Frequently Asked Questions
What brands of skin, make up/hair products and tools do you use?
Depending on the skin's needs (hydration, anti-aging, oil-control, etc.) we select appropriate skin care from brands like Sonia Rosseli, Farsali, Sisley, and Embryolisse.
Since the majority of my work is bridal and/or will be photographed, I exclusively use Face Atelier, Temptu, or Juvia's Place foundations for my clients. My artists that are assigned to weddings will also use Juvia's Place, Make Up Forever, MAC, or Bobbi Brown. In terms of other types of make up, ranging from eyes to cheeks and lips, we carry a range of brands which by majority are MAC, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Morphe, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Ben Nye and Senna. Brushes are mostly MAC and Bdellium.
As for hair, we mostly use Bumble and Bumble, Colour WOW, Drybar, T3, Babyliss, Schwarzkopf, and Avanti products and tools.
How long does hair and/or make up take?
This really depends most on the condition of the client's skin as well as what they are looking for as a final result. More intricate make-up requires more time for example, but also to create a soft and natural look on a skin that needs a considerable amount of correction to achieve a smooth and uniform finish and colour also requires more time. The same goes for hair styles that are very ornate or that require accessories like extensions. The average make up application or hair style for an adult or teenager will take 30-45 minutes per service, while a service for a child will typically take about 30 minutes in total depending on the length of hair, style requested and being able to complete the service without interruptions (which are normal since most kids don't like strangers or to sit still for a long time)
How does the booking process work?
Booking with us is easy! Either from our Contact page or through our Live Chat, give us as many details about your day as you can; your wedding date, the location of where you'll be getting ready, how many people need hair and or make up and what time you'll need to be finished by (usually 1 hour before your ceremony or 1 hour before your first look). so that we can confirm availability, quote you, and answer any questions you may have. Once you've decided to #getAnnimated, we send you our Bridal Beauty Questionnaire and a preliminary copy of our contract already signed. When all of the details are confirmed, we take a 25% retainer to secure your day, typically by e-transfer or credit card. Once recieved along with the contract signed by you, you're booked! We send you back an initialed copy in a confirmation e-mail with information on next steps. Your remaining balance is due 30 days to the day of after which we do not issue refunds for partial or full cancellations. Weddings booked 30 days or less to the Day Of require the entire balance to be paid in order to secure the booking.
Travel, Kids and Retainers
Calgary (+BC): Travel within Calgary is included. Outside of the following areas can be determined:
Travel to Airdrie/Priddis/Chestermere/Bearspaw is $75, Cochrane/Bragg Creek/Okotoks is $100, to Kananaskis/Canmore is $120, Banff/Sundre/Olds is $150, Lethbridge/Red Deer is $200, Golden is $300, etc.
We are happy to serve all of Alberta and much of Eastern British Columbia.
Toronto: Travel within central Toronto is included. Outside and in the following areas can be determined:
Travel in the GTA up to Scarborough/Etobicoke/North York is $50, Brampton/Sauga/Pickering/Vaughn is $75, Oakville, Milton, Orangeville, Guelph, Whitby, Peterborough is $100, weddings in Niagra Falls travel is $200. We are happy to serve all of Ontario.
Flower Girls under age 5 are Free. Over 5, hair and a touch of make-up is $35. Child price holds until age 11, afterwards hair and make up is $75, and after age 16 they are at adult pricing.
25% retainers made to hold your day are non-refundable. The remaining total is due no later than 30 days to the Day Of. Any cancellations, whether of the entire contract or of one/multiple services made after the 30 day mark are non-refundable. Postponements can be arranged for emergency situations such as family deaths and widespread viral/infectious health risks.
Specialty Needs and Services:
Artists can be booked for a return service of a hair and/or make up change before the reception at $75 per service.
Artists can be booked to remain at your disposal by the hour at $20/hr per artist for touch ups from after the ceremony until any time you desire. Hair/make up changes are an additional charge.
Hair Extensions are available for order if needed. Price determined by needs such as length, fullness and quality. Starting price point is $75 and goes up depending on fullness, length and quality.
Additional Services Include but are not limited to:
False Eyelashes: Included. $5 Application fee for outside lashes
24K Gold Hydrating Eye Masks: Included for all party members
Hair Extension Styling and Placement: Included for the Bride, $20 for others
Premium Touch Up Kit: Includes a recovery set of eye or face masks, a set of blotting papers, a touch up lip colour and extra bobby pins
Weddings that must begin prior to 7 am due to scheduling and party size are subject to an Early Start fee of $25 per artist per half hour before 7 am.
Male Grooming - Hair or Make up, $30. Both, $50.
South Asian Bridal styling/outfit setting included.
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