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 at info@dollymakeup.ca


  • 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 to avoid high travel costs. 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. 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?
    Anywhere between 6 months to a year before your wedding if your big day is scheduled for the summer months (June-August) as that's the "high season" During the off-season, you can probably get away with booking 4-5 months in advance. If your wedding falls on a midweek day, there will be more availability as most weddings tend to happen on the weekends.

  • Should I book a hair/makeup trial?
    Yes! I recommend hair and makeup trials for many reasons. One of the most common reasons 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 yourself. You might be surprised to find out that maybe it didn't suit your eye shape, wedding dress, colour scheme, or hair type. There are many variables, so if you want to be sure of what you will look like on your wedding day, get 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 am a mobile makeup artist, so I will come to your accommodation for your convenience. I will arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time, so I have time 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), have breakfast, get some cool tunes going 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 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 soooo much nicer. My second choice is a brow wax to shape those babies, and the third a spray tan. If you can squeeze in more pampering, I would also suggest a mani/pedi combo.