VIKKI ALDRIDGE – MAKEUP ARTIST, NAIL TECHINICIAN
Describe what you do. I am a mua, nail stylist and hair stylist.
How long have you been at it?
I got my diploma in Makeup Artistry & Technology in 1992, have been a nail stylist for 4 years and hair styling for 3 years.
Did you have a defining makeup moment?
Yes I have several, mostly they stem from looking at my work from the photos I get and get light bulb moments! Others have been from watching and working with other makeup artists.
Who has made the biggest impact on you creatively?
I would say it’s a combination of photographers and makeup artists.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
To be myself, do the work I love and accept/surrender to the industry.
Do you think makeup artists should have a specific style?
Nope, that would be suicide for artists.
Finish these sentences:
In 5 years I will be…Better than I am today
Life is awesome when…I am appreciated for what I do
I would like to die…Knowing I made people smile through my work
My style is…creative bordering on quirky
When the shit hits the fan…I play harder
Instinct or logic? Instinct
Creativity is… is inspiration, is the quality and vision you bring to your work
If you were an animal what would you be? A cat
Favourite person from history is? Joan of Arc
What advice would you give an aspiring makeup artist?
Follow your passion and don’t let competition stand in your way. You need to surrender to the industry as there is enough work for everyone. Do what you love and be true to yourself.
Who is your favourite person from history? Answered above.
If you were a celebrity who would you be and why?
I would be Oprah Winfrey. She is smart. She is funny. She is genuine. She is influential.
What was your impression of the world when you were growing up?
Life was easy lol
Has the way you view the world changed? Most definitely! You need to make mistakes to learn and grow, what you reap is what you sow.
What is your strength and what is your weakness in business?
Strengths – Determined. Weakness – a little sensitive
In 3 words describe your style. Creative, Quirky, Clean
What is something quirky we don’t know about you?
My warped sense of humour and I can be a little psychic 😉
Where would you like to live most in the world? USA.
If the world was to end tomorrow what would you do?
Spend all my money on makeup courses and makeup I can’t afford right now LOL seriously that’s all I wanna do right now is travel to usa and do courses and buy makeup.
See Vikki’s work for The Dream Assembly here.
View her website here.