AHHHHHHHH! I’m getting MARRIED!
“I’m sure at this point, in your wedding preparation you have realized, wedding planning is a full time job. If you haven’t already hired a planner, we are the next best thing for your “morning of”. We have several years of experience working with brides, photographers, venues and other wedding vendors. We know what to expect and how to plan an organized, stress free process. Let us help?”
Is a Trial Necessary? No, It is not necessary, but HIGHLY recommended. I like to believe this is a relationship. It is important for us to get to know you, as well as your skin and hair type. At the trial we will be showing you several options and making adjustments based on your feelings and opinion and this process requires time. We want to answer all your questions and prepare you for what to expect that day. We often give you recommendations for the day based on our experience working with brides and photographers. More time is always better than not enough. The more we know the better prepared we are to schedule your day and meet all your beauty needs.
What should I expect at the trial? For us, this is the most important part of the process. There are three components to having the perfect trial; Clear Expectations, Communication, and Honesty. We want there to be open communication with our brides and our artists. You should have dry, CLEAN hair, and NO facial products. We like to trial both, hair and makeup, together from start to finish. All hair and skin types are different and have different needs. Not all products work best on every skin type. Leave it to us to share with you something new and use the products we like best while educating you on new techniques. You can see the end result and make adjustments from there if necessary. Your honest Feedback will help with our communication as well as work our way to the perfect look! We will show you several options, at your request based on our consultation.
**Be prepared to answer questions about your skin and hair care, as well as specific makeup and styling techniques, you use and like. We want to cover all bases to make sure we can provide you with the best service.**
How long will the Trial take? The trial is typically 3-4 hours for both hair and makeup services, approximately 2 hours for hair alone, and a little less than that, for makeup. However, each bride and each artist work a little differently. If you have a precise timeframe that needs to be met please share that with us.
Should I purchase my own hair extensions? No, For trial purposes we have extensions or even forms, to use. We will make suggestions then on what you should order based on the specific style you want. We can recommend places to get them or purchase them for you. There are many forms of extensions and not all for well for all hairstyles. Our Suggestions depend on the quality, type and purpose.
Why is there an additional charge for another stylist? Depending on the schedule for the day and requirements in order for all services to be completed on time, the artist may request an assistant or another stylist. We want to make sure everything is smoothly coordinated for you. This will apply with parties of 6 or more or an events starting before 7 am.
Why is the Blowout more than $75? We take pride in the work that we provide and want it to last for you and your guests. Event styling requires more than normal, the same for makeup. In order for it to last, certain products and techniques are required, which is more time consuming. (More so than normal.) Trust in us, this isn’t your every day blowout.
Is there a travel fee? Yes, there is a travel fee which varies depending on location. Our artists only attend to one bridal party per day to provide the best quality work for you. Travel time adds to the length of that day. We like to take care of the wear and tare on the commute of our artists, and make sure they are always at their best.
Oops, I give unexpected recommendations: I am going to apologize up front. I am a hairstylist at heart, with 15 years of experience. We all have opinions and techniques. Some better than others but to say the least we may slip and offer some advice. All of our artists are trained by the best and may offer advice for color, cuts, extensions, skincare, etc. We do this out of the goodness of our heart and for your best interest. Our industry trends are always changing, Let us guide you in the right direction.
“We are here to help you create a memorable experience on your wedding day. If you have specific requests or the answer to your questions have not been met, contact us for more details.” ~ Lauren DeCosimo ~ Director, Pinned & Proper