About the Webster
The Webster is a luxury multi-brand retailer operating six physical boutiques in the U.S. and an online store. The multi-brand boutique sells a curated selection of designer brands (Balmain, Celine, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent) and many others. The Webster has partnered with worldwide major retailers such as Le Bon Marche, Target, Ritz Paris, and Lane Crawford.
The Webster carries out multiple e-commerce shoots per week, which require top creative talent including photographers and Hair & Makeup Artists. They had a strong regular network of freelancers, but with the nature of projects often coming up on short notice, there was no way to ensure the best talent in their existing network would always be available. They were using another creative hiring platform too, but found the quality of talent on it to be a bit lackluster, which provided even more work to sift through. They decided to get access to Mixer to source new fashion professionals to work with and in it found a dependable way to book the high-caliber talent they need for frequent, important projects with only a couple of days notice.
In this case, they needed freelance Hair & Make Up Artists based in NYC.
The Webster received over 20 interested and vetted applicants within the first day, automatically ranked by percentage match based on the criteria that they had entered. They booked the highest ranked Hair & Makeup Artist who now works with them on a regular basis.
At the same time, they kept many of the other applicants in their records for future projects.