Safety is a huge priority for me even prior to COVID-19. I want to ease your mind on the steps I take to ensure sanitation and healthy practices. I am fully vaccinated but still wear a mask when doing makeup. I use disposable wands for any liquid or cream products and there is NO double dipping in any lipsticks, glosses or creams. I also use a disposable palette as well so it’s new for each client. My brushes are washed and sanitized daily before and after use. I myself am immune compromised so I ensure the highest safety measures and take them very seriously.
For any larger groups I have enough brushes for each person to have their own set so no one is using anything touched by someone else. My main goal is that all my clients are comfortable and secure while I am doing their makeup so these are the things I use to ensure proper safety and sanitation.
While I myself can completely understand that weddings and events are expensive and everyone has a budget, I want you to keep a few things in mind when paying attention to "costs" when seeking any vendors to hire for your events:
Looking at numbers is of course important, but even more so the value of what you get for those costs. Value is what you are getting for your entire experience, and that experience isn't able to be truly understood by just looking at a number.
That is why it is so important to ask yourself the following questions:
What does it include? What do you get? Do you love their work? Are they providing some extras that curate a bigger experience than others and that is factored in? Are you getting things in their value that help not having to hire another vendor to do a small part of it instead? What is their experience, education and reputation? What is the quality of their work, their supplies that they use? Look at their reviews, photos, where they've worked and with whom.
These are really important questions to ask yourself and your vendors to get an all encompassing full picture of what to expect in relation to what YOU want.
I totally understand everyone has a budget and it’s sometimes awkward expecting your bridal party to participate in everything. With that being said, when asking someone to be a part of your wedding they are making a commitment to be there with a dress, the hair, makeup, bachelorette and shower. It comes with the gig.
It’s always great when brides choose to have someone assist in alleviating the stress leading up to or the day of for their wedding. I fully support this! It’s such a great feeling knowing not everything is on your shoulders.
While it’s so nice to have friends and family that want to make the process easier as wedding planning can get very overwhelming, I recommend one point of contact.
Believe it or not people book hair and makeup vendors anywhere from 6 months 18 months in advance. I highly recommend seeking hair and makeup vendors early, as people that are talented and popular get booked first.
Grab a bunch of shout wipes! They are super handy, especially when your dress gets dirty before ceremony taking pictures! They’re a lifesaver.
Recommendations including my favorite exfoliator, moisturizer, eye cream and oil
I get asked this a lot, if I do airbrush. I used to do it, and liked it but the pros for using traditional makeup are just so much more than airbrush.