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SERVICES -FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

Trials start at £100 for Make Up Application only- these usually take place at my home near Hampton Court in Surrey and during the week day. This maximises the wear of the make up, your value for money and I recommend having your dress fitting after. Please see my Prices page for more services and enquire for more information.

 

 

 

DO YOU DO WEDDINGS IN PLACES OTHER THAN HAMPTON COURT?

Yes! I love to travel! You can find various weddings on my website that have taken place in:

 

 

 

Pembroke Lodge, Richmond 

 

 

 

I am also familiar with most Luxury London Wedding venues:

 

 

The Dorchester
The Mandarin Oriental 

 

Kensington Roof Gardens 
The Corinthia 

 

 

This year I have had the pleasure to cater for Brides at Blenheim Palace, Morden Hall, Hampton Court Palace, Clapton Country Club and Raven’s Ait.

 

 

HOW WILL YOU GET TO MY WEDDING?

Usually I drive. Sometimes I request a cab. If your ceremony is a considerable distance I will consider an overnight stay nearby- usually the case as I don’t intend to be late for your wedding morning! If your wedding is in a considerably more exotic location, let’s talk flights.

 

 

ARE YOU A MAKEUP ARTIST THAT STYLES HAIR?

Indeed! I have experience with all types of hair and do maids as well as brides. Let me know your requirements in your enquiry email and I can start to build a quote for you from there. If your bridal party is on the larger side I work with a trusted hair stylist. Please note I don’t work with synthetic hair of any kind under any circumstances.

 

 

SHOULD I WASH MY HAIR THE MORNING OF MY WEDDING/ TRIAL?

I generally ask that you wash your hair the night before and do with it as you normally would.

 

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIRING YOU AND GETTING MY FRIEND TO DO MY HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR ME?

I, amongst other more fashionable things to mention am fully insured ( incase things go wrong or get stolen ), crb checked ( reassuring to have when working with children ), have a full clean driver’s license ( I’ll travel anywhere ) and have a contract for my services which commits me to do the best I possibly can to benefit you and your bridal party during the preparation and happening of your wedding day. Hiring me is an investment for truly beautiful makeup and hair and a stress free bridal prep.

 

 

DO YOU DO MIXED FAITH/ SAME SEX/ ASIAN/ JEWISH WEDDINGS?

Yes of course! I absolutely love any and every kind of celebration. Take a look at a Jewish collaboration I had the pleasure of curating and this gorgeous Indian Wedding at Kew Gardens and this Mixed Faith Wedding in Ealing. I also love doing Engagement shoot make up and hair for South East Asian couples.

 

 

I HAVE SUPER SENSITIVE/ BLEMISHED/ PCOS / EZCEMA PRONE SKIN, CAN YOU HELP ME LOOK AND FEEL CONFIDENT AND GORGEOUS?

Welcome to my world! If you’re lucky enough to have perfect skin, that’s amazing. If you’re a little like myself and either suffer from extreme sensitivity to products or other skin conditions just let me know via your enquiry and we can discuss it in detail during your initial consultation. Part of your investment in my services is contacts within the industry, those include the best facialists and aestheticians in town.

 

 

I HAVE ALLERGIES, LOTS OF THEM. CAN YOU RECOMMEND PRODUCTS THAT WILL WORK FOR ME?

Yes. I have plenty of experience as a skin care specialist, so again don’t worry. get in touch and we can discuss your requirements at an initial consultation! If it’s something beyond my expertise I can recommend you talk to the relevant expert.

 

 

I HAVE QUITE A BIG BRIDAL PARTY, CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE THEM?

Yes of course! I like you all to feel as well as look like total superstars which means dedicating time to each of you. I hire assistants if need be, or work with a separate Hair Stylist to ensure you all look and feel confident, relaxed and fabulous. Enquire to find out more.

 

 

WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO WEAR MAKEUP FOR MY TRIAL?

No, if you can help it! If you’ve been at work that morning and or can’t bear to leave the house without it, I cleanse when you arrive anyway so don’t worry. but if you can help it a fresh face is perfect.

 

 

DO I NEED MY VEIL OR ACCESSORIES FOR MY TRIAL?

No, but they are of great help! It helps visualise your look and what will work with the rest of your outfit. Likewise if you want to see what having any floral adornments in your hair please bring some.

 

 

DOES EVERYONE IN MY BRIDAL PARTY NEED A TRIAL?

Only the bride NEEDS to have a trial. If you have a particularly fussy/ anxious/ likes-things-just-so bridal party member then by all means I would love to host a trial for them. otherwise we’ll talk about their look thoroughly and implement it on the day.

 

 

WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MY TRIAL?

Everyone is different but I generally recommend 1-3 months before your wedding date, the morning of your second or third dress/ outfit fitting, during the week.

 

 

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE MY TRIAL LOOK?

We try something else. On average a trial run with me can last 4 hours. It is a proper pamper session where we set your hair fully and try a couple of different styles. We switch looks, exchange ideas and you leave when you’re happy. some brides leave uncertain because there are so many ideas and unexplored options in the world but we always work towards that perfect look!

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU’RE ILL ON MY WEDDING DAY?

I have never * touch wood* had to hand over a wedding to someone else due to sickness or force majeure. I do have a contract which binds me to replace myself if I’m not able to attend your wedding or need help with it. I’m also fully insured.

 

 

WHAT IS IN YOUR KIT?

I have a dolly mixture of a beautiful array of luxury, organic, vegan friendly, cruelty free, skin tone and type inclusive beauty and make up products. These include but are not limited to Chantecaille, Shiseido, Trish McEvoy, Kiehl’s, Bobbi Brown, Sukin, Embryolisse, Jurlique, Clarins, Viseart . I also have a full hair styling kit for blow dries, up dos, down dos, half and half and editorial + fashion style hair, These brands include L’Oreal, Aveda, Schwarzkopf, Bumble and Bumble, Toni and Guy and Aussie.

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