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. During May through October it is my busiest time and 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 brand do you use? I use many 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, Temptu, among many others.
Will you travel to my location? Yes! Because I am a freelance artist, I travel throughout New England and New York 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.
What do you charge to travel? Please ask if travel fees apply at time of booking. Depending on your location, travel fees can be applied to the trial 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 in detail the day of the wedding. Please invite a family member or friend who you trust and who can give positive guidance. Makeup trials are not held for the bridal party but they are encouraged to bring pictures the day of the wedding.
We are a diverse or same-sex couple. Will you work our wedding? Absolutely! I believe love has no labels or boundaries. I pride myself in 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 the 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.
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.
What types of COVID-19 precautions are you taking? I am already following sanitation guidelines which applies 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 washing my hands after breaks.
I will also take additional precautions such as wearing a mask and socially distancing during the event. I ask that every client in my chair wear a mask until asked to be removed. Once the makeup service is complete, it is up to the client if they would like to place the mask back on their face. I ask that only one person be in the makeup area at a time. If masks are not being worn, I ask that you remain at a distance of 6' from the makeup station.