Frequently Asked Questions
- How far in advance do I need to reserve my wedding date?
You should book your date as soon as you have your event scheduled to ensure our availability, especially during the high summer season. We often book weddings six months to one year in advance.
- Do you recommend doing a bridal trial?
A bridal trial is always worthwhile. We design your wedding day look together. We’ll discuss what you envision as well as the theme, style and colors of your wedding. By the time we’re done, you’ll know exactly how your hair and makeup will look on the day of your wedding.
The bridal trial takes place at my state-of-the-art, private studio in Miami. The process usually takes two to three hours. It’s fun, not stressful. And, of course, I’ll take photos and notes to ensure we precisely replicate the look you love on your wedding day.
- When should I do my bridal trial?
Most brides do the trial two to three months before the wedding and schedule it at the same time they schedule the wedding. However, if you want to have the trial before retaining our services, you should schedule it much sooner.
- Do you offer both traditional makeup and airbrushing?
You know what traditional makeup is. Let me define airbrushing. Airbrush makeup is makeup sprayed onto the skin using an airbrush instead of being applied with sponges, brushes or fingers. Often used in film and theater, it’s recently gained popularity for use in high definition video and television shoots. Done right, it appears natural and non-heavy like traditional makeup, but wears longer.
I offer both conventional makeup as well as airbrushing. Each technique has its advantages, which I’m happy to discuss with you.
What’s most important is that you choose an experienced makeup team that uses quality products and listens to your ideas. Then you’re guaranteed to get the results you desire.
- In addition to the bride, can you also provide beauty services for my bridal party?
We’re able to service your bridal party, family members and additional guests if requested. Depending on the number of people, we will bring a team of highly experienced hair and makeup professionals to ensure everyone is ready on time and looks their very best.
- Can I bring someone with me to the bridal trial?
You can bring one female relative or friend to the consultation. Please do not bring children, pets or your fiancé, as they can become distractions that result in the process taking much longer. I want to be able to focus solely on YOU, the bride, and making you look fabulous for your special day.
- Do you work with hair extensions? I’d like to incorporate them into my bridal look.
We can certainly discuss what you have in mind. Hair extensions are usually no problem, as long as they match the color and texture of your own hair. They should be 100% natural hair as opposed to synthetic hair or blends.
I don’t charge extra for incorporating a hair piece or extensions into your style. The only exception would be if the extensions are tangled or damaged. In that situation, there may be an extra charge to fix, remove or replace them as needed.
- What hair and makeup brands do you use?
I use only top quality products, and they come from a wide variety of luxury brands, never drug store brands. I am continually researching new products so I can offer my clients the freshest looks. Currently, some of the brands I’m using are Mac, Makeup Forever, Narz, Temptu, Laura Mercier, Stila, Dior, Smash Box, Bobby Brown and more.
I also have many private makeup artist-inspired brands that wear especially well for HD film photo shoots.
- Can you do hair and makeup for different skin types and ethnicities?
In that I’m based in Miami, one of the world’s most international cities, I work with clients from all different countries and backgrounds. I carry a wide assortment of colors and shades in my makeup kit so I’m always prepared.
- Can I bring someone with me to the bridal trial?
With the exception of a bridal trial/consultation, I am happy to come to your location. For the trial, I’d like you to come to my studio, where I have all my supplies and equipment. It’s located at 13601 NW 9th Street, Miami, FL. You’ll find my studio offers a private, relaxed setting where we can chat and explore different looks for your big day.
- Will you come to my location to do my hair and makeup?
Yes, I can travel anywhere, even abroad, as needed.
- Do you charge a travel fee?
I don’t charge a travel fee for clients located anywhere in Miami-Dade or south Broward counties. For all other areas, the travel fee is based on distance and mode of travel.
- Will my makeup last my entire wedding?
I use the highest quality foundation and eye makeup to ensure they will last until you remove them. We can also discuss how you might want to handle quick touch-ups at the event should they become necessary.
- Do you leave as soon as the bride’s makeup is done or do you stay for the whole wedding to assist with touch-ups?
We’ll make sure the bride and bridal party are completely ready with makeup and hair before leaving. If desired, I or a member of my team can stay with the bride for touch-ups. This fee for this service is charged by the hour.
- I’m considering having two different looks for my wedding: one for the ceremony and one for the reception. Can I have you assist with both looks?
This is a popular trend among brides. You would have a formal hairstyle during the ceremony and to change it up for the reception with more of an evening look. For makeup, after the ceremony you’d change to a natural glam, smoky or evening look.
With prior arrangement, we can do your hair and makeup for both looks. The fee for this service is charged by the hour.
- Do you offer hair and make-up services for occasions other than weddings?
We are available for any occasion that calls for you to look your best such as red carpet events, photo shoots, award ceremonies, corporate events, proms, birthday or anniversary celebrations, sweet sixteens and quinceañeras.
- I’d love to learn how to do my own hair and makeup. Do you offer lessons?
Yes, I can do lessons for individuals or small groups. I charge an hourly fee, which is based on what you want to do. Please call to discuss.
- Do you have more questions? Are you ready to book your event?
Contact Renata today at 305-903-3989, email@example.com