What do kids like more than anything? Well, at least as much as anything? Dressing up and bring a character of some sort right? Well, with your son or daughter's birthday party coming up, this is a great opportunity to let that happen. Have you considered hiring a face painter for one of the entertainment aspects? The kids will have an absolute blast being able to be painted up like one of their favorite characters. And don't get the idea that just anyone can do this. If the teenage girls down the street approach you and tell you they can do the face painting, politely decline. You need a true professional face painter who knows how to paint faces in a high quality way and also knows to use professional cosmetic products that are meant to be used on the face. They also will understand how to clean their equipment between each use. So, with this in mind, we want to help you with this all important search. We have put together a guide that will help you with your search around the Tampa area. Keep this guide with you everywhere you go so that you can then evaluate any candidates that you find and narrow your target down to the one professional that you will be completely satisfied with.
So, you are probably wondering, where in the world do I find face painters to consider for my son or daughter's birthday party? Well, a very good start would be to attempt to harness the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “face painters in the Tampa area.” Start looking through the resulting links and click on each one. Try to figure out which artists are capable of the kind of work that you want for your son or daughter's birthday party. This can best be accomplished by looking at the online portfolio of each face painter. If you see some exceptional work, then we suggest that you keep track of the name and contact information of that candidate. We also suggest that you talk with your family, friends and coworkers about experiences that they have had. Has anyone that you know ever hired a professional face painter for any type of event? Or have they ever taken their child to an event where there was a face painter and they saw some amazing work that knocked their socks off? If so, then make sure you add this recommended artist to your list. Once you feel that you have enough candidates to check out, start calling each artist on your list and find out if they are available for your event. If they have that date open on their calendar, then setup an interview to talk about possibly hiring them.
When you find yourself sitting across from each candidate, be prepared to get the answers to certain questions. Start out talking about their experience. Where did they learn how to perform face painting? Are they certified by any type of organization? Look at more examples of their work. Make sure that you find out what kind of paints that they use. If is safe? The main thing that you want to hear from a candidate is that the paint that they use are FDA and child Safety certified. How long will it take to paint each face? Keep in mind that there are options here. You can have half faces or full faces painted. Some artists will also paint arms, legs, backs, necks and more. So, you need to decide what you want to allow based on how long it is going to take and on hoe many kids will be at the party. How do they deal with lines forming? What is their personality like? Do you feel they would be good interacting with the kids? What will you need to provide? Quite often a face painter will want the host to provide a table, two chairs, paper towels and water. Once you have the answers to all of these questions, you will need sit down and weigh the answers of each candidate and decide which one you like the best.