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 can select appropriate skin care from brands like Sonia Rosseli, Mario Badescu, First Aid Beauty, and 24k Gold Beauty.
Since the majority of my work is bridal and/or will be photographed, I exclusively use Face Atelier foundation for my clients. Additional artists that may be hired for larger parties or to minimize time on the day of typically will use 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, Tarte, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Ben Nye and Cinema Secrets. Brushes are mostly MAC, Samshbox and Royal & Langnickel.
As for hair, we use Bumble and Bumble, Oribe, T3, Babyliss, Osis, and Avanti.
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; 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. Once all of the details are confirmed and we have your and our initials, signatures, and your non-refundable 25% retainer, you're booked! Your remaining balance is due 30 days to the day of after which we do not issue refunds for partial or full cancellations. Weddings the book 30 days or less to the Day Of require the entire balance to be paid in order to secure the booking.