The other day, I started filling out their pre-certification questionnaire asking me which luxury items I have purchased. I have no problem with that. However, they are now asking me to input a photo of myself dressed professionally to show what I would look like should I be selected for one of their projects. I'm not thrilled about doing so, but I will if there's a potential for a big payoff. Has anyone done this for About Face and can say whether or not the upper-end assignments are worth doing?
Hi mahemj, I have done those shops for AboutFace. I had done many of their regular cosmetic shops before, and was surprised when they asked me to send a photo of myself. I just sent something I had which was more of a party dress than a professional dress. Anyway, I did a couple of the luxury shops and found the reports to be longer than I expected. There is only one client, but I needed to go to 5 counters and fill out essentially 5 reports for each shop. On the other hand, I received so many good quality samples that they have lasted me months. I have not had to purchase skin care products since last year!
I have done these shops too. I have received a lot of nice cosmetics and skin care products and enjoy the interactions and tips that the advisors and make-up artists provide. It can be a bit cumbersome especially if it's a targeted shop, but I have received hundreds of dollars in free make-up and my friends like me as I'm always giving away the samples!
I did their cosmetic shops for years, then when they got that grocery, didn't see them. i filled out the certification, ages ago, and have no problem with a picture, although that is a new thing. I enjoyed their shops.
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It's on my list of things to do to get a professional head shot taken to use for things like this....now, if I could only find a shop so I wouldn't have to pay for it....
KathyG, I had a passport photo taken a few weeks ago at Costco for 4.99. The guy did a fabulous job and posed me in front of an off white screen. I would think that shot would work well for this and you just scan it and send it in. You can dress however you want. Disclaimer...i do not work for Costco but I am a huge fan. Find a friend to take you over if you are not a member.