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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got questions for us? We have put together some of our most frequently asked questions about our wedding hair and makeup services. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please get in touch.

HOW DO I BOOK?

If you love our style and think we’d be the perfect fit for you, please fill in our enquiry form here on our website. We will get back to you within 48 hours with a personalised quote and information on how to book. We do require a booking fee to secure your wedding date with us. Bookings with Lauren require a £200 booking fee payment and for bookings with other members of the team, the booking fee amount will be stipulated on your quote. Once this is paid, you’ll receive a confirmation welcome email with a booking guide and information about the next steps of the booking. 

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR WEDDING HAIR & MAKEUP?

We have all our prices for you to view on our website. Click here to see Lauren’s Price List and click here to see the Pro Team Price List.

DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM BOOKING FEE?

Friday, Saturday and Sunday weddings in peak season may require a minimum booking of bride plus one adult for both hair and makeup (or the monetary equivalent of). Minimum booking requirements also apply to bank holidays, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

DO YOU TRAVEL TO OTHER AREAS NOT LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE?

Yes, we welcome enquiries to other areas and love destination weddings! The travel fee will be calculated from your artist’s home and included in your quote. Please note that accommodation may need to be provided for the night before depending on the location and travel time from the artist’s home.

DO YOU HAVE A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SERVICES YOU CAN ACCOMMODATE?

The amount of hair and makeup services we are able to do on the wedding day will often depend on the time you all need to be ready to leave for the ceremony and how early you want to get up on the wedding morning. We are used to the early starts but also understand that not everyone wants to get up at the crack of dawn on their wedding day! Should you wish to have a later start or have too many services for one artist to manage on their own, we can bring along an additional artist to help share the wedding day services. We have a group of highly experienced artists we regularly work with on larger bookings. There will be a fee of £125 charged per additional artist added to the booking.

WHAT BRANDS DO YOU USE IN YOUR KIT?

We don’t exclusively use a certain brand, but a selection of all our favourite products from different luxury & professional brands. All our products have been hand picked for their performance power and longevity.

Some of our fave makeup brands include Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown, Mac and Glossier. Some of our fave hair brands include L’Oreal Pro, Osis, Hot Tools & Cloud Nine

IS IT COMPULSORY TO HAVE A TRIAL?

Trials are optional, but we do highly recommend all brides have a trial prior to their wedding day. Trials are really important to try out the kind of look you want and make sure that you feel comfortable with what you’ve chosen and make sure it’s the right look for you. It is a great opportunity to discuss the look with your artist and make any adjustments to ensure you are completely happy. Your artist will also have the chance to get to know you a little better. Hair and makeup styles can be a very personal thing and we like to ensure a bride feels like herself.

We will make a detailed record of how your look was created and the products used so we can replicate the look on the wedding morning. We understand stress and nerve levels can be high on the morning of a wedding and we like to know our brides can completely trust that they are in safe hands and will love the look we create for them so it’s one less thing to worry about.

WHEN DO YOU RECOMMEND I BOOK MY TRIAL?

We recommend that the trial is booked around 3 – 6 months prior to your wedding day. We will do our best to work around your schedule, but understandably Friday and weekend dates are peak days for weddings and so are priority for wedding bookings.  We therefore keep trial bookings to Monday – Thursday only. We also advise that your bridal trial is carried out during daylight hours. Weekend and evening trial bookings are only taken in special circumstances and may incur an additional fee. Please bear this in mind when booking your trial date with us.

WHERE WILL MY TRIAL BE HELD?

Trial bookings with Lauren will take place at her home in Wandsworth Common (SW17). Trials carried out at another location will incur a £50 surcharge plus travel/congestion/parking charges if applicable.

Trials booked with members of the Pro Team will be held either at your home or the artist’s home. For artists who require clients to travel to their home studio, this will be stipulated in the initial booking process. Additional travel/congestion/parking charges may apply if applicable.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY TRIAL?

Once you have secured you booking with us, we will send you over a booking form to complete. This will ask you to provide some information about yourself and your wedding day and ask you about the kind of hair and/or makeup styles you like. We will also send out our Booking Guide & Trial Tips for you to read through. This will go through all you need to know about choosing the right hair and makeup styles for you and how best to prepare for your trial with us.

WHAT HAPPENS AT MY TRIAL?

We will have a thorough consultation with you to discuss ideas for your hair and makeup, your needs, expectations and how you envision your look before we start. On the booking form you will have completed prior to your trial, we ask you to provide us with images of looks/styles you like. Having something visual to look at and discuss will really help us to get an idea of the kind of look you’re after. 

Once you have decided on your final look and are completely happy with everything, we will then record all the products used, take reference photos and make detailed notes so that your hair and makeup look can be replicated with ease on the day of your wedding.

We allow approximately 3 hours for a bridal hair and makeup trial appointment.

 

CAN I TRY MORE THAN ONE LOOK AT THE TRIAL?

You are able to try more than one style at your trial but we do ask that you try and pin point a general style you like or perhaps 2 favourites. Too many choices can get confusing and can in fact lead to an unsuccessful trial. It is easier to have a general style that you like that can be tweaked rather than several completely different styles. This is why it’s so important to do your research prior to your trial so you can decide on the look that’s right for you.

HOW LONG WILL THE HAIR & MAKEUP TAKE?

Timings are dependant on your artist and your requirements. 

Please see below estimated timings for our services:

Bride Hair & Makeup: 2 – 2.5 hours
Bride Hair Only: 70 – 90 mins
Bridal Makeup Only: 50 – 60 mins
Bridal Party Hair: 45 mins
Bridal Party Makeup: 40 mins
Flower Girl Hair: 25 mins
Junior Bridesmaid Hair & Makeup: 45 mins

We also allow a set up time of approx 20 mins and recommend all services to be completed 45 – 6o mins prior needing to leave for the ceremony.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE WEDDING DAY?

We recommend washing hair the day/night before so it is clean but not too soft and silky! Please make sure skin is clean and completely free of any makeup. Skincare can be done as normal in the morning.

We will need a table/surface space big enough for us lay out our kits and a chair for you to sit on (one chair per artist). We will require nearby access to a plug socket so we can plug in our hair tools and as near to a natural light source as possible.

CAN YOU STAY FOR TOUCH UPS THROUGHOUT THE WEDDING DAY?

If you are interested in booking your artist for additional time on the wedding day or require a second look/evening style, please let us know when submitting your enquiry and we can include this in your quote. Pricing will be calculated based on services required and the number of extra hours you require your artist to stay.

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London based hair & makeup team specialising in creating natural and effortless looks for the modern bride.

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