So often we receive emails from brides starting with the phrase ‘I’m new at this bride thing’- and that’s the case for most of our brides! Unless you happen to have a career where you are very involved in the wedding industry, been a bridesmaid 17 times, or you’ve been married before, you really don’t know the ins and outs of booking hair and makeup for your wedding day. Hopefully, these tips will help you out a bit!
Q. How far in advance should I book my hair and makeup team?
A. We recommend anywhere from a year to 5 months prior to the date of the wedding. If you have decided to get married on a long weekend, or during the popular months (July-September typically book up the fastest!) book as soon as possible to ensure you are booking with your favourite artists!
Q. How long will makeup take?
A. Depending on the skin surface of the client, desired look, and amount of coverage needed we will book each client 30-60 minutes.
Q. Do you offer airbrush makeup?
A. It depends on which artist is booked how they prefer to apply the makeup.
Q. How long will hair take?
A. Depending on the amount of hair, desired look (up or down), use of any extensions or headpieces, Hairstyling should take anywhere between 30-60 minutes per client.
Q. Can I use my clip-in extensions?
A. We can curl and place your own clip-in extensions for a fee of $40. Just let us know beforehand that you or anyone in your bridal party is going to be using them so we can budget a bit more time.
Q. Do you offer day rates, for optional touch-ups or look changes throughout the day?
A. Yes! Any add ons such as touch-ups, or look changes can be discussed with the professional when booking.
Q. Is there a fee for any early morning appointments?
A. Yes. Any weddings that require a start time before 7 am will result in an additional charge.
Q. What if I have an allergic reaction to the makeup you are using?
A. The client is required to tell the makeup artist of any allergies that they are aware of. The makeup artist/hairstylist will not be held responsible for any allergic reactions. We can always use your own trusted makeup products on you in case you have any concerns.
Q. Do you require a retainer?
A. A 35% retainer is required to secure your booking, once you have inquired about your wedding date, discussed the details and would like to secure your booking with Behind The Blush.
Q. Are retainers refundable?
A. All deposits are non-refundable. We retain the right to hold the deposit if any booking/service is cancelled.
Q. How do I make my deposit payment?
A. The easiest way is to make an EMT payment. But some brides choose to wait and pay by credit or cash upon meeting at a requested consultation or trial.
Q. Is GST included in your rates?
A. No. GST will be added to the total on the wedding day.
Q. What methods of payment do you accept?
A. Behind the Blush accepts cash, etransfer or credit card (VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Debit Mastercard.)
Q. Do you offer an emergency kit?
A. Yes! If you had makeup trial then your bridal pricing comes with an emergency kit that includes lipstick or lipgloss, and blotting papers to avoid excess shine.
Q. Do your rates include a trial?
A. Trials are not included in the bridal pricing and come as an additional fee and are booked separately from your wedding booking.
I hope you have all found this helpful! Of course, we would be happy to answer any additional questions or concerns that you may have!