Why hire a professional for my wedding day?

Before you cut professional hair & makeup from your wedding budget, please consider why hiring one is a must!  As professional hair & makeup artists we have one worry on your wedding day– you and your bridal party. We will ensure that you and your party will look and feel your absolute best on your special day.  A photo is forever. A professional hair & makeup artist knows how to make you look flawless in person and in photos. You need proper skin prep and makeup that will look amazing in both artificial and natural light, and applying the right kind of makeup for photography requires thorough knowledge of the products and techniques of a professional makeup artist. You deserve it – You have worked hard to create the perfect wedding day, why not invest in yourself and get pampered! Spend the day making memories and not worrying about your hair & makeup. Quality products are essential when it comes to performance and durability on your wedding day. Considering your wedding day will likely be 12+ hours long, your hair & makeup need to stand up to the test of ‘wearability’ and longevity. A professional artist only uses quality products and will have the tools and knowledge necessary to select the right products for you!

What is the difference between traditional and airbrush makeup?

Airbrush is a light-weight liquid makeup applied through an air gun and compressor that produces a thin, even layer of makeup in a spraying motion. It is the most HD (high definition) foundation created. The fine mist of color covers the skin and gives the appearance of a flawless complexion. Airbrush is ideal for clients who are not used to wearing makeup or prefer a more natural finish and feel, but it is also great for clients who want medium to full coverage as well. Airbrush makeup is perfect for clients with very dry skin as airbrush does not show the texture of flaky dryness as much as traditional makeup does. Airbrush makeup is sweat, tear and transfer resistant and photographs beautifully. Airbrush makeup is amazing at evening out skin tone.

Traditional makeup is a liquid, cream, and/or pressed powder that is usually applied with a sponge, brush or finger tips. Traditional makeup comes in the widest variety of any other makeup, with every shade available. It’s also the most versatile of all the makeup; it can be as basic as a sheer tint of coverage, or combined with other properties to create a makeup that targets specific problems.  

Ultimately, it all depends on your personal preference. If you can’t decide between the two, do a trial with both and see what you’re most comfortable with. Almost 80% of all clients of ours choose and prefer airbrush.

When do I need to book? 

The sooner you can book the better! We recommend 8-12 months prior to your wedding date,  but we have been booked as far as a year and a half to two years in advance.

How do I reserve my date?

A completed agreement and a 50% non-refundable retainer payment are required to hold the date.

Is there a travel fee?

The fees quoted for the wedding day include travel to your location within 20 miles round trip from Andrea Bounds Makeup Studio in West Ocean City. For out-of-town weddings, please inquire for a travel quote.

Trials. When, where and why?

Trials are held by appointment only Monday - Fridays at Andrea Bounds Makeup Studio in West Ocean City. A trial is your opportunity to express your vision for your wedding day hair & makeup. We will work together to create the perfect look, for your perfect day.  We recommend bringing inspiration of hair & makeup style you would like to try as well as any accessories you may want to wear in your hair. Although trials are not required, they are strongly recommended to relieve you of unnecessary stress on your wedding day. Many brides schedule their trials a few months before the big day, but we have also done them 8 months out and as soon as the day before! 

How much time will you need to complete my entire wedding party?

I cannot stress enough how important it is to reserve a block of time for each member of the party to get ready and be sure everyone is there, available and ready to go. Also, remember that it will take the about 10 minutes to set everything up, and another 10 minutes to take it all down, so it's best to be on time! The bride as well as each bridesmaid will take approximately 25-40 minutes per service. Please have an area with cleared table space available near natural light ready to go for when we arrive!

What about touch ups?

We have you covered! Bridal Touch Up Kits are available for purchase for $50. Touch up kits are to keep you looking picture perfect from day right into night! If you want us to stay for touch ups pricing is $100 per hour.

Is gratuity included?

Gratuity is not included in the rates but greatly appreciated if you feel you've received excellent service.

Fees

Holiday bookings are subject to a $150 holiday fee.

Early Morning Fee for bookings early than 7:30M are $100 per every hour.


 Additional Body or Tattoo Coverage:

Pricing varies depending on complexity, time required and amount of product. Consultations must be made for anyone requiring makeup for body or tattoo coverage.