I understand the expense of a wedding or special occasion is a large one. You will be photographed all day in turn you want your makeup and hair to stay all day. Leave it to the professionals and professional products to have you looking your best at hour 16 as you did at hour 1.
Have a special look in mind, I highly recommend to have a trial. It will make your big day much smoother. Don't forget to take pictures, beauty artistry always looks different in photographs than just looking in a mirror. I recommend booking your trial after your dress and veil comes in so you have a clearer idea of the theme/look your trying to accomplish.
When you and your bridal party sit in our chair you can see the unity of all party participants. You will always notice the party guest who does not have professional makeup or hair. You are captured by your photographer all day, there is something to say about the coordination of the Bride and Bridal Party.
Choose an artist with excellent references and is familiar with all day makeup wear and all day hair hold. You will have a long day ahead of you and you want to look your best all the way thru from your ceremony, for first dance, cutting the cake, dancing the night away and saying goodbye to your guests.
Come bare faced, I will be cleaning your beautiful canvas before I start makeup artistry services. This goes for all receiving makeup services. For hair artistry service please come with clean dry hair ready to be styled.
Depending on your dress, you are best in a strapless bra, button down shirt or robe. This takes away any indentations from clothing or undergarments when its time to get dressed.
Prior to your big day we will provide a personalized, coordinated time line of who needs to be in our chair at a certain time. We will always arrive 30-45 minutes early to set up our kits and scout where the best natural light is. No worries if the light is dim, we bring a ring light that mimics natural daylight so your makeup application is spot on and your hair flyways are tamed.
I highly recommend false eyelashes, whether individual or a strip. We will choose a pair that compliments your face and looks completely natural. It will give you that extra dimension especially when taking photos. They will also be included in your trial to see if lashes are for you. 99% of our Brides and Special Occasion clients opt for lashes.
Your wedding and or special occasion makeup might not stop on your face. Body Makeup (included in services) is a very popular way to give you a light airbrushed finish on your shoulders, legs, decolletage or back. It photographs seamlessly and is very popular but don't worry, it is sweat proof and transfer proof so your dress is spared by stains.
Using a makeup line with an SPF of 15 or higher is a big no no. SPF causes flashback from photography flashes casting a white hue in photos. Any seasoned artist should know this.
Weddings and special occasions can be expensive. We have had many bridal parties in the past chip in for a gift certificate for their bride. Gift Certificates can also be added to a wedding registry to help with the cost with the wedding. Just as Honeymoon registries are now a thing, Bridal Beauty Budgets are now too. Give the gift that will last a life time in photographs for decades to come. Gift Certificates can be located on the tab within the Main Menu. Need or want something formally printed? Contact us and we will create an elegant, formal card with details of the gift card information. We can even match the wedding or shower décor to theme out your thoughtful gift.
From the occasional stain to beads falling off dresses, we have seen it all in 20+ years. We come prepared with an emergency kit which includes but not limited to, needle and thread, Tide Stick or Shout Wipes, Blister Band-aids, Anti-diarrhea medication, Tylenol, Advil, Sanitary Products, Safety pins, Bobby Pins, Clear Nail Polish etc. We will have you covered above and beyond-not just your beautiful makeup and/or hair artistry.
Its not just our love for Beauty Services. Its the love of making someone feel so very special on their big day. We gain such joy from our happy clients which makes us LOVE what we do. We have seen the trends over time and one stands out as a constant and that is you. You in all your beauty. We pride ourself on making you look like you just a better version. We offer references of past clients upon requests and implore you to hear from others our work ethic and dedication to go above and beyond the day you will remember the rest of your life. We look forward to hearing all about you and your vision for your occasion.
Much Love and thoughtfulness,
Principle Artist, Owner and Extended Artistry Teams