Don't worry. We are going to give you EVERYTHING you need so you and your bridal party are prepared. That way, you can just sit back, drink mimosas and enjoy your super special day!
Rule #1 Always make sure to schedule your wedding hair and makeup trial in advance (preferably at least 6 months in advance to make sure we have your date blocked out and booked just for you!). This will help ensure we have all of the details of how you want your makeup down pat! This will also help you relax the morning of your wedding so you won't have to be making any major decisions.
Makeup applications take approximately 45 minutes per person. We will set you up a timeline. We will block out 60 minutes for the bride per service. Once you’ve determined the time when you need to be ready, we suggest working backward in 45-minute increments to determine an arrival time for your beauty team.
It is best for the bride to have her hair and makeup done toward the middle of the timeline as opposed to the very end. In the (highly unlikely) event that things are running a tad behind schedule, you don’t want your stylists rushing on the bride. Plus, if you wait until the end, the other vendors will be showing up (flowers, photographer etc.) This tends to get the bride's nerves worked up and make for an uneasy situation in the makeup chair. If you are hoping for some getting-ready photos, the planned time slot for the bride’s hair and makeup doesn't need to coordinate with the arrival time of your photographer. We can always shoot some mock getting ready photos at the end. The day will continue to run smoothly and the photos won’t be delayed.
Typically, we suggest having makeup done first followed by the hair, only so we don't mess your hair up when we are doing your makeup, but I wouldn’t let this stress you out too much! Truthfully, it really doesn’t matter which order you go in. We can always do touch ups on your hair. Plus if we spray a lot of hairspray around your face it may be beneficial to do hair first. So, there is benefits to both.
We will make you a "MOCK" timeline prior to your wedding. The timeline is to help us gauge an appropriate start time for services. Please make sure all persons receiving services are in the room at the start time of the timeline. The reasoning behind this is due to the fact that the timelines often do not go in the order they were designed. Things come up and people have to run out or they get preoccupied, and in order to stay on track with time, we often need to grab another client. It is imperative that everyone is ready and able to jump in the chair at any given time.
You are going to want to schedule the people in the bridal party that require the least amount of time to go last on the wedding day. For example, junior bridesmaids, flower girls, Mother of the bride or groom. We would suggest immediate bridal party first. Then the mother of the bride or groom (since the mother of the bride will be in the getting ready pictures) and then flower girls. They tend to be young and not like to sit still for makeup and hair or have a high tendency of messing up a hairstyle after completion. So we would do them last.
Arrive with dry hair. If possible, wash your hair the day before (not the day of). Super clean hair tends to not hold curls as well. Super dirty hair tends to get oily and also not hold curls. Hair washed the night before is just right. We can make the hair dirty with products if we need them. Also if the hair is wet & we need to dry it, That will take an additional 30 minutes on the timeline that was unaccounted for & will be an additional $45 blow-dry prep fee that we try to avoid.
On your weddingday, arrive with a clean face, without moisturizer. Your makeup artist will apply primer before your foundation.
The best and only touch-up items you will need will be pressed powder, translucent or blot powder works best, and lip color, usually just gloss works fine. We use an all-day lip color so gloss just to keep up the shine is usually all you will need.
Timelines are only mock illustrations of how the day will flow. Some weddings we will run ahead of schedule depending on the services requested, and client’s availability, and some weddings we may run behind. There are many factors that affect timelines - Hair length & texture, if clients are ready and prepared for services at the end of the prior service, makeup looks requested etc. This is why is very important that everyone arrives at the start of the timeline with clean dry hair to avoid delays in timelines.
The client acknowledges they are aware of the following clauses they signed in our contract:
Clause 11: Failure to Preform: Lustre Chic Beautique LLC. Artist/Stylists providing services are not responsible for services not completed or contract overtime fees due to delays caused by the Client. Client acknowledges and agrees that she or anyone else receiving services should be prepared to receive services.
Clause 16: Service Times. Client acknowledges and agrees that the artist/stylist is only obligated to stay at the event while performing services. If the artist/stylist has completed all services before the timeline end time, artist/stylist will leave the event.
We will always do touch-ups prior to us leaving any event. Once services are fully completed if you would like us to stay on site after the ceremony or after the reception we can be hired to stay on site for a rate of $125 per hour. If the artist is hired to stay for touch-ups at the rate of $125 per hour, that hour starts the moment the artist finishes the initial makeup or hair application. If the artist needs to pack up and drive to an alternative location for touch-ups, travel fees may also apply. If touch-up times go over what was originally planned/paid for, additional fee’s/time may be billed for.