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Hair and Makeup FAQ: Your Complete Guide to Booking, Pricing, Travel and Beauty Prep Tips


Welcome to our comprehensive FAQ article, where we answer all your questions about our booking process, hair and makeup services, and beauty prep tips! We've compiled this guide to address common questions from our clients and help make your event planning stress-free. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please reach out to us directly - we're always happy to provide personalized advice and support. Thank you for considering us, and we look forward to creating a beautiful and unforgettable experience with you!



Q: DO I NEED TO BOOK A TRIAL RUN BEFORE MY WEDDING DAY?



While a trial run can be a helpful way to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your hair and makeup look, I understand that many of my clients are based abroad and may not have the time or opportunity to plan for one.


If you are unable to book a trial run, I recommend sending me pictures and inspiration ahead of time so we can discuss this together.


This can help you concretize your vision and give me a clear understanding of your desired look, which allows me to make sure that everything runs smoothly on the wedding day.


Additionally, I always allocate sufficient time on the wedding day to ensure that we can make any necessary adjustments to your hair and makeup until you are completely satisfied with the final result.


If you do have the opportunity to book a trial run, it can be a helpful way to fine-tune any details and give you added peace of mind leading up to the wedding day. However, I completely understand that this may not always be feasible for international clients and I am happy to work with you in whatever way suits your needs best.


Please note that booking a trial run does not reserve your wedding day, only a paid retainer/signed contract does. Availability changes quickly, so it is best to reserve your date as soon as possible to ensure it's yours!

A preview may therefore be cancelled if someone books your wedding date before we actually have a chance to meet for the trial.







 

Q: CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE LARGE WEDDING PARTIES?


A: Definitely! Large wedding parties are one of our specialties. We're a team of fashion industry hairstylists and makeup artists who love nothing more than working together to make your special day unforgettable.

When you book with us, we take care of everything so you can sit back and relax. We'll coordinate the perfect team to bring your wedding vision to life, and we'll handle all the nitty-gritty details, from scheduling hair and makeup appointments for your guests to making travel and accommodation arrangements.

Plus, we'll make sure everyone in your bridal party looks and feels amazing! Trust us, your wedding day will be a total blast with us in your glam team.


Lake Como, Full wedding beauty by Modern Beauties


 


Q: WHAT'S THE LARGEST GROUP OF GUESTS YOU CAN ACCOMMODATE?



A: We don't believe in setting limits on your special day. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, we've got you covered.

We will work with you to create a timeline that fits your needs and ensures everyone in your bridal party looks and feels amazing. We'll adapt to your schedule, not the other way around!


As the famous quote goes, "All limits are self-imposed." So why limit yourself?

Let us help make your wedding dreams a reality.




 

Q: WHAT TYPE OF PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?


A: Only the best of the best! With over 15 years of experience in the industry, we've carefully curated a collection of the finest beauty and hair products from some of the world's top brands.


From French Pharmacy finds to luxury makeup brands like Armani, Chanel, Inglot, Laura Mercier, Cle de Peau, Tom Ford, Dior, Huda Beauty, Sisley Paris, La Mer, and Charlotte Tilbury, we've got everything you need to look and feel your best.


And, as a personal invitee of luxury makeup


brands like Tom Ford and Armani, I'm always among the first to discover and receive their latest collections, so my kit is always up-to-date with the latest trends and innovations!


We even use amazing drugstore brands, because sometimes they have hidden gems that work like magic!



For hair, we swear by Oribe, L'Oreal Pro, Moroccan Oil, Ouai haircare, Gisou, and pro styling tools from GHD, Dyson, and Babyliss Pro.


So you can sit back, relax, and let us handle everything - from skincare, haircare, eyelashes, pins, foam pieces, nets, and more - it's all included i


n our rates. Our goal is to ensure that you and your bridal party feel confident, beautiful, and ready to take on the day.




 


Q: DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?




Absolutely! I'm always on the move for weddings and other events, and I'm happy to travel worldwide. While I frequently work in the US, Italy, Monaco, the French Riviera, and Marrakech, I've also traveled to some far-flung and exotic locations for Hindu and South Asian weddings, including Africa. In fact, the most remote location I've flown to for a wedding was Zanzibar, Tanzania - a truly unforgettable trip for a 3-day Indian wedding celebration!



To answer the next question you may have, we don't charge extra for international bookings.

Instead, we'll simply add the real cost of travel to your quote and estimate it in advance.


Please note that there is a minimum booking fee of 1400€, and you can choose from a range of services, on our price list, based on your preferences.


Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your wedding plans and travel arrangements - we'd love to make your special day a dream come true, no matter where in the world it takes place!





A wonderful 3-days Indian Wedding Celebration that I traveled to work on, all the way to Zanzibar!









 

Q: WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MAKEUP & HAIR FOR MY WEDDING?

There is no rule, but the sooner the better!


It's very hard to predict if and when a date will be booked. Some never are, and for other dates, without really knowing why, we have dozens of requests that we have to decline.


Brides, usually, book their bridal make-up artist months and even years before the wedding! When it comes to picking the wedding pros that will orchestrate your special day, the ideal is to have a wide range of options, than having to just book whoever is available on the exact date.


Some dates are highly requested and booked 2 years in advance, some dates can still be available if you inquire a few weeks before. Just try your luck and email us ;)




Q: DO YOU ACCEPT VERY EARLY BOOKINGS, FOR SUNRISE PHOTOSHOOTS?


A: We're always up for a sunrise shoot! You can book us 24/7, but keep in mind that there's an extra fee for bookings starting between 8:30 pm and 7:30 am.


However, the magical light at sunrise is truly worth it! In fact, some of our favorite photoshoots have been at sunrise. If you're interested in booking a sunrise shoot, we offer two options: bookings starting before 7:30 am for an additional fee of 70€ or bookings starting before 5 am for an additional fee of 100€. Just keep in mind that for a sunrise shoot in France during the summer, hair and makeup prep starts in the middle of the night!


Grace here on the right was one of my very first brides, 10 years ago!


This was shot in the summer, at SUNRISE!





Q: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?


When it comes to my style, I focus on enhancing the NATURAL beauty of my clients.


Whether it's a nude/natural or a full glam look, my goal is to create a timeless and elegant style that will still look amazing in your wedding pictures decades from now. I make sure the makeup and hair look perfect both in real life and on camera, so you can feel confident and beautiful on your special day. I'm always keeping up with the latest trends, while making sure that my clients feel their best and look their best selves.

I have a way of making even the most glamorous or edgy makeup look natural, with flawless skin that still looks like skin.




Q: HOW DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT?


A: We offer various payment options, but our preferred method is Wise.

Unfortunately, Zelle and Venmo are not currently available in Europe. However, with Wise, you can make your first international payment free of charge using our referral link below:


This app allows for international money transfers using the mid-market exchange rate, which can be up to 7 times cheaper than traditional banks or PayPal. With Wise, you can even make international bank transfers to individuals who don't have a Wise account. This means you can pay all of your wedding suppliers or contractors from overseas and save hundreds of euros in bank transfer fees.


What's more, they provide instant payment notifications, so there's no need to wait for days to see it appear in our account and have your date secured.

This saves time and avoids any miscommunications.



However, we understand that Wise may not be convenient for everyone. Payments can also be made through regular bank transfers or we can issue a PayPal invoice, although PayPal fees typically range between 7-8%. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can pay cash when we meet in person.



If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us. We're always here to help!










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