Which make up brands do you use?
I use a selection of professional make-up brands suitable for different skin types. My foundations from Lancôme and MAC are chosen for their longevity and flawless coverage. All other products for face, eyes and lips are a range of Laura Mercier, DIOR, Lancôme and MAC.
I have sensitive skin, is it suitable for me?
The products I use are water based, so it is unlikely that you would react to them. If however you do have any known allergies then please let me know before your trial so that I can try and source alternative products for you.
Do I need a trial?
It is definitely advisable to organise a trial so we can try out hair and make-up styles for the day, as you may have a few different ideas in mind. It’s also an opportunity for us to get to know each other and work out how much time will be needed on the morning of the wedding.
How soon before my wedding do I need a trial?
Trials are usually recommended 6-8 weeks before the wedding. You’ll have had final fittings for your dress and will be confident about the style that you’re after. Your hair will also be representative of the length on your wedding day. I’m very happy to arrange a trial earlier than this date however, and second trials can be arranged closer to the date if required.
How far in advance do you take bookings?
I accept bookings 9 months in advance. Please note that last minute bookings are sometimes available so please just get in touch as I may be able to help!
Are you mobile?
Yes, I am happy to travel to you for both the trial, and the wedding day whether this be at your home, or venue.
Can I arrange trials for other members of the wedding party?
I can do as many separate trials as you want. Trials are not compulsory for bridesmaids but I do ask that you send over some pictures of your bridesmaids and examples of styles that you would like for them so that I can fully prepare timings for the day.
How long do trials take?
Please allow a good couple of hours for hair and makeup trials, however there is no time constraint – I won’t leave until I’m confident that you’re happy with your hair and make-up.
What do I need to do to prepare for the trial and wedding day?
For the trial please have clean, dry hair and if possible have any hair accessories and veil if you are planning to wear. If you have an idea of what you would like then it may be useful to cut out some pictures from magazines to help me to plan out a few styles for you before the trial. For the wedding day please make sure that you wear a dressing gown, zip or buttoned up top so that you do not disturb your hair when changing into your dress.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
I will need to take a deposit of 25% to secure your wedding date. This will be redeemable off the total wedding day cost, however the trial will be payable separately. Unfortunately I cannot hold the wedding date until the day of the trial without having received a deposit and booking form. If you wish to book then please contact me and I will send you your quote along with a booking form which will need to be completed and posted or emailed back to me along with the deposit. On receipt of this I will hold your wedding date for you.
Can I use my own make up?
I am happy to apply any makeup products of your own. I want you to feel at your best and so would be glad to use any products that you feel most comfortable in.
Are you insured?
Yes I am fully insured.
I live outside the North West, are you able to travel?
I am able to travel anywhere within the UK. Mileage is charged at 40p per mile outside of a 20 mile radius from Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. If you will be based more than a 3 hour journey from here, then additional costs may be incurred for example hotels or toll charges.
Is there an extra charge for Sunday or Bank Holiday weddings or trials?
I never charge extra for Sundays or Bank Holidays. There may however be an additional cost incurred if your wedding party needs to be ready very early in the morning, or if there is a large number of people to be ready for an early wedding. Please contact me for further information if you think this may apply to you.
What happens if I need to cancel my booking?
Please let me know at least 4 weeks in advance if you need to cancel your booking. Please note that cancellations within the 4 weeks will incur a loss of your deposit, and an extra fee of £50. Cancellations within 10days of your wedding date will be charged in full. I ask that any cancellations are made via telephone AND email where possible to save any confusion. Payment of a deposit and sending a signed booking form means that you accept these terms.
What method of payment do you take?
A bank transfer, cheque or cash is required 21 days prior to the wedding day.