Do I have to book a trial?
No, not necessarily! If time and distance are an issue, a trial is not always required.
How far in advance should I book a trial?
I recommend a time frame of at least 4-6 weeks ahead of your date.
What happens at a trial?
Your trial is all about communication, so I really appreciate my brides honesty and feedback. I strive to make sure you are happy with every aspect of your makeup so please definitely feel free to tell me exactly what you think! I always ask a lot of questions to make sure we share the same vision. I love to hear about all the details of your wedding! It really helps me to focus on your specific style. I take you through the makeup application process and answer any and all of your questions. I want you to feel 100% comfortable in your skin when you leave my chair.
What do I need to bring to my trial?
It always helps if you bring bridal makeup photos to your trial, that way we can collaborate and decide together what works best for you. Check out my Pinterest Boards for inspiration! Also, definitely wear white! Makeup can look totally different based on what you are wearing so wear a top close to your dress color. If you have a veil or any other accessories, I recommend bringing them along as well so that you can see how everything comes together!
Ok I want to book! What now?
Great! The process to secure your wedding date is easy! We get all the details squared away, contract signed, and your retainer paid all online.
Please Note: You should have the number of services and your projected finish time before you sign your contract. Please communicate with your bridal party ahead of time.
What is included in the bridal fee?
Everything from skin care to lashes. I am a completely on-location makeup artist, so I bring my kit, chair and even lighting!
I spend the most time with my brides communicating before the wedding. I also take the most time on your makeup, usually a solid hour. Every product I use is waterproof or water resistant and has been industry-level tested for photography compatibility. My brides always receive 5 star treatment, including a mini-facial! I focus on helping you to relax and make you feel the most beautiful on your big day!
Do I need to bring any product? Do you have a color to match my skin?
My kit is fully stocked with everything you can imagine. I make sure that I always carry the perfect color to fit global skin tones.
I've never had my makeup done before! What's the process?
I start with the most important part, skin prep! While your skin is absorbing all that goodness, I usually move onto making your eyes pop, including mascara. Any color correcting or concealing is done and then I perfect the skin with airbrush or traditional foundation. I make sure your skin is completely set and then define your cheekbones. Lashes and Lips are always the last finishing touches and a spritz of setting spray for a little insurance. I always ask if you want me to make any changes before you leave my chair so we both are happy with the results!
Do you have a minimum requirement?
Yes, but only on Saturdays. A minimum of Bride + 3 people receiving makeup services are required to book services for Saturdays, or a minimum rate will apply. Bride-Only Services are based on availability.
I do not require a minimum for weekday weddings (Mon-Thurs) or off-season weddings,
What if I don't have a bridal party?
Even if you are not having a bridal party consider including wedding guests, family members or friends. Also, gifting services to your mother, your groom's mother or grandmother is always a kind and thoughtful gesture. Please contact me for Bride Only pricing.
How many services can you accommodate?
I can accommodate as many as you need. If you have a large party of 6 or more, I can bring an assistant or even another makeup artist for an additional fee. It depends on the timeline of the day, and what time the ceremony begins.
Do you have an age limit? What about flower girls and junior bridesmaids?
I do not have an age limit, but I take into consideration the age of my client and adjust the amount of product accordingly. Makeup for Flower Girls and Junior Bridesmaids under 16 years of age are a reduced price.
Bridal Party rates apply to ages 16 and up.
Makeup By Janelle Bridal Policies:
A non-refundable 50% retainer is required to secure your wedding date. Booking with Makeup By Janelle is not confirmed until the retainer has been made and contract has been signed in person or electronically.
All payments for any services must be made at least 14 days before the event.
Payments may be made by Cash, Credit, or Check payable to Janelle Mashtal.
Trials and trial rate are offered for bride only. If any other attendants would like a trial, regular bridal party/attendees rates apply.
Gratuities are not required but always appreciated.
A minimum of 4 services is required per booking, including the bride OR a minimum rate will apply.
All services must be completed at one location.
Travel fees are based on mileage rate and travel time required.
Early Morning Fees are required for any event that has an start time earlier than 6am.
If the event requires a start time of 8 am or earlier, and the travel time is greater than 3 hours, accommodations may be required and paid for by the client.