htm

Nars

Percentage Off: 20-40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.narscosmetics.com/mua-programs

NYX Cosmetics

Percentage Off: 30%

Ease of Qualification: Easy

For More Information: http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/t-professionaldiscount.aspx

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Percentage Off: 20%

Ease of Qualification: Medium/Hard

For More Information: http://www.occmakeup.com/pro.php

Royal and Langnickel

Percentage Off: 40%

Ease of Qualification: Easy/Medium

For More Information: http://www.royalbrush.com/beauty/pro/royalty_red.php

Note: Also offers blogger and affiliate programs

Smashbox Cosmetics

Percentage Off: 20-40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.smashbox.com/smashbox-pro

Stila Cosmetics

Percentage Off: 20-40%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

For More Information: http://www.stilacosmetics.com/proartists/

Temptu

Percentage Off: 30%

Ease of Qualification: Medium

Fee: $30, redeemable in product in the first 30 days

For More Information: http://temptupro.com/art_promember.aspx

Three Custom Color

Percentage Off:

Ease of Qualification:

For More Information: discount@threecustom.com

Urban Decay

Percentage Off: 40%

Ease of Qualification: Easy/Medium

For More Information: http://www.urbandecay.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-UrbanDecay-Site/default/UDPro-Show

Youngblood Cosmetics

Percentage Off:

Ease of Qualification: Medium/Hard

Fee: Free the first year, $20 each year after

For More Information: http://www.ybskin.com/pro-artists.php

More Information: http://www.beautylish.com/t/vmgvg/companies-that-offer-professional-makeup-artist-discounts

http://www.lynngolovich.com/the-list-of-pro-discount-programs-for-makeup-artists-includes-sources-for-containers-disposals-tins-etc/

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