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Frequently Asked Questions

Booking Process

Q. How long before my wedding date should I book you for my hair and makeup?


A. As soon as you settle on a date, it's best to start securing your wedding vendors.  Most wedding vendors book their dates between 6-12 months in advance, and hair and makeup are certainly no exception.  It's not like scheduling an appointment at the salon for a haircut.  Having a good experience with your stylist is a process that takes months.  We not only work with you to develop the perfect timeline for your getting ready process, but we will guide you in the months leading up to your wedding day to get your hair and skin in the best possible condition.  This may mean growing your hair out, deep conditioning treatments or regular trims to combat flyaways and breakage, facials to rehydrate or resurface your skin, waxing to properly shape your eyebrows... all the little details that can make a huge difference. This doesn't mean that if your wedding is sooner that we may not be available!  Please visit the Contact Page and fill out the request form to get started.


Q. If you're within my price range and I'd like to book you for my wedding day, what's the next step?


A. If your wedding day is more than 6 months away, your next step is to request a retainer to hold your date until a trial.  If your wedding day is less than 6 months away, the next step is to schedule a trial run so we can meet and asses your beauty needs.  This gives us the opportunity to make sure we are a good match on a personal level as well as technical skills.  Selecting your wedding day hair and makeup stylist shouldn't be a rushed process.  You are going to spend a lot of time with this person during one of the most stressful moments in your life.  They should be a calming influence on your wedding day! 


Q. How do I schedule a Trial Run?


A. It's super easy!  Head on over to my scheduling page at and scroll down to "Weddings".  You select a date and time from my open appointments, and Voila!  No back and forth emails to schedule, no finding a time to make a phonecall.  Just a few clicks, and you're done.  You can do it from the comfort of your couch or office, wherever you do most of your wedding planning.


Q. What if I can't do a trial until closer to my wedding date?  Can I still book you now?


A. Absolutely.  I service a lot of out of state brides coming home for their wedding, and I'm happy to fit your trial in around when you'll be here.  Please message me your exact needs so that we can work out a booking process that fits your schedule.  Please note that dates are still not held without a contract for day-of services, so you will still be required to complete that part of the booking process and pay the deposit prior to your trial if you are unable to be in town for a trial prior to 90 days before the wedding date.



Is there something else you'd like to know that I haven't answered here?  Drop me a line!  I'm happy to answer any of your questions.  suzanneminskey @


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