Frequently Asked Questions!

  If your unsure, ALWAYS ask. It better to over ask questions and be prepared then to no it be sure of what to expect!

While getting ready on wedding day there is a lot of things going on at once. The following are some key questions that I have been asked numerous times. Being prepared will eliminate any day of chaos.

Q: How long will each person take?

A: Each person takes approximately 20-30 minutes for hair and 30-40 minutes for makeup.

Q: Can I do a pre-wedding trial before I commit to a contract?

A: You can absolutely have your trial before booking your wedding day. I want you to feel confident in your beauty decision. However, I always like to remind brides that your wedding date is not secure until you have submitted a signed contract. Dates are a first come basis and will not be held longer than 10 days pending contract!

Q: When should I book my trial?

A: Ideally your trial should be booked 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding date. You want your trial to be after you have decided on other key details (dress, veil, accessories) Brides who do trials too early often typically change their mind as other details come together. While you are able to do another trial if you wish, it does cost money every time!

Q: When should I book my day of wedding services for hair and makeup?

A: As soon as possible! Please refer to post When Should I Book my Services. Everything is first come first serve and I do book clients over a year in advance.

Q: What do I need to do to book?

A: Sign a contract and submit your deposit of 25% SuttonArtistry@gmail.com or 610-202-9902

Q: Do I need to know everyone that is requiring services at the time of booking?

A: It is best to know exactly who will need services. While I know sometimes bridesmaids and family are difficult to get final answers form so far in advance, it’s best to have as close of an estimate as possible. We sometimes rate able to accommodate add on people however, it doesn’t always work out!

Q: Have you worked will all ethnicities?

A: Yes! I have trained and worked with many different hair and skin types/tones!

Q: I only need hair or makeup (not both). Am I am to still book?

A: Absolutely! I work with multiple artists and companies. I am happy to provide you with whatever services are convenient for you!

Q: Should I have pictures?

A: Yes, Pictures are the best way to see what your style and esthetic is.

Q: What kind of products do you use?

A: I use high quality professional grade products. This ensures long lasting style and glamorous finish. My kit has a strong range of brands.

Q: Do I need to bring Bobby pins?

A: It’s amazing to me how many people actually ask this question! NO way is my answer. A professional should never expect you to supply your own Bobby pins.

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: You only need to bring whatever accessories you wish to have! If you want or require hair extensions for a style, then you must supply them as well!

Q: When you arrive at my location, what do you need from me?

A: An outlet, Small table space, and a stool! A well lit area is best or natural lighting!

Q: Should my hair be clean or dirty?

A: You have should be slightly dirty! A day old is best! I’d you are someone who needs to wash, freshly washed hair shouldn’t be flat ironed. The only exception to this rule is for ethnic non-relaxed hair.

Q: How long will my spray tan last?

A: Typically Sunless Tans last about 7 days. It is important to follow the proper pre tan exfoliating and post tan moisture.

Q: I’ve had a very bad tanning experience. Will my tan be orange or streaky?

A: To receive the best results from your tan, it’s best to come freshly showered, shaved and exfoliated! DO NOT apply lotions or perfumes prior to getting sprayed. Remove all jewelry and makeup! Use deodorant sparingly! You tan will not be streaking or orange, we offer custom color matching for your skin tone. DO NOT use a loofa or exfoliator after your spray tan, this will cause your skin to look uneven. 

Q: When I showered my tan washed off! Is that normal? 

A: Yes! The cosmetic coloring that you see when you initially get sprayed is a color guard. This is the color that gets darker throughout the day as your tan oxidizes. The cosmetic color will wash completely off when you shower and leave your tan looking fresh and natural! DO NOT use a loofa or exfoliator when showering after your tan! 
 

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Booking Wedding Hair and Makeup

  When planning a wedding everything is done months in advance, this should be no exception for your hair and makeup services too!

After doing weddings for so long, I’ve learned that hair and makeup services are an after thought! It amazes me. You should absolutey book a professional as soon as you can! You dont need to know a year or more in advance exactly what you want to look like, or all the details of the day however your should secure your spot!

Make sure you have a contract with them (just like every other vendor you book).  This helps ease your mind and protects your wedding date! Professionals use contracts to avoid any confusion and delays. It protects your wedding date from being over booked and it protects the professional from holding you date and being stood up! 

When you look back on your wedding years later, all you have are pictures of what you look like! Why not make sure your hair and makeup is one of the priorities when scheduling everything. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been contacted to do a wedding a week prior! Thats just crazy to me. You are setting yourself up for possible diaster. 

Hairstylist have such a wide range of skills, make sure the one you are booking for your wedding day look is expirenced in doing weddings! I know that seems crazy, however it does make a difference. Same goes for makeup,  just because someone is amazing at doing their own makeup, or doing yours for a night out doesnt make them qualified as a wedding specialist! Wedding makeup is handled differently. The artist is taking in the consideration that you will be photographed all day long, among other things! 

This is also something to keep in mind when you are doing your trial for these services. If you are someone who doesnt typically wear makeup, you still should have your makeup professionally done! Trust your artist! While you may feel like shes doing a lot, as a professional she will make sure you look “naturally beautiful” while being photographed! Keep that in mind when she asks you about wearing false lashes! Again, years later all you have are those precious photos to look at!

Once you have a venue and date set, book your hair and makeup! Trust me, I am already booking weddings for 2017! It one more thing to check off your list and not think about! It doesn’t mean you need to have a trial 18 months in advance, save that for 4/6 weeks prior! Remember as long as your booking a professional, the trial is for YOU the bride not to see if the professional is capabile! If you are concerned about their ability, you shouldn’t be booking them in the first place! šŸ˜‰ 

Contouring and Highlighting!Ā 

Unless you don’t pay mind to anything beauty, you know this year really capitalized on the art of contouring and highlighting! Every major brand released a contour kit complete with different “must have shades”. 

Did you get on the trend? What are some of your favorite kits that have been released? 

The Kardashians and Instagram Famous Makeup Artists really brought this ever so popular trend to a face. The art itself is older than the pop culture trendsetters. Highlighting and contouring is the process of strategically applying makeup to the areas of the face that light would naturally hit and shadows eould naturally fall. 

Usually the contour kits come complete with 3 deeper shades (contour) and 3 lighter shades (highlight). The 3 contour shades range from lighter to deeper and cool to warm. The highlights typically include a frosty color, a yellow toners powder and something with some pinker tones. This is done for diversity of skin tones and needs. 

I try the pallets as they are released. I almost never keep them for personal use. I typically only reach for 2-3 colors out of each pallet which leaves 2-3 color untouched. For me this isn’t worth the money (for personal use). I always transfer the products to my freelance kit! They are much happier living there because all colors are used. I work with all different skin types, tones and ethnicities. While the same color may not be used on everyone, there is absolutey a color available. 

Contouring is meant to bring out your cheekbones. This is achieved by carving out the hollow part of face with a shade darker than your skin tone. You also can customize the contour to your own needs. If you have a larger forehead and wait it to appear smaller, contour around the hairline! 

Contour Hint: stick with matte shades: always avoid shimmery products! 

Highlight is meant to bring attention to a specific area! This will also help the cheek bones pop! If you want your nose to appear a little thinner, highlight down the center to attract the eye and contour the sides! Highlighting really has come a long way this year, with trends like “Strobing” and “baking” ect. 

Whether you are a pro or just trying out some of this Instagram ready trends, remember it’s all about the blur! Harsh lines are never chic! Always start soft and blend blend blend blend blend. It’s better to build up product.