Frequently Asked Questions For Brides

Q: How do I book your services for my wedding/event?

A: Simply email me or contact me by phone, with the date of your event, the time, location, and the number of people that require services. I will confirm with you, whether I’m available. Once I have received both your contract and your booking deposit, your date will be reserved in my schedule. Please note that I accept credit cards through paypal only and for larger amounts there may be a transaction fee. I also accept check, money order or cash for deposits and will provide a receipt for all transactions. Please note that gratuity is at your discretion and not included in any of my pricing.

Q: Do you offer make-up consultations or trial runs?

A: Yes. The process can last from to 2-3 hours and is $75-$85. This is an optional service that is not included in the price for wedding day makeup on-location, and is available at your request. I offer complimentary phone consultations for destination brides who cannot physically be in the area until the day of the wedding. Many brides schedule a trial anywhere from a few months to a few weeks prior to their wedding.

Q: Do you do Airbrush makeup?

A: Yes. I use M.A.C and Temptu for foundation, with an iwata compressor and gun. The airbrush make-up I use is extremely long-lasting and clean with a buildable coverage. While I do love airbrush and it’s qualities and I feel it is not for everyone. I can offer both options during the trial so that you can make a decision that best suites your skin type and personal taste.

Q: What services do you offer?
A:
• make-up application
• make-up lessons
• airbrush make-up
• false lash application
• tattoo and scar cover
• brow shaping
• men’s grooming
• hair styling

Please note I work with a team of dedicated and talented beauty artisans. This includes red carpet celebrity hairstylists, Miami’s Queen Bee waxer, my amazing estetician with over 25 years experience,and my world renown dermatologist in coral gables. All of your beauty needs and services can be expertly handled worry free.  

Q: Do you do Hair Extensions?

A: Yes, my hairstyling team does. They can provide temporary, color-matched clip-in extensions for either length or volume. Please note: a recent photo or in-person consultation is necessary before receiving hair extensions. All extensions used are quality 100% Human Hair.

Q: Do you travel to my location or do I have to come to you?

A: Yes, all wedding day services will be performed on location. Trial runs and consultations are typically conducted from my home studio in Coconut Grove or the home studio of the hairstylist in North Miami.

Q: Do you stay to do touch-ups on the bride until the bride is ready to walk down the aisle?

A: Depending on your contract, and the timing of your specific wedding day, you may want me to stay to do touch-ups right until you are ready to walk down the aisle. This is optional, and not really necessary unless you will be taking pictures outside, prior to the wedding. If this is the case, yes, I can stay from 1- 3 hours after everyone is finished with their hair and makeup, and touch-up the bride until she is ready to walk down the aisle. Please note an additional fee will apply.

Q: Can you accommodate large bridal parties?

A: Yes. Depending on your party size I will need to hire an additional hairstylist or make-up artist to come on-location with me. Specific deposit and travel conditions may apply to your contract when hiring additional team members.

Q: Is there a travel fee?

A: For locations more than 25 miles outside of Miami proper, a travel fee will be charged based on mileage or airfare. I try to keep my rates reasonable and would be happy to provide you with a quote prior to booking.  

Q: What do you do in your spare time? (yes, many people ask me!)

A: I shoot archery and pool, practice drifting my car and like adding to my false eyelash and make-up brush collection   

Q: What kind of makeup do you use?

A: I use a little bit of everything. I spend massive amounts of time researching and investing in the latest beauty innovations as well as those that are tried and true. As any artist can attest this is a never-ending process. My main brands of choice are MAC, Temptu, Nars, Dior, Lancome, Stila, Murad, Kheil’s, La Mer, Avalon Organics, Tarte, L’Oreal, Benefit, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Laura Mercier, Shu Umuera, RCMA, Make Up For Ever, and Smashbox. I try to research what works best for our humid Miami climate, i.e waterproof, sweat resistant etc. and also what works best for each person’s skin type and tone. I also love learning from my clients, so if you have a specific favorite feel free to recommend it or bring it to your consultation.  

Q: Do you have experience with Ethnic/Asian/Acne/Mature skin types?

A: Yes. I prefer to custom-blend each make-up application. This allows me to match any skin tone, no matter how dark or light. I love working on every ethnicity. I also have a full range of professional skin care products that I use to prepare delicate, mature skin or sensitive, acne-prone skin before makeup application, to achieve the best results.  

Q: How long will my makeup stay on?

A: If I have applied your makeup, it will last all day, until you remove it at night.  

Q: What happens if I cry or sweat?

A: Don’t worry, everything I use for weddings is waterproof, from the foundation to the mascara. During the trial we will discuss what items you might want to have on hand for touch-ups but most of my bridal clients generally use blotting papers, pressed powder and their lip color or gloss of choice for touch-ups during the event.  

Q: Can I bring someone with me to the consultation?

A: Yes, you may bring 1 relative or friend with you to the consultation. Please do not bring children, pets, or additional people as it can sometimes be a lengthy process; it is best for all involved to be focused solely on you, the Bride, and your glamorous look for the big day.  

Q: Is your pricing negotiable or are there any discounts?

A: Not really, I do sometimes offer services for trade, so if you have something in mind please feel free to e-mail me  When it comes to hiring a beauty expert for on-location, personal services, I truly believe you get what you pay for. When you hire me, you are hiring an experienced, licensed professional, that comes to you, and is an expert in skincare and make-up artistry. The level of skill and expertise that you can expect, is far superior to hiring your sister, your cousin, or a cosmetic sales-person from the mall.