Today we’d like to introduce you to Ting Kristine Jimenez.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I always knew I wanted a career where I can help others. During college, makeup and beauty was a creative outlet for me. While working as a college mentor, I would do outreach projects to motivate others on their career goals and help them find their passion. Through that time, I realized my passion for makeup and how much I enjoyed transforming others. It also gave me a chance to talk to the individual in my chair about their life, goals, insecurities and help them gain more confidence. After graduating nursing school in 2008, I decided to get certified in makeup to pursue both my passion for nursing and beauty. Since then, most of my time has been towards my nursing career. In the last couple years, I’ve been trying to combine both passions through cosmetic nursing. In the meantime, I have been freelancing as a makeup artist and trying to grow my clientele.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Some of the struggles I’ve had is getting the confidence to put myself out there as a freelance makeup artist. With social media, we all tend to compare ourselves to everyone else which can cause me to doubt my skills. I just keep telling myself to take any chance I can get doing makeup and to keep practicing. Practicing on as many people/faces as you can really help an artist with hand-eye coordination, communication skills, and time management. The hardest part right now is finding time between my nursing career and fitting in clients. My goal is to go part time nursing to give myself more time towards my beauty career goals.
In 2008, when I first started to freelance as a makeup artist, not that many people were doing makeup. It was expensive and harder to find makeup classes. These days, social media is very popular to learn from but can sometimes lead to clients having high expectations. Social media is a great place to network. I love learning different techniques and talking with fellow artist on products and application processes.
Please tell us about BeautyByTing.
As a freelance makeup artist, I tend to do more bridal and special event makeup. Most of my clients like a “soft glam” look and have skin concerns such as texture or sensitivity. Since I myself have very sensitive skin, I use products I’ve tested out for myself that I know are not harsh on my skin. I am proud that I take the time to listen to my clients regarding their skin concerns and what they want as their finished look. Not everyone wants a full “beat face” of makeup. I try and take the time during makeup application to teach my client about skin and makeup hygiene as well as what I am doing during each step. I want to be able to teach my client how they can also achieve an everyday look for themselves at home.
Were there people and/or experiences you had in your childhood that you feel laid the foundation for your success?
Growing up, my parents always told me to work and study hard to achieve my goals. Til this day, I push myself to learn as much as possible to get to where I want to be as a successful registered nurse and makeup artist. As I try and combine both passions, I have been trained in cosmetic lasers (hair, tattoo, facials) and body contouring. I am currently looking up courses to broaden my nursing skills in Botox and dermal fillers.
- Bridal 65+
- Special event 50+
- Phone: 619-301-3802
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautybyting/