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Swatch of Horrors

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Beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. You'll hear Meemz and her guests call out beauty industry issues, and bad client behavior. Learn what it's like to be on the other side of the chair. Behind all that glam, beauty professionals are humans too. Learn tips that help beauty professionals with their client interactions so that they can avoid some of these beauty horror stories. These horrors also extend beyond the client interaction such as the beauty professional's personal struggles, lack of diversity in the industry, and much more. If you work in the industry and have a beauty horror story to tell, send them to @swatchofhorrors IG or Twitter. #SwatchofHorrors

Beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. You'll hear Meemz and her guests call out beauty industry issues, and bad client behavior. Learn what it's like to be on the other side of the chair. Behind all that glam, beauty professionals are humans too. Learn tips that help beauty professionals with their client interactions so that they can avoid some of these beauty horror stories. These horrors also extend beyond the client interaction such as the beauty professional's personal struggles, lack of diversity in the industry, and much more. If you work in the industry and have a beauty horror story to tell, send them to @swatchofhorrors IG or Twitter. #SwatchofHorrors

Location:

United States

Description:

Beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. You'll hear Meemz and her guests call out beauty industry issues, and bad client behavior. Learn what it's like to be on the other side of the chair. Behind all that glam, beauty professionals are humans too. Learn tips that help beauty professionals with their client interactions so that they can avoid some of these beauty horror stories. These horrors also extend beyond the client interaction such as the beauty professional's personal struggles, lack of diversity in the industry, and much more. If you work in the industry and have a beauty horror story to tell, send them to @swatchofhorrors IG or Twitter. #SwatchofHorrors

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 25: My Horrible Business Trip Roomie feat. Austin Mark

5/30/2021
Another episode about beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. Meemz recalls a horror story where she was sent on a makeup business trip and got paired up with an awful hotel roommate and total stranger. Listen to Meemz and returning guest, Austin Mark, go off on quite a few tangents regarding police interactions, best songs to cry to, and Meghan McCain's hairstylist. Austin shares his horror story working as a makeup artist for a runway show in LA. Austin was a guest on episode 9...

Duration:00:55:28

Ep 24: When to leave your job

5/5/2021
This week is all about the horrors of getting passed up for opportunities in your makeup career. Learn about the red flags that you need to look out for, and learn when it's time to leave your job, brand, or store. Didn't get the job? Learn what you can do to better your chances for the next interview. Follow for more beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. Leave a review and a 5-star rating! IG @swatchofhorrorsTikTok @SwatchofHorrorsBuy me a coffee

Duration:00:19:59

Ep 23: Misdiagnosed Skin Condition

4/14/2021
A beauty horror story about being misdiagnosed with a contagious skin condition. Learn tips on how to advocate for yourself when seeking medical treatment. Hear all the red flags about the offending doctor in this beauty horror story. This is not intended for medical treatment or diagnoses. See your medical professional for help and advice regarding your health. Learn about: Molluscum contagiosum Seborrheic dermatitis

Duration:00:42:08

Ep 22: He Fried Her Hair

3/28/2021
Beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals Meemz talks with the hosts from @HomoInTraining podcast! These two unapologetically queer Latinx podcasters share a beauty horror story that involves bleach, 40 volume, and something you use in your house during winter time. Listen to find out more! We touch on the Asian hate crimes that have been in the media lately and discuss performative activism. Meemz shares a story about Asian-American shame and being bullied. We touch on how...

Duration:00:59:54

Ep 21: Prevent Trial Horrors

3/15/2021
This week's episode is all about how freelance makeup artists can prevent beauty horrors during makeup trials. Freelance makeup artists, this one is for you. Want to know how to conduct successful makeup trials? For makeup artists, makeup trials are a way to secure your makeup booking. Kathy Huynh Cabico is a bridal beauty coach for makeup artists and she is a pro at helping freelance makeup artists become confident bridal beauty business owners. Not only is Kathy a bridal beauty coach,...

Duration:00:38:57

Swatch of Horrors Trailer

3/12/2021
This is not just another beauty podcast. Listen to beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals.

Duration:00:01:18

Ep 20: Update

2/15/2021
Meemz gives an update about the Swatch of Horrors hiatus. Follow @swatchofhorrors on Instagram and Twitter

Duration:00:26:49

Ep 19: "It can't be fixed"

1/28/2021
Beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals - a bi-weekly podcast. This week's Swatch of Horrors guest, Akua Robinson, is professional freelance makeup artist from Washington D.C. She is also a beauty educator and a fellow podcaster. Check out her podcast, Friends in Beauty. Akua tells us about a time where a high-profile freelance event took an unexpected turn. She tells us what she learned from that situation and graces the podcast with her positive vibes and...

Duration:00:33:07

Ep 18: Horrors Through the Phone

1/14/2021
Interview with Ida was recorded in November 2020. Are you ok? 2021 has already been a lot to deal with for us in the US. How bout those whack0s trying to d3str0y our d3m0cracy? (I'm trying to distort the key words so that this episode doesn't show up in the search results relating to that topic. See what I did there?) This week's guest, Ida, gives us 2 beauty horror stories that happened during her time as a retail makeup artist. One was a fright she received through the phone, and the 2nd...

Duration:00:55:46

Ep 17: Clips from 2020 (bonus episode)

12/31/2020
A podcast about beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. Meemz recaps key interviews from 2020. If this is your first time listening, this may be a great place to start to get a swatch of the podcast. Thank you all for supporting this project that was born out of quarantine this year. Rate, review, subscribe, and DM or email the show @swatchofhorrors or Swatchofhorrors@gmail.com

Duration:00:27:10

Ep 16: Surviving the Holidays

12/20/2020
DISCLAIMER: Contents in this episode are not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any medical or mental conditions. Always consult with your health care provider or medical professional for medical advice. ----- Trigger warning: We will be talking about feelings and mental health in this episode. The holidays can be hard for a lot of people. Meemz shares past stories about anxiety and how historically the holidays can be tough for her. She shares tips on how to cope with winter blues....

Duration:00:50:42

Ep 15: Youtuber Bashes Makeup Artist for Content

12/2/2020
Shoutout to Latinos Who Lunch podcast for shouting out Swatch of Horrors on their episode 180! Check them out! Also, for more BIPOC podcasts, check out the #podsincolor hashtag on social media. Meemz reads a listener-submitted beauty horror story. This week's beauty horror story is about a Youtuber who seeks out the worst-reviewed makeup artist and then bashes her makeup artistry for her vlog. Ew. Listen to beauty horror stories told by beauty professionals. The Covid Catch-up segment...

Duration:00:34:10

Ep 14: Got My Start at a Strip Club

11/18/2020
Announcement: This podcast will now be bi-weekly starting this week. No episode next week. This week's guest, Alexa (@i.amalexaa), shares how she got her start as a makeup artist at a strip club in Las Vegas. This raw interview touches on exposure to substance abuse within the strip club scene, struggles with mental health from a makeup artist's perspective, and how to talk to your daughter about beauty as Alexa is also a mother. Rate, review, subscribe! Thanks for your support! Don't be a...

Duration:00:50:06

Ep 13: Reading Your Horrors

11/7/2020
Hi! Meemz reads a submitted horror story. The election results are in! Whew....I'm exhausted. A lot has been going on but I'm here with another episode! Follow, rate, subscribe!

Duration:00:19:45

Ep 12: Horror Movie SFX and Tattoo Horrors (feat. Alix from Horrorble People's Podcast)

10/31/2020
This week is a special Halloween edition of the Swatch of Horrors podcast. An episode filled with horror movies, special FX makeup, and tattoo horrors with Alix (@ghostcoffeeshop) from Horrorble People’s Podcast (@horrorblepeoplespodcast). She's here to help guide us through practical makeup vs CGI. We usually discuss beauty horror stories from the perspective of the beauty professional, but this week, we get horror story from the client's point of view. We also dive into good and bad...

Duration:00:58:18

Ep 11: Ridiculous Returns

10/22/2020
Meemz, your semi-trilingual host and former makeup artist recounts the most ridiculous things that customers have tried to return in the cosmetics department. What was the most ridiculous thing your client ever tried to return? Meemz has a bad experience with allergy medication. Planning a wedding in "uncertain times." Follow and interact with @swatchofhorrors on Twitter and Instagram! Don't forget to get your flu shot and vote!

Duration:00:30:57

Ep 10: A Customer Tried to Fight Me

10/14/2020
Meemz has a special personal announcement in this episode! This week's guest is Santa Ana, CA native, Nina Marie ( @ninamarieartistry_ ). She specializes in bridal makeup artistry in Orange County, CA and has pivoted into becoming an aesthetics consultant. Her beauty horror story is about a customer who tried to fight her on the makeup retail sales floor. We talk tips on how to deescalate hostile customer situations and how to overcome language barriers. For the COVID Catch-up, we discuss...

Duration:00:38:14

Ep 9: Do The Lashes Cost Money? (Yes, they do...)

10/7/2020
This week's guest is celebrity makeup artist, Austin Mark. With over 15 years in beauty, he's worked with Christian Siriano and Pamella Roland. Not to mention, he is internationally published. Austin shares his beauty horror stories that deal with mean-girl cosmetics managers, "stalkers", and the customer entitlement that the beauty industry has created with the culture of FREE. We also touch on eating disorders and how to deal with the pandemic in the COVID Catch-up segment. Give the...

Duration:01:09:13

Ep 8: Chronic Pains of Makeup Artistry

10/1/2020
DISCLAIMER: Contents in this episode are not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any medical conditions. Always consult with your health care provider for medical advice. EP 8: ANNOUNCEMENT - Go to the Swatch of Horrors podcast Instagram @SwatchofHorrors. Select the link in the bio and check out the new #TBT Playlist, hand picked by your host, Meemz. New songs added every Thursday. In this episode: Discover how being a makeup artist can affect the body. Meemz shares her experience with...

Duration:00:35:08

Ep 7: Shady w/ No Dark Shades feat. Brittany Whitfield

9/22/2020
Fashion and celebrity makeup artist, Brittany Whitfield of NYC. She advocates for Black representation in the beauty industry, especially for people with deeper skin tones who are often underrepresented in beauty marketing. Her beauty horror stories touch on shady beauty practices and lack of dark shades in foundation. Learn why she'll never work with a particular brand again. She is not only a makeup artist, she's an entrepreneur, advocate, and a writer who has an IG packed with content...

Duration:01:16:29