by christie marie
professional hair and makeup
Frequently Asked Questions


Q How can I secure my wedding date in your diary?


A I can secure your date in my diary on receipt of a

£50 deposit, this also covers the trial cost.

Sorry, but dates cannot be held open without a deposit.


Q How long does it take to do my hair and make-up on the day?


A It varies, but on average I allow an hour for the bride’s makeup and about half an hour to forty minutes for bridesmaids and mothers of the bride. Roughly the same amount of time is taken to style hair. Needless to say, I am available for very early starts!


Q What if I need to re-touch my makeup during the day?


A Your makeup has been applied to last all day, however I do recommend you purchase the lipstick for top ups.


Q Which areas do you cover?


A I live in Telford and cover most areas that within a reasonable driving distance. I will consider travelling any distance dependent upon the size of the wedding, and of course my other commitments.


Q What if I decide to cancel my booking?


A You must notify me of cancellation in writing at least two months before the agreed date, otherwise a cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost will be charged. Please note that deposits are non-refundable in the event of cancellation.


Q Should my makeup be done after my hair is styled?


A Yes, it is best to have your bridal make-up applied after your hair has been styled.


Q Do you come to my home on the day of the wedding?


A Yes if you live or your venue is within the specified areas.


Q How soon before the wedding should I book a trial?


A Due to the high volume of enquiries I receive, it is wise to have a trial as early as possible; most bookings are taken at least 6 months prior to the wedding date.


Q Which cosmetics do you use?


A Working and managing cosmetic counters has given me a huge insight into the most effective and reliable products. I believe NARS and MAC cosmetics to be by far the best available in the marketplace. I do however use other international brands such as YSL particularly for foundations. All the cosmetics I use are designed to look good to the eye and, crucially, to the camera as well as high definition TV broadcasts. Fairly important when you get your wedding album / DVD back! 


Q Do you do both the hairstyling and the makeup?


A Yes, I have worked as a specialist wedding hair stylist for a number of years in various hair salons across the uk. I am currently studding towards an NVQ level 3 in hairdressing. If the booking is of a large capacity I have a specialist team to take care of whatever the client requires.


Q What if you are ill on my wedding day?


A In this unlikely event, I may be able to recommend an alternative hair and makeup stylist from the team, whilst every endeavour would be made to accommodate you. However, if for any reason this was not possible, you would, of course be given a full refund including your deposit.


Q When should I pay the final balance?


A The balance is payable at the trial. Unfortunately I am not in a position to take debit or credit card payments, but cheques or cash are absolutely fine.


Q How much experience do you have?


A I have over seven years experience of being a professional hair and makeup artist, having learnt my trade with the internationally renowned Shepperton and Pinewood Film Studios London. Since becoming a freelance hair and makeup artist, I have been privileged enough to share in and contribute to the special day of hundreds of brides, as well as countless bridesmaids, not to mention mothers of the respective brides! A lot of my work is then further published in editorial magazines or brochures advertising my services and of course the glamorous wedding venues i.e. Beaver Castle, Crew Hall and Auchen Castle Hotel. I am proud to say that I have had nothing but very complimentary feedback. Just one of the reasons why I love my job so much!

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