Wedding Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When should I
have my bridal hair & make-up trial?
A. It is totally up to you when you choose to have your trial. Some brides like to have it as soon as they make their booking whilst others like to wait until a couple of months before the wedding and some brides choose not have one at all. It is not always a great idea to have your hair & make-up trial on the
day of your hens night as the look you have chosen for
your wedding may not be what you want for your hens night.
Q. What do I need
to do on the day of a trial?
A. Make sure your hair is freshly washed and completely dry and your
face is clean and free from make-up also make sure you bring the hair accessories you are planning on wearing if you have them at the time as well as any
images that you like as this will help Jayne create the look you are dreaming of. There are veils and tiaras in the studio that can be tried on at your trial.
Q. Are your products safe for sensitive skin?
A. Yes everything
is hypo-allergenic and is completely safe to use on sensitive skin.
Q. How do I secure
A. A non-refundable
deposit of $50.00 ($100.00 if an additional stylist is booked on your behalf) is required
at the time of booking to secure
your day. Bookings
cannot be taken or held without a deposit. This deposit is non refundable if you cancel
your booking. The deposit is deducted from the balance on
the day it is not an additional fee.
Q. What happens if
I have a large bridal party, can you provide hair & make-up for all of us?
A. On these occasions Jayne organizes other fully qualified make-up artists and/or hairstylists to join us
for the day. When additional stylists need to be booked there is a further (non-refundable) deposit of $50.00 per stylist that will need to be paid to secure them for your day. This is not an additional fee and will be deducted from the balance on the day.
Q. What about travel fees?
A. Travel fees are only charged when your location is more than 40kms from our Tuggerah studio. Travel fees are charged per stylist.
Q. What preparation
should I do to my skin prior to my wedding day?
A. The smoother
your skin, the better result on your wedding day. So a gentle skin exfoliator
should be used to remove any old skin cells and smooth out imperfections.
Exfoliators can be used up to 2 times per week, be careful not to over exfoliate
as this can dry out your skin and leave it tender and red. We can recommend
skin treatments for you.
Q. Waxing, when do
I get facial waxing done?
A. Waxing of the
face is best done 2 – 3 days prior to your wedding day because it can be
difficult for foundation to adhere to skin which has been freshly waxed. After
2 – 3 days your foundation will stay in place easily.
Q. What preparation should I do to my hair?
A. If you need to colour your hair it is best done about a week before the wedding. Also it is a good idea to trim those dead ends at this time too. Your regular hairdresser will be able to advise you on any conditioning treatments you may need.
Q. How should I
prepare on my wedding day?
A. Your hair must be freshly washed and completely dry. Have your shower, clean your teeth and have your face clean and free from make-up so we can get started without delay. Make sure you wear a button up shirt so nothing has to be removed over your head and remember to remove bra straps early enough so the marks have a chance to fade before you slip into your gown. This also applies to all members of the bridal party.
Q. What if I want a spray tan?
A. The best time to get sprayed is 24 - 48 hours before the wedding. Don't go too dark, stay a realistic shade as we have to be able to match the foundation on your face to the skin on your chest. Never have a spray tan for a wedding without having a trial one done first a few weeks before to make sure you like the result as there is no way to reverse it once it is done. Remember you can't wax and spray tan at the same appointment and you can't wax or shave after you have been sprayed so all waxing and shaving must be done 24 hours prior to your spray tan appointment.
Q. Can you cover my tattoo?
A. Jayne is asked this question all the time and it
really depends on the size of it and where on the body it is located. Whilst a tattoo can be covered quite successfully for photographic work it is not usually recommended to cover it for bridal work, as the amount of product required to cover it is quite a lot and there is always a chance that the gown or a strap will rub it and the product although waterproof, can never be rub proof so it could wear off or be transferred to your gown. Even in other areas where there will be no rubbing it is still risky because an area that has been covered in camouflage make-up will have an absence of freckles, this looks totally odd and a dead give away something has been covered.
Q. How do you work out the start times and what time to have us ready by?
A. We work back from your ceremony time. For example, your ceremony is at 4:00pm and you need 30 minutes to get there, the photographer will arrive an hour before that so Jayne likes to be finished 30 minutes before that at 2:00pm. To work out what time to start you need to allow one hour for hair and one hour for make-up for each person in the bridal party and a bit longer for the bride. This is the reason we book a second stylist for the larger bridal parties as it halves the preparation time and avoids a really early start.
Q. What do I do about my false lashes after the wedding?
A.Single flare lashes will fall off on their own at some point. They can last up
to 2 weeks. To make them last as long as possible and wear them until they fall
off on their own, wipe the makeup off from around your eyes so you don't look
like a panda and just gently brush them back in to position with a clean
mascara wand. You can keep doing this until they fall off in their own time or
if you want to take them off use the Ardell
Lash Free Remover and follow the instructions on the package if you don’t
have this you can use some baby oil or eye makeup remover designed to remove
waterproof mascara and massage it in to the base of your lashes with your eyes
closed. Leave for about 10 minutes, rinse off and then you should be able to
ease them off. If not repeat the process or try again a bit later, be careful
not to irritate your eyes too much as they will become sore the lashes will
come off eventually, it is strong glue and this is normal. Pulling at them
without first dissolving the glue will be painful and will pull out your own
lashes. It is normal for some lashes to fall out during the removal process
this is just natural shedding and these lashes would have actually fallen out
anyway if you weren’t wearing false lashes. It is just more noticeable because
of the false lashes.
Strip lashes are applied with a different
glue and can be gently peeled off at the end of the night. There is no need to
use any dissolver or solution to remove these. After removal from your eyes
gently remove any remaining glue from the lashes and place back in the original
box to hold their shape and keep them ready for re-use. As with the individual
flares you may notice some lashes have fallen out when you remove the strip
this is completely normal and just part of the natural shedding process.