Yvette Beebe

Yvette Beebe

Makeup and Hair Artist


Yvette Beebe Cosmetics

Laguna, CA USA


[Life on the road] is not glamorous, but it is creative and passionate and you see the world and meet all kinds of people.

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I was always a theatrical kid. Growing up, I wanted a Borghese makeup kit more than anything.
I had an “Aha!” moment while doing makeup and hair in salons and went to learn special effects makeup.
I started doing makeup for films in the early 90s while still in school.
I worked in film for a while until I got a chance to tour with Janet Jackson in 1998.
I started my own makeup company.
I got a call to work with Pink and ended up touring with her on and off for 14 years.
I’ve also had the opportunity to tour with other artists such as Tina Turner, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen, and Cher.
Keep following my journey

Career

Makeup and Hair Artist

I have my own cosmetics business and tour with performers to run their hair and makeup teams.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Fashion
Being Creative

Day to Day

It changes all the time since I get to travel the world and work with many different artists. For shows, I usually go in to work at about 1 or 2PM to set up my room before things start at around 8 or 9PM. I do makeup before the show and touch-ups throughout and I also help with costumes. When I do music videos, I get to put together a team and work with the choreographers and director to talk about my vision. All of that is so exciting and I just really love the creative process.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Love what you do. Say yes to everything. If you don’t know how to do something, then learn how and keep going until you feel like you got it. Eventually you’ll understand the tricks of the trade. You have to listen to yourself and find what gives you joy. For some people, traveling is not for them. It’s not glamorous, but it is creative and passionate and you see the world and meet all kinds of people.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"How are you going to balance life on tour?"

Challenges I Overcame

Working Parent

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student