Frequently Asked Questions About Booking Hair And Makeup Services
A bride is the center of attention on her wedding day, so it’s essential that she gets a professional to take care of her hair and makeup. Consequently, whether your big day is approaching or some other special occasion, it is essential to look the part.
However, if you have never worked with a hair and makeup professional before, you may have tons of questions about the whole beauty experience but may find it tricky to get all the answers you’re seeking.
So, to ensure you have all your doubts cleared, Michael Fels Beauty Hair & Makeup wants to arm you with the most accurate information available so you can make the right choice when booking hair and makeup services. To do this, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about booking hair and makeup services.
1. What does it include?
All of our makeup services include a full makeup application and false eyelashes (if desired).
All our hair styling services include the styling of dry hair (as well as a hair donut if needed for padding for updos). If you have any hair jewelry or flowers for your hair, we can also add those in at no extra cost. Besides, if you have your own set of clip-in hair extensions, then there is an additional fee to style and install them (unless you are a bride, in which case this gets included in your bridal package).
2. What should I do to prepare for my service?
Please have clean skin with no makeup on - especially not mascara! It’s challenging to remove mascara without washing your whole face, which takes away much time from the appointment. It’s also harmful to add more mascara on top of the formulas that don’t match, for example, if an artist applies waterproof mascara on top of leftover non-waterproof mascara it will not be waterproof and could still run.
Please have BONE DRY hair. Preferably, blow-dried at an earlier time, giving it some extra volume and holding the style in place. As for how long before your appointment to wash it - that depends on your hair and how well it fits a style compared to how quickly it gets greasy. Generally speaking, day-old hair, which was blow-dried, will look the best.
3. What do I need to do to prepare my space for your artists?
We love to work near windows so that we can have natural light! That will ensure the best results for both hair and makeup, but especially for cosmetics. If your makeup looks good in natural light, then it will look fantastic in any light. If we are doing hair, we need to be close to an electrical outlet to plug in our hot tools.
We need a sturdy table top surface for hair and makeup to set up our kit. You may be surprised at how much we bring with us, but it’s better to be over-prepared than to be missing that one essential product to pull a look together! We need a regular height chair for hair services and prefer a stool or bar-height chair for makeup service. Some artists will bring their chairs along, but most do not.
4. What is the deal on tipping?
Tipping is a very personal choice. It is never expected but always appreciated. We send a hundred of tips received to the artists who performed the services.
In Canada, we typically tip for any personal service that gets provided. Compare having an artist come to do your hair and makeup with a trip to a salon. If you would tip your hairdresser/barber, nail tech, facialist/esthetician/waxer, it only makes sense to tip your hair and makeup artist, right? But again, it is up to you!
5. What if I cry after my makeup gets done?
Dab your tears with a dry, clean piece of tissue paper but DO NOT RUB. Rubbing will likely wipe off some of your makeup. If you have a significant event that you know you may shed a tear at (such as a wedding), then ask the artist to use as many waterproof and waterproofing products as possible, such as waterproof mascara and setting sprays to seal your makeup.
6. How do I get this all off?
Great question! For makeup, I recommend using a bi-phase oil-to-water cleanser because they break down makeup on your face. So that stubborn black liner will dissolve and be easy to rinse off. Makeup wipes are often ineffective and irritating to the skin to use - they are my last resort for removing makeup.
My favorite cleanser is the Japanese cleansing oil from Sonia Roselli Beauty. It starts as oil, which you massage onto your skin for one to two minutes to break down makeup, then you splash a bit of water on, and it becomes a milky cleanser. Massage a bit more and rinse. It will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated WITHOUT stripping any of your natural oils away. It’s an absolute GAME CHANGER! To get $10 off your first order over $50, use our special link: https://prz.io/VQDJryhV.
If you have any more questions about booking hair and makeup services, get in touch with the experts at Michael Fels Beauty Hair & Makeup. As specialists in wedding hair and makeup in Toronto, ON, and Vancouver, BC, we strive to exceed expectations. We also specialize in hair and make up for films, events, fashion, and editorial clients.
We serve clients across North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, York, Yorkville, Thornhill, The Beaches, The Junction, and Long Branch, Ontario, as well as Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, and the rest of the Lower Mainland in British Columbia.