When and how should I book you for my event or wedding?
Because I begin to book at least a year in advance, I always suggest contacting me as soon as possible. May through October tends to be my busiest time and I only book one event per day. Please also note that I only book parties of 4 or more for weddings; no exceptions.
Please email me to check the availability of your date. If available, I will email you a contract and how to send your Save the Date Fee which is a $50 non-refundable fee. The Fee also covers your makeup trial and is not deducted from the total balance. Once everything is received, you are officially booked.
I don't wear a lot of makeup if any. Why should I hire a makeup artist?
This is your big day and not only are you going to be the center of attention but you are going to have a ton of pictures and maybe even videos taken of you. You will want to look your absolute best. A trained makeup artist knows what will look best in person and on film, how lighting works, what colors compliment your skin tone and features, and which professional products will stand up to humidity, tears, and lots of kisses. Plus, by hiring a professional you reduce stress!
Which brands do you use?
I use a variety of brands. Over the years, I have loved many products but not necessarily the entire makeup line. Brands you will likely find in my kit are RCMA, Cover FX, Cinema Secrets, Make Up For Ever, MAC, and Temptu, among many others.
Will you travel to my location?
Yes! Because I am a freelance artist, I travel throughout western Massachusetts and New York state and have worked at various locations from homes to hotels. I travel to you for the trial and the wedding day/event. For out-of-town brides, I do not have a location where we can hold the trial or get ready the day of the event so please plan accordingly.
What do you charge to travel?
Please ask if travel fees apply at the time of booking. Depending on your location, travel fees can be applied to the trial and/or event.
When should we hold the makeup trial?
I typically book trials Monday through Friday evenings depending on my schedule and availability. Trials should be booked within 2 months prior to the wedding or event. Trials can only be booked once the non-refundable $50 Save the Date fee for weddings has been received.
Who can be at the trial?
Makeup trials are held for the bride/client so we can create your look and discuss it in detail on the day of the wedding. Please invite a family member or friend whom you trust and who can give positive guidance. Makeup trials are not held for the bridal party but they are encouraged to bring pictures on the day of the wedding.
We are a diverse or same-sex couple. Will you work at our wedding?
Absolutely! I believe love has no boundaries. I pride myself on remaining open-minded and respectful to all clients and their families and friends.
Do you provide a contract?
Yes, always. This will be one of the first things we will do. During the makeup trial, we will go over all the details of the day and a contract will have already been completed and signed by both me and the client.
What forms of payment do you accept?
To save your date, I accept checks or Venmo. The day of the event is cash or Venmo only. Please plan accordingly as I do not carry change and will not accept checks the day of.
What about tips?
Tips are welcome but not expected. Rule of thumb: If you tip your hair stylist, please tip your makeup artist.
Do you work with other vendors that you can recommend?
I have worked with a wonderful variety of vendors throughout Berkshire County. Once booked, I would be happy to share their information.
Pre and Post-COVID-19 precautions?
I am already following sanitation guidelines that apply to all makeup and tools. All makeup and tools are cleaned and sanitized between each event and each client. Each client will have their own set of brushes on the day of the event to prevent cross-contamination. I will also continue to use hand sanitizer between clients and wash my hands after breaks.
Masks are optional for all my clients. If it is preferred that I wear a mask, please request that I do so before-hand and so I am prepared.