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How much time should I allow in my schedule for hair & makeup?

It varies on the amount of styling and application. For the bride alone, hair and makeup will take around two hours. Bridesmaids and mothers should also plan between one and two hours.


What products do Bellagala hair & makeup artists use?

We pride ourselves in using the best products from the top lines such as MAC, Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Nars, and Smashbox, to name a few. We use only the highest quality products suitable for all skin types. However, if you prefer us to use your own products, we will.


How long will my hair & makeup last?

Your hairstyle will last until you take it out. It is very rare for a style to come undone during the course of your wedding day, barring rain or other inclement weather. Your makeup should last the entire day. Our state-of-the-art application techniques allow your makeup to have wonderful staying power.


What is included in my consultation?

You should be sure to go through pictures of hairstyles and makeup looks you like with your makeup artist and/or hairstylist. Feel free to bring pictures from magazines and other sources of styles you would like to try to your trial run. After deciding on the look that is right for you, your stylist will create the whole look for you. If at any time during your consultation you want to change your look, just let your stylist know. After your look is complete, a picture is taken to assure the exact same look on your big day.


How many artists will I have?

For parties of six or more, there will be two artists for each service booked. For parties of one to five, there will one or two artists, depending on the services booked. Your lead stylist will determine how many artists your group will need.


How long does the trial run usually take?

The trial run is intended to be a dress rehearsal for how getting ready will go on your wedding day, but could quite possibly take longer since this is an opportunity to work through your preferred styles, make tweaks according to your features and preferences, and find the best overall look for you. This is also an opportunity for your stylist to talk through some tips, any preparation needed, and the best method or products for your specific skin type or hair length/texture. We recommend planning on 1-2 hours for your makeup trial, and the same for hair.


What if my mom, my mother-in-law, and my bridesmaids want professional hair and makeup too? How large of a group can you handle?

We can accommodate any size group for hair and makeup services! Please talk to your sales consultant for pricing and group options. Your lead stylist will determine how many artists are needed based how many people are included in your group and how much time you have set aside for getting ready in the morning.


What if not everyone wants their hair & makeup done?

While we highly recommend that your artists style your entire group to ensure a cohesive look, we're happy to build a custom package for you, too. Please contact your sales consultant for more options including hair only, makeup only, eyes only, or even just airbrush foundation.


Is gratuity included in my service charge?

Yes. A 20% gratuity will automatically be added to your final total with Bellagala so you don’t have to worry about remembering to take care of it on your wedding day!


What if I want a style change between my ceremony and reception? What about touch ups for pictures?

We can certainly provide hair and makeup assistance throughout your wedding day for style changes or touch ups during photos. Your stylist will be present for as many hours as you need, beginning when your initial bridal style is complete. This type of service can be reserved separately and is billed on an hourly basis at a rate of $95/hour.


What’s the advantage to airbrush foundation? What about false lashes?

Airbrush foundation provides a flawless, touchable, long-lasting, and transfer-proof matte finish for your skin. It is compatible with all skin types and is sweat, tear, and smear resistant. It requires fewer powder touchups and coverage can be adjusted easily for light to heavy concealment, and it covers blemishes extremely well, giving your skin a smooth, airbrushed finish. False lashes are a great accent to add that extra “pop” to your eyes in your photos when your natural lashes just don’t really stand out. False lashes photograph very well, and can be applied differently according to how much drama you want to add. There are many different styles of false lash strips, and they are available in smaller sections and single lashes as well if you prefer more of a natural look. We highly recommend both airbrush foundation and false lashes.


I don't really know where to start. Do you have any tips to help me?

Tip #1

Airbrush foundation is a must for hot weather weddings. Airbrush foundation is sweatproof and waterproof, and provides flawless, weightless coverage. This is one of the best wedding makeup tips.


Tip #2

Having on-site hair and makeup services can save you time and money. You can start getting ready later in the day (letting you get your beauty sleep!) and since the artists come to you, you don't have to worry about hiring transportation to the salon.


Tip #3

Ask to buy the lipstick your artist uses since you will kiss it off during the ceremony, and you'll likely need other touchups throughout the day after all of those adorable kissing photos you're going to take!


Tip #4

Bring your jewelry, veil or other headpiece with you to your consultation. That way you can see what works best when your artist is doing your makeup and/or hair.


Tip #5

Bring a camera to your consultation and trial run so you can snap a photo of what you will look like on your wedding day.


Tip #6

Surprise your mom and bridesmaids with a gift they'll be sure to enjoy: the gift of beauty. Everyone in the bridal party will feel gorgeous on the biggest day of your life when you reserve our on-site hair and makeup specialists.


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