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  • Do you cater for sensitive or problem prone skin?
    If you have a sensitive skin we have products designed to calm and desensitize your skin. For Acne/Rosacea or problem prone skin, we use specially formulated primers and concealers to neutralize redness, ensuring your skin remains flawless all day. With this in mind you are welcome to use any products that you feel work well for your skin type. We are more than happy to use them as we want you to feel totally comfortable on the special day.
  • I want to use some of my own makeup products. Is this possible?
    Yes of course, we want you to feel totally comfortable so if you would like us to use a product you know works well on your skin we are more than happy to do so.
  • I normally wear very little makeup; will I need to wear lots of makeup to look good?
    Not at all, our service is about enhancing your natural features and creating a timeless look that feels like you, just more polished, ensuring you look flawless on and off camera.
  • How do I secure the booking for my Wedding hair and makeup and when do other payments need to be paid by?
    Once you have received your quote, a 20% deposit payment is payable to secure your booking with our team of experts. This is payable within 7 days from the date you receive the quote. If you have requested a trial this payment is payable 1 week before the trial date. The final balance is then payable the day before the wedding. You can submit your payment with cash apps: Venmo, Zelle
  • How far do you travel?
    We cover The Midwest and all surrounding cities. Our team has done destination weddings in Florida, New York, California, Colorado and Tuscany, Italy, advertising campaigns in Mexico. For travel outside Chicago there are travel fees 1$/mile.
  • Do you charge extra for Sunday or Holiday Wedding hair and makeup?
    No, the cost is the same whatever day you book as we believe there should not be a premium for a certain day of the week or public holidays.
  • What form of payment do you accept?
    Through ZELLE, VENMO, Cash
  • Can I add extra people to my Wedding hair and makeup booking after the initial booking has been made?
    Yes it is fine to add any extra people to the booking for hair or makeup, you would just need to contact us with the details and confirm our artists have time to provide them with hair or makeup to fit in with your booking. You would then need to make a further deposit payment to secure the extra services payable on your booking area.
  • What if I need to cancel my wedding hair and makeup or reduce the numbers for hair or makeup?
    Cancellations can be done at any point however charges may apply. Please see our terms and conditions for details.
  • What if I need to re-arrange the wedding date?
    You are more than welcome to rearrange the wedding date due to unforeseen circumstances, however if you have a new date in mind we will need to check if your hair or makeup artist is available. Please see our terms and conditions for details.
  • What if my Hair or Makeup artist has to cancel the Hair or Makeup before the wedding date or is ill on the day of the wedding?
    Cancellations by the hair or makeup artist due to circumstances including, but not limited to, problems rendering the hair or makeup artist incapable of their obligations, the hair or makeup artist will endeavor to find a suitable replacement however if this is not possible a full refund will be given by the hair or makeup artist. No further compensation will be offered.
  • Are all your team fully insured and qualified in Wedding hair and makeup?
    Yes all of us at Chicago Bridal Artists have full public liability insurance and we will not operate without it. We have also hand selected the best hair and makeup artists in the industry who are all fully qualified and highly experienced to ensure you have the best hair and makeup experience and peace of mind in knowing you have booked a professional.
  • How far in advance do you take bookings and do you have last minute availability?
    We usually take bookings up to 3 years in advance so it is never too early to book. As we have a team of hair and makeup artists we can also book last minute weddings.
  • Do my bridesmaids need to have a trial?
    We do recommend it but it is not essential, it just gives you peace of mind, to ensure the perfect balance for the photographs and that the wedding party are perfectly happy with the final result so every detail is covered for the wedding/event, so no little stresses to worry about.
  • Will having a tan/lashes or hairstyle change affect the look of the hair or make-up on the wedding day?
    It is advisable if you are thinking of having a tan or lashes to trial them just before the bridal makeup trial so you can see how the makeup will look with them for the wedding day, however if this is not possible don’t worry as the makeup can be color matched again on the wedding day to blend with the tan.
  • Can i change my hairstyle after the trial?
    If you are thinking of changing your hairstyle dramatically in color or length we would strongly advise having this done first before booking the trial so you can then see how the hair will look on the wedding day as if it changed after the trial the hair stylist cannot guarantee the style will look the same.
  • What happens at the hair or makeup trial and how long does it take?
    We will firstly provide a full in-depth consultation. This is where we will go through with you every detail so we can gain a real understanding of exactly what you do and don’t like. Taking into account your personal style and hair or makeup preferences i.e., whether you like a little subtlety or prefer a bolder more dramatic look. Detailing any color schemes and themes for the wedding to incorporate into the final look.
  • How does a trial consist of?
    We will show you examples of hair or makeup styles to give you some ideas or you are welcome to bring some ideas along to the trial, Pinterest, Instagram or wedding magazines are great for this. Your artist will make note of any skin or hair issues you would like to conceal and features you would like to enhance. Once a style has been decided, we will style the hair or makeup showing you at every stage so you feel comfortable with the chosen look, if necessary we will make any changes to the hair or makeup to ensure you are perfectly happy with the style no matter how long it takes. At the end of the consultation we confirm all the details and timings for the wedding day so you can relax knowing everything is organized and in place for your special day. As the lips are the only thing that will need re-applying, we ask that you bring your preferred shade of lip liner, lipstick or lip gloss that you’d like to use on your wedding day. ​ Please allow 1.5 hours for the bridal trial bridesmaid/wedding party trials may take a little less time. Please note multiple style changes will take longer.
  • What do I need to prepare for the hair or makeup trial?
    For makeup please have a clean face, you can apply your preferred moisturizer. Please wash and dry your hair the night before the trial, as this will be best for styling the hair. Provide any hair accessories you would like us to use on the wedding day. If you would like any hair extensions added please bring these along to the trial, you can discuss with your stylist beforehand where to buy them from. If you would like more involvement in the hair or makeup styling please feel free to show us any hair or makeup ideas you have collected. Instagram, Pinterest or wedding magazines are a great resource. Alternatively, if you haven’t seen anything you like, we will suggest styles, which will compliment you perfectly, and together we will achieve a look you’re happy with. ​ Unsure about any aspect of your hair or makeup at the trial? Please let us know, as we won’t be offended and will be more than happy to try other looks until you are happy with the results and will stay as long as it takes to make sure it is perfect for you.
  • What if I change my mind about my chosen look after the trial?
    At the trial we will ensure that you love the look that has been chosen and will stay to trial as many styles as needed to ensure the final look feels perfect for you. However if you decide after the trial you are not entirely happy with your look please contact us within 7 days to book a second trial with the same or different artist. Please note any extra trials are payable.
  • I would like wedding hair or makeup but not both is this possible?
    Yes of course, as we have separate hair and makeup artists it is possible to book for either service.
  • Do you offer a service where you stay during the wedding or reception to do touch ups for hair or makeup for the bride and guests?
    Yes we do offer these services. See our Pricing page.
  • What happens on the wedding day and how long will hair or makeup take?
    We spend time at the trial getting every detail perfect for you, so on the day the hair and makeup runs smoothly.
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