Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When should I book my trial run?
A: If you decide you would like to book a trial run to see if I am the right fit for you, you are welcome to do it as soon as you are ready. If you are wanting to book so that we have a planned look for the wedding day, I suggest booking at least two months prior to the wedding.
Most of my brides book their trial run the same day they book with their photographer for bridal portraits or even engagement pictures. Trial runs are not included in bridal pricing.
Q: Is the trial mandatory to book with you?
A. No, the trial is not mandatory. I do this incase some of my brides are on a budget. This way the bride can opt out if she wants, or use it as an add-on. HOWEVER, I do strongly suggest booking a trial run so that you and I are on the same page with the look you are trying to achieve and it will make the wedding day move along faster.
Q: How long does each hair and makeup service take?
A: Hair and makeup for the bride will take about one and a half to two hours. For the bridal party, hair should take about 30-45 mins each depending on style and amount of hair. Bridal party makeup should take about 30-45 mins to complete. Single makeup appointments (in-salon and on-site) with a hairstyle as well can take up to 2 hours at the most.
Q: Is it possible to book bridal services at your salon location?
A: Yes. If it's just a bride and one or two bridesmaids, you are definitely welcome to book a regular in-salon appointment. We have a smaller salon, so unfortunately, we cannot accommodate larger bridal parties in the salon, along with the other stylists who are working on their clients there as well.
Q: Do you also offer hair services such as cut & color?
A: Yes, I do. During the week, I am a full-time cosmetologist with a clientele. I do this wedding business on the side.
Q: Do you include lashes in your pricing?
A: Yes. All pricing is with or without lashes.
Q: Can I bring my own makeup for you to use?
A: No. The makeup we use for brides and bridesmaids is professional grade created to withstand weather, sweat, and water. All products and tools are correctly sanitized in between each client. If we use your makeup, I am not able to guarantee any of my work.
Q: How far in advance should I book my wedding?
A: I now book all wedding services up to 1 year in advance. However, sometimes, if I get the chance to work on my schedule for the following year, I will go ahead and start booking dates for it. If you are interested in updates on this, please subscribe to my mailing list below and/or follow me on Instagram and Facebook so you can get all my announcements.
Q: How do I go ahead and book you for my wedding?
A: Please fill out the bridal inquiry form by clicking the "contact" tab above and I will email you more info about my pricing, etc. All wedding dates are first come, first served. I require a $100 deposit and a contract to be fully booked, but first, I will need more details from you.
Q: Do you offer airbrush makeup?
A: I do not offer airbrush makeup. After using an airbrush machine for quite some time, I realized it never gave me the coverage I needed in the time I needed. I think a true artist knows what products to use, how to blend/apply/set, and how to mix foundations accordingly to give the feel of lightweight coverage that will last all day.
Q: What makeup brands do you use?
A: I use a variety of different brands from low-end to high-end. I have specific products that I like from specific brands that I trust will make you look amazing and will last all day. All products are sweat proof, 24 hour wear, transfer proof, and waterproof. All have been tested in performance and have been photography tested as well. Ex: Makeup Up Forever, Becca, Ben Nye, Laura Mercier, Morphe, Nyx, and more.
Q: How far in advance should I book skincare and/or waxing services?
A: Please book all skincare and all facial waxing services at least 1-2 weeks before your wedding day.
Q: Who pays for Bridesmaids hair and makeup?
A: I get asked this question all of the time. It depends: if the bride is requiring her bridesmaids have their hair and makeup professionally done, then who-ever is paying for the wedding usually covers these beauty costs. If professional hair and makeup services are being offered only as an option, then the bridesmaids should expect to pay for their own services. Sometimes the bride will offer it to her bridesmaids as a wedding gift as well.
My brides are welcome to pay for all services in full or I offer the option for the bridesmaids to all to pay separately, including splitting up the travel fee and any extra fees, if needed. Even if your bridesmaid "doesn't ever wear makeup", it is a special day that requires special hair and makeup, mostly because there will be a lot of pictures taken as well.
Q: Can I book you for just one service and hire another artist separately?
A: Absolutely! I offer both services as a perk to my brides so that they don't have to hire a second artist especially if the bridal party is smaller. I have been hired for just hair and I have been hired for just makeup. I can definitely offer referrals for both as well if you have a really big wedding party.
Q: Do you travel long distances?
A: I do! Depending on times and other factors, I usually will require a one night stay prior to the wedding so we can start early in the morning and a travel fee. All of this will be determined after I have more details about what you are needing.
Q: I have a fairly large bridal party in need of services. How many can you handle on your own?
A: Unfortunately, this question is not easy to answer without specific details. It depends on SO many things, start times, finish times, hairstyles. etc and there is just one of me (sometimes, I do have an assistant as well). In order for me to correctly answer this question, I'll need for you to fill out the form under the "contact" tab above so I can get more details from you and then determine what I am able to offer.
In my personal opinion, if you have a large bridal party wanting hair and makeup, typically for most stylists and time limits, it is much easier for the bride to hire someone for hair and someone for makeup separately. This is because all of us stylists/artists have many different requirements and policies, such as cancellation policies, different deposit requirements, etc. By hiring them separately and securing your spot with a contract and/or deposit, you'll take out the complication of a middle man (me) and also, the bride can have more reassurance that the stylist will show up to do the work rather than being hired through a third party.
Have more questions?
For a bridal quote, please fill out inquiry form under contact tab above or email me any time!