What do kids love to do the most? Well, running and jumping have to be up near the top of the list. Also, swimming all day long would be another top choice. But one activity that you might not have thought of is dressing up as another character. For instance, boys like to become Ironman or Superman or Batman. Girls tend to love dressing up like princesses or my little pony. Part of dressing up is changing their face as well. Kids absolutely love to have their faces painted so that they look like another character. Of course, the key to this is to have the face painting done professionally. Believe us when we say that it is not true that anyone can do it. This is a true art form and nothing looks right on a face unless it is done by someone who has training and much practice in specifically professional face painting. Not to mention that a professional does not use inappropriate products like cheap craft paints. As with anything, you want someone who operates in a safe manner and someone who will do things in a manner that gives you complete confidence. You need to start searching around the Bakersfield area for some quality candidates. Then you need to evaluate your candidates so that you can make an educated choice as to who should be your face painter for your birthday party. In order to do this, you need to pay close attention to what this guide has to say, we promise that it will serve you well.
So, finding some quality candidates in the Bakersfield area will take some legwork on your part. How do you go about finding these candidates? We suggest starting with the people around you. Start talking to your family, friends and coworkers about any face painters they may have hired. Also, maybe they experienced a quality face painter at a party that they took their son or daughter to. Whatever the case, just make sure that you record the names and contact information of any vendors you are told about that you believe would be prime candidates for your son or daughter's birthday party. Another potential source is the world wide web. Do a Google search for “face painters in the Bakersfield area.” There is little doubt that you will receive a long list of face painters. Click on as many as you possibly can and check out their work on their portfolio page. When you see a candidate that blows you away, add them to your list of candidates to check out. When you are ready, call each face painter on your list and find out if they would be available on the date of your party. If they tell you that date is open, then setup a day and time to interview them about possibly working your party.
Pay attention to the personality of each candidate that you interview. It is great thing if they are supremely talented as an artist but you also want someone who is going to know how to interact with the kids and keep them smiling and laughing. Make sure that they adhere to safety standards in terms of what they use on the kids and how they use it. Are the paints that they use FDA certified? Do they have business liability insurance? What is their library of faces that they know how to paint? Talk to them about their experience. Do they think it is best if every kid at the party receives a complex design? Keep in mind that complex designs take the most time. This means there will probably be lines that form. Find out how the artist likes to manage lines. How much will their services cost? Do they offer package deals? What will they need from you? Remember, you get what you pay for and to get something special, you may need to pay a bit more. Weigh all of the factors above and make the best decision you can based on what you find out from each candidate.