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?

The pricing for my services varies depending on several factors such as travel, kit fee, party number, and family members. As a result, we provide custom quotes to ensure an accurate estimate. To receive a personalized quote, please click "inquire to book" on our website.

Do you have a pricing minimum? 

Our policy requires a minimum of three people for booking a wedding on Saturdays and Sundays. However, we can accommodate up to a maximum of five people. If one of your party members cancels or you dont have enough for the minimum you can use substitute for wedding events such as: Engagement Photos, Bridal Party, or Rehersal Dinner. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any further questions or require additional information.

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 Welcome Packet that gives you lots of tips nad info needed for your big day and  a complimentary touch-up kit to keep your look fresh throughout your wedding day. 

What is a Makeup preivew or 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.

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 work with other makeup and hairstylist?

 Because I do not take groups larger than five I do not require an assistant. If you’re looking for bridal hair, there are few stylist I can highly recommend!

What is included for makeup 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.

Not offering hair services at this time.

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. See disclaimer at the bottom for more info.

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 early start times. 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.

DISCLAIMER:  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 $200.00 is required to reserve your wedding date and $50 for a photo session or event, this amount will be due on the day of booking. Final payment is due one day before the client's wedding date. If you booked a Portrait or Event makeup session your payment is due before you receive services the day of your appointment. Travel and kit fees are included for every client and may be adjusted for early start times. There are no refunds for clients who do not show up for their booked date or time and clients who are 15 minutes appointment will be canceled.

CANCELATION POLICY: Please note that you have 24 hours to cancel a booked appointment. After this period, your wedding date or photo makeup session is locked in, and the deposit made will be non-refundable. To cancel an appointment in case of an emergency, please notify Danika Lav MUA at least seven days in advance. For all other cancellations, please provide a month's notice. Please note that deposits cannot be refunded but can be transferred to a new date. All payments made to Danika Lav MUA for services are final and non-refundable.

Danika Lav MUA has the right to cancel a scheduled appointment within 7 business days if the terms of the contract are breached or if an invoice remains unpaid. Additionally, if there is an unforeseen circumstance, such as sudden illness or COVID outbreak, that could hinder Danika Lav MUA's work or pose a risk to the client's health, the appointment may be canceled.

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