Hair & Makeup Artist

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As a Hair and Makeup Artist for rue21, you know how to ready a model for their photo-shoot. Your skills in makeup artistry and hair styling guarantee that you can make anyone feel confident in their own skin. You will be a member of a team of artists responsible for preparing rue21 models to appear in photo-shoots on location and in studio, videos and live social media events. This role will require a high level of proficiency in makeup artistry and hair styling for both men and women, as well as the ability to understand and work in the rapidly changing environment of retail fashion. This role works closely with the Creative Director, stylists, photographers, and models. 


  • Executes the desired makeup and hair looks for all talent (men and women) and maintains continuity within a production; often this must be accomplished very quickly with a high level of skill
  • Create and apply makeup as well as hairstyles to meet production requirements using Creative Director’s guidelines
  • Able to match skin color to color palettes to determine best look
  • Ensures makeup looks natural and well-applied under different lighting
  • Styles hair using Creative Director’s guidelines
  • Uses imagery/examples when consulting with the Creative Director
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and solve problems by proposing solutions
  • Accompany talent on set to touch up make-up & hair between segments, ensuring that continuity is maintained
  • Maintains knowledge and skills of latest trends in hair and makeup
  • Always be a dedicated teammate. Jump in to help stylist who are readying models for shooting
  • Keep the hair and makeup area and one's personal space clean, tidy and free of clutter and identify products that need to be replenished to management so that supplies are well stocked
  • Understand that the nature of retail fashion photo-shoots and the fast paced scheduled to achieve required daily shot requirements


  • 4+ years of editorial hair and make-up experience
  • Online portfolio that accurately represents knowledge of hair/makeup styling skills
  • Must be current on hair and makeup trends
  • Demonstrated ability of makeup and hair for both men and women
  • High personal standard of excellence that leads you to being meticulous and careful in your work
  • Excellent prioritization and organizational skills
  • Strong collaboration, written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with coworkers and cross-functional teams
  • Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines
  • Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment


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