Who: Megan Weber
What: Hairstylist and Makeup Artist (working my way into the entertainment industry)
Where: Los Angeles, USA
Hair Needs: Having spent some time in the U.K., I’ve fallen in love with Fudge Urban and Bleach London and sometimes just have to fork out the extra to have it shipped over the pond. I just need it in my life! I recently came across OUAI by Jen Atkin and those products have become a regular in my set bag. Who doesn’t want amazing product that smells like perfume! I absolutely love TIGI’s hair stick, which is perfect for the men on set.
Makeup Musts: I swear by YSL’s Touché Eclat Blur Primer. It always gives the most beautiful flawless base. Although, it’s not best for on camera as it has gold flakes, which could cause light feedback. For on camera looks, definitely go with NYX, they’re bomb! I use a wide range of makeup brands, as I love different ones for different things. You’ll find Kryolan, Make UP Forever, Anastasia (lots of this), Mac, Barry M, all in my kit.
Dream Big: I got into beauty after a few years of traveling and living abroad, and experiencing different cultures. I was intrigued how beauty was seen so differently all over the world. I was inspired by the bright colors and 90’s grunge in London, the bright colors of Latin America, the simplicity of Haiti, and I just wanted to be a part of it all. I had a dream in my heart to work in beauty and take it to the entertainment industry. I worked three jobs and went to Cosmo School. It was hard but I wanted it so bad. I did local photo shoots and runway work to propel my portfolio while attending school. Shortly after graduation and getting my license, I packed up whatever fit in my car and drove to LA. I was terrified that I may never live my dream, but you never know unless you try, right?! I’ve been in LA for just over a month now and I’m already working my way to my ultimate dream. I’ve interned on a film, assisted on a feature film, and am a key hair designer for a music video, all in a month! I wanted to share this with you all to inspire you! Your dreams don’t have to be just dreams, they can be reality! If you want something put in the work, even if that means less social time or less sleep. Take whatever comes your way. Even if it’s a free gig! You never know whom you’ll meet!
The options in the beauty industry are endless. There is never a boundary! Go outside the box, play, explore, be different! It’s your eye, your imagination, which makes your work great!