hiring other henna artists

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Posted by Anne Beltestad on October 1, 2002 at 15:32:51:

Hey all,

well, I must be a real pro, because I'm getting to where I have to look for other artists - also Kenzi is going to Morocco so I need more hands, especially for all the gigs I seem to be getting lately.
I didn't know it was such a complicated thing! Kree and others who have a whole group of artists, my hat is off to you! Being in grad school and having another job as well as trying to do this and maintain the nice henna geisha mentality is challenging.
I'm trying to weigh different peoples' strengths and weaknesses; some may not be experienced professionally but are very good artists, while others who are experienced professionally are less innovative with designs. Another is used to working with a local PPD slinger who charges her clients $200/hour (?!?) and has experienced henna as a constant hustle. I'm trying to find the happy medium while keeping my standards high - choosing people whose work is consistently good enough for Kenzi and I to feel comfortable being associated with them. Whew! Anyone have stories about this kind of balancing act? Also, what about cash with people you don't know? I've seen kree get ripped off and don't want this to happen to me, which should be safe with by-the-hour gigs.
Ok, back to the reading I've been procrastinating over all morning...



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