Hi beauties! I wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions regarding your beauty services with me.
I also wanted to give you a few expectations for your session! I hope this is great information for you.
If you have any questions, I’m always here to help!
Q: How far in advance do I have to book?
A: My bridal makeup services require advance booking, and I recommend that you contact me between six to twelve months in advance for these services. Although the makeup industry can accommodate last-minute needs—and I have worked within two weeks of booking at times—a month or two out for booking non-bridal services is not the norm.
Q: What type of travel is involved? Do you come to my location or should I go to you?
A: I usually come to the location of the event, unless the client would like to come to my location for their services. There is a travel fee.
Please see my Rates page for more information.
Q: Is packing included in your prices?
A: If you are getting ready at a venue where a parking fee is involved, then my parking fee is added to the bill. I typically use valet parking at hotels because of its logistical simplicity. Hotels often provide complimentary parking for wedding vendors, but you must set that up in advance; otherwise, parking fees can be charged to your room or paid on the day of the event. Please see my Rates page for more details.
Q: What is the booking process?
A: Once the date of service, time frame, and price are confirmed, I require a signed contract. For weddings, I also require an up-front deposit.
Q: What are you payment options?
A: I accept PayPal, Zelle, checks and cash.
Q: Do you accept tips?
A: I was born and raised to always tip the service industry, so the answer is Yes! Although tips are not obligatory, so please do not feel obligated. But if you feel inclined to tip me because you love your service, please know that are genuinely appreciated.
Q: What products do you use?
A: I use a range of products from luxury to high-end brands. You're paying for an experience with me, and I pride myself on using cruelty-free high-end makeup products. Quality definitely makes a difference!
Q: What should I do to prepare for my makeup application?
A: You should have clean, moisturized skin.
Q: What should I avoid for a good makeup application?
A: Please try to avoid any harsh treatments before your event. I would suggest to schedule any treatments at least two to three weeks prior to your event. Also avoid using SPF products on the day of your event as they can interfere with flash photography.
Q: For weddings, how do I prepare for the wedding trial?
A: After deciding on a mutually agreeable pre-wedding trial date, I will email you with the following trial instructions:
Please refrain from wearing makeup products on the day of the trial. Regular skincare routine is fine.
Wear a white/cream v-neck, white/cream button down, or white/cream tank top. This is optimal for your pre-wedding day trial if you plan to wear a white dress for the wedding.
Please bring photos of your wedding hairstyle, if applicable.
Please bring makeup inspiration photos.
Please bring photos of your wedding attire.
Please bring photos of wedding attire for your bridal party.
Please bring any photos you may have of planned decor, flowers, or colors. This helps me visualize the overall style for your wedding look.
Q: For weddings, what happens during the wedding trial?
A: You should allow 90 minutes for a makeup-only trial During the allotted time, we discuss your wedding style details and your ideas and images your wedding day makeup. We review any inspirational photos that you have brought, and then, based on our discussion, I do your makeup. We then go over the finished look, tweaking the makeup if needed. After we finalize the look for makeup, we review and finalize the wedding day timeline and confirm whether any additional artists are needed to assist for your wedding day. If your time is limited that day, please let me know ahead of time so that we can discuss wedding style details and the wedding day timeline before beginning the actual trial.
Q: What should I expect on the day of the event or wedding?
A: We will have discussed logistics during the initial consult and/or pre-wedding trial. If I am on location, I always build in sufficient time to park and get set up, and I am always on time. You should expect a calm, orderly makeup session.
Q: Do you do hair or know anyone who does?
A: I do light hair styling, making sure that hair is in place for photos and video .I also apply basic hair volumizing techniques. I maintain a list of hair stylists—many of whom I contract or work with on a regular basis—and can provide referrals, as requested. Please note that most of the hair stylists I work with do separate contracts.
Q: Do you have any other questions or concerns?
A: If you have additional questions or any concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.
What to Expect
So you've booked an appointment, now what?!
Here are some helpful tips on what to expect in order to prepare for your appointment. When you are prepared, your session goes that much smoother.
Please arrive with no make-up on, so a clean and moisturized face.
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!!
Hairstyling- please wash your hair the night before and avoid adding any hair products as we will add during your styling. Please come to your appointment with completely DRY hair!
If I have to blow dry your hair, it will take extra time and products and therefore will incur a $5 charge to blow-dry.
If you have naturally curly, wavy or frizzy hair please STRAIGHTEN your hair! This will ensure you get a beautiful, silky curl on the day of your session.
Please avoid any harsh treatments prior to your appointment.
Have your eyebrows shaped a few days before your shoot. Whether it’s plucking, waxing or threading - whichever you prefer. I will not be able to shape your eyebrows during your services with ,me.
No self-tan or tanning products on your face please! The main reason why is that tanning products have unknown reactions with makeup. It’s like putting oil and water together, and they won't allow proper blending.
Please avoid sunburn or sun on your face. It makes your cheeks and nose very rosy and dry.
Drink loads of water and moisturize in the days leading up to your appointment.
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