Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Before You Hire a Face Painter - What to Look For

Professional face painters adhere to a certain set of standards. They join industry related organizations; attend classes and/or conventions to stay current with new trends and products. Professional painters will have a strong work ethic and high standards for products used and cleanliness. Listed below are some basics that you should check on before you hire a face painter to make sure the facce painting experience is enjoyable, clean, healthy and safe. Professional face painters will:
  • have current insurance
  • use only professional, water based makeup - these products wash off easily with soap and water or wipes - some commonly used professional brands are: Paradise, Mehron, Diamond FX, Kryolan, Ben Nye, Wolfe Face Art and FX, Snazaroo, Grimas, Fardel
  • use only cosmetic glitter
  • have a website with photos of designs they have painted so you can see their style of painting
  • not paint a child under 3 years of age
  • not paint a person that appears to be sick
  • not paint a person with open sores, rash, cuts or bruises
  • not paint a person with head lice
  • use only one sponge per person (if using sponges)

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