BEHIND THE SCENES – LA VOZ KIDS

LVK RecapLast night, Telemundo aired the finale episode of La Voz Kids Season 4!! I have managed the GLAM DEPT (inspiration behind my blog’s name) 3 seasons now, and it’s been such a huge part of my life. I love working with our crew, and we have been so proud to show the 2+ million viewers all of our hard work each week!

It’s so hard not posting or sharing throughout the year the fun we have on set. Here’s a small look behind the scenes in photo form…. 🙂

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Enjoying Every Season

IMG_3813Freelancing full time, in my opinion, is one of the most awesome, and yet, incredibly scary things you can do in your career. There are busy seasons…. and not-so-busy seasons.IMG_3817I’ve actually never had a “normal” job. My first job was at a salon, and after branching out from salon life, I started my business and have been freelancing for almost 4 years. Thankfully, when I started, I was living at home with my parents, and could give it my best shot without too many risks.IMG_3811IMG_3812“ENJOY EVERY SEASON”
That’s my mantra this year.IMG_4033IMG_3814It’s easy to get discouraged when business is slow, but I HAVE to remember to tell myself – this season won’t last forever. I pull a lot of 80+ hour work weeks in my crazy schedule. Especially working in film and television, that’s the norm. But I also have times where, during the week, I’m completely free.IMG_3810IMG_3809
No season is going to last forever. I CHOOSE to enjoy the busy times, and I also choose to enjoy the slower free time, and ability to take a mini vaca or invest in myself. I have weddings booked every weekend this month, but next week while I’m off, I’m taking a little trip to Miami. Just because I can. Because I want to take full advantage of right here and right now.IMG_4034IMG_3815 Be encouraged and know that enjoying your life, forgetting the pros and cons, will be fulfilling and a whole lot less stressful. 😉IMG_3816
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Mimosa Monday with Ali Lee!

 

 

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Happy MONDAY from my new studio space (AKA the “Babe Cave”)!!!IMG_2333

I sat down for mimosas with my really good friend and fellow artist, Ali Lee Weyrick. Ali has worked with me the past two years on my La Voz Kids glam team, and become a source of encouragement for me. She welcomed loads of questions about her career, complete with helpful tips for industry hair and makeup artists!

Ali is 36 years young, a new mommy (to the most precious baby girl I might add), a transplant from Ohio, and a creative. She has loved doing hair and makeup her entire life, and would practice transforming her mom growing up. When she realized this was something she could create a career doing, she moved out to Los Angeles and made it a reality.

After makeup school, Ali dived into tv production by assisting with makeup for game shows in California.

 Here are her TOP 3 things to remember while assisting!

  • Be professional

“Your key is your key. Even though you may be assisting these on exciting things, you cannot claim these big jobs to promote yourself.”

  •  Learn

“You are there to assist a senior artist. That’s your time to learn their techniques, their professionalism – learn the business. Let’s say you’re assisting someone who does production work, or editorial work – you really want to find out if that is your place.”

  • Grow

“That is your time to get creative in your own head, and then go out and find photographers to test with and build your book.”

 

IMG_2335Q. “How do you professionally grow a relationship with photographers you want to work with?”

A. “During your growth time, you’re not going to have the best models… you’re not going to have the best stylists. It’s up to you to really educate yourself – find out who is the best in your industry, find out who is the best in your market. When you get the opportunity, you’ll want to try to pursue that photographer in a very professional manner.”
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Thanks for reading! 

-Emily + Ali

Manifesto

a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives (1)Why would I continue to pursue a career that takes hard work if it had no purpose? If I had no inkling of a driving force inside of me, then why I would even strive for this? “Why” is a very good question…

After months of going back and forth, I have finally begun a process of rebranding myself as an artist and a company. Choosing cute fonts and pretty colors – that’s the easy part. Relaying exactly what you want people to feel when they see your work or think of you is a tad bit harder to define.

afterlight (1)It’s healthy and essential to ask yourself questions that will call forth an action. ‘Who is my target market?’ questions are awesome, but thinking bigger. ‘How does my company impact this industry?’, ‘What is my mission?’, ‘What value do I bring with every service?’, ‘How will God use my talents to touch the city of Orlando and people of influence across the United States?’… THAT is what will fuel the way you continue to do life and business. The answers to those questions will empower you and your brand to accomplish great things.

Create a manifesto. Create a mission statement that is more than a statement. What do you believe, and what do you want others to believe about you? It’s not an easy question, but you’ll thank yourself for finding an answer.

Cheers!

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I believe that goals and dreams accomplished should be CELEBRATED.  

2015 was amazing. I beautified hundreds of precious people from all over the world, continued to build my brand, and worked television and film production 9 months out of the year. Here’s a recap, in photo form. 🙂

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I am so blessed to make a living doing what I’m passionate about — Empowering, uplifting, and fueling others by showing them beauty within themselves. Shout out to all the amazing people I got to work with this year. <3

C H E E R S + Happy New Year!