When do I need to wash my hair?
My answer to this one is do whatever makes you feel comfortable. I have fantastic products that I use so freshly washed hair is not a problem but if you can leave your hair a day/overnight then please do so. Please make sure all the bridal parties hair is completely dry and try to blow dry your hair with a round brush if you can. This helps to close the hair cuticles creating a smoother finish ready for the styling. All the relevant information will be sent to you once your booked in.
Do you do hair or make up first?
This very much depends on the chosen hairstyle and we will go through this at your trial.
How many bridal party members can you fit in?
This all depends on the chosen services, timings and complexity of the styles wanted. Please contact me to discuss your requirements. I can recommend fantastic make up artists if I am doing hair only.
Will you stay to put in my veil?
YES! Absolutely! Once I am finished I will be on hand until I am not needed anymore and you set off to get married. I will place your veil in for you and also show a bridal party member how to remove it.
What do I need for my hair and make up trial?
I would suggest having someone with you, who's opinion you trust, perhaps a maid of honour, mum or close friend. We will be in good communication and I will send you an email with all the trial prep information once you have booked in. It is very helpful to have your dress or at least an idea of the style you are after. I offer trials at my home occasionally or i can come to you for your trial. All I need is a space with electric sockets nearby and a well lit room or lots of natural daylight is helpful.
Do you travel?
Yes. I travel to all my clients as I am mobile. Travel costs are free within a 10 mile radius of BA115DZ. Thereafter is charged at 0.50p per mile.
What style of make up would you describe you do?
I would describe the make up looks I create as elegantly soft, romantic bridal with a hint of glam. As much as i like the full face, full on glam looks, they are not my style. I prefer a make up look that enhances the natural beauty of my brides. It would be better seeking a make up artist that would suit you more if you were wanting a full face of full glam make up. I have contacts of make up artists that create that kind of look more and they do amazing work!
Do you use false lashes?
Yes i do. However I highly suggest getting eyelash extensions for your big day. Most of the time they last for your honeymoon too if its shortly after the wedding. If you do get eyelash extensions then as with ANY new product to you, have a trial of them first, around 4 weeks before your wedding day, so you can make sure you are not allergic or have any reactions. Same applies with any new hair colour or anything to do with skincare.
Do you offer group discounts? Where can i find your prices?
My prices can be found on the wedding section of my website. I do not offer discounts for larger bridal parties. My prices are very reasonable for the skill level, care, knowledge and work i put into each wedding i do.
Do you bring hair extensions?
I have a few options of clip in hair extensions that I only use at the trial if needed, so you can see what a style would look like with them in. I do not supply extensions but I can help you source some 100% real hair ones.
Shall I bring inspiration pictures to my trial? and what else shall I bring?
All trial information will be sent to you once you are booked in. This will answer all your questions. Inspiration pictures are very useful but pease bare in mind that a lot of styles that you see on instagram and pintrest are heavily edited and they use a lot of extensions. Try to find inspiration pictures that will suit your depth, colour, length and texture of hair. If theres a style you really want then we can use hair extensions no problem. 75% of my brides have extensions for their styles as they give the style the extra wow factor!
How long will each person take on the day to do?
This all depends on what service each individual is having and the complexity of the hair or make up. As a very rough guide I allow, per person per service -
bride 1 - 1.5 hours
bridesmaids/guests between 35 mins - 55 mins
All timings will be gone over at your trial or shortly after that.
If another stylist is needed for time reasons, I can help you source one. I am lucky to know some amazing talent in this industry.
If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact me.