BOOKING FEES, COSTS & CANCELLATIONS
Yes, a booking fee of £50.00 is required at the time of booking (non-refundable). This reserves your wedding date in my diary and secures your trial. A booking is only confirmed when I have received your fee by bank transfer and confirmed.
For trial appointments, the remaining balance is payable on the day of your trial appointment. The booking fee will be deducted from the final amount payable. For wedding bookings, 50% of your wedding day fee will be due within one week of trial, with the balance due 4 weeks prior to your wedding day by bank transfer or 48 hours after the trial if booked within 4 weeks of your wedding date.
For trials and special occasion appointments, alternative dates can be offered depending on availability. It is always best to provide as much notice as possible. If you wish to cancel then the non-refundable booking fee will be retained.
Yes, and this is often my recommendation, you want to make sure that you and your make-up artist are a “good fit”. I often suggest, if possible, you tie it up with a dress fitting so you have an idea of how things will look all together.
Weekend appointments are limited particularly during peak season. I can normally accommodate weekend appointments from Jan to March and Nov/Dec when it is quieter, however these are not guaranteed and come on a first-come, first-served basis.
Yes, of course. Sometimes when you are looking at a photograph/image of what you may think you like it may not suit you or your hair type. The same goes for make-up and I am happy to advise.
I always make sure that my brides leave happy and safe in the knowledge that they will look amazing on their big day. Sometimes, this is achieved pretty quickly, although I would allow up to 3 to 4 hours for both hair and make-up together. This is your time to tell me what you like and mine to advise you and bring together your vision to suit you.
Absolutely, all of this information gives me an idea of your personal style. A dress style will also sometimes lend itself to a particular hairstyle, i.e a neckline will often dictate if your hair would look better up or down.
I like to advise my brides to wear something in a similar colour to their bridal gown and with a lower neckline so that any hairstyles are not lost, for example on a red sweater or a bold checked shirt. Photographs are taken and this gives my brides more of an idea of how their style/makeup look is going to look. As I use a DSLR camera my brides also get some lovely photographs of their wedding trial which is all part of the lead up to their big day and something to keep.
Yes, as this is another service.
If you have already purchased these, then yes as we will need to see where they will be placed. Although I always advise my brides not to purchase accessories before they have had their trial as sometimes what has already been purchased does not suit the style that the bride eventually chooses.
I carry a range of hair accessories in my studio that my bride is free to try at her trial session.
Trials take place at my studio in Maldon, Essex. Although I can arrange to come to you if the situation dictates. Although mileage charges will apply after 10 miles.
Lashes for my bride are included on the wedding day, however, lashes for the bridal party are extra.
It's your choice; wearing makeup gives me an idea of the amount/style of makeup you would normally wear. I am going to be removing and prepping your skin prior to make up application anyway.
I carry a huge range of high-end products that I have tried and tested and I know are going to do the best job for my bride and her party. Most of my kit is cruelty-free if this is your preferred option. The saying “you get what you pay for” is definitely true here.
I carry a whole range of high quality, real hair extensions to help you achieve the style of your dreams. These are available to buy or hire from me. I also make bespoke hair pieces such as pony tail pieces and braids depending on what is needed for your style.
I advise you to wash and dry your hair as normal the day prior to your trial. Do not use any products containing silicone (i.e. Pantenne or Tresemme). Day-old hair styles and holds better. However, I use a range of products to create and make sure your style stays in all day and into the night.
I work with other ladies in the industry and if your venue access time or number in your party dictates that you will need more than one stylist then I am happy to arrange this for you.
It is best to wear something that is cotton and not satin. Satin around the neckline and shoulders can make hair static and difficult to style. It is also not a good idea to wear something with a hood as this can get in the way.
Once we have carried out your trial and you have confirmed numbers I will provide you with a time schedule which details each person, the time allotted and my arrival time. You can then share this with any other stylists, your photographer, wedding planner, venue, etc.
DATES AND AVAILABILITY
I am happy to accommodate any day of the week/weekend should I have availability.
Dates begin to be booked for up to 12-18 months in advance, particularly for weddings with April to September being high season. I would always advise booking as far in advance as possible. Some dates are more popular than others, however, there is always a chance that you will get an appointment for any last-minute weddings.
Provided there is as much notice as possible to reschedule and I am not already booked for the new date.