We had the good fortune of connecting with Maggie Hassinger and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Maggie, what do you attribute your success to?
I believe the most important factor in my success is my perseverance and networking abilities. Moving from another state to Dallas, I had to rebuild my clientele which took time and patience. Forming relationships with other artists and industry professionals are is so important.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a makeup artist, esthetician, and owner of Makeup By Maggie. I’ve worked primarily in the wedding and photography industry. I love collaborating with other artists and helping bring ideas and concepts to life. I’m proud that I was able to rebuild my clientele after moving from a different state, this was a huge challenge. Dallas is a huge city and the beauty industry here is very saturated. Being able to network and making connections with other artists is so important in being successful. Starting over is never easy and it takes dedication to put yourself and your work out there. It is so important to keep developing your craft and learning new techniques, the beauty industry is ever changing.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
My friends and I are very into museums and are definitely foodies. The Common Table is an awesome brunch spot. I love Hunky’s, it’s my favorite burger spot and they have amazing cake. Spa Castle is a nice place to go to relax and have some girl time. I love going to The Dallas Art Museum, I could spend hours in there! For a night out I would take my friend to bar hop in either Uptown or Deep Ellum.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Paul Mitchell the School in Dallas was big part of my taking my career to the next level. I attended esthetician school there and got licensed shortly after. Chic Occasion was huge as far as helping me get into the wedding industry. I also met a lot of other makeup artists, hairstylists, and photographers to network with. Veronica with Beat By Vlynn has been helpful in exchanging tips and advice. It is nice to collaborate with other makeup artists.

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Image Credits
My One Sweet Rose Photo Sarah Kate Photo YRK Photography