Wedding Day Hair and Makeup Investment
Your wedding day hair and makeup is so much more than just making you look pretty, and choosing the right vendor shouldn't be a stressful or time consuming process. You work hard for your money and deserve to relax knowing that you are investing in both how you look as well as your peace of mind. I have been doing weddings for ten years, and I'm experienced in both the "pretty" side of things as well as the business of brides. When you book Beauty By Sue for your wedding day, you get a stylist that not only makes you look and feel amazing but also knows how important the process leading up to the wedding day is. From the very first email to the very last dance, you are in the best of hands.
Every wedding I do includes:
>> Thorough consultation and pre-wedding trial for hair and/or makeup. I set aside 1-3 hours of personalized service and attention to every detail. Enjoy complimentary coffee or tea in my private studio while we try looks, take lots of photos, and have a fabulous time getting to know one another.
>> Prompt communication and a streamlined contracting process.
>> Convenient payment options, including online invoicing and payment processing.
>> Reliable service on the wedding day. I’m there ON TIME, ready to go, every time.
>> Long-lasting airbrush makeup and hair that won’t droop, fall out, or fall apart by the end of the night.
>> Deluxe beauty swag bags for you to keep your look fresh and beautiful all night long- includes lip color, blotting papers, tissues, bobby pins, mirror, and more.
>> Service with a smile. It’s not only about making you LOOK Good, but you have to FEEL Good, too! I’m not happy until you’re 100% happy.
Trial Run: After a thorough consultation to asses your skin's needs, your face will be prepped with skincare to ensure your makeup is both natural looking as well as long lasting. At the time of the trial, only traditional foundation is used to get an understanding of how your skin reacts to the makeup. On the wedding day a final layer of airbrush will be applied to lock it all in. If your skin has textural issues that require pre-wedding maintenance, we will help you design a program of products and/or services to prepare it for the big day such as proper exfoliation, acne management, hydration, or brightening. Just one extra benefit of having an experienced esthetician and acne specialist as your makeup artist! For your convenience, these services are available in our Woodbridge studio and can be booked online here. Cost: $125
Wedding Day: All the same skincare used at your trial will be used on the wedding day unless adjustments were necessary due to how the makeup held up after your trial. Foundation is a combination of traditional and airbrush for a truly flawless look that lasts all day. The bride's makeup application also includes false lashes if requested, and bridesmaids can add these on too for $25. I have all the lashes needed in several styles to suit all eye shapes and tastes as well as glue, so no need to bring anything! The bride's makeup includes a deluxe touch-up kit which includes a full size lipstick or gloss for refreshing her look during the day. The bridal party is encouraged to bring a lip color they will be touching up with, as the lipstick I use is not guaranteed to last all day after eating and drinking. A fully stocked kit with high end professional products to accommodate ALL skintones is with me on every wedding day. You are not required to bring any makeup at all outside of a touch up lipstick (bridesmaids). Makeup looks are designed around each individual, so while everyone getting makeup done will look beautiful and consistent, there are no cookie-cutter copies of Instaglam trends walking out of my chair.
Cost: $225/brides. $115/additional attendants
Trial Run: Each look will be designed to work with your hair's natural texture and shape rather than against it, and if items such as filler buns or extensions are required to achieve your dream hair we will discuss this as well as the additional costs at this time. Extensions are available for purchase or rental, based on your budget, and we will color match you right in the studio. If you are bringing your own clip in extensions, there is no additional charge for you or your bridal party to have them placed in your hair prior to styling. If you choose to change your hairstyle at a later date, a second trial will be required at the same cost, so please plan accordingly.
Wedding Day: High end styling products are used to ensure that the look is long lasting and non-damaging to the hair. A full size can of hairspray is included in the bride's touch up kit for weddings where hairstyling is booked for use by the group if necessary. Please note that hairstyling services will be performed on the wedding day only on clean, dry hair in order to stay within the set timeframe and keep your wedding day running smoothly. Also, those members of your group who are not receiving services are asked to please bring their own tools and supplies to do their hair, as ours cannot be loaned due to liability reasons.
All adult styling is charged the same price regardless of length or hairstyle chosen. Junior or flowergirl styles include all down or half up with a single braid. Updo's will be charged at the adult rate regardless of age. Any pinning of accessories for the flowergirls not receiving hairstyling services will be charged the same as a styling fee. Any bridal party members requesting the use of their own clip in hair extensions will be charged an additional $50 for the installation, curling, and styling of the extensions in addition to their hairstyle.
Cost: $225/bride, $100/additional attendants, $50/flowergirls,
Post Contracted Add On Services: You are welcome to add services to your contract where available for an increased rate. This applies to the addition of hairstyling services, makeup application, additional artists (if available), as well as day-of add-on's if the schedule allows. Increased rate is an additional $25 to the original contracted price but may be subject to change based on availability. To avoid the additional rate increase, it is highly suggested to have all headcounts finalized prior to contracting services.
Holiday Surcharge ..................... $50
Early Start Surcharge (before 9 am) $50/ hr
Additional Artist Surcharge ............. $175
Travel (outside of 30 mi) ............ $.50/mi roundtrip
Travel to Maryland locations .......... $75
Travel to Washington, DC ................ $75
**In instances where there are more than seven total services (hair and/or makeup) contracted, an additional artist is required to keep down on time. Surcharge is per additional artist required. Surcharge also applies to any outside artists on site providing the same contracted services to other attendants.
*** Travel will be added to any venues more than 30 miles from studio address in Woodbridge, VA. All Maryland or DC locations have a flat travel rate as listed.
Photo Session Hair/Makeup
Engagement Photos or Boudoir, Prices valid for contracted brides
Hair In Studio ................................ $50
Makeup In Studio .......................... $50
Hair On Location ........................... $100
Makeup On Location ..................... $100
Hair In Studio ................................ $75
Makeup In Studio .......................... $75
Hair On Location ........................... $125
Makeup On Location ..................... $125
All pricing for photo sessions includes false lashes if requested.