Hello future bride...
Below you will find the most frequently
asked questions from brides so you
know what to expect and how to
prepare for your big day.
If you have a question not listed below
feel free to contact me to ask anything
Why hire a professional Makeup/Hair artist?
A professional and trained hair and makeup artist will make your day stress-free. Remember that this is what I do for a living, and I will bring my expertise. Don't you want to feel pampered on such an important day in your life? Let me do that for you. On your big day, you will need long-lasting, high-quality products that will make you look great all day in person and in photos.
How to choose a Makeup/Hair artist for my wedding?
Research online for a local makeup artist in the area of your wedding. Look for someone with good reviews from past clients, look at their website to learn about the person/company and take a look at their bridal gallery; preferably choose someone who specializes in weddings and choose someone whose style of hair and makeup resonates with you. If you are using a wedding planner, they will be happy to recommend someone they have worked with.
How far in advance should I book a makeup artist for my wedding?
Wedding Season in British Columbia tends to be from June to mid September, if your wedding date falls within those months I highly recommend booking a makeup artist a year in advance. During the off wedding season I suggest 6 months in advance. If you decide to have a mid-week wedding you will have a better chance to book a makeup artist in less than 6 months. Having said that though, it doesn't hurt to ask for availability even with less than 4 months in advance.
Should I book a hair/makeup trial?
Yes! I recommend hair and makeup trials for many reasons. One of the most common reason is that you might have an idea of the look you want, but you won't know if you love it until you try it on yourself. You might be surprised to find out that maybe a completely different makeup/hair style will suit your eye shape, wedding dress, colour scheme, better than that one you had in mind. There are many variables, so if you want to be sure of what you will look like on your wedding day, book a trial.
How far in advance should I book a trial?
There is no straight answer to this question. Anytime between two months to one day before your big day would be okay. It's your preference and the time you have available.
What if I don't have the budget or time for a trial?
Not a problem, I have done plenty of weddings without trials. For this reason, I offer a video consultation so we can meet before the big day and talk about hair and makeup looks suitable for you.
What should I expect the morning of the wedding?
I will come to your accommodations for your convenience. I will need around 15 minutes to set up my hair and makeup stations and start pampering you. All you have to do is have a nice warm shower (don't wash your hair that day), wear a button up shirt or robe (so your hair/makeup doesn't get messy when you get changed) have breakfast, get your favourite music going, have your hair accessories/veil on hand, and let me do the rest.
How much time should I allow for hair and makeup?
Bridal hair and makeup take time to perfect. Please allow two hours to two and a half for me to doll you up. If you are hiring me for makeup only, then I only need one hour. If you have a bridal party, I need 1 hour and 30 minutes per person for both hair and makeup. Don't worry, I will make you a schedule, so everybody knows their time slot.
Should I get lash extensions for my wedding?
Yes and no! If you have had them before and love them, by all means, get them before your wedding, I don't recommend getting them done for the very first time just days before your wedding because you won't know if you will love them or if they will bother your eyes or even get an allergic reaction to them. I do have falsies in my makeup kit, so if you end up not getting extensions, I got you covered.
What treatments do you recommend getting before my wedding?
If I had to choose one, I would say get a FACIAL! This will help to get rid of dead cells, hydrate your skin, and your makeup will go on so much nicer. My second choice is a brow wax to shape them, and the third a spray tan. If you can squeeze in more pampering, I would also suggest a mani/pedi combo.
Please inquire for a full list of treatments I recommend for your wedding day.
Do you have a minimum booking?
I don't have a minimum booking during the week but on the weekends I require a minimum of 4 services. Hair OR makeup is considered one service (please note that flower girls don't count as part of this minimum booking)
If I have a bridal party do you bring an assistant?
Yes, for bookings over 6 services I bring a second artist
Why did you get into doing bridal hair/makeup?
A bit of a long story: I had a bad experience when I got married; the morning of my wedding was absolute chaos! There was no organization and the stylist kept saying "yes" when my relatives asked if she could do their hair/makeup (last minute) and I was left feeling very unimportant as she would work on others instead of me "The Bride", needless to say I was very late to my wedding, stressed, and sad. Because I had that bad experience it's almost like I made it my mission to not let other brides go through the same thing (at least when it comes to getting ready) That's why quick and good communication is so important to me, as well as organization and professionalism. Another reason is that I have always loved makeup and being a part of such an important day is very rewarding to me and it makes me happy when I see my bride glow with happiness when she sees herself all dolled up and in her gown ready to marry the love of her life.
What products do you use in your makeup and hair kit?
I strive to use cruelty-free products as much as I can. Currently my favourite cruelty-free makeup brands are Charlotte Tilbury, Tarte, and Urban Decay and for hair I love Moroccan oil products.
Have you worked on movie sets?
Yes, I have! but my heart will always be in the bridal industry.
Do you work on all skin types and skin tones?
Absolutely! I have the fortune to be able to work on all skin tones due to me living in a wedding destination place, people of all nations come to this area to get married so I have a lot of experience there.
Do you feel comfortable working on natural texture/curly hair?
Yes! I love natural curly hair