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STICKY SUNDAYS

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Highlighting ADHESIVE Creatives

STICKY SUNDAYS

Featuring ADHESIVE&CO Creatives in our Community

 

FEATURING: Eloise Cheung

What do the words "Creative Community" bring to mind for you? How do you feel is the best way to utilize members in a Creative Community?

A haven reminiscent of Warhol's factory. A collective of mutually supportive collaborators, innovators and artists of mixed media helping each other to express them selves

 

How did you discover your creativity?

I never thought that I was creative. I just assumed that it was something that everyone did like learning the alphabet or your multiplication tables, another skill used in your life journey.

 

Name the biggest challenge you have had in growing your business. How did you solve it?

Being on people's radar. Moving to New York from London, I didn't have as many contacts so it was like starting all over again despite being in the business for 12 years at that point. I was lucky that I had an agent, so they did a lot of the outreach and marketing on my behalf. I also have a website and of course social media is a necessary evil in this day and age, so it is easier to find people and contact them directly.

 

What was your first “Big Break” in your profession?

I don't think I had a big break as such. I was just set up in the right place at the right time. I started my training at the John Frieda hair salons in London at the height of "Brit pop" and cool Britannia. Lots of exciting things were happening creatively and musically and I have happened to be along for the ride, taking advantage of the amazing opportunities that came my way and having massive amounts of fun.

 

What's in your backpack/handbag/tote right now?

Wallet, passport, keys, iphone, Iphone charger, Berroca, tea bags, Metro card, spare Metro card, business cards, mini tape measure,pen, umbrella, glasses, sunnies, John Masters Organics lip calm, lavender face mist.

 

Top 3 Tips you would give someone starting out in your creative profession: 

Don't run before you can walk. Enjoy the process, there is no rush in striving for excellence. 

Prepare, research and invigorate. Understand your industry and anticipate the needs of your clients. Do your homework; bring inspiration to the table. Don't just do the tried and tested, get out of your comfort zone.

Never stop building your skills and experimenting. It's how we developed as children by playing and exposing ourselves to new experiences.

 

Who are you following right now on Instagram for inspiration and why?

My mentors and creatives at the forefront of the industry because they are brilliant! yannickdis, bartpumpkin, nicolasjurnjack, officialdanilohair, orlandopita, kerrywarnofficial, stephanelancien, neilmoodie, guidopalau, hairbychristiaan, juliendys

Anyone whose work I admire and anyone who catches my eye!

 

What is your MOTTO in life?

Don't forget to breathe...

 

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Cheeto puffs.

 

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?

Drinking water, food, a jet ski

 

What do your parents think you do?

My parents think that I'm an international hair stylist traveling the world on glamorous assignments. In reality I'm a secret agent for the British government. Oops, you can't print that...

 

What would be your Networking Do's & Dont's? 

Do connect with people on a genuine level and follow up. Statistically it takes 7 goes to get a response so don't be dissuaded!

Just be yourself--if it was meant to be then you will strike up a rapport. Don't force a relationship; some personalities just don't work well anyway.


Full Name: ELOISE CHEUNG

Profession: HAIR STYLIST

Industry: HAIR

Website: http://www.kateryaninc.com/hair/eloise-cheung

Facebook: Hair by Eloise Cheung

Instagram: hairbyeloise

Twitter: hairbyeloise

LinkedIn: Eloise Cheung

Blog: www.eloisecheung.com


What do the words "Creative Community" bring to mind for you? How do you feel is the best way to utilize members in a Creative Community?

Creative Community means my surrounding peers and my close circle of creative friends who you can refer work to, collaborate with as well as enjoy similar social activities. The best way that works for me is attending industry events by beauty brands, designers, art openings as well as on set when working. I find working on set is one of the better ways when in a professional environment, you can get to know the individual creative on a more personal level.

 

How did you discover your creativity?

I started out as a fine arts major, then became a Textile Designer/Director for several leading designers which lead to being my now makeup artist self. My creativity started at a very young age and a box of 64 Crayola crayons, the rest is history.

 

Name the biggest challenge you have had in growing your business. How did you solve it?

Primarily, getting the word out I was on my own after assisting. My initial website was on LookBooks which gave me more exposure. Once I started to send out new work newsletters as well as individual emails saying I was on my own, new work and clients started to come in. When I got my agent, Leigh at Kate Ryan, a year and half later, my business has grew significantly.

 

What was your first “Big Break” in your profession?

My first big break was getting the opportunity to work as a lead assistant for makeup legend/ maestro Dick Page. It gave me opportunities to work with the industry legends as well as learn from them and why they are where they are. It also taught me a different level of makeup artistry that not everyone gets the opportunity to do. The opportunity opened doors for me that would not have happened otherwise. For instance, keying the Celine Resort and Pre-Fall presentations at MILK for several seasons.

 

What's in your backpack/handbag/tote right now?

IPhone, Sketchbook, makeup bag (Marc Jacobs Beauty compact powder, Charlotte Tilbury lippy, MAC Barely There lip liner, Sephora concealer) mints, MetroCard, Marc Jacobs sunnies

 

Top 3 Tips you would give someone starting out in your creative profession: 

Patience.
Always go the extra mile on set, show up on time and learn.
Never think you know it all, as a creative/ artist; you can never learn too much. You are always evolving and becoming better at your craft. 

 

Who are you following right now on Instagram for inspiration and why?

Pat McGrathVal GarlandDick PageUnSkilled WorkerPaul CavacoInez and Vinoodh 
There is so much inspiration on Instagram. These are a few of my inspiration for makeup, art, styling and photography. Unskilled Worker for her inspiring story of self taught artist and her work is incredible. Pat, Val and Dick are what Masters are made of and each one has their distinct style of art. To me it is the same as going to the Met and looking at a Caravaggio then a Van Gogh. I just love Paul Cavaco, his work and what he stands for plus he is a lovely person. Inez and Vinoodh's work to me is exhilarating...they cover the gamut of styles. 

 

What is your MOTTO in life?

Gratitude.

 

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

A long weekend in Scotland.
Brunch at Petrossian.

 

 

Full Name: Colleen Runné

Profession: Makeup artist at Kate Ryan Inc.

Industry: Fashion and celebrity

Website: colleenrunne.com and http://www.kateryaninc.com/makeup/colleen-runne

Facebook: Colleen Runne Makeup

Instagram: colleenrunne

Twitter: colleenrunne

LinkedIn: Colleen Runne


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