The gath­er­ing of the bride is a mag­i­cal begin­ning of the wed­ding day, which sets the mood for the entire hol­i­day. In order for every­thing to go per­fect­ly, and your image turned out exact­ly as you dreamed, you need to pay spe­cial atten­tion to the search for a make-up artist and hair styl­ist. Chan­fash­ion decid­ed to make this task eas­i­er for you, so I pre­pared a list of ques­tions to beau­ti­cians that you should ask before the wed­ding.

1. Do you have a portfolio?

It’s an impor­tant ques­tion, so we put it at the very top of the list. The port­fo­lio of a beau­ty artist will help you deter­mine the lev­el of his work and see if he can cre­ate an image accord­ing to your wish­es. The exam­ples of work should be those that are sim­i­lar to what you want to receive on your big day.

You should not order the ser­vices of an incred­i­bly cool make­up artist who cre­ates extrav­a­gant looks for cre­ative pho­to shoots if you want nude wed­ding make­up. The wed­ding image has its own specifics, so it is bet­ter to choose a spe­cial­ist who has the appro­pri­ate expe­ri­ence. The port­fo­lio allows you to make sure of this in advance.

2. Where can I view reviews of your work?

Pho­tos in the port­fo­lio will help to make a gen­er­al impres­sion, but will not give a com­plete pic­ture. For exam­ple, from a good retouched album, you will not know how long the make-up or styling last­ed, whether the artist was late, how the com­mu­ni­ca­tion with him went dur­ing the work. All these are impor­tant aspects that must be at their best so as not to spoil your mood for the entire wed­ding day.

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Ask the mas­ter for reviews from real cus­tomers, as well as con­duct a lit­tle inde­pen­dent research on Google and social net­works.

We will remind: the best make­up artists and hair styl­ists you can find in the cat­a­log Chan­fash­ion!

3. Will you bring the necessary equipment yourself or do I need to prepare it?

Hair dry­er, curl­ing iron, stylers and many oth­er things — to cre­ate a chic image, you will need quite an arse­nal 🙂 Be sure to check with the mas­ter whether he will bring every­thing nec­es­sary him­self. It is worth know­ing in advance if any equip­ment or means will be need­ed from you, so that you have time to pre­pare every­thing you need. If you pre­fer your own tools or equip­ment, talk to the mas­ter about it before the tri­al make-up and styling — the spe­cial­ist should under­stand how to work with your tech­nique and whether it is suit­able for your task.

4. How will the price for services be formed?

The issue of pay­ment for ser­vices always requires a detailed dis­cus­sion. Crafts­men can form their price list in dif­fer­ent ways: some­one cal­cu­lates hourly, some­one cal­cu­lates based on a set of ser­vices. There­fore, your task is to clear­ly under­stand the final price and the cost of ser­vices that may be paid addi­tion­al­ly before the final agree­ment.

5. Where will the services be provided: at the meeting place or in the salon?

Not all crafts­men pro­vide on-site ser­vices — some may invite you to the salon. Of course, this option is not suit­able for all sce­nar­ios of the wed­ding day, so it is worth clar­i­fy­ing this issue with the mas­ter in advance. You also need to imme­di­ate­ly dis­cuss the time of the meet­ing and whether you need to pay sep­a­rate­ly for an ear­ly meet­ing or a taxi to the bride’s morn­ing meet­ing place.

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6. How long does it take to prepare an image?

This infor­ma­tion is impor­tant for plan­ning the tim­ing of the wed­ding day. The mas­ter will be able to tell a more pre­cise time after the tri­al image, but the esti­mat­ed dura­tion can be known even ear­li­er. Be sure to set aside an addi­tion­al 30–60 min­utes for the morn­ing meet­ings in case of force majeure, delays or oth­er trou­bles, as well as just to take your time and calm­ly enjoy the mag­ic of the morn­ing of the bride 🙂

7. How many clients do you have scheduled for my date?

Be care­ful: if the mas­ter has addi­tion­al clients on your wed­ding day, there may not be time for any addi­tion­al wish­es or alter­ations. Also, this clar­i­fi­ca­tion is nec­es­sary if you want the make-up artist to stay to cor­rect your image in the mid­dle of the day, for exam­ple, after the cer­e­mo­ny before a pho­to ses­sion or a fes­tive din­ner. Do not for­get that such a ser­vice is paid sep­a­rate­ly, so you need to find out its price and take it into account in the bud­get.

8. What is the plan of action if force majeure occurs on your wedding day?

We are all human, so even the most decent and respon­si­ble spe­cial­ist is not immune to sud­den ill­ness­es or oth­er life trou­bles. If the make­up artist or hair­styl­ist has to can­cel your appoint­ment, you need to have a back­up plan. For exam­ple, some spe­cial­ists have assis­tants or col­leagues who can replace him that day. If there are such peo­ple, it is good to find out their con­tacts before the wed­ding and at least get acquaint­ed with their work in absen­tia. It is also nec­es­sary to dis­cuss pay­ment changes in case of force majeure from the spe­cial­ist.

9. What should be bought before the wedding?

Con­sult with the mas­ter what you need to buy. These can be addi­tion­al hair acces­sories, hair prod­ucts, small things to make make­up last — for exam­ple, mat­ting wipes or ther­mal water. Don’t for­get to add these items to your shop­ping list.

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10. What tools do you work with?

It is worth famil­iar­iz­ing your­self with the mas­ter’s arse­nal in order to under­stand which brands he works with. Per­haps you had an unpleas­ant expe­ri­ence with some cos­met­ic prod­ucts, so you will need to choose an alter­na­tive. You should approach this issue espe­cial­ly care­ful­ly if you are aller­gic to some ingre­di­ents or you do not use cer­tain brands due to moral and eth­i­cal beliefs.