FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is a trial? Must I do one?
A: A bridal trial is an opportunity prior to wedding to experiment with styles/shades to ensure wedding day runs smoothly. No, trial is not required although highly recommended.
Q: How far in advance should I schedule my trial?
A: Most brides choose to schedule trial 2-3 months prior, although whenever you are comfortable doing so. Notes & pictures are taken at time of trial to easily recreate your look day of wedding.
Q: When do you typically schedule trials?
Sunday (open, based upon availability)
Trials may not be scheduled on Saturday's. Trials are done out of my home work studio located minutes from downtown Matthews. Feel free to bring a friend!
Q: What can I do to prepare for trial?
A: Trial tips
Please arrive with day old blown hair and a clean/moisturized face if you will also receive makeup services.
Should you choose to wear extensions, please bring them with you.
Don’t forget your veil and any other hair pieces you will be wearing day of event to get the full effect!
I would suggest wearing a simple white/cream colored shirt, it's hard to feel bride like in a sweatshirt, ha!
Typically 2 hours for both hair and makeup.
Q: Do you provide makeup services?
A: Yes! Both traditional and airbrushing offered.
Q: Why choose airbrush?
A: Airbrush foundation offers the best possible longevity, and can really hold up to a long day/night of dancing, tears, hugs & kisses! Airbrush can be customized based upon your personal needs, providing coverage ranging from sheer to full.
Q: How many women are you able to accommodate per bridal party?
A: I book 45 min per bridal party member per service, ex: hair & makeup 1 1/2 hrs.. Allow 2 hours for bride's hair & makeup. The amount of ladies I am able to accommodate depends on when everyone will need to be competed by and how much time you would like to designate for hair and makeup services. For larger parties, I can enlist the help of a trusted professional based upon their availability. (Note: Their rates may vary slightly.)
Q: Does bringing along a second stylist require additional deposit?
A: No additional deposit required, $500 minimum. Anyone I bring along to help out with your big day is an independent artist whom your bridal party members would pay directly day of wedding.
Q: Can I book just hair, or just makeup?
A: Absolutely! Although, during peak wedding season, March- November a minimum of $500 (not including deposit) is required to reserve for a Saturday.
Q: What sets you apart from other on location stylists?
A: For me, being a stylist is a lot more than just a job. I put my heart into every style I create. To ensure I give every bride and her bridal party the best possible experience it is a policy I have to never book more than one event per day. I will never be rushing off to another wedding without making absolutely positive everyone is happy with their services. I take the responsibility of ensuring your wedding photos (which you will have foreverrrrr) will be breath taking very seriously.
Q: Do you stay after for touch up hair & makeup?
A: Unfortunately, I no longer offer this service. I would be more than happy to refer you to a trusted company that does.
Q: Do you charge for travel, what other fees must I cover?
A: Travel is complimentary within 25 miles from Matthews. After 25 miles, travel would be $.75 per additional mile (round trip mileage) I ask that the bride also cover any parking fees. *Currently only taking on weddings no more than an hour drive from Charlotte*
Q: Do you require a contract/ deposit to book my wedding?
A: Yes, signed contract and $150 deposit is required to reserve wedding date. Once deposit is received then you may schedule your trial at your convenience. $150 is applied to remaining balance. Remaining balance due day of wedding.
(Note: without deposit, your wedding date is NOT secured.)
Q: I'm ready to reserve my wedding date, what's next?
A: Great, I look forward to working with you! $150 deposit can be left a couple different ways: venmo, square cash, Apple Pay, google wallet, mailed check. I will send you out a contract and once both are collected, you're all set!
Q: What forms of payment do you accept day of wedding?
A: Cash/Venmo/square cash/Apple Pay/google wallet/Paypal (tax applied)