Unless you're a wedding planner, planning a wedding leaves every bride full of questions. We created this page to help answer as many of your questions as possible about our services in one convenient place.
A preview is a great opportunity to:
a) Meet the artists you’ve contacted to see if your personality ‘clicks’ with theirs.
b) Figure out what type of overall ‘look’ you think you might like to create on your wedding day.
c) Give your artist(s) a chance to work with your skin and hair so they are prepared for your wedding day.
Nicole Richards uses her own personally curated brand of cosmetics. Click HERE for more details. Our artist team uses a blend of products from various luxury makeup lines. We seek out the best performing products so we can stock our kits. Really, we’re a bunch of makeup junkie’s, so we each have a mini Sephora store in our makeup kits which includes a plethora of colours and formulations for every skin tone.
Because we don’t believe in cakey makeup, some of our artists use a technique called airbrushing to apply makeup to their clients. If you haven’t seen Nicole's video explanation of this technique click HERE.
Absolutely! We want your fiancée staring into your beautiful eyes, so we frame each pair with lashes! On the wedding day, the bride’s package includes false lash application, in either a full strip or individual lashes. This would be an upgraded service of $20 if your Bridesmaid’s would like to indulge in a pair of flirty lashes.
Absolutely! You can book both services or pick the one that works best for you! We are very big on making sure our clients ‘click’ with their artist. If for some reason you’d like to book with one artist and not the other, we can make it happen!
The focus for a preview is set heavily on the bride. If a bridesmaid has a personal concern or makeup allergy, then a preview for her can be set up. Previews are charged separately from any wedding day services booked.
If you are having both services done, you can expect to be with us for a maximum of 3 hours. You will bring 1-2 photos of hair and makeup inspiration so that we have a starting point to discuss your vision and share our ideas. Your makeup and hairstyle will be created with your dress and over all theme in mind. Then we will discuss the results, take photos and make notes so we have them on hand for your wedding day. Your preview for both services will last 2-3 hours.
On average our clients book their services with us 10-14 months in advance. Doing so will ensure you lock down the artist best suited for you, holds your rates at the current and not next years rat, plus it gives you time to figure out what you like so that you don't feel pressured closer to the wedding day.
We realize that our rates many not always fall within a bride’s budget. To make things fair for every client, we do offer the services of Junior Artists that have a minimum of 5 years experience. This helps 'pad' the budget for some brides while still getting great service. If this is an option that might work for you click here.
During your makeup preview you and your artist will have extensive conversation about your makeup preferences. The 2 of you will collaborate on what will work best for you and discuss your concerns. The goal is to come to a happy medium where you are happy with what you see when you look in the mirror and the artist is confident that the makeup applied will show up in photos and have an all day last.
Since most girls complain that their makeup lack longevity when they apply it, it would be best to have a professional provide services for you on your wedding day.
One of the major differences between you applying your makeup and an artist is the longevity of the application. With minimal touchups, your makeup will stay on 10-12 hours if airbrushed or 8-10 hours if the makeup is manually applied . After your makeup is applied, you can laugh and cry and your makeup won’t budge. Since a certain young man keeps kissing you throughout the day, the only touch up needed, will be your lips.
This depends on how much time we have left and whether the artists have another booking to get to.
Unfortunately issues with sensitive skin are becoming more common. We will do what ever it takes to make your bridesmaid comfortable so yes that means using her products. We do however discuss with the bridesmaid that depending on the product she uses, we can not guarantee the longevity of the application if she is not using products we have used on the past. The rates for providing this service would be the same as the other ladies in the bridal party
Absolutely! Just keep in mind, covering body boo-boos or tattos takes time. If you have body acne, boo-boo’s or discolourations below your neck you’d like us to take care of, this is a pre-wedding day conversation that needs to be had. Fees for this service start at $55 for the first 30 minutes. It is then $15 per 15 minutes after that.
Due to the intricate details of multi day events, our rates are based on a per booking bases. Which means we treat each date as is own separate booking.
As stated previously, 90% of our clients book their services before having a preview in order to hold their date. And there is no pressure to do so with us. In order to secure your date a signed contract and 50% retainer is required and then your date would be reserved.
Absolutely!! Contact us for more details.
Sure! We provide services to ladies that are going to weddings or in a bridal party all the time! Contact us for your customized estimate.
You are free to cancel your booking at any time however, your retainer and any other fees paid to that date will be non-refundable. Due to the fact that we turn down booking sot save your date and depending on the timing of your cancellation (if its so close we can't possibly book your date with another client) , we reserve the right to request the full balance immediately.
Due to the popularity of our services, if timing allows we will book other clients on your wedding date. If you would like to have your artist team exclusive to you for the day, our day rate would come into effect. Please contact Beauty Director Nicole Richards for more details.
Absolutely! We’ve had bridal parties of 10 – 12 people! We add extra artists to your schedule to get you all ready and out the door on time.
Yes, our booking minimum is bride plus 4 people. If you don’t have a bridal party then a service fee of $75 per service is added if your booking falls under 5 people.
Ladies age 15 and under are not included in minimums, but are always welcome to have services done!
YES! If you want to express your inner 'Beyonce' with a wardrobe change, we’re all in! We love coming back to transform your daytime look into night time drama! Contact us for more details!
We will follow you to Timbucktoo if that’s where you decide to get married! Just contact us for more information about our travel rates.
Due to the price difference between previews and wedding day services, all previews take place at our Whitby studio. Services can be provided at your location for an additional rate. Beauty Director Nicole Richards no longer travels for previews. She will book her clients for previews at her Whitby Studio.
The length of time required to provide services for each person is between 45-1 hour.The timing depends on many factors like length or thickness of hair, acne or blemish free skin. Skin undertone’s or slight discolouration on the skin. During your preview we'll discuss timing and hammer out the details.
We hope we were able to answer all your questions! If you have a few more burning questions email us, firstname.lastname@example.org.