How can I reserve The Makeup Culture for my special event?
The booking process is simple. Click on the CONTACT link and send us your requested date, time frame and services requested. If we are able to accommodate your request, we will confirm the details with you directly. To reserve beauty services for your wedding day, follow the same process and once we confirm the details, a deposit and contract are required to hold the date.
How long does bridal hair & makeup take?
We prefer to have 2 full hours to pamper the bride on her wedding day with a signature hair & makeup style. Makeup or hair only, 60 minutes. This gives us ample time to make sure the look is perfect before you walk down the aisle. Bridesmaids or bridal party member services are allotted 30 minutes each.
Are false eye lashes included?
YES! False eye lashes are the icing on the cake and included with every makeup service. We use temporary single day wear individual lashes in varied lengths to ensure the right amount of drama for your style and features.
What makeup brands does The Makeup Culture use?
We proudly use the best professional formulations on the market and this changes with every season as new products are released. 2016 favorites include: Becca, Makeup Forever, Nars, Bobbi Brown, YSL, Tarte, MAC, Too Faced, Smashbox, Laura Mercier and Temptu(airbrush).
How should I prep my skin for my makeup session?
Please arrive to your makeup appointment with freshly cleansed and hydrated skin when possible. If you have makeup on, we will remove it for you and apply moisturizer. For the best results, do a gentle exfoliating scrub (a great DIY recipe on the blog here) and apply your daily moisturizer the night before. Lastly, stay hydrated by drinking lots of water the week leading up to your big event.
Should I wash my hair before my styling session?
Styles hold best on day-old-dirty hair. The trick to your best “dirty hair” experience is to properly wash and style it the day before with products. For those gals with unusually oily or baby fine hair, washing is permitted but must be thoroughly dry for long lasting style. Moisture is the primary enemy of gorgeous locks. For blowout services, washing up to 30 minutes prior to the blow out is best. We recommend a double lather with your shampoo to remove product buildup and using an extra smoothing conditioner.
Do I need hair extensions?
Does you hair hold curl well? Do you have thick hair? Is you hair long enough for the style you desire? If you answered “NO” to any of these questions, then temporary clip-in hair extensions might be the right addition for creating your dream hair style. If bringing in your own set of extension to your styling session, be sure they are 100% human hair and take heat well. Custom hair extensions can be created for you, by appointment only.
How much do clip-in extensions cost?
Pricing varies based on the length, quality and type of hair. Starting around $75.
Why do I need a consultation before my wedding day?
Let’s get to know each other. No 2 brides are the same and neither are 2 artists. This special time is used to create your signature bridal style, together. We take our time to work closely with you to ensure that every detail of your hair & makeup look is perfect so that you feel confident on your wedding day to sit back and enjoy the pampering. No surprises with a look that is tried and tested before your big day. Your wedding day is personal and you want the hair & makeup team to feel like a great fit, both in the look they create with you and the way they provide the services, with charm and professionalism.
What if I don’t like my makeup or hair after a trial run through and consultation?
Our number one priority is to pamper you into feeling absolutely fabulous for your special event. If you have concerns, please voice them to your makeup artist or hair stylist during your appointment. We will do our best to make adjustments to help you achieve the perfect look. If after attempting to make adjustments, we feel we are unable to make you happy, we will refund your money and do our best to help you find a solution.