FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

      What brands do you use in your kit and how do you keep it hygienic?

      Our team have fully equipped kits filled with high-quality products. High-end brands are used to treat the bridal party to ultimate luxury. Gemma personally favour brands that do not test on animals such as Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Stila, Urban Decay, Chantecaille, Tarte, Toofaced and Face Atelier. Our team also use luxury brands such as Nars, Armani, Bobbi Brown, Tom ford, Mac, By Terry, Makeup Forever and Chanel. Our hairstylists use Cloudnine, Babybliss and GHD tools along with Bumble and Bumble, Label M and White Sands products. Only the best for our brides.

       

      As professional makeup artists, we take your hygiene seriously. We wash our hands before and after every client. We decant our products so we never double dip into liquids and creams to prevent cross contamination and our powders are sprayed with beauty so clean. Brushes are meticulously cared for, washed and sterilised so they are clean for every client and disposable mascara wands are always used. The safety and peace of mind of clients are our top concern.

      How much time should  I allow for my makeup and hair on my wedding day?

      For groups of four or more we send both a hair stylist and a makeup artist to ensure your day is smooth and stress-free. Our team is a well-oiled machine and works together seamlessly. We allow 45 minutes per person (although Carlie and Gemma need less time) and we calculate an extra half an hour to be safe.  This is more than enough time to ensure your time line runs to schedule and you have a calm and relaxing experience with us.

      If you have a large group for example of 9 people or more or if you need to be ready extra early then we can send extra artists to cater to your needs.

      Learn more about our bridal beauty tips and what to do on the day  here 

      Will my hair and makeup last all day?

      Makeup

      Ensuring long-lasting makeup is a priority of our bridal makeup artists. By using only the best products and primers, your makeup will last all day and night. We set your makeup with translucent powder and fixing spray and use waterproof mascara and eyeliner so your makeup is tear proof.

      A quick one minute touch up with your lipstick and pressed powder will be all you need to do to maintain your flawless look into the night. 

      Hair

       If we are creating an updo for you then absolutely your hair will stay. If left out the tendrils around your face will soften naturally as the evening goes. If you are having your hair out then unfortunately there are no guarantees due to Sydneys humidity and high winds. We do everything we can such as prepping with memory sprays and pin setting but ultimately if your hair is very fine or there is moisture in the air then it is out of our control. That is why we recommend either clip in hair extensions or half up half down styles. If you have your heart set on your hair out and you know your hair drops then you can book a call back service. Our artist will then come to your reception venue to freshen up your hair so it looks perfect for the reception party.

      Read here for more bridal beauty tips and how to be prepared for your big day

      Do you sell products for us to use later in the day?

      For your convenience we stock Melli lipsticks, glosses and translucent pressed powder. Melli is a luxurious Australian owned and cruelty free brand. There is no obligation to buy any products at all, however, we offer them if you would like to purchase a present for your bridesmaids or keep your wedding lipstick shade to use again as a keep sake. 

      Do I need a trial and how do they work?

      We highly recommend that the bride has a full hair and makeup rehearsal aka trial with us. The hair and makeup rehearsal is an opportunity to wear your look and decide if you would like any changes for the big day. This is especially important if you are not familiar with having professionally done hair and makeup as liking a style on someone else does not mean you will like it when it is recreated on you.  It’s also a great excuse to get pampered and meet us in person before the day. Only the bride needs a trial, but any other members of the bridal party are welcome to book a trial.

       

      Do I have to have a trial?

      Not at all. If you are used to getting your hair and makeup done and already know what look you are after then no you do not have to have a trial. Our artists are highly skilled and can create any look without needing a trial run, the trial is more for your benefit if you need our advice or want to test out your look ahead of the big day. If you live overseas or don’t have time for a trial Gemma is more than happy to have a zoom chat with you if you’d like to discuss your look and ideas. 

       

      What happens at the hair and makeup rehearsal?

      First and foremost we get to know you. We talk through your ideas and inspiration for your wedding day. This includes details about the dress, the decorations, the ceremony and the overall theme for the day. We seek to understand your personal style and then offer our expert advice so that we can work together to bring your vision to life and create a unique look designed to compliment you and your theme. We take photos of the finished look so that we can replicate it for the wedding and so that you can look over them later.

       

      How do I prepare for the trial?

      When you book your wedding with us you receive lots of useful wedding and beauty tips monthly starting six months before your wedding to get you excited and help you prepare for the best day ever. So we will email you about how to prepare for the trial.

      For now though do some research as to style and preferences. Bringing along photos of what you do and don’t like helps us to be clear about our goals. Also bring photos of your dress, your bridesmaid’s dresses and a mood board of your wedding style, if you have one. Please bring your veil or accessories with you.

       

      How much does the hair and makeup rehearsal cost and how long does it last?

      Hair and makeup rehearsal is $280 and generally takes between two to two and a half hours as we give you a thorough consultation and complete your hair and makeup to perfection.

      When are hair and makeup trials done?

      We recommend you have your rehearsal around 1 to 2 months before the wedding. This means you have all of your outfit finalised as we like you to bring along all of your hair accessories and veil. This is also ensures it’s fresh in all our minds for the wedding day. Having the trial close to the wedding date ensures you only need the one trial, where as when the trial is done a year in advance it is likely that you will choose a different style closer to the date as bridal trends change.

      Each artist has different availability but trials are generally Tuesdays-Thursdays with some Fridays available when we don’t have weddings booked. 

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