Frequently Asked Questions
AnnimationsMkUp Covid Terms
The following terms are applied to every booking, and supersede any of the following terms if differing from these Covid-related terms:
1) To book, a flat payment for the value of your trial, $80 for just hair or just make up and $150 if having both, is due as well as a signed contract. Since this initial payment is technically for a service, if due to Covid you must cancel your date before the trial is completed, this payment amount is 100% refundable.
2) The remaining balance is due 1 day before the wedding, giving couples the maximum amount of time to cancel or postpone due to Covid without losing the larger portion of their investment. This also gives couples more time to change details if restrictions lift or increase near to their Day Of, such as party size/services. Changes could reduce or increase your remaining total accordingly.
3) If needing to postpone due to Covid, there are no penalties or fees to do so, and also there are no restrictions on how far in the future you can postpone to.
The AnnimationsMkUp Basic Service Standard
Every wedding of every size includes:
If booking just hair -
Professional Hair styling for the entire party
Hair accessories or veil installation + teach a party member how to remove
If booking just make up -
Professional Make Up Applications for the entire party
Includes luxe skin prep, 24K/collagen under eye masks, and lashes if desired (encouraged)
On top of these mentioned above, the Bride(s) also receive:
- a flash facial
- non-transfer body glow treatment
- a Touch Up Kit featuring a full sized lipstick, touch up sponge and other necessary items we chose for each specific Bride's needs
Brides/Party who are booked for both services will receive all of what's mentioned above.
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? (NON-COVID)
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 a preliminary copy of our contract. When all of the details are confirmed, we take a 25% retainer to secure your day, typically by debit or credit card, along with a signed contract. Once received along with the contract signed by you, you're booked! We send you back a signed 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
Many of the following costs are absorbed when booking a Beauty Package.
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
Hair Extension Styling and Placement: Included for the Bride, $20 for others
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/jewelry and dupatta setting included.
Mehndi pricing available upon request. Mehndi services for the Bride and her party Is included free with a booking of any of our Bridal Packages.
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