Today we’d like to introduce you to Faith Haller.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Faith. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
OK, lol! This is long but I’ll try to make this brief. Before I became a makeup artist/beauty blogger I was in school for Interior Design. I attended The Art Institute of Houston and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in 2008. Immediately after I did attempt to pursue what I went to school for but the opportunities were slim and it was really hard to get a starter job. I’ve had interviews with some of the best but none would give me the opportunity. I can’t remember exactly what sparked my interest in makeup but then again I can’t remember what sparked my interest in Interior Design because I had a full scholarship for music.
So it was just as random as me deciding to go to school for Interior Design but I did dab in makeup while I was in school but the interest didn’t spark until after all the “NO’s” from Interior and Architectural companies. So I redirected my focus. Somehow I ended up on Youtube in 2009. The beauty community wasn’t what it is today and Facebook was far from what it is today. I begin watching beauty gurus such as ColouredBeautiful, DestinyGodley, Many of you all may know Jackie Aina one of the biggest beauty influencers of today. I was watching her when she first came on youtube. So what got me started was this contest that ColouredBeautiful had on her channel where we did looks of 4 of the icons that were listed.
So I decided to do an inspired look by Grace Jones because I knew that most people would go for Diana Ross and the other two I couldn’t remember. This took me out of my bubble and that’s when I knew I wanted to be a makeup artist. So then I went on to Facebook to find people that did makeup and back then it was harder to find people but I felt like God linked me with a multitude of people. Til this day I don’t know where they came from. I started a group on facebook called the MUA Chat Line and at that time I was one of the first Makeup Groups that existed on Facebook. It was really popular. I built the group mainly to network with like-minded people and I just wanted to learn. I found my first mentor in that group.
For 2 years I was an aspiring makeup artist and I didn’t take on the title of “Professional Makeup Artist” until I knew I was ready to charge the standard rate in the community.
She’s the one that pushed me to step it up. And because of her pushing me, I met some of the most sought-after artists in that group and built a relationship with them and nurtured it. Til this day I can call on them and they would be by my side and have been. I got where I am today because of the network I’ve built over the years. Relationships are so important but nurturing those relationships is just as important. I’ve been so fortunate and had opportunities that those who were more experienced should have had but because of my relationship, the network I built, and it pays to be humble it opened more opportunities than I expected.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’ll say this I’ve been blessed but I’ve had MANY bumps in the road but I’ve always been able to maneuver around the roadblocks. One of the most recent was Hurricane Harvey.
Fortunately, I didn’t get affected like others but I did almost die in the water. God not only spared my life but He spared my car. I ended up having some issues with my car but it stilled worked. I was able to still get around and do jobs but last year was a hard year for me. I was uninspired for a whole year especially after Harvey seeing the devastation that it has caused and still till this day is affecting people. Despite my situations, I’ve always been a person to help other people. I would give my last just to make others comfortable. I try not to let people see me cry, I try to be strong for other people.
Last year for example… I’m a brand ambassador and beauty blogger for The Makeup Show. and I knew we were going to have a good turn-out until Harvey hit. My car started having issues so at that moment I didn’t think I would make it to Dallas and then a lot of my fellow makeup artists friends who was doing so well got effected really bad from Harvey. They lost everything. So my friends at The Makeup Show reached out to me and we collaborated to give back. They comped my stay at the show because they really wanted me to come but it was such a struggle getting to that show.
But I thought about how it would help others get back on their feet. So I went and so many brands came together and gave me tons of makeup and so many more opportunities. But in the midst of while I was helping other people I was going through so much. I had lost 3 family members. My uncle got killed and I lost 2 others and it was other things going on outside of that but I always smiled knowing that things will be better.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Faith Haller Beauty – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Well, I am a Professional Makeup Artist I specialize in Natural Enhancing Makeup. But I can pretty much do it all if asked. I’m also a Beauty & Lifestyle blogger. I just branched my blog out because yes I love all things beauty but I love to cook which you see a lot of on my Instagram and snapchat, I do graphics and offer those services for business owners, I’ve done interior styling for brands, I’ve done Visual Merchandising for boutiques and larger brands such as JcPenny’s. But what I’m known for is the educational value that I bring to the beauty community.
I’ve collaborated with brands to host educational classes, pop-up shops and events for professional artists, and that reflects on everything that I do. It reflects on my blog because as a blogger which is connected to me as a makeup artist I have been known for the detail and education that goes behind my posts. When I review I go into the details of the ingredients and how they work and why certain things are important. And I’m completely honest. Sometimes brutally honest. But I do it for the love of my community.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Well, a lot has happened this year already! I’ve gone full-time with my business as not only a makeup artist but as a Beauty Blogger/Influencer. I’m already teaming up with brands and so many other doors are opening. My goal this year is to get back to my roots of networking. I will be collaborating with tons of brands and people to bring more content. I’m growing my clientele for my makeup business. I just enlisted in Influencer school and I do want to go back to school this year to attain my license as an Esthetician because Skincare is my roots and I feel like having that behind my belt will only open up more opportunities for me. But whatever else comes my way I’m totally ready for it.
- Website: www.faithhaller.com
- Phone: 8324705943
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/faithhaller
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