Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How soon should I book my services?
A. It’s best to select and book your makeup artist and hair stylist as soon as you have or know what date you need them for. Think of your artists the same as you would photographers or venues, they can only accommodate one wedding or event per day and book up quick. In order to avoid disappointment it’s best to book sooner than later 🙂
Q. How soon should I do a trial?
A. I recommend doing trials no sooner than 3 months prior to your event, although it’s ultimately up to you! I also suggest using your trial for your engagement photo’s or bachelorette party to get more bang for your buck!
Q. Why do you ask your clients to sign a contract?
A. I ask all clients to sign and fill out a contract for A. Important details I require for your event and B. Reliability and Security to ensure everyone is on the same page and all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed.
Q. Why do you require a 50% deposit to secure a booking?
A. I take a deposit for the reasons as listed above and to discourage last minute cancellations, this is my business and my job and like any other businesses that take booking’s I often have to turn down clients as I am already booked and need to ensure I still have business!
Q. Can you recommend products I should purchase so I can do my own wedding makeup?
A. Absolutely! If you are a makeup enthusiast and would like to add to your collection to ensure your wedding or special event makeup is picture perfect all day I can certainly give suggestions. On the other hand if you are someone who rarely wears makeup, it’s more cost effective to hire a makeup artist for your event. Makeup is expensive and if you only plan on using it for one day, it doesn’t make sense to spend $400 + on makeup.
Q. What brand of makeup do you use in your kit?
A. I use many different brands in my professional kit, as I feel not one brand does everything perfect. It is from trial and error that I have collected and gathered all of my favorite items! I will be happy to show and explain everything I use if you ask!
Q. How long does a makeup application take?
A. I like to have approx. 45-60 minutes per person.
Q. How long does it take for a hairstyle?
A. This answer is less cut and dry as there are a lot of variables such as what hairstyle you are looking for as well and the length and thickness of the clients hair. As an estimate I would say 30-60 minutes per person.
Q. What happens if I have a large bridal party?
A. For parties or bookings greater than 4, I bring a second artist along with me to ensure everyone is ready on time!
Q. What type of extensions do you recommend?
A. I cannot answer this question as every individual is different. I offer free consultations for extensions so we can discuss your options and what install method of extensions will work best for your hair and lifestyle.
Q. How can you charge less than salons for your extensions? Are you using lower quality hair?
A. No I use 100% remy double drawn human hair. I offer clients two options for quality of hair both of which are equal to that at salons. I don’t make money off of the hair I install, I simply charge what I pay for the hair. Since I work out of my home I don’t have a large overhead fee making it easy for me to charge much less.
Q. How long have you been doing hair and Makeup?
A. Since I was born! Just kidding, I have always had an interest even as a youngster (I cut a a lot of my barbies hair) but I have “officially” been in business since January 2015.
Q. Do you have a travel fee?
A. I do not charge a travel fee for events within the City of Edmonton or surrounding communities such as St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Leduc or Beaumont. For events not within the city and vicinity my fee is 50 cents/km.
If you have any other questions that I have not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to contact me 🙂