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hair & makeup artist

beauty portraits, headshots, branding

Good news, southern Illinois!  Our team at Susan Willis Photography is growing and we’re looking to hire top talent to serve our Portrait Brands. 

Now seeking: Hair and Makeup Artists AND Assistants.  Contact us today.  We expect these positions to fill quickly.

You can reach Susan Willis at 314-282-5632 or mailto: to apply.

Hair and Make Up Artist

Applicant must be skilled at creating flattering hair styles AND applying beautiful makeup that suits our Portrait brand.

In addition, applicant should:

  • Value professional growth. Be invested in learning new techniques to improve skills.
  • Work efficiently; Style hair and makeup within time provided (usually 1 hour per subject).
  • Provide hair and makeup services for 1-3 subjects; may include multiple looks changes.
  • Bring a range of hair and makeup tools and products to every session.
  • Hold self to high professional standards.
  • Make sure client is comfortable and happy throughout session.
  • Be able to receive critiques graciously either from the client or photographer.
  • Support our brand’s mission of empowering women by helping them look and feel beautiful.

Photography Assistant

Applicant must be skilled at providing services that support our lead photographers and create an incredible experience for our Senior, Family, Business, and Maternity/Newborn Portrait clients.

In addition, applicant should be willing to:

  • Efficiently and proactively tend to client’s and photographer’s needs.
  • Hold self to high professional standards.
  • Arrive dressed and styled in a professional manner that reflects our brand image.
  • Always be punctual.
  • Be professional, kind and respectful in words and actions.
  • Make sure client is comfortable and happy throughout session.

Support our brand’s mission by helping women look and feel beautiful and cared for throughout the session.


HMUA: Pay is negotiable. If interested in the position, please provide your requested fee for each of the two session types: Basic & Ultimate Girls Day Out.

ASSISTANT: $50 per session


What You Get

Working with SWP

beauty portraits, headshots


We provide a clean, beautiful space in our home studio with good lighting for your hair and makeup station. We make every effort to create a relaxing, fun environment for our clients and our team. We recognize quality work and show our gratitude for a job well done. We are happy to provide you with a high-quality digital image from each session for use in your portfolio. We share the love by tagging you in social media posts and occasionally linking to your brand’s web page in our blog posts.  On longer session days, we provide a catered lunch for all team members plus our clients for full day sessions.

Contact Susan Willis at 314-282-5632 or  We look forward to getting to know you better!

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