Frequently Asked Questions
How soon should I book you for my wedding ?
Honestly? As soon as possible. I receive enquiries from brides on a daily basis so it's better to book sooner rather than later. I’m regularly securing wedding bookings 2 years or more in advance and occasion makeup appointments up to 6 months before an event.
How can I secure my wedding booking?
By payment of a £50 booking fee. The payment can be made by bank transfer. All booking fees are non refundable.
Are you mobile ?
I am fully mobile for bridal bookings and can come to your home or chosen venue on the wedding day.
Trials, occasion and evening makeup bookings and lessons take place at either my main base in Deal or alternatively my secondary base in Folkestone.
When should I book my trial?
I usually recommend that your trial takes place 6-8 weeks before the wedding day. This is of course only a recommendation and I am always happy to arrange earlier trials; I totally understand the importance of peace of mind.
How long do trials take ?
You should allow up to two hours to ensure we have time to chat and get to know one another (over a cuppa of course!) and then apply the make up and make any necessary final tweaks.
I'll then take photographs if required and make detailed notes so I can re-create your chosen look on your big day.
How many people can you accommodate for make up on the wedding day ?
Generally 6-8 adults is the limit due to the time the make up application takes, but this can vary depending on your requirements so please do get in touch to discuss.
Which make up brands do you use ?
My bridal kit contains high end products which I have personally chosen for their longevity, coverage and photographic qualities. I use brands including Giorgio Armani, YSL, Dior, Mac, Charlotte Tilbury and Urban Decay to name a few. My occasion make up kit contains some great high street products from brands such as Bourjois, Revolution, The Ordinary, Maybelline, Max Factor, Morphe and more.
What hygiene precautions do you take ?
My kit is currently sanitised in between each client and then deep cleaned at home after every booking. All make up brushes are cleaned and sanitised after every client.
I use disposable mascara and lip gloss wands and sponges where necessary and antibacterial hand gel throughout the makeup application.
Products are decanted where required and my kit is stored in wipe clean kit bags.
In line with current Government guidelines, when working I wear a Type II face mask and safety goggles.
Are you insured ?
Yes - I am fully insured with Salon Gold.
Do you do hair ?
Unfortunately not, but I work closely with an experienced local hair stylist who I can highly recommend. Should she not be available, I can provide details for a number of other great hair stylists.
Where can I see examples of your work?
Head to my Facebook or Instagram pages where you can see new images uploaded regularly and can also browse my wedding albums.