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Etiquette FAQ

Do I need to tip my stylist?
It is customary and courteous to tip your service staff at any event. A typical tip ranges from 10-25%, depending on your satisfaction and your own level of comfort. Your gratuity is highly appreciated.

How much time will it take to have hair and makeup done the day of the wedding?
We usually like to plan 30 minutes per person to complete hair and makeup. We add an additional 30-minute buffer to that timeframe to deal with any unexpected issues. We also include additional time for false lashes or any extra services that you might require.

What if my bridesmaids don't want to have their hair and/or makeup done and I do? Can you do individual brides only?
We prefer to work with bridal parties of four or more per service. It doesn't have to be the same four people having each service. Occasionally, we can work with a bride who isn't planning to have attendants. Just email us to check our availability. Scheduling is at the discretion of the stylist.

Many of our brides find that hair and or makeup services make a great bridesmaid gift. This is a perfect way to make your girls look and feel beautiful while ensuring that your photographs are fabulous. Professional makeup is one of the keys to great pictures.

If my bridesmaids are paying for their own services, do they pay you the day of the wedding?
It is best for the bride or a representative of the bride to collect payment from the wedding party and make final payment to us.

When is final payment expected?
Final payment is due the day of the wedding. If you are paying with a credit card, payment will be expected one week prior to the wedding. This can be handled over the phone.

What do I need to bring to my trial run?
You can bring pictures of your hair or makeup styles, dress, bridesmaids dresses, flowers, or anything else that will help us have a concept of the style and colors of the wedding. If you don't have pictures, don't worry. That's what we're here for! We can make recommendations for what we think would be best. Please bring your headpiece and veil to your hair trial run. For your makeup trial run, you can come with or without makeup. We'll provide supplies to wash your face if needed.

Can I add services or people after I've signed a contract?
Adding services after you've signed a contract is not a problem. We need a final headcount for scheduling purposes about a month prior to the wedding. If you need to make changes closer to the wedding, give us a call and we'll see what we can do. Adding services may require an additional deposit.

One of my bridesmaids says she's allergic to makeup, but I really want her to have her makeup done. Is there anything you can do?
I've never had anyone react to the makeup that I use. I'd be happy to talk to your friend to figure out what her trouble is. If she truly is allergic to certain brands of makeup, she can always bring her makeup with her and I'll apply it for her. I can supplement my products with hers to ensure a fabulous end result.

What if I want my nails done, but there isn't enough time to do it the day of the wedding? And I really want my nails done before my rehearsal dinner.
Most of the time, there's not enough time to do manicures/pedicures the day of the wedding. The nail technician will usually come the day prior to the wedding. That way, you can have a relaxed “spa day” at your home while you're folding programs or finalizing other details. This eliminates the need for a trip to the salon the day before the wedding, when you're at your busiest.

Do I have to have a trial run?
Trial runs are highly recommended. It's impossible for us to accurately plan for the day of the wedding without a trial run. If you are planning your wedding from a distance, we can work with you to set up a time to meet prior to the wedding. Makeup trial runs are always required. It is important to be sure that you will not have an allergic reaction to the products we use. A trial run at least 6 weeks prior to the wedding is the best way to do this.

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