How far in advance should I reserve my wedding date and book a trial session?
It's recommneded to reserve your wedding date as soon as possible to ensure mine and my teams availbility on your date. Depending on the time of year, day, etc. we are usually booked many months to a year or more in advance. However, there are dates that remain open sometimes as close as a few weeks/ months out. So don't worry if your date is close, we may still be available. If I am already booked, I have a team of highly skilled and talented Artists who can accommodate you.
Book your trial session no less than 3-6 months from your wedding date if possible, so that there is time if you need to adjust your skin care routine or get haircuts, color etc. I will make recommnedations for you at your trial for skin and hair care. You may also want to adjust or make changes to your makeup or hair look or do a 2nd trial if you change your look completely, so give yourself that time so you are not stressed out right before the wedding.
Is it necessary to book a trial session?
Girl....yes! The last thing you want is to get to your wedding day and have no idea what your makeup and/or hair is going to look like. The trial session is the time to work with me or your artist to figure out what looks best on you and what you're comfortable in. Most girls have an idea of what they want to look like and save photos, but it is very different when you get that pinterest inspo makeup or hair done on you and your features, etc. It may not work on you like you thought, so we will need to adjust the makeup, colors to suit your face or you may need a haircut to shape your hair to acheive the desired hairstyle etc. So, let me help you nail that down in advance and it will be one less thing to worry about on your wedding day!
Will you be the one doing my makeup and/ or hair on the wedding day?
Yes...If I am available on your date when you send your inquiry that will be noted in the responding email and I will be your artist for both makeup and hair. If for whatever reason, I am not available, you will be told that in the responding email and you will have the choice to book one of my senior artists if you would like. Portfolios of available artists will be sent to you in the first email so you can make your decision.
Should I add Makeup/ Hair touchups/ trailing on my wedding day?
It is always a good idea to have me or your artist stay at least until you are done with the outside parts of your wedding. So, usually after the outdoor photos and/ or ceremony. South Florida is getting hotter and more humid than ever, so you may at least need some hair touchups/ re-curling of any loose pieces and a little powder/ makeup refresh before going into the ceremony/ and or reception. Especially if you are doing your hair down/ partially down and feel like you may sweat. Because as we use high end hair products and use all the products needed to help the hair hold up against humidity, the sweat factor added in will almost always cause loose hair pieces to droop. I will aslo be there to trail you and ensure all of your photos look great, fixing/ placing the hair so that it looks great from every angle and pose.
What happens if you or my lead artist is sick on my wedding day?
This is a very rare occurance, but rest assured that if I or your your lead artist becomes sick on your wedding day, we will do everything we can to get a comparable replacement. If I cannot get a comparable replacement, you will receive a full refund of your deposit.
How much time will be needed for makeup and hair on the day of the wedding and how many artists will you bring?
I bring enough artists to have all booked services completed within approximately a 5 hour window. This includes touchup time at the end of the makeup and hair services so that everyone is fresh right before going into robe shots. I also like to have a little buffer time, in case of unforseen setbacks (that always happen!). So, please plan on about 5-6 hours total time including our set up/ breakdown and touchups before getting ready shots. Exceptions to this is if it is only the bride or just a few services being done. Then, of course less time will be needed.
What type of products do you use?
My team and I only use professional/ high end makeup and hair products. Ie: nothing you can buy in a drugstore!
Some of the makeup products we use....Charlotte Tilbury, Becca,Tarte, UD, MAC, Laura Mercier, Lorac, Bobbi Brown, Temptu airbrush makeup, etc.
Some of the hair prducts we use....Kenra, Redken, Color WOW, Rusk, Sexy Hair, Sebastian, Chi, Schwarzkopf, etc
Is there a discount if I book one of your senior artists instead of you?
Sorry, but no. All of my senior artists are equally as talented as myself and have experience doing bridal makeup and/ or hair. Some of whom may own or used to own their own bridal beauty companies, so the pricing will be the same. I only assign an artist to do a wedding in my place that I have full confidence in that they will do just as good a job as myself. That is my personal guarantee!
What is the difference between your senior artists and your other artists?
My senior artists have as much or almost as much experiene as myself doing bridal makeup and/ or hair and have experience doing a wedding on their own. Some even own or used to own their own bridal beauty companies. My other artists are equally as skilled and talented, but may just not have experience doing a brides makeup and hair and/ or don't have experience dping a wedding on their own. I don't hire artists just out of school, they have to have a minimum of 5 years experience (Senior artists have 10 or more years experience) and have a great portfolio of work to be on my team. In the event that I am not available for your wedding date, portfolios for senior artists will be shared with you so that you can decide if you would like one of them to do your wedding.
Will I need hair extensions for my bridal hairstyle?
Most probably will but it depends on a lot of factors. Such as how much hair you have and the texture of it, if it holds a curl or not and how close you want your hair to look like your pinterest inspo pics. For all down and half-up styles, it is recommneded to get extensions because most girls don't have the hair fullness or texture to achieve the voluminous styles and curls we see on Pinterest today. The models in those pictures without a doubt have extensions in and they choose models with the proper cut and texture to pull off the hairstyle. I will of course give you guidance/ recommendations on hair care etc. to help achieve the hairstyle you are dreamong of.
If my hair is really long and all one length should I get my hair cut?
Again, most likely yes. For all down or half-up styles the best length is no longer than at or just below the bra line. Your hair should also be "shaped" and have some medium-long layers and angled around the face for face framing peices. This "shaping" will give your hair more texture to help your hairstyle come out like your Pinterest inspo pic and will also help the style to last longer. Overgrown, out of shape hair doesn't behave well and will most of the time not hold a curl. Also, please get deep conditiong treatments if your hair is dry/ damaged because this hair type will not hold a curl either.
I hope this answers some of your questions, but I know you probably have more so please
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Darcy Goicochea/ Owner
Professional Certified Makeup Artist and Hair Designer
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