Hair + Makeup Overview


Lexus Charleston Fashion Week® (#LexusCFW) is accepting applications for hair and makeup professionals to join us behind-the-scenes March 14 – 18, 2017.  Stylists and artists from across the Southeast are encouraged to apply.   

Step 1: Submit an online application by Monday, November 21, 2016, 11:00 pm EST

Step 2: An expert panel of judges will review all applications and select the top finalists to move onto the audition process.  All applicants will be notified by November 28, if they have been chosen for an audition.

Step 3: Auditions will take place on Sunday, December 11 or Monday, December 12.  All hair stylists and makeup artists will be asked to bring their portfolio and hair or makeup kit for inspection.  Please note, you will be responsible for the products you use during your audition.  No chemicals, harsh styling products, home remedies, or permanent products will be allowed.  Audition will consist of a timed test of styling or artistry, plus interview questions.  TIP: Mark your calendar now for both dates.

Note: All stylists and artists are responsible for supplying their own hair and/or makeup kit for week of CFW event.  Makeup kits must be universal to all skin types and meet sanitary requirements.

Step 4: Final team selections will be made by in late December and stylists and artists notified by no later than December 23.  By mid February, the Hair & Makeup team will be announced on the Lexus Charleston Fashion Week® website.

Step 5: Mandatory training sessions will take place on Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13. Exact location and time to be announced. In addition, there will be two team meetings. First one will take place on Monday, March 6, exact location and time to be announced. Second meeting will take place on Monday, March 13 from 3-5 pm at the CFW tents in Marion Square. 

Step 6: Lexus Charleston Fashion Week® will take place Tuesday, March 14 – Saturday, March 18, 2017. Hair stylists and makeup artists selected for the team must report to the tents beginning on Monday, March 13 for on-site training and set-up, and daily at 2:30 pm.

All participating Lexus CFW hair stylists and makeup artists will receive a $50 kit per diem (per day), plus recognition on the Lexus Charleston Fashion Week® website, including a CFW headshot.

Note: If you are from outside the Charleston area, you will be responsible for covering your own travel and accommodation costs for the audition, training sessions, team meetings, and week of the event.  CFW will provide a list of hotel partners offering preferred rates for week of the event.