What to Expect When You Visit a Professional Makeup Artist

Nothing says glamor quite like an appointment with a local professional makeup artist. 

Whether you’re looking to pamper yourself before a night out with friends or need your makeup done for an important event, visiting a professional makeup artist is a great way to treat yourself and get professional makeup done. 

If you’re looking for a makeup salon in New Jersey,  Moxie Salon & Beauty Bar has an amazing team of artists. From our glamorous atmosphere to our hospitality and coffee bar, when you visit Moxie, you get the entire Moxie experience. Book an appointment today at our makeup salon. 

How to Prepare 

Before you actually go in for your professional makeup appointment, there are a few ways you can prepare. 

Find the Makeup Salon 

The most important part is finding the right makeup salon. Find nearby salons and read through the different services they provide. When you get your makeup done professionally, you want to make sure you’re getting a great appointment with experienced artists. 

Some makeup salons will offer deals for makeup as well. At Moxie salon, our Friday Ladies Night is a great way to pamper yourself while getting a hair and makeup look that will last all night.  

Provide Inspiration

Whether you’re coming in to get a specific look or for generalized makeup help and tips, it never hurts to bring some pictures. This will give your makeup artist a better idea of what you’re hoping to get from the appointment. Your inspiration can also help you talk through different types of makeup styles that would look good on your face shape or that you might want to avoid. 

Come With Clean Skin

If you’re getting your makeup done that day, make sure you come with clean skin. This will make it easier to jump into applying your makeup without it looking greasy or causing your skin to breakout. This also means that your makeup artist won’t have to spend time removing your mascara from last night.  

What to Expect

Now that you know how to best prepare for your appointment, it’s time to go to your actual appointment. But what can you expect? While every makeup salon is different, there are some things you can expect from your appointment. 


Some makeup salons, like Moxie, offer a free beauty consultation so you can meet with an artist to see if they’ll be the right fit. This is great if you’re looking to get your makeup done for a larger event and not just a night out with the girls. 

You still want to prepare for a consultation by bringing inspiration, especially if you need a specific look from that artist. This will give you time to talk about your look and what you expect from your actual makeup appointment. 

Close Quarters

If you have a personal bubble, just know that your bubble will be broken during your appointment. This means that your makeup artist will get very close. But that’s only because they need to see what they’re doing and make sure they’re blending everything correctly! 

Makeup requires precision, balance, and careful blending. If you need a break from having your makeup artist so close to your face, don’t be shy. Just ask for a second to sip your coffee or breathe!

Ask Questions

If you’re unsure or curious about something, just ask! When you get your makeup done professionally, take that time to learn more about your skin and tricks for applying makeup. If you love a product your artist is using, ask what it is! If there is something you’re not as fond of, don’t be afraid to speak up! 

All of these questions help you get the most from your experience. Just remember that your makeup artist has a lot of experience with makeup, so don’t be afraid to ask them questions to help you with your own makeup — especially since you can’t get your makeup professionally done every day! 


If you’ve scheduled an appointment with a makeup artist, take that time to pamper yourself. Getting your makeup done shouldn’t feel stressful, especially if you’ve carefully selected your makeup salon. 

Just relax and let your makeup artist do their job. When they’re done, you will have spent a day relaxing at the salon and your makeup will look beautiful. 

Make Moxie Your Makeup Salon in New Jersey

We hope that, after reading this post, you feel better prepared for your appointment with a professional makeup artist. Each makeup artist might set up your session a little differently, but it’s good to have a general idea of what to expect. From asking questions to bringing in inspiration, you can make the most from your makeup appointment. 

At Moxie Salon & Beauty Bar, we have makeup salon locations throughout New Jersey. From our Friday Night Ladies special to our free beauty consultations, come get moxified at one of our salons today!