When should I book Makeup for my Wedding or Portrait Session?

If you have booked a venue for your wedding, it is important to start booking your beauty squad as soon as possible. During the spring/summer season, wedding dates tend to fill up quickly. Therefore, it’s important to save your date and contact me as soon as possible. For portrait sessions, it’s recommended to contact me as soon as the date for the photo session is set. To secure your date for a wedding or portrait session, a deposit is required along with a signed contract. This helps protect both the artist and the client in case of any last-minute cancellations or emergencies.

What are your prices?

Pricing depends on the number of people and location. For an accurate estimate, click “inquire to book” on my website.

What is included in a Bridal package?

Danika offers a range of tailored wedding makeup services to help you look your best on your big day. She will work with you to create a customized look that perfectly suits your skin tone, eye shape, and personal style. From flawless foundation to stunning eye makeup and individual or full set lashes, she will take care of every detail to help you feel confident and beautiful. Plus, a complimentary touch-up kit to keep your look fresh throughout the day. 

What is included for makeup/ hair for portraits and special events?

A personalized makeup look, lashes full set or individual, and the option to add a touch-up kit or makeup trial run.

What is a trial run?

As a makeup artist, I set up a mutually agreed time with you, the client, to discuss and create your ideal makeup look. This time is dedicated to you, so don’t hesitate to let me know what you like and don’t like about your inspirational picture. The little details matter, and it helps us achieve a better outcome by knowing them. Once we agree on the look you would like to try, I will begin with the makeup application.

How long do appointments take?

BRIDAL TRIAL RUN: Makeup: 1 hour application time & 15 min consultation 

WEDDING DAY SERVICES:  Bride: 1 hour || Bridal Party: 45 minutes 

PORTRAIT APPOINTMENTS: 1 hour application time & 15 min consultation 

Because of COVID, there will be additional time between each client to make sure all tools, beauty items, and workspace are properly sanitized to keep both me the artist, and you the client safe.

What is your COVID protocol?

Each client Danika Lav works with will have a designated set of tools and brushes that will not be used on any other clients. All beauty items and workspace will be wiped down between each client. Danika Lav will be wearing a face shield and/or medical-grade mask.

Airbrush vs Classic:

Airbrush makeup is a technique that involves using a machine to spray a very thin layer of makeup in a fine mist form. The result is a very natural-looking, skin-like coverage that is buildable and water/sweat-resistant. On the other hand, the classic foundation comes in either a cream or liquid form and is applied using brushes instead of machines. It has the flexibility to cover light to full coverage, and the artist can customize the way the product looks on the face. The preference between airbrush and classic foundation depends on the individual, as both techniques can achieve a beautiful result that lasts the whole wedding day.

Do you charge for travel?

Travel fees for clients are based on a few factors such as the time it takes to drive to the client’s venue or portrait location, and whether the start time is before 8:00 a.m. These fees are included in your initial quote and can be adjusted before the appointment date if necessary.

What forms of payments do you accept?

I gladly accept Venmo, PayPal, and cash.

Do you work with other makeup and hairstylist?

Absolutely! In the case of large groups, I usually work with another Makeup Artist. As for hair, I can suggest a skilled Licensed Hair Stylist. If you’re looking for bridal hair, I have a few trusted Hair stylists that I can recommend to you.


As a requirement for booking makeup services with Danika Lav MUA, all clients must sign their quote which serves as an agreement of the booking. Additionally, a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve your date. This amount will be due on the day of booking. Final payment is due one day before the client's wedding date or the day of an Evans event/portrait session. Travel fees will be included in your quote based on location and time and can be adjusted before the appointment date. 

In case of an emergency cancellation, please contact Danika Lav MUA at least 7 days in advance. For all other cancellations, please provide a one-month notice. Keep in mind that any payment received before cancellation cannot be refunded. All services are final and any payments made to Danika Lav MUA cannot be refunded. 

If there is an emergency or concern for the health and safety of the client or service provider, Danika Lav MUA reserves the right to cancel a booked appointment within 7 business days leading up to the scheduled date.

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