How soon should I book my consultation and trial run?

While some brides book six months or more in advance, we suggest you book your consultation and trial run no later than three to four months before your wedding day. All trials booked will require a $100 non-refundable deposit.  This deposit will go toward your trial and/or final contract fees.  THE SOONER YOU HAVE YOUR TRIAL THE BETTER!

Where does the trial run take place and how long does it typically take?

All trial runs take place at our studio located at 841 N Downs St Unit #E. Trials typically take about two hours, to ensure your wants and needs are met. Hair only or makeup only trials take about one hour.

What should I bring to my appointment/trial run?

Images of hair and makeup inspiration ideas are a useful jumping off point for our stylists to create your  look. Any hair accessories or veil you may have are also helpful to create your complete bridal look. If you use a special lip color or cosmetic product, we encourage you to bring it along.  As for guests, please avoid bringing more than two people because not only is our studio small, but sometimes too many opinions can be overwhelming!

If I’m happy at the trial, what is the process for booking?

In order to secure your date , we require a deposit for your services. Along with the deposit (please contact us directly to inquire about what your deposit will be), you will be asked to sign a contract. The contract protects you, the bride, to ensure that we will be on-location on the morning of your wedding. If your wedding is 30 days or less away from the day of your trial, payment in full is required. All final contract payments are due by 30 days of your wedding date.

Can I make changes to my contract once it is signed?

If you would like to add services and as long as we can accommodate you, that is not a problem. Deletions of services once the trial has taken place and a contract is signed are not permitted and no refunds are given for unused services. You can replace a person’s service with another if necessary as long as you let us know before the wedding day. This is why it is highly suggested that you know for sure—at the signing of the trial/contract—how many of your attendants will be getting services.

Can I simply pay for the trial?

Of course. However, your date and stylists are not secured until a contract has been signed and the deposit has been paid.

 

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, , Venmo , and all credit cards. ALL CARD TRANSACTIONS OVER $200 REQUIRE A 3% PROCESSING FEE.

 

What is the best way to handle gratuity?

As you would for any salon service, it is suggested that you tip your artists at least 15-20% of your service fees for both trial and wedding day services. Cash or Venmo accepted. For day-of services and cash tips is appreciated.

 

How far do you travel?

We will travel anywhere , although travel and mileage fees may apply depending on your location and the date of the wedding. Please review our policies section for travel fee information. Local weddings will have no travel fees.

 

What makeup products do you use?

We use professional cosmetics that are held to the highest standards. A bride’s makeup needs to be sweat, tear and smudge proof as well as camera ready. Brands such as Make Up Forever, MAC, Nars, Colour Pop, Tarte Cosmetics, and Bobbi Brown are staples in our kits. We would also be happy to apply any cosmetics that you personally own.

What is the difference between airbrush and traditional makeup?

“Traditional” makeup is the process of custom mixing foundation and using brushes and other tools to apply the products. Traditional makeup is the easiest way to control the amount of coverage for your special skin needs. When you think “traditional,” think liquid, cream and powder foundations. Airbrush makeup is applied using a “gun”, which breaks down the makeup into small particles and shoots it out using compressed air. Airbrush makeup is quick and is great for use in tattoo coverage. Airbrush makeup is good for those who want light coverage to medium coverage. It is a great option for summer brides when heat and humidity are high. Airbrush makeup comes in both silicone and alcohol based formulas, and your makeup artist will choose which formula is best for you. We only use this technique for the foundation.

Do you offer touch-ups before the ceremony?

We do offer a premium touch-up service which is priced separately. This we would need to know before your trial as the rates you were originally quoted may turn into a “day rate” pricing structure if you require a full day of your stylist(s) time. Again, each party is unique so please discuss this at your trial.