Objective: The purpose of this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to ensure a thorough understanding of the client’s needs and preferences before providing makeup services. The scope of this SOP includes conducting a detailed consultation with the client to discuss their desired look, skin type, allergies, and any specific requirements. The makeup artist is responsible for conducting the consultation and documenting the client’s preferences. This SOP may reference the Client Information SOP for maintaining client records. Scope: This SOP applies to all makeup artists providing makeup services to clients. Responsibilities: Makeup Artist: Conduct a thorough client consultation before every makeup appointment. Document the client’s preferences and specific requirements. Ensure all necessary makeup products and tools are prepared for the appointment. Maintain client confidentiality and privacy. Procedure: 1. Scheduling and Preparation: a. Schedule the consultation appointment in advance, allowing enough time for a detailed discussion. b. Ensure all makeup products and tools are clean, sanitized, and ready for use. c. Set up a clean and well-lit workspace. 2. Greeting and Introduction: a. Welcome the client warmly and introduce yourself. b. Ensure the client is comfortable and at ease. 3. Consultation Process: a. Begin by asking open-ended questions to understand the client’s preferences. Some sample questions include: - What occasion is this makeup for? - What is your desired makeup look (e.g., natural, glamorous, dramatic)? - Are there any specific makeup styles or celebrity looks you admire? - Do you have any skin concerns or conditions I should be aware of? - Are you allergic to any makeup products or ingredients? b. Listen actively to the client’s responses and take notes. c. Assess the client’s skin type to determine the most suitable products. Ask about any specific skin concerns or sensitivities. d. Discuss the client’s color preferences for makeup, including foundation shade, eyeshadow colors, lipstick shades, and more. e. Address any special requests or requirements, such as covering tattoos, concealing scars, or using vegan/cruelty-free products. f. Show makeup swatches or examples to help the client visualize the final look. 4. Product Recommendations: a. Based on the client’s preferences and skin type, recommend suitable makeup products and brands. b. Explain the benefits and drawbacks of different product options. c. Provide guidance on skincare routines before the makeup appointment, if necessary. 5. Trial Run (Optional): a. Offer the client the option of a trial makeup application to ensure they are satisfied with the chosen look. b. Make any necessary adjustments based on the client’s feedback. 6. Pricing and Booking: a. Provide the client with a transparent breakdown of pricing for the makeup service. b. Confirm the date, time, and location of the makeup appointment. c. Secure any necessary advance payment or deposit. 7. Client Records: a. Document all client preferences, requirements, and allergies in a client record, referencing the Client Information SOP. 8. Conclusion: a. Thank the client for their time and trust. b. Provide any post-consultation instructions or skincare recommendations if applicable. 9. Follow-Up: a. If the client has booked an appointment for a future date, send a reminder closer to the appointment time. 10. Continuous Improvement: a. Regularly review and update this SOP to ensure it aligns with best practices and client needs. References: Client Information SOP for maintaining client records. Attachments: Client Consultation Form (optional) for documenting client preferences and requirements. Approval: This SOP has been reviewed and approved by [Name/Title] on [Date].