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Matthew Anthony and Nicholas Bartolozzi are not only two of the world's most talented makeup and hair artists, they're also the nicest, funniest, and most down-to-earth people we've ever met. With years and years of salon, freelance, and beauty counter experience, they joined forces to create The Beauty Boys in 2018 and it's been a runaway success ever since. 

Matthew and Nicholas tell us how they got started in the beauty industry, their advice for aspiring beauty gurus, and how they stand out in a crowded industry. We talk about the rewards and challenges of working with and living with your boyfriend (they've since gotten engaged - so now, fiance!), their process for busy wedding days, and their inside scoop on all the best beauty, skincare, and hair products.

00:03:00: What is their business and where do they work?

00:05:47: What were their last 9-5 jobs? What have their career trajectories looked like? What schooling/training do hair and makeup artists need? What are some of the weird classes you wouldn't think you'd need to take to get licensed? 

00:14:04: When did they start The Beauty Boys and why?

00:21:10: What are the rewards and challenges of living with AND working with your fiance?

00:25:00: What percentage of their business is weddings vs. regular hairstyling and coloring? How do they stand out in such a competitive market?

00:36:00: What's the process for wedding day beauty? Do they do all the bridesmaids themselves? How many weddings can they handle in a day/weekend?

00:44:00: How do they keep track of inventory?

00:47:00: What are their favorite hair, makeup, and skincare brands?

00:56:36: What are some beauty trends they're NOT into? 

01:04:00: How do they market their business?

01:07:00: What's next for the Beauty Boys?

01:12:00: Back to the Future: what did Matthew and Nicholas want to be when they were growing up? What advice would they give to their younger selves? What's the biggest business mistake they've made?

01:31:00: A Day in the Life: What does an average day look like for busy hair and makeup artists? 

01:39:00: Listener Questions

01:43:00: Quick Answer - fave movies? TV shows? Beauty books? 

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