Updated: Jul 3
Kenya Tierra Haynie, a 23 year old Atlanta native, passion for make up began at an early age. Kenya's makeup career took off one year ago and has set the tone on how to gracefully build your reputation in the beauty industry as a freshman. Kenya's great work ethic and passion for beauty and cosmetics landed her a position as a MAC Artist and an Upcoming Artist at The Glamatory. She's worked and been featured on popular networks such as TVOne and BET for movies and commercials, local magazines such as Atlanta Magazine and IMPACT magazine, music videos for one of the hottest female rappers in the hip hop industry, Rapsody, and worked with pretige brands such as Essence, Walmart, and Naturally Curly.
She specializes in a natural glam look that enhances your God given natural beauty. She is available for various make up artistry needs, including bridal and bridal parties, editorial, print, special occasions, video and photo shoots plus more. Her experience has made her a connoisseur in creating a flawless natural glamour out look for your special day!
I'm sitting down with professional make-up artist Kenya Haynie as she gives tips on how to gain clients, professional gigs, and grow your brand as a full-time makeup artist!. She has been featured on TV One (movies), BET (commercial for Essence), Music videos (for Rapsody), Atlanta Magazine, IMPACT Magazine, Bossip Fresh Cuts, Naturally Curly (fashion show), and Voyage ATL. She can be contacted at www.kenyahaynie.com and @Kenyahaynie on instagram.
Interview Questions (done in improv form)
· When did you know you that you wanted to pursue a career in the make-up industry?
· How did you develop and advance your makeup skills over time?
· Do you recommend upcoming artist to start at a make-up counter like Mac or Sephora for example?
· How did you transition from a regular 9-5 to being a fulltime makeup artist?
· How did you build your clientele, and what advice could you give upcoming MUA on gaining clients?
· How did you land your first gig in the entertainment industry? What has that been like for you thus far?
· What has been your proudest moment so far as a makeup artist?
· Is there a makeup artist that you look up to and why?
· The beauty industry has become very saturated. What advice do you give someone that feels like their isn’t room for them to make money in this field?
· What are some good start up products that upcoming makeup artist need to have in their kit?
· Liquid eyeliner, pencil, or gel?
· What is your favorite make up trend right now?