I’ve gotten to know Myrta Byrum of Airbrush Unlimited Group and she is just the sweetest. Her company employs so many talented artists (including her adult kids!) who are able to airbrush on any item you can imagine from skin to shirts to pillows. Here’s Myrta to tell you more.
How did you get started with Airbrush Unlimited Group?
In 1999, I helped a friend with her airbrush business to fulfill a contract with the Raven’s Football organization. I LOVED doing the airbrushing and found I was creative with it. I knew this was something I wanted do more with, that’s how Airbrush Unlimited Group got started. I’m grateful for the introduction into this business early on.
What’s your favorite part of what you do?
Of course, I love how happy it makes folks, whether it be to the tattoo designs or the beautiful results of the blending airbrush colors on custom items. They always seem so very happy and that makes me happy. Being in Entertainment is almost always a happy experience, so it’s a great way to make a living.
What’s your pop color– that something special that makes you, you?
I hear clients say that I’m easy to work with… and I try to be. Parents/planners have a lot to deal with as they plan these special Mitzvahs and I don’t add to their stress. Being reliable and responsive to inquiries or requests makes it easy too.
What’s your favorite moment of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah?
I like to hear what the parents say about their kids… what they appreciate about them as they’ve grown thus far. I try NOT to take requests during this time and encourage guests to go listen and participate. It’s the reason for the event and it merits everyone’s attention. We have usually taken enough orders by then that it does not slow down the number we can accomplish and the purpose of our being there. Since our systems are whisper quiet, we can usually keep working without disrupting.
Of course, I also like to hear the hosts feedback on the quality of our work as we are doing it, but I understand they are busy and we are not the important factor, but I hope that what we contribute to the event, makes for a happy time at this important event. Also, the end of the night, we feel satisfied that we’ve been able to meet or exceed the expectations for our services, that is a good feeling.
What questions should parents ask someone in your field?
Get references (if they didn’t already come referred). This is our specialty, so we are a great resource to inquire about ideas for airbrushed favors; some of the unique things we can do besides t’s; and what our space requirements are; are all good questions. Also, ask if there are any others services we provide. Often companies that have been around awhile do expand based on client demand and combining services with one company usually results in some cost savings.