I’m interested in booking you for my wedding… what now?
Fill out my enquiry form with as many details as possible and I’ll get back to you within 2 business days with my availability and a quote. If you’re happy to proceed with the booking let me know as soon as you can (I tend to book up pretty quickly) so I can send you a booking agreement form. You’ll then need to fill out and return the form to me and pay a 50% deposit to secure your wedding date.
Can I do a makeup and/or hair trial with you before my wedding day?
Absolutely, in fact I insist on it! Aside from being a great chance for us to get to know each other, it allows us to try out the look you’re wanting and see if it’s what you’d imagined as well as whether the products sit comfortably on your skin (reactions are very rare but possible, so better to find out now than later!) I’ll always ask you to please send me any feedback you have after the trial so I can make any changes to the style for the big day, ensuring it’s exactly what you’d hoped for.
Should I do a trial before I book or closer to the wedding day?
I recommend you do your bridal trial 6-8 weeks before your wedding. This ensures your hair is approximately the length it will be on your wedding day and you have your dress and accessories all set. This is important because you’ll have a better idea of what hairstyle and makeup will suit your look. If you’d like to meet me for a hair and or makeup appointment before you book, I tend to have appointments available on most Fridays.
Are you able to hold my wedding date for me?
Unfortunately I can’t hold dates, but If you’d like to book in you have 7 days from when you contact me to make payment of a 50% holding deposit. Without this payment and a booking agreement in place, your booking is not locked in, so it’s best to act quickly if you know you want to go ahead with the booking.
Do you offer discounts?
Unless you’ve been offered a discount at a bridal expo or a special offer on my Facebook page, my prices are fixed to make it fair to all of my clients. My price factors in my years of experience, quality of products and customer service as a sole trader, plus allows me to give you all of the time and attention you need on your big day so you look and feel amazing.
But I only want natural makeup and a simple hairstyle, isn’t that cheaper?
No matter what makeup style you’re going for on your wedding day, the time it takes to complete is usually quite similar as they require the same attention to detail. Simple hairstyles also involve the same preparation that goes into more complex ones and the preparation is usually what takes the most time.
Do you include lashes in your makeup applications?
Yes, all makeup application prices include individual lashes. Though if you’d prefer not to have them, just let me know (the price won’t be affected as I include these as a bonus).
Are you a hairdresser?
No, I’m a hair stylist (not qualified to cut and colour) which means I studied up-styling, curling and blow drying as part of my makeup certificate and have over 7 years experience styling hair for brides on their big day.
Do you use hair extensions and can I purchase these from you?
I do use hair extensions in up styles (or down) for ladies who wish to add more volume or length for their bridal style. I have sets that you can rent from me for a small additional charge or can recommend a few places for you to purchase them. Just let me know that you’re interested in this when you enquire so I can include the option in your quote.
Why do you want me to find pictures of the styles I like?
There are literally countless possible styles of hair and makeup you could use for your wedding day, so it really helps to have some inspiration and guidance for your trial – otherwise I’ll only be guessing as to what your idea of perfect natural makeup looks like! Please make sure you spend some time thinking about this before we meet so you get the most out of the trial and walk away thrilled with what we came up with. To help get you started, I have a Pinterest account set up with some ready-to-go inspiration.
I’m not sure where to find hair or makeup styles to suit me?
It’s always best to start by thinking about the style of your dress and the wedding you’re having. For instance, is it a vintage, modern, boho? Is the neckline strapless, one shoulder, lace with a wide boat neck or a plunging V? Is there detail on the back of the dress that you want to show this off?
Next, have a think about celebrities whose red-carpet style you like and Google them. Find pictures of people with similar colouring to you and see what they’re wearing. Pinterest is an amazing source of inspiration and you can then send me a, link to a board with your pins. After doing all of your research, try to cull down the inspiration to a few images that you really like so that we can trial two hair styles. When trialling makeup it’s better to try just one style as you really need to start again from the beginning to get the best result – but we can work up in intensity from light to dark or try different lip colours if you’re not sure.
Will my hair and makeup last the whole day?
Yes – I use quality products to ensure your makeup and hair will last the whole day (assuming you don’t stand out in the wind and rain!) However if you have any particular concerns, please let me know at the trial so I can address these with you.
Can I buy touch up products from you?
I don’t currently sell any product but I’ll recommend lipstick and powder for you to buy after your trial, based on the look we created.
What should I do in the lead up to the wedding to prepare my skin?
I highly recommend you book in for a series of facials with a qualified beauty therapist at least 3-6 months before your big day – particularly if you have concerns with blemishes. This will ensure your skin is smooth, hydrated and in tip-top condition so your makeup will go on like a dream. If you don’t have time or funds to do this please invest in a good exfoliator to use 1-2 times per week, and cleanse and moisturise twice daily. Combine this with plenty of sleep and be sure to stay well-hydrated in the weeks leading up (particularly if you work in an air-conditioned office or fly regularly).
When should I wash my hair?
If your hair is going to be blow dried on the day, wash it just before you arrive so it’s still wet. If you’re having an up-style, please wash it the night before and only condition the ends.
How long does will it take on the day?
I like to allow around 1 hour per person for an up-style and 45 minutes for makeup. I’ll usually build extra time into your running order on the day as you’ll be surprised how fast the time goes with all the little things that crop up like phone calls, your flowers arriving, and friends and family dropping by to wish you well… trust me – it flies!
My mum has a favourite hairdresser, should she go there for a blow dry?
Great idea. By all means, if she has a favourite hairdresser who knows exactly how she wants her hair to be, please tell her to go to them. That way she’ll feel comfortable with the style she always has on the day. I’m more than happy to blow-dry her hair for her though, if getting to her hairdresser is not convenient. If she is going to the hairdresser, tell her to make an early appointment then I can do her makeup afterwards.