Questions to Ask Hair and Makeup Vendors


Choosing a wedding dress is one of, if not the, most important decisions a bride makes for her wedding day, but it is not complete without fabulous hair and makeup. Here are some tips and questions to ensure you find the perfect beauty team for your perfect day starting with a phone call:

1.      Call more than one stylist. Gather information from a minimum of 3 stylists and make comparisons. The stylists need to be able to understand your vision and you need to feel comfortable working with them.

2.     Don’t be afraid to ask for references! This is a great chance to gather more information. Some questions to ask are: “What makeup brand do you use?”, “How many brides have you worked with?”, “Are there any references I can contact?” It is great to get another opinion from a past bride or client. They have already been in your situation and can be a great resource.

3.     When you begin discussing total price, ask for additional charges. Ask if there are additional charges for airbrush makeup, extensions, eyelashes, using a different makeup brand and travel charges.

4.     An important question to ask your potential stylist is if the trial will be deducted from the total price if you book them. It catches some brides by surprise, but almost all stylists charge for a trial.

5.     Here are some more questions to ask the stylist when you call: “Do you wash your brushes after each client or do you open a new pack?”, “Do you have a website or a blog?”, “Will it be YOU at my wedding or another artist?”