Hair and Makeup FAQs

 

SHOULD I HIRE A PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST FOR MY WEDDING DAY?
It is very important to hire a professional hair and makeup artist for your wedding day.  A professional hair and makeup artist will make sure that your hair and makeup will last all day and photograph beautifully.  Your wedding day is not a good day to risk doing your own makeup or having a friend do it.  Only a professionally trained artist will ensure that you will look and feel your absolute best on this very important day as well as look your best in photographs for years to come. Our team is also great with creating a relaxing and fun environment so you have nothing to worry about except enjoying this very special moment in your life.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?
We start booking up for the wedding season up to 18 months in advance. To ensure we have your date available 12- 18 months is a good timeline to start booking for your hair/makeup artist. With that being said, we have a large team and will try our best to accommodate you. Send us an inquiry and we may have an opening for you.

IS A DEPOSIT/RETAINER OR CONTRACT REQUIRED TO HOLD MY WEDDING DATE?
Yes, a signed bridal contract and a 20% retainer from the total amount due on your wedding day are required in order to reserve your date.  Be advised that no date will be reserved until the contract has been signed and the retainer has been paid.  The retainer will be put towards your final bill and it is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

DO YOU HAVE MINIMUMS?
No, we do not have minimums. But we do require the bride to be booked with us for hair and makeup for the bridal package rate to apply to wedding party guests.

DO I NEED A TRIAL?

Yes and no. A trial is highly recommended and especially if you are apprehensive with wearing makeup, have skin sensitivities or are particularly picky, we would love to do a trial with you to perfect your look!

In certain circumstances, usually for out of town guests who are on a tight schedule, we forego the trial. In that case, please send us lots of inspiration pics as well as a photo of yourself!

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY TRIAL/WEDDING DAY?

Trial: Please bring inspiration pics of hair and makeup looks you like. Pick a photo of someone/model that has similar features to your own. Feel free to bring your wedding dress and/or bridal hair accessories. Come with a clean face with only moisturizer on. Your hair should be clean and dry unless specified by us to do otherwise. Let us know if you have especially oily, silky, or hard to tame hair.

South Asian Bridal Trial: Please bring inspiration pics of hair and makeup looks you like. Pick a photo of someone/model that has similar features to your own. Bring your wedding dress, dupatta and all jewelry/ hair accessories that you will be using on the day. Come with a clean face with only moisturizer on. Your hair should be clean and dry unless specified by us to do otherwise. Let us know if you have especially oily, silky, or hard to tame hair.

Wedding day: Come with a clean face with only moisturizer on. Do not do any facials or treatments less than 2 weeks before the wedding day. Your hair should be clean and dry unless specified by us to do otherwise.

WHAT BRANDS OF MAKEUP AND HAIR PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
All of the hair and makeup products that we use are Professional Brands that were designed to give long lasting results and photograph beautifully. A few of our favourites are NARS, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier and Tarte. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information.

DO YOU OFFER A TOUCHUP KIT?

We provide a touchup kit to all our brides. This includes a pouch, lip wand, custom lip colour touchup. For an additional cost we also provide deluxe touchup kits. Included are blotting sheets, eyelash glue and mini tweezers. Please have this prepaid and notified to us in advance for the deluxe touchup kit.

Touchup kits for the bridal party are not complimentary and can be purchased with advance notice.

I DON'T WEAR A LOT OF MAKEUP, BUT I STILL WANT TO LOOK BEAUTIFUL ON MY WEDDING DAY.  SHOULD I HIRE A PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST?
Absolutely! The way you apply your everyday makeup will look different in photos. You don't have to wear a lot of makeup on your wedding day to look beautiful but we will ensure you have a soft natural beautiful look that will be captured on camera. In addition your makeup will last throughout the day even through sweat, humidity and tears!

HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR PRODUCTS SANITARY?
Sanitation is very important to us. We disinfect our brushes with 99% Alcohol and brush cleaner in between all clients.  In addition, we always begin each client with sanitized hands. We do not share lipsticks and mascara between clients. They are always taken out with spatulas and then mixed on a sanitized cosmetic palette or used with disposable brushes.  All eye/lip liners are disinfected with 99% alcohol in between uses.

DO YOU PROVIDE ON-SITE SERVICES?
Yes we do!  Why worry about getting yourself and all of your party shuffled around and off to the church on time when we can come to you?!  Wedding day services are done on-site and bridal trials can be done either in studio or on-site, depending on your location.  We can come to the church, hotel, your home, or wherever you are most comfortable and is the most convenient for you and your wedding party!  

DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICES FOR LARGE PARTIES?
Yes, we can accommodate as many as possible before your photos, depending on how early you are willing to start. We have a team of 6 girls and can usually accommodate up to 20 people. Give us advance notice and we will make it happen for you!

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DOES YOUR TEAM HAVE?

We only hire the best! And of course people who we ABSOLUTELY trust in professionalism, personality and craft! Our girls’ experience range is a minimum of 3 years to be on our team. Our senior artists have a minimum of 5 years experience.

ABOUT HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO DO EACH SERVICE?

BRIDE 

Makeup: 60-75 Minutes

Hair: (Downdo- 60 minutes)

(Updo: 60-90 minutes)

South Asian Bridal Makeup: 90 Minutes

South Asian Bridal Hair: 90 Minutes- 120 Minutes

BRIDESMAIDS/MOMS/OTHER

Makeup: 30-45 Minutes 

Hair: (Downdo: 30 Minutes)

(Updo: 30-45 Minutes)

South Asian Makeup: 45 Minutes

South Asian Hair: (Downdo: 30-45 Minutes)

(Updo: 45-6o Minutes)


ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL TAKE EXTRA TIME (SUCH AS:  LASHES, TATTOO COVER, HAIR EXTENSION APPLICATION, ETC).   Please also note we take 15 minutes at the start for the appointment to setup. These are approximate times, and additional time may still need to be added into wedding day timelines.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept e-transfers sent to info@axartmakeup.com or cheque or CASH. We accept Credit Card payments through PayPal or our online scheduler only. Unfortunately, at the moment we do not accept credit cards/ debit cards on premise. All payments can be made to info@axartmakeup.com.

For further questions email us at info@axartmakeup.com  

(Please allow 48 Hours for response time due to high volume of inquiries).