1. Where are you located and are you willing to travel?
I currently reside in Riverside, Ca but consider all of Southern California to be my "office" since I provide on-location services. I am happy to travel anywhere beyond Southern California as well if you should desire to have me be a part of your wedding day or event. For out of town bookings, be advised that in addition to my regular hair and makeup fees, you will be responsible for all accommodations including (but not limited to) airfare, hotel, and rental car.
2. How do I book you?
Please use the email icon in the navigation bar at the very bottom of the website. Some things to include in your inquiry are:
- Date of event
- Type of event
- Your Name (I know that sounds ridiculous... But you'd be surprised how many emails I receive without a name)
- How many people will be getting hair and makeup
Below is a sample inquiry template, which can be easily copy and pasted into the body of your email:
My name is __________ and I would like to know if you're available on (insert date here). I will be getting married that day in (insert LOCATION here) and I would love it if you would do my hair and makeup. Below is the list of services I will be needing:
Bride Hair and Makeup
Additional Hair (please indicate the number)
Additional Makeup (please indicate the number)
If you're available for my wedding, can you please send me pricing information at your earliest convenience? I look forward to hearing from you soon!
(Your first and last name, and phone number)
Short and sweet. Feel free to add your personality when you're emailing, and include any additional information you think is important! If I am available for your date, I will send you a price quote and we will go from there.
3. What is a trial run?
Simply put, a trial run (or bridal preview) is an appointment prior to your wedding day to try out the hair and makeup looks you've been pinning on Pinterest since before you ever even got engaged! It's also an opportunity for you to meet me, for us to get to know one another, for you to see how your hair and makeup will look on your wedding day, and give me a chance to explore your hair and face. The trial run is separate from your wedding day in that it is treated as a regular hair and makeup appointment, so the trial run fee is paid at the conclusion of the appointment. These appointments usually last anywhere from 2-3 hours, but that depends on you! If you know exactly what you want or the style you're going for is simple, then your appointment will be 2 hours or less. However, if you're not sure what you want for hair and makeup, or your requests are a bit more complex, you can expect to be with me for a tad longer.
4. Should I wear a veil?
This is a personal preference and is completely up to you. If you do choose to wear a veil, I suggest you buy one with a metal comb instead of a plastic comb. Metal combs are typically more flexible and easier to slide into your hairstyle, especially if you're wearing an updo! The teeth of plastic combs are made to be extremely close together and stiff, which makes sliding the comb into a teased area, or even passing through a bobby pin or two, very difficult. But! If you already have chosen a veil and it happens to have a plastic comb, do not fret.
5. Do you stay the entire day?
I offer the option to all of my brides to have me stay at your wedding for as long as you desire. The wonderful thing about having me stay for touch-ups or hair/makeup changes, is your photographer and your bridal party gets to just do their job. During photos I will be there to fix stray hairs, make sure your makeup is in place, and essentially act as a personal assistant for you so your photographer isn't wasting time in-between snapping photos to adjust anything. I also make sure you are aisle ready for your ceremony, and lookin' great right before you enter your reception. The amount of time that I stay is decided on between you and I, and is scheduled during booking at my hourly rate.
6. Do you have any restrictions on what days you work?
Because having a work/life balance is extremely important to me, I have decided that I will no longer be taking wedding bookings on Sundays beginning January 2016. I also may not work certain holidays (please inquire for more details if your wedding lands on a holiday) because enjoying my family, going to church, and nurturing my relationship with Josh is a priority. Thank you for understanding!