Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s get the details sorted out so we can focus on the glam! I want to focus on you so you can focus on enjoying yourself! It is a lot to read, but I want to be super clear so you know what to expect and what’s included.
How can I book a regular makeup appointment?
How far in advance should I book? Are there seasons that are in high demand?
I suggest booking makeup services 6-12 months in advance. This is Southern California- it is always wedding season! The months in my calendar that typically book up first are April through November. So don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
When should I book my Bridal Trial?
There’s no right answer! You can book yours tomorrow! If you unsure about any artist, including myself, I would suggest booking a Bridal Makeup Trial as soon as possible. Many artists book quickly and you wouldn’t want to miss out on your dream artist!
It’s also a fantastic idea to coordinate your trial with a special occasion like your engagement photos, date night, or girls night! After all, you’re going to be looking and feeling like a million bucks!
Don’t wait until the last minute though, you rehearsal dinner would not be the best time to try your bridal makeup, however, I will come and glam you if you make an appointment! :)
Please keep in mind that a contract and deposit are required to secure your date, so if you are planning on holding off on your trial, please consider placing a deposit to secure your date.
Do you offer airbrush?
Nope. I dig traditional makeup way more! Airbrush makeup does not guarantee longevity. It is simply another way to apply your makeup.
What makeup/ brands do you use?
I have spent over a decade experimenting with so many amazing brands. You will find products in my kit that range from luxury high end to some killer drug store products! I don’t discriminate.
Here are some of my favorite brands to name a few: Charlotte Tilbury, Tarte Cosmetics, Too Faced, Maybelline, NARS, Graftobian, Kevyn Aucoin, Cover FX, Makeup Forever, Laura Mercier, RCMA, Becca, Hourglass, MAC, NYX, Makeupgeek, Colourpop, Ben Nye, Urban Decay, and Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Do you offer Hair Styling?
No, but shoot me a message and I’ll send over my referrals for amazing Hair Artists in the area!
I have a big bridal party. Can you accommodate everyone?
Maybe. I do not require a minimum to book; I do, however, have a maximum booking of 8 persons per party/ per day. Your final makeup timeline will depend on the time everyone needs to be ready. If you’d like to inquire about your party please send me a message!
How early do we need to start makeup?
Great question! I won’t know until we chat about your wedding day timeline.
You will hear from me one month before your wedding date to get an idea of your schedule. I pride myself on being accessible and incredibly responsive to my clients. If you want to chat about your schedule please don’t hesitate to call or message me.
To determine your makeup timeline you should consider the following:
What time is your ceremony and travel time?
What time is your photographer arriving?
What time do you need to put your dress on?
Do you want pictures pre-dress? (Think cute robe pics)
Are you doing a first look?
How many people are receiving makeup + hair services?
I know that’s a lot of information! Don’t stress! If you need any help figuring out the details, I’m your girl… I’ve done this a few times ;) You will receive a beautifully designed timeline to plug in the names of your family and party members. We can always make adjustments! I’ll send as many excel sheets as you wish :)
You’re based in Redondo Beach. Do you travel?
Absolutely! I am available to travel throughout Southern California! My Bridal Packages include 25 miles of travel.
I never wear makeup. I want a super natural look for my wedding day. Are you the right artist for me?
Short answer: Yes!
My artistry is very versatile and my goal is to simply illuminate your beauty and work with your natural style. I describe my work as ‘natural glam’ and my goal is to always make you feel comfortable… and gorgeous :)
Are lashes included?
GIRL, DID YOU READ THE ‘EXPERIENCE’ PAGE?!
Absolutely! Eyelashes are included in my rates. I always have at least a DOZEN styles of lashes in my kit as well as individual custom lashes to suit all of my brides and their requested styles.
How does payment work?
I use Square to send invoices for your deposit and final balance. Don’t worry, you don’t need a Square account, you can use any card to complete payment. The final balance will reflect all services for your booking and is due 7 days prior to your event date.
Do you stay for touch ups?
30 minutes of Touch Ups is included for all Bridal Bookings.
I never rush to leave, but if you are interested in having me stay for photos, or to have me on hand for those first few tears, additional Touch Ups are available for $100.00 per hour and the clock starts as soon as makeup is completed for the last person on the schedule (this will be noted on the final excel schedule sent to you). You must request for touch ups before completing your final payment.
Your makeup will seriously last all day though and having me there for touch ups, I find, is not necessary.
Tap your tears. Don’t swipe.
Have your favorite lipstick and lipgloss with you.
(I can let you know what we’ve used to create your Bridal Look and what products to get after your trial)
What if my wedding date changes, or I cancel?
As a wedding industry professional in high demand, I can’t guarantee that I will be able to accommodate any changes. For this reason, all deposits and payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable. I am, however, the furthest thing from a cold hearted robot- so if something comes up, just text me and I will do my best to work with you :)
Are there any additional fees I should be aware of?
Please read my contract thoroughly before signing it! What if I asked you to name your first born child Patricia?! (There are worse things)
Okay, but seriously, there are no hidden fees or small print on my contract, but you do have to read it. The clauses mentioned in my contract include:
Retainer (Booking & On Location Fee)
Early Start Fee
Touch Up Fee
Mileage and Travel
Accommodations and Per Diem
How can I book you?!
Click here! I will reply ASAP with my availability and we can move forward from there :)
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Remember, I am a REAL person and you can always text, call, or e-mail me! I would love to chat with you!