There are many questions you may have about your big day and what to expect from your hair and makeup artist is a big one. Here’s a list of typical questions and answers about our services.
Frequently Asked Questions . . .
Why should I hire a Hair &/or Makeup Specialist?
-Your wedding is a day you’ll never forget. All eyes are on you, so wouldn’t you rather trust professionals to help you look perfect!? We have a Team of Artists that specializes in Hair and Makeup Services. We are professionallly trained and have over 15 years experience in the Wedding Industry, and it is important that you find a professional for your special occasion.
Are you a mobile hair and makeup company?
-Yes, Swell Beauty is a mobile company and we offer Services at our Salon. We can travel to you for both the preview appointment and on your wedding day. We do have a Salon for Preview and/or Wedding day Services in Laguna Beach. We will come to where ever you’re getting ready on the wedding day – Hotel, Home, Bridal Suite, Venue, etc. We do charge a travel fee outside the O.C.. We will also travel outside So Cal, or out of state. Please call or email for rates!
Why is a Deposit required to book my Wedding?
-We require all Brides to pay a deposit to secure their Wedding Date & Time, to ensure all our bride’s security & availability when they book with us.
When should I schedule my Wedding Preview?
-We recommend you do your preview about 6-12 months before your wedding. This will ensure that you have most other details planned (dress, hair accessories, jewelry, wedding colors, etc.), which ultimately will help with the Hair/Makeup styling. Previews are typically at your home or our Salon location and will last up to 2.5 hours. We can schedule a Preview closer to the wedding date if time or schedule does not permit you to do it months prior to your Wedding.It’s also a good idea to schedule your Preview on the day of your Bridal Shower, Bachelorette, or Engagement Shoot.
Is a Preview required?
-A preview before your wedding day is highly recommended, but not required. This is when we get to plan, practice, and take pictures. It also helps the actual wedding day run much smoother, as we know your style, hair, and skin type. We are willing to coordinate vision & timelines via email if you are not able to do a Preview.
What do I bring to a Preview?
-Please have: your hair accessories, veil, jewelry, wedding dress, or pictures of these things. Also have at least 2-3 pictures of your ideal hair and makeup looks. Your hair should be washed from the day before (slightly dirty) and a clean moisturized face. All these things will contribute to a successful trial!
Why does the Bride’s Services cost more?
-We coordinate details with the Bride for up to 6 months to a Year prior to the Wedding. More importantly, we spend more time, and attention to detail on the Bride. Especially during her Preview and Wedding day Services.
Do you use false eyelashes?
-Yes, we use individual lashes and strips, depending on the look you’re going for. They are included with all makeup services.
Can you work with Hair Extensions?
-Absolutely! We can style both clip-in extensions/sewn-in extensions or individuals. Your Hair Artist can help you decide if extensions would help your wedding day hairstyle. If you would like to purchase extensions for your style that day, call us for recommendations.
How long will my makeup and hair take on the wedding day?
-We typically spend 60-90 minutes total on the bride for hair & makeup. Bridesmaids will take about 35-45 minutes each. We prefer to do the bride last, or second to last so that she is the most fresh and perfected.
Will my hair & makeup last through the ceremony and reception?
-Yes, you can take comfort in knowing that we use top rated, high quality professional products only. Everything will be long-wearing, waterproof or water resistant!
Do you provide makeup to purchase for the day of the wedding for the bride?
-Yes! We can provide Touch up Kits for Purchase, to keep with you that day for touch ups. See the Wedding Prices page for your options!
When do I pay for my wedding services?
-A Deposit of $100 is due to secure the wedding date,we cannot hold a date until Deposit is paid. The Deposit is non-refundable, otherwise will be deducted from Wedding Day Services. Full Preview charge is due at the preview, Any other charges and additional services due 3 Weeks before the wedding day. We have a Paypal option on our website to pay for any or all services. We accept credit cards, cash, or checks(made out to Swell Beauty)