A collection of frequently asked questions.
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Weddings are booked up to 12 months in advance and Tease & Makeup tends to book out quite quickly on a first come first serve policy (based on a signed contract and deposit.)
Ultimately the choice is up to you. I personally recommend doing your bridal trial at least 2-4 months in advance of your wedding day. Within this timeframe your hair will be about the same length it will the day of, you’ve gotten into a good skincare regime and you will have a pretty good idea of your ideal wedding day look.
If there are people undecided, please leave them out of the headcount as services cannot be reduced after booking. I will do my best to accommodate additional guests but there is no guarantee.
Yes – my minimum booking cost is $500, which is the equivalent of the bride and 4 others! This minimum is required in order to travel.
If you don’t have 5 people needing services then a booking fee will be implemented.
All Tease and Makeup services provided are on-location with the exception of bridal trials.
My goal is to create a fun and stress free, yet structured ‘getting ready’ environment on your wedding day – with no timeline pressure. If you have a large party receiving services, an early end time, or if you just want to sleep in and minimize the scheduled ‘getting ready’ hours, you can request (or may even require) an additional artist.
Products I use
The world of beauty is constantly evolving! I pride myself in researching and testing brands to ensure high quality and long-wear products. Some of my kit essentials are brands such as: Dior, NARS, Patrick Ta, Makeup by Mario, Givenchy, Armani, Makeup Forever, Rare Beauty, Fenty, Charlotte Tilbury, Estee Lauder, MAC, Tower 28, Summer Fridays, Hourglass, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Kenra, Fav4, Big Sexy Hair and many more.
If you have any known allergies or sensitives please let me know prior to booking your appointment.
At this time, I exclusively use cream and liquid products that are formulated for longevity!
I provide both strip and individual lashes depending on the desired look and the client’s eye shape. Lashes are included in the cost of all services.
There is no cost adjustment if lashes are not desired – but trust me, you’ll want them later on! Most photography diminishes the appearance of natural lashes by at least 50%.
Please send me a message so that I can have a complete understanding of your skin so that I can make sure I am prepared to accommodate.send me the details
Since preview session/trials do not hold dates, they are only provided for those who have booked.
Your Preview Session is held exclusively at Espo and Co Salon on Genesee Street in Utica, New York.
If you are out of state/longer distance away, we might be able to use your rehearsal dinner as your trial!
Bridal Makeup | 60 min.
Bridal Style | 75 min
Bridal Style + Makeup by Stephanie exclusively | 120 min.
Yes, your preview session is and additional cost.
Bridal Makeup $130 (skin care regimen and body makeup not included with trial)
Bridal Style $130
Bridal Style + Makeup by Stephanie exclusively | $350
Trials are available only to the Bride. Upon request I might be able to accommodate a trial for someone in your party. Please note that I have very limited availability and prioritize my bridal clients over everyone else.
Yes! Depending on the number of guests in your party and/or your timeline I am able to provide additional assistance.
I only bring makeup artist and/or hair stylists who I’ve worked with personally before and know their sanitation habits, time management, etc.
I secure an additional artist/stylist once you secure your wedding date.
More than 6 guests requires an additional stylist/artist to assist for an additional fee of $100/per stylist/artist
Reach out to your venue/coordinator to see when they open their bridal suite — some don’t open them until a certain time which typically does not give hair and makeup enough time to complete services. I personally recommend getting ready at an AirBnB, residence, or hotel suite if this is the case!
I provide everything needed to complete both hair and makeup services from start to finish. I do however recommend that you and your guests bring a lip color/gloss to touch up with throughout the day. Depending on the look your going for the lip color I use might need to be refreshed in between eating, drinking, talking and kissing!
Yes! I provide complimentary touch ups during the last 15 minutes of the schedule.
If you would like me to stay for additional time beyond your ceremony I have an hourly fee for as long as you need me!
Yes! I break down your day from start to finish in 15 minute increments to ensure that everything goes smoothly. You and I will customize this schedule and will receive a finalized copy well in advance to share with everyone in your party and/or your wedding coordinator.