Bridal Makeup Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
What Covid-19 precautions are you taking?
With spread and concern with COVID-19 we want to ensure you that we take this and every illness seriously. Being licensed estheticians and cosmetologists, we are trained on disinfection and sanitation from the beginning. We take pride in always having a clean and sanitary kit, never double dipping into products, sanitizing our hands, tools and brushes after every client and every event. We will wear a mask until the government mandate is lifted but can always wear a mask at the request of the client. We wash our hands as well between clients and maintain a clean work environment. Items that are meant for one time use, are just that, used one time and tossed as well for your health and safety. These are all practices we had before the pandemic and will continue to work this way afterwards.
What is your cancellation policy?
In the event you have to reschedule your wedding date due to unforeseen pandemics, an act of war, mother nature or a government shutdown we are more than happy to reschedule your date with no changes if the proposed date is available. If for some reason you need to cancel your wedding or the rescheduled date is not available, your $200 retainer will be refunded with 30 day notice. After 30 days a 50% refund of the total contract will be given. This is further outlined in our contract. We are only making the exception for government shutdowns due to a pandemic, act of war or mother nature.
What type of makeup do you use?
We have many different types of makeup brands, finishes and types to fit all skin types, conditions, shades, sensitivities, allergies and looks. I use a combination of traditional makeup and airbrush makeup for all bridal work on an as needed basis.
Do I need a trial session prior to my wedding day?
In a word, yes. Though trials are not mandatory for your wedding, they are strongly encouraged! This will give us time that isn’t stressful to meet, go over your vision, discuss options, and create the best look for you!
How long have you been doing wedding and special event hair and makeup?
We have glammed 100’s of brides since 2007.
How long does makeup take?
For makeup services for the bride it takes around an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and 30 minutes. For bridal party makeup it is an hour per person.
When should I book my trial?
Your trial or preview session should be done between 3-6 months prior to your wedding day. This way you have an idea on the time frame, look and feel of your wedding, your dress selected, etc. Trials are done Monday – Friday in studio.
Can I do my trial for my bridal shower or engagement photos?
You can, but it isn’t recommended unless you want to look the same on your wedding day. Your bridal shower and engagement photos are a little more casual; your wedding look is usually a little more than what you would do for those occasions. We recommend doing your trial with a dress fitting if schedules permit that.
How long does each service take on the day of?
Each service is about 30-45 minutes for hair and an hour or so for makeup. We (of course) take the most time on you, the bride – your hair can take 45 – 60 minutes and makeup takes about an hour and 15 minutes.
Do you provide lashes?
Yes, complimentary lashes are provided as needed or desired with all services. Strip and/or individual lashes are used.
What brand of makeup/hair products do you use?
We use a variety of products based on our years of research, trial and performance. Some of our favorites include; Nars, MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, Makeup Forever, Temptu, Aquage, Davines and Redken. If a special allergy or request is needed, please let us know.
Do you charge extra for holiday weddings?
We do not charge extra for holiday weddings. As these weekends are always high in demand, we do ask for a minimum of $800 on a holiday or holiday weekend. Holidays include: New Year’s Eve/Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
What do you do for large parties or small time frames?
In the event that you have a very large party or have a short time frame to get ready in, an additional artist may be needed. The charge for an additional artist starts at $100. Please inquire with your specific situation to confirm a quote.
What if I decide to add/remove a service after our proposed contract is signed?
You have up to 30 days to finalize all services. At that time, a final revised contract will be sent out and your final deposit will be due. Changes after the final contract are accommodated at the discretion of MM Beauty and may incur additional fees.
I can't get into my venue to allow enough time to get ready, but want to finish getting ready at the venue?
We understand that sometimes you are unable to get into your wedding venue with enough time to perform all hair and makeup services. We can start in one location and move to another location for a $75 charge each venue change.
What if additional people want to add the day of?
People can be added the day of if there is time permitting. Cash or Venmo are accepted day of only.
My wedding starts early in the morning; do you provide early morning services?
Yes, of course MM Beauty is available for early morning weddings. If you need to be dressed and ready to go before 9am there is a $100 additional fee for early arrival.
If my travel is in between the hour mark, how am I billed?
Travel is billed at $75 every hour. If your travel is for example an hour and a half, you will be billed for two hours.
I would like to reserve the date, now what?
To secure your date, a non-refundable retainer of $200 is due with your signed contract.
I would like to add makeup touch ups throughout my wedding day or look changes, what's the cost?
Book your artist to stay longer at the rate of $115 an hour. Touch ups are billed in full hour increments and include any desired look swaps.
Do you travel out of town, states or the country?
Yes, we do! 🙂 If your dream destination is out of town, we would still love to be a part of it! We just ask for travel accommodations including flight if needed, transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals while there for a minimum of 2 days. This will ensure we are there a day before the event and of course the day of the event. We can leave right after your event if time permits. If not a minimum of 3 days may be required. Please contact us for more details if you are planning an out-of-town event.