You said "Yes!", and here you are! This time in your life is quite exciting. My goal is to make this part as smooth and as easy as possible. Makeup is one of the most important aspects of your wedding day ensemble, and I would be honored to work with you in creating that perfect look. To get you started, here are some of my most frequently asked questions by brides.
-Can you accommodate large wedding parties?
-Absolutely! For medium sized parties (4-8) on a time crunch I will bring a Junior assistant, she helps with preparations, touch ups, time management and any other small tasks to ensure my time is spent solely applying. For a party of 9 or more I will bring a Senior Assistant who is equally talented and has been trained in my methods. If you have less than 9 and would still like an assistant brought along, it is a $100 fee.
-What makeup brands do you use?
-I use a wide range of products from many different brands. Only high quality and high performing products are in my kit to ensure your makeup is flawless on camera. All products are tested for performance prior to making it into my collection.
-Do you do trials?
-I require them! I feel makeup is so personal, and must be tailored to each client's specific style and facial features. A trial is the best time for us to get to know each other, and for me to fully grasp your needs as a Bride. I use this consultation to give you a taste of my artistry style, while getting to know you, your preferences and any ideas you may have. I like to test different products, colors, and styles on you and make adjustments together so that your makeup is exactly what you are looking for on your big day! Its truly a team effort, and your word is very important to me.
-When and where do trials take place? And how long will it take?
-Most Brides come to my studio located 15 minutes north of Boston. It is easily accessible to all forms of transportation. Traveling to you for a trial is currently not an option during this wedding season due to high demand, I apologize for any inconvenience. I like to schedule a trial between 2-6 months in advanced, but I've had brides do a trial a year and half prior to their wedding date, its personal preference. Trials take between and 90 minutes to 2 hours, this is the time where we create a look together, talk logistics and I really get to know your face.
-Do you require a deposit?
-Yes, I require a deposit of $250, and a signed contract to hold your wedding date. This is due on the date of your trial, and is then put towards your total invoice.
-I'm a bit nervous about booking right away. Can I book my trial and give a deposit at a later date?
-Due to high demand we are unable to reserve your date past your trial without a deposit. I often have 3-5 inquiries per wedding dates during prime wedding season and highly recommend deciding that day to ensure you are able to book with me.
-How far do you travel?
-As far as you need me! My travel fee is based on location and distance.
-How soon in advanced should I book my makeup services?
-I start booking a year and a half in advanced so the sooner, the better!
-Will I be your only event on the day of my wedding?
-Due to extremely high volume of clients there may be other appointments on your wedding day, just as a salon would.
-Do you do Bridal Hair as well?
-No, for such an important event I prefer to put all my focus into my makeup artistry. I believe that your wedding day will run smoothest when makeup and hair are performed by two separate artists.
-Can you recommend someone for Bridal Hair?
-Yes, I have several artists I have worked with personally and would be happy to recommend one that fits your needs.
-Does Makeup or Hair go first?
-I've done it both ways, and it has worked great either way. The only time I recommend you have makeup done first, is if you are going to have bangs or a piece of hair that is going to be sprayed into place.
How long does each makeup application take?
On the day of the event, the Bride is scheduled for a full hour, and attendants are scheduled for 45 minutes each. This gives us a little wiggle room if we need it.
-Will my makeup last all night? What if I cry?
-Absolutely. A true professional makeup application will last the full duration of your event. Not only are the eyes and skin prepared with the proper skin care and priming products, but you will be set and finished with professional powders and sprays that seal in and help fix the makeup in place. All the products in between the prepping and sealing are chosen for their longevity and high performance in all tear/sweat and weather conditions.
-When is the final balance do?
-The final balance is due on the date of your event and must be paid in cash on that day. If you would like to pay with a check or credit card payment must be received 72 hours prior to event date.