Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Schedule your trials ahead of the game. All of your good makeup artists book weddings 6 months to a year in advance, (that doesn't mean your date isn't available if you haven't done so, but you run the risk of people being booked).
Rule of thumb:
1) Start calling makeup artists 8 - 10 months before your wedding date and schedule a trial.
2) Schedule your trial for makeup and hair approximately 4 months before your wedding
3) Bring pictures of your likes and dislikes - leave no room for misinterpretations (for both makeup & hair)
4) Makeup and Hair is not where you want to cut corners, this Special Day is going to be captured by your photographer and seen by all your guests and you should look and feel your absolute best, on film and in person.
5) Your trial is the time for you to try the look(s) you want and for you to be find the look for your Big Day. If you are not 100% satisfied DO NOT BOOK!!!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Makeup Luxe prides itself on a high level of professionalism and client service. Every member of our Team Luxe has been hand picked based on their level of experience and time within the industry. This allows us to offer our clients only the best this area has to offer. Makeup Luxe offers a variety of services for a variety of needs. There is no job too big or too small.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. 15+ years in this industry and still it's hard to classify this as a "job". Meeting new people, traveling, playing with color, and giving confidence, beauty and all around happiness to a client - well that's just fun!!! We've developed so many new relationships and long term friendships throughout our the years that it's almost impossible to say hanging out with your friends is a "job". You always have to "work" at a relationship, but a relationship should never feel like "work".
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Ok, this is a tough one! There are a few...1) can I look like *fill in famous person? Answer: Well we can replicate a look based on the color and technique, but I can't make you "look" like them. 2) What is better, airbrush or traditional makeup? Answer: They are equally great techniques, each delivers a different look and will benefit different situations. 3) Will my makeup last all day? Answer: Yes and No. Your lipstick will most definitely need to be touched up, that's a given, if anything else you will need a bit of powder for the face - likelihood is based on ur skin and weather (ie: heat/humidity)
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Makeup Artistry is a trade that requires years of training and experience. It takes not only the love of your work to be passionate, but the need and want to continuously grow and learn within your craft. This is a forever evolving industry and knowledge of newness, updated tools/techniques, the ability to stay fresh and objective seperates the good from the GREAT.