I became familiar with Gaylinyet Roberts' hair and makeup artistry in the Seattle photography community. Every time I came across a set of portraits of an individual and adored their overall look, it was the work of Gaylinyet (or Gaylin for short). Besides the fact that I desperately wanted her to work her magic on me, I wanted even more to meet Gaylin and find out when she discovered her amazing talent and how she she got started making the rest of us look like the very best version of ourselves. That makeup look in between "way too much" and "hardly anything at all" - Gaylin calls it the "beautiful in between," and that's the look she aims to achieve on all of her fortunate clients.
Through a series of strategic steps and by being candid with herself about what she wants, she has been able to earn new clients and new opportunities. Gaylinyet's advice for others looking to move forward in their careers? " Whatever work you give time to is the work you’re going to put out there, which inevitably is the type of work that you’ll continue to attract. It’s cyclical. So, focus on booking work that gets you fired up." I think Gaylin's advice can apply to all careers, regardless of industry or level of experience.
I'm excited to share Gaylin's story because it deserves to be noticed. Whether you have an interest in this particular industry or something entirely different, her lessons and approach to following her dreams are nothing short of inspiring.
"Seeing someone smile so brightly they can’t contain it because I’ve helped them feel beautiful- that’s everything to me."
How can you not want to work with a makeup artist with that kind of philosophy?! Gaylin is one of the most gorgeous women that I've ever gotten to know, inside and out. Do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with her work. As you get to know a little bit about her here - you'll see what I mean.