Q: Why do I need to hire a professional makeup artist for my wedding or event?
A: You're hiring a professional for your pictures, a professional for your cake, a professional
for your flowers, and a professional for your hair, so why wouldn't you hire a professional for your makeup, too? A professional makeup artist not only ensures that your makeup will last all day night, but that it will photograph beautifully in all lighting conditions as well. From the appropriate products down to the specific colours, a professional makeup artist customizes everything to you and your wedding vision. Your pictures are going to last a lifetime, and you want to make sure that your makeup looks flawless, and an experienced professional knows just how to do that.
Q: How far in advance should I book my date?
A: Since Erin Nay Makeup Artistry is mobile and we provide makeup services throughout the entire area, there really isn't a typical wedding season for us, so we do recommend that brides book with us as soon as possible. The typical booking timeframe is 8-10 months prior to your event, but 11-18 months in advance is not unheard of anymore. Did you plan for everything BUT your makeup artist? Don't worry! It's never too late to book either, so there just may be an opening in our books for you!
Q: How do I secure my booking with you?
A: Services are booked on a first come, first reserve basis. In order to reserve your date, we require a signed agreement and a retainer (50% of the full agreement amount). Once both the signed agreement and retainer are received, your date will be reserved. The retainer is non-refundable and non-transferrable to another date or service.
Inquiries do not reserve your date, and due to our demand, we are unable to inform brides when other inquiries are made about their date. In order to secure our services, we recommend reserving your date as early as possible!
Q: Do you provide services on-site?
A: Absolutely! Erin Nay Makeup Artistry is 100% mobile. Whether you are wanting makeup services provided at your home, hotel, or the venue, we are able to come to you at any location. Plus, hiring a professional that comes to you offers you the luxury of being pampered with your bridal party, and who doesn't want to be pampered on their special day!?
Q: Do you do a bridal trial?
A: Trials are required for all brides. Nothing would be more stressful for the bride (and the artist) than showing up on the day of your wedding and having a miscommunication between the look that you want and the look that your artist creates. This is why we always do a trial.
Ideally, we like to schedule your trial 4-8 weeks prior to your wedding day. At the trial, we will discuss the details of your wedding, including your gown, flowers, theme, colours, bridesmaids dresses, hair, etc. All of these tie into your overall makeup look. Then we will go over the specifics of the look that you have in mind. Photos of makeup looks that you like, or don't like, are always welcome, and will definitely help to communicate ideas between you and the artist. Any skincare issues or allergies that you may have will also be addressed, as they will influence the products used.
Q: Do you just do the bride's makeup, or can you do my bridal party as well?
A: We can absolutely do the entire bridal party! Mothers and grandmothers, too! Whether your party is small or large, we can accommodate everyone. If needed, additional makeup artists are also available (at an additional fee).
We do require a Bride +3 minimum booking for all local weddings. Travel in excess of 90 minutes round trip requires a Bride +5 minimum booking. Should your party be less than the minimum booking required, the total for services will be charged at the minimum booking rate equivalent.
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Q: You can just use my makeup, right?
A: We bring everything with us, so all you need to bring is yourself! We are trained and experienced in custom-matching every client to the right foundation shade, so you get that perfect match each and every time. Our professional products are also flash photography-friendly, so you never have to worry about how your pictures will turn out. Also, our client's safety is of the utmost importance to us. We follow all proper sanitation procedures prior to and during every makeup application. By using only our products, we can ensure the safety of our clients and artists.
Q: Do you do hair too?
A: Erin Nay Makeup Artistry only specializes in makeup artistry, but we do partner with a few local professional hairstylists who, if needed, provide their services on-site as well. If you would like recommendations, we would be glad to provide them once you have booked our services.
Q: Do you only do makeup for weddings?
A: Our services are available for all of your makeup needs. Erin Nay Makeup Artistry provides makeup services for engagements and weddings, special events such as proms, anniversaries, and holiday parties, boudoir or maternity shoots, family or high school senior pictures, all types of photography, print/commercial work, personal makeup lessons, and everyday makeup.