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Some of the things I'm most often asked...

How can I secure my wedding date in your diary?

A deposit of £100 will secure a date in my diary, this is of course taken off your balance on the wedding day.
Deposits are non refundable.

What happens if I decide to be tanned for my wedding day?

I always custom blend foundations, so if your skin is a darker shade on your wedding day than it was at our trial run I will simply adjust your base to match.

What products do you use?

My kit is built up of professional make up and skin care products. Largely MAC, Bobbi Brown, Clarins, Christian Dior, Nars, Laura Mercier and many more.

What if you are ill on my wedding day?

I am pleased to say this is something I have never encountered, and I've worked with over 200 brides. If, under really exceptional circumstances, I had to cancel a wedding booking (and I stress, this has NEVER happened before) every effort would be made to find to an alternative stylist. If this is not possible, or is unaceptable to the client, 100% of the deposit and any monies already paid towards wedding day services will be refunded.

When to book a trial

Your trial will ideally take place about three months before your wedding day.
I have found that brides seem comforted to know that all their hair and make up details have been thought through and plans are in place by then: they can relax in the weeks leading up to their big day knowing that this major consideration has been taken care of. Should you be anxious to meet with me sooner, or are unavailable til nearer the wedding date that's also fine. I'm happy to accomodate your needs.

Do you trial at the weekends?

As you can imagine the very nature of my job means I have very little weekend availability because of actual wedding bookings (especially April-October). Weekend trial appointments carry a £50 supplement.

Please contact me early to book in for Spring and Autumn trials.

During the Summer months when we have good available daylight I can offer late afternoon / early evening sessions. A good option if you can finish work early one day. If you are able to meet with me midweek, the trial is just £125 and I am able to offer much more flexibility on dates.

Which areas do you cover?

I am based in Guildford and due to high demand in this area I mostly cover weddings within a 10 mile radius. However, I am happy to consider commissions further a field.

Train fares, flights, hotels, congestion charge and car parking to be negotiated with the client.

Do you only do weddings?

Not at all, I can offer 'Glamovers' for special events, proms, balls, parties, even important interviews.Treat yourself to the ultimate hair& make-over and make it one to remember!

One-to-one make up tuition is another popular request. I offer bespoke lessons - anything from make up bag edit, to understanding your features and how best to flatter them, practising new techniques, mastering a quick everyday make up or learning a smoky eye -  entirely up to you. 

Do you come to me for the trial?

Yes, I usually meet at the Bride's home, or I can travel to your parent’s if that's more local . Sometimes it’s helpful for you to have Mum on hand with an opinion too. 

My bridal party is very large, will you be able to get us all ready on time?

I'm lucky to have a great network of talented hair & make up colleagues who I regularly work with on larger bookings. I can take care of instructing an additional artist to work with me and will coordinate our timings so we work efficiently alongside one another to have you all looking gorgeous and ready on time. Additional travel costs may incur for extra artists to reach your venue depending on location.

My venue say I can't have the bridal room until 11am

Unfortunately certain venues only allow late morning access to their bridal prep rooms. This is definitely something worth checking with your venue. It can cause disruption to the morning because hair and make up preparation often has to be split between two venues resulting in extra set up / pack down and travel time eating into the morning. But we always find a solution! Please advise me early on if you think this might apply to you and I can quote according to your specifics.

I don’t usually wear make up, what do you suggest?

Although you may happily sport a bare face in everyday life, this isn’t just any day we are talking about!  With an large expanse of ivory satin it can be the case that a completely nude face would look washed out and featureless.

Since this is a day when you will want to look your most radiant, I cannot emphasise enough the benefits of a very light and natural make up to ensure you look your very best.

I certainly empathise with the ‘make up virgin’ and promise to deliver a look that not only feels comfortable on your skin but looks just like you with that extra special ‘glow’.

Does make up have to be applied extra heavily for photographs?

In some instances yes, but this is generally for bright studios or theatre, so assuming you aren’t going to be under heavy lighting on this day, your make up should be subtle enough to look natural to the naked eye yet with enough definition to bring out your features in photographs.

This is no time for ‘game show host’ levels of foundation!

My aim is to create a flawless complexion with some expertly applied colour to strengthen eyes, cheeks and lips.

When should I pay the final balance?

The balance is payable on your wedding day by cash please, or in advance by BACS transfer.

What if I decide to cancel my booking?

You must notify me of a cancellation at least TWO months beforehand please.

If a wedding or part of the booking is cancelled less than two weeks before your wedding date the full charge will be payable.

If you cancel my services less than four weeks before your wedding, a cancellation fee amounting to 75% of the full amount will incur.

 

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