Onsite Make-up and Hair Services for any occasion
Bridal Makeup (Choose any makeup look you desire. Lashes and travel up to 60 miles are included for bride.) $150
Makeup Trial (*see book your trial below) $50
Traditional Makeup (Smokey eye, Glossy lips, Dewy Skin, etc. No lashes or trial included) $70
Makeup for 18 and under (great for proms, special events, graduation..ect.) $45
Makeup for 12 years and under (ideal for flower girls, light makeup application but great for photos) $10-15
Lashes (False lashes should be a must! Camera's tend to wash out your face, so lashes will make your eyes pop.) $15
Makeup tutorials / classes (Great idea for gathering a group of friends (maximum of 4 to have a fun night learning great techniques like; contouring / lashes / how to make a smokey eye....... I will provide some snacks and drinks for the party as well, courses can be individual too!) $100
Book your Trial
I Love these great tips from www.theoverwhelmedbride.com
Step 1 // Do Your Research!
I can’t stress this enough. Your salon is just like any other vendor you would hire for your wedding. Make sure you ask a ton of questions and feel comfortable with the people you are talking to. If you don’t like what they have to say over the phone, move on. Remember, pushiness or rudeness equals a stressed-out bride, and you don’t want that.
Think outside the box when it comes to salons as well. Just because you’ve been going to the same salon for years, doesn’t mean they necessarily can do your bridal hair and makeup. Ask friends and coworkers for recommendations, go to bridal shows to check out what’s available, check out reviews on sites such as Yelp, and check salon websites for testimonials or before and after photos of real brides.
Once you’ve done all of that, then go ahead and book your appointment(s).
Step 2 // Give Yourself Time
This is especially true for brides who are getting married outside of their hometown. Give yourself time in two ways: Trials can take up to two hours, so make sure you have the time to dedicate to that. Also give yourself a few months before your wedding to go on your trial. This way, if you go to one salon and don’t like what they did, you have time to find another.
Step two-and-a-half: If applicable, have your trial before your engagement photos are taken. This way, they can do your hair and makeup for your engagement photos.
Step 3 // Bring Photos + An Open Mind
While a chignon is so beautiful and elegant, it’s not for everyone. My hair was neither long enough nor thick enough to support one, so I opted for a half-up, half-down style. I brought photos with me but ended up doing something completely different than what I had originally wanted. You need to be flexible enough to work with what you have. Thin hair might be better down, thick hair might be better up. You never know until you try. Bring photos of a range of different styles and try as many as you can, because just like your dress, you might be pleasantly surprised by trying something new.
Step 4 // Bring Your Bling and A Fresh Face
Just like you would bring your shoes and the proper undergarments to a dress fitting, you need to bring all the proper goods to your hair and makeup trial. Bring your veil, headpiece, flowers, or barrettes to your appointment so you can see what they will look like with your hairstyle. Come with your hair prepped as you would have it the day of your wedding: washed – or unwashed – with little to no product as possible. Same for your face. Show up with a fresh face. Moisturizer is okay (check with your makeup artist first), but nothing else. Once you decide on a look, take a photo! Your stylist should be taking notes, but even at that, if your trial is months before your wedding, it’s easy to forget details. A photo captures everything.
Step 5 // You Should Look Like An Amazing Version of Yourself
What you wear to the office is totally different than what you wear on your wedding day. Remember, you are wearing a formal gown, which requires formal makeup (regardless of whether you have an indoor or outdoor wedding). It also needs to hold up through tears, sweat, smooches, and photos … lots and lots of photos. Because of that, wedding makeup by nature, will be heavier, but it doesn’t mean you will end up looking like a clown. Tell your stylist what kind of makeup you normally wear and what look you are going for. Your wedding is not the time to try something drastically different, it’s just a time to try something better.
Step 6 // Travel Fees
Depending on where you are getting married or getting ready, it may require the salon to come to you. If this is the case, make sure you ask if they are able to meet you at the venue. If it’s out of state or out of the country, you may be looking at paying travel fees for your stylists, so be prepared. If travel is something they can’t do, and you can’t go to the salon the day of your wedding, you may need to book different vendors.
Trials take place at my home studio in Shady Side, MD.
Travel Fee: .55 per mile outside of shady side, MD