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SERVICES -FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY LUXURY/ WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Quite a few things set my service apart from others in the wedding industry. I class myself as a luxury supplier, taking a holistic approach via extensive skincare consultation, un paralleled product knowledge and customer service. I never time your hair and makeup trial; they can take 2 hours, they may take 4, you leave when we have tried as many different options as your face, hair and brain can handle! I also offer the flexibility other suppliers may not. My experience means I’ve worked within various sides of the makeup industry; as a celebrity makeup artist, on editorial and fashion brand teams, in television and red carpet. My clients are very discerning, as am I.

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

My prices are bespoke depending on the various details involved in your day, your requirements and my experience. Please do get in touch where we can discuss all these things and I can build a quote for you from there.

HOW WILL YOU GET TO MY WEDDING?

Usually I drive. Sometimes I request a cab. For the rest of 2019 I am concentrating my services in London and Surrey.

ARE YOU A MAKEUP ARTIST THAT STYLES HAIR?

Indeed! I have experience with all types of hair. 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?

It depends. If you’re having an up do I generally ask you wash your hair the night before. If you’re having a down do please wash your hair the morning I arrive and whip a blow dryer through it until it’s about 90% dry. I will take care of the rest.

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 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 who want London as their Engagement back drop.

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 trial or over Skype. 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. In the meantime, be nosey at The List; my frequently and accurately updated directory to gluten free, nut free, sulphate free, vegan and cruelty free skincare and makeup products.

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

For 2019 I am concentrating my energy on helping my Brides feel truly exquisite and confident. I do have a small team I call on to help Bridesmaids feel and look awesome so 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 and exfoliate your skin before makeup application, 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. I usually like to do them when your ideas are more concise but I am currently holding trials for 2020 weddings so get in touch.

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?

Fortunately I 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, Dr Sebagh, Makeup Forever, Chantecaille, Shiseido, Trish McEvoy, Kiehl’s, Bobbi Brown, Jurlique, Clarins, Viseart . I also have a full hair styling kit, brands include IGKHair, Living Proof, Schwarzkopf, Bumble and Bumble and Toni and Guy.

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