If your artist is traveling to you for either an appointment or day-of wedding, please have the following set-up to ensure a good working environment for your artist(s).
Makeup: Depending on how many artists will be arriving to your location, be sure to have a table (at least 3 ft wide) for each artist. The tables should be cleared off with no personal belongings that will interfere with limited space.
Hair: Where the tables are located, there should be at least 1-2 mirrors available with outlets near by. Usually the restroom would be a good set-up area for hair styling if there is room for 2 people to sit and stand. If this is the case please clean off the counter tops to prevent any accidental burning and ensure that the sink is dried to prevent electrical issues.
Appointments: We recommend wearing a top with a neckline that with resemble what you will be wearing for the occasion. (ie. Tube tops, tank tops, spagetti straps, off-shoulders etc.) This will help give you a better visual of how the hair specifically, will wear with the upper-cut of your attire.
Day-of Wedding: Wearing either a button-down shirt or robe is highly recommending for brides to get ready in so that when it's time to change into the dress, you won't have to worry about messing up the hair or makeup.
Artists works best when there are visual references. Bring both hair and makeup photos (hard copy/electronic images) inspirations for your desired look. It is very important that you have this ready for your artist to avoid confusion and time delay. Your artist response faster and have a better understanding when there are photos to refer to. If you are not sure what styles/looks you want, you may look on Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, or magazines for inspiration. Even if the styles are completely opposite (updos & down), bring this to your appointment and your artist will help point you in the right direction.
Long-lasting curls starts from a dry base. Your hair needs to be 100% completely dried for your appointment. You may wash your hair the night before (not day of) your appointment, but make sure to dry your hair completely through. We use hot tools for styling hair so it needs to be completely dried to avoid hair from sizzling on curling irons. **To ensure the appointment runs on a timely manner, please do not come with damp or wet hair.**
A good makeup application starts from having good skin. Make sure your face is washed with no oil or left over makeup residue. If you are dry (crack/flakey skin) you can exfoliate with a gentle facial scrub that will not irritate your skin. This will ensure that your foundation will not result looking cakey. After cleansing/exfoliating, apply moisturizer immediately as needed for your skin type. Avoid all moisturizers with SPF that contains titanium dioxide. **Do not try to get a facial right before your appointment as some can react to skin irritation. Unless this is not your case, you may choose to do so.**
Once your appointment/wedding is booked, it's highly recommended for you to follow these guidelines to ensure a smoother makeup application, longer-lasting curls, and time to run on schedule. Help us be prepared so we can give you better results!