What products do you use?
My kit consists of a wide variety of products including some of the following: MAC, Anastasia Beverley Hills, NARS, Charlotte Tilbury, Make up Geek, Laura Mercier, Zoeva, Urban Decay, Bare Minerals, Peaches & Cream, Tarte, Too Faced and Mii Cosmetics.
Where are you based?
I am based in Fife on the East Coast of Scotland. However I do cover most areas including Edinburgh, Falkirk, Perthshire, Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow and the remaining central belt. I take bookings all over Scotland working as a freelance artist.
Do you take a deposit?
I do take a £50 deposit to secure a date. This can be paid after trials but means the date is not secure until the deposit has been received. This is paid by bank transfer.
Do you charge a travel fee?
Any travel more than 15 minutes from my home is charged, starting from £10 ranging upwards dependant on distance.
When should I have beauty treatments done?
Spray tans, nails, waxing, lashes etc I would recommend to be done 1 or 2 days prior to the event. If you are trying treatments for the first time I would recommend a trial run to make sure you are happy with the results and check no allergies will occur.
What is the maximum amount of people you can accommodate?
This is solely dependant on the time we have to complete the booking. I do work on an average of 30-45mins per hair/makeup and try to accommodate as much as I can in the time allocated.
When should I wash my hair?
I believe this to be a personal choice depending on your type of hair. If you need to wash your hair on the morning of having it done then do so, but use some product such as mousse/volume spray to avoid it being too soft. Avoid straightening hair before any styling and any products that will cause it to be too soft. Most importantly hair should be clean, not oily.
When should I have a trial?
I usually recommend trials a month or two prior to the wedding when you have finalised most details and accessories etc.
Will it last all day?
I believe my work to be of a standard that should not falter. Wearing hair down will naturally loosen or fall after a certain period of time and dependant on your hair type...unfortunately I cannot control nature. Hair up should stay almost perfect for most of the day and night. As for make up, most of it should be perfectly in place. I recommend having a touch up powder to perfect your base and control shine. Also a lipstick/gloss as this naturally wears off.
Do you sell your products?
Unfortunately not, but I can advise on the products I have used and where to purchase them.
When do I make final payment?
Your trial/wedding invoice will be emailed separately, both a month in advance of the booking date. Payment should be received via BACS/Paypal in advance. The invoice acts as receipt of payment.