Wedding Makeup & Hair Stylist might be one of the most critical vendor throughout the planning process, because you want to look and feel your best on your special day. As with any wedding vendor, get a good feeling for how this artist’s personality will jive with yours. They will be in your personal space for a few hours at a time and really need to understand your comfort levels and preferences.
Next thing, most serious professionals in this industry have a website or portfolio somewhere online. Always look for an online portfolio before you even go down the path of asking these questions. Instagram happens to be a frequently used platform to showcase active portfolios and you can get a good feel for different looks the artist has completed.
In this new segment of Questions to ask your Indian Wedding Vendors, we feature Happy Bassi from Roop Bridal Studio. Happy established Roop Bridal in 2004 out of her home based studio. Her popularity and appreciated work led her to opening her own studio in 2015. Roop Bridal now is a one-stop shop for brides with a beautiful studio located in Turlock, CA. Like every small business, they thrived to expand and now their dream has come true.
Thank you Happy for helping us compile the questions for wedding makeup & hair stylists and helping ease the wedding planning process a little for the brides.
Are you free on [insert wedding date]?
Will you be able to cover my ceremony and reception looks? How about my pre-events? Do you offer a package if I book them all with you?
Can you do a trial run with me before my wedding for makeup and hair (assuming you do both)?
Will you be able to set my dupatta? Can we practice that at our trial as well?
What happens at the Trial Run or Preview Session? Do I come to you for this appointment? How much is the Trial or is it included in your services?
I have skin allergies or severe acne. Can you work with me? Do you airbrush? Can you contour my face? How about covering blemishes or my tattoo? Do you apply false lashes?
Can you do wedding hair styles?
Do you have a team of assistants or will you be the only stylist that day?
How long will my hairstyle take?
Do you offer hair extensions?
I am wearing my dupatta on my head, can you do a high bun that will stand the weight?
Will it be YOU at my wedding or another artist? What happens if you can’t make it on my day?
Do you have any other commitments on my wedding day?
Do you want to see photos of hair and makeup looks I like? What about photos of my wedding dress, decor, venue or other inspiration?
How many weddings have you done? Do you normally work with brides?
What kinds/brands of products do you use?
Will you bring your own products (a blow dryer, curling iron and other necessities), or will I be responsible for supplying them?
How do I keep my makeup fresh for the whole day? How will the product wear? What about color-matched products to touch up with?
Do you charge a travel or location fee? How far do you travel for that fee? What other travel-related expenses will I need to cover? What will be the total cost of the services I want?
Can you duplicate a makeup look from pictures in a magazine?
On my wedding day, do I come to you, or do you travel to my venue (or where I’m getting dressed)?
Do you sell cosmetic products? Will my bridal party hear a sales pitch on my wedding day?
What size of bridal party do you accommodate? How long will it take to get makeup for my bridal party of ?
How do I book you for my wedding date? Do you require a deposit? What about a contract?
What’s your rate and what does that include?
What methods of payment do you accept?