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Make-Up Artist Free Lance – How to carry around all my make-up stuff

“I have been a free lance make- up artist since 1990 : I have seen many fashions changing and so many styles , but what has not changed is the fact that I never had a Cantoni makeup station of my own. The reason? It is because every time I work with Anna (Cantoni N.d.R.)and Ettore I can use theirs, so I simply take advantage of that!” – Cristina begins with a smile. I’m going to introduce Maria Cristina Laghi, nice and whimsical make-up artist with a biker soul, working since 1992 on Cantoni photo backstages. Cristina is a free

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How to give more value to your works as a free-lance makeup artist

An important part of makeup artists work is studying the best way possible to present themselves, standing out with their work. Because you must know that the first impression a makeup artist gives is the more valuable business card to his/her customer. An excellent presentation of you and your works can grant you big satisfactions and new customers. Fashion your personal work-of-art portfolio If you are a beginner makeup artist, you will need a portfolio with the best of your works to show to your potential customers. You can choose between a classic portfolio and an online digital portfolio: we think that the

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Looking for Christmas presents for makeup artists?

What is the best Christmas present for a makeup artist? It is not simple, for who does not live inside the makeup professional world, choose the most right product. Some good hints about the best Christmas present for a son/daughter, a girlfriend/boyfriend or a friend working or starting to work as a professional makeup artist or as a beautician, we get from who choose in the past years already. So let’s go to take a look at the Cantoni’s best sellers for the Christmas time. Evergreen best sellers 1. The makeup case with lights and mirror VT.BE Every makeup artist

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Wedding make-up: how to set the MUA work-station at best

The wedding day is rare, sparkling, full of emotions. Not only for the bride but also for whoever is next to her. Let’s see how to set the make-up working station in the best and most comfortable way. The make-up artist plays a vital role in the success of this day and for the memories linked to that: this is why his/her mission must have two code words: professionalism and savoir-faire. The make-up working station where you will paint the bride must to be set in a quiet and possibly lightful area, where she can relax and be pampered by

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Which is the best posture for a makeup artist? This is what the posturologist says

Completely absorbed in testing new makeup products and trying new techniques, sometimes we makeup artists forget to check the posture we are working in. After days, months and sometimes years, then, it is no surprise we find ourselves with painful backaches. So, I have decided to interview the doctor Nicola Pezone, posturologist, about which is the best position to adopt so as to work at best and save my back.

Cantoni in Classic Blue: the Pantone 2020 trend that wears mirrors and beauty corners

There are colors imprinted in our mind because they remind us of something, or perhaps because they were the Pantone of the year we were waiting for, but Classic Blue is destined to be remembered by many, because it marks the beginning of a new decade and, most likely, will affect not only the year that has just begun but the next 10 years. And could such a trendy color not take possession of the illuminated mirrors and furnishings of studios, academies and stores? In addition to being functional to the work of make-up artist and hair stylist in the

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CANTONI GIFTS: THE MUST HAVE TO PUT UNDER THE TREE

What are the most appreciated gifts from makeup artists, hair stylists and beauty professionals? If you are drawing up your wish-list, here is an overview of the #musthave Cantoni for professionals and makeup lovers: Trolley bag and cases for make-up artists, hair stylists and estheticians,  professionals and beginners To contain all the tools needed to do your job the choice of the box or trolley is the first step to do, even better if to give as a gift! From the beauty box to carry over the shoulder to the High-Box with drawers, all the Cantoni  boxes are resistant and compact

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Make-up in hairdressing salons: how to increase revenue and offer a total look

In the world of beauty, professional gurus travel with a not inconsiderable fluidity and make-up artists become hair stylists while hair stylists also equip themselves to work with make-up. If on the one hand there are make-up artists, who are in most cases freelancers, on the other hand there are hairdressers who already own a salon and have the advantage of being more “exposed” commercially to the public. It becomes almost obligatory for a business such as the hairdressing salon to move towards the expansion of services, in the same way as a centre that starts with basic aesthetics and

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DO YOUR MAKE UP SCHOOL USE THE PROPER LIGHTING FOR MAKE-UP?

The makeup school furniture is really essential, composed mainly of make-up mirrors, consoles and  chairs. Why overlook these important aspects to provide students a proper education? Just like for university courses, where there is always a flaw, even the educational paths of decorative cosmetics may have bugs that depend on factors of different nature, but what many schools have in common is the academic program. Make up Mirrors designed  to teach color theory Theory of color, shadows and lights, is often overlooked, passing directly to the techniques of applying funds, eye shadows and lipsticks based on the morphology of the faces. But how do you recognize the right

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Dressing rooms in the spotlight? With the illuminated Cantoni mirrors the backstage becomes a set!

Gone are the days when the backstage was just “behind the scenes”, today there are many movie and television sets that are transformed into big make-up and hairstyle rooms that are the protagonists of the scene. From reality shows with huge mirrors to broadcasts dedicated to restyling the look, Cantoni has solutions for every need, even for the most complex film productions. Le Transportable makeup cases  and makeup station on wheels  are ideal for setting up large spaces that create long rows of workstations, but the design possibilities are truly endless, to recreate scenically high-impact contexts! Illuminated mirrors and director’s chairs

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The mirror of dreams at the record fair

A Cosmoprof even more packed with beauty, the perfect backdrop for the Cantoni illuminated mirrors , so popular with professionals the world over. Cantoni’s return to the Bologna trade fair hit the mark, increasing interest in the make-up stations and illuminated mirrors from beauty professionals from 70 countries. Many were given the chance for the first time to see themselves in a different light, the only light capable of eliminating all shadows and offering uniform and perfect lighting in any space. It was amazing to see professionals looking at themselves in wonder, noting the difference between the i-Light system and

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The best professional makeup bag: Highbox trolley

Tight deadlines,  frequent trips, small workspaces to place your cosmetic products and accessories: for every professional makeup artist these issues are everyday problems to deal with.  Transport and organise at best the equipment is such a central matter for this professional category! Taking advantage of the professional makeup artist's experience and aiming to solve their problems, Cantoni engineered and created Highbox,  a lightweight trolley makeup bag with compartments and trays and a lot of space in the upper part to insert the bulky equipment.  Sturdy and thermal, you can also personalise it with your name or logo. Matching and stackable [...]

Why get a pro makeup station with lights

In the community of makeup artists often we discuss the most efficient solutions to organise our tools, and we all agree that nothing is better than a makeup station with lights. But why is it so important to have a portable makeup station? Here are 5 good reasons to step forward and invest in a makeup station. Why choose a makeup case with lights and mirror? 1. The lighting system of the makeup station The professional makeup artist works every day in any condition: sometimes we have the luck to work in front of a real vanity table, but the [...]