Frequently Asked Questions
Is a bridal trial required?
Bridal Trials are not mandatory but highly recommended. More time can be taken during the trial to discuss the overall look you want to achieve on your wedding day. A full makeup application and/or hairstyle will be done and you're better able to envision how you will look and feel for your special day.
How far in advance should makeup and hair be booked?
We book weddings anywhere from one month up to 18 months in advance. 12 months prior to the wedding is the most crucial time to start securing your beauty team. All of our dates are subject to availability and bookings are based on a first-come, first serve basis.
Why should I hire a professional makeup or hair artist?
It is so crucial to hire a professional hair and makeup artist for your wedding day. Professionals will make sure that your makeup and hair can withstand the long day and photograph beautifully. We are trained to ensure that you will look and feel your absolute best.
Can I remove people from the contract if my bridal party changes?
Once the contract is signed, the client is obligated to the amount of services/rate on the contract. While we cannot reduce the number of services, they can be added if there are artists available to get everyone ready. If someone happens to drop out or cannot make it, we kindly recommend finding someone to fill in their spot.
How should I prep makeup/hair for the wedding?
For Makeup: A clean moisturized face is preferred for makeup. Sheet masks are great to use the night before to help plump & hydrate the skin. If you plan to wax or thread your brows/upper lip, please do so a few days before the wedding. Stick to skincare that you are familiar with and work. This is not the time to try something new.
For Hair: Clean, dry hair is preferred unless stated otherwise during your trial. Day-old hair works great especially if you plan on keeping your hair down. Refrain from using products containing a lot of silicone.
What is required to secure services for the wedding?
To secure an artist for the wedding, a minimum 20% non-refundable retainer is required along with a signed contract. Once we've received both, your artist will be locked in for your wedding.
Are there any additional fees?
For larger groups, additional artists may be required. If additional assistance is required due to time constraints outside the control of the artist an additional artist fee of $75/artist applies. The travel fee of $0.65/km applies. No additional fees are assessed by us based on the day or time. All listed prices are all-inclusive.
What sets Shadow and Curls Apart?
Having an all-in-one mobile team come to you saves time and energy helping to guarantee you'll look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day.All Wedding Makeup Packages include complimentary false eyelashes and the bride receives a complimentary touch up kit with everything necessary to keep her fresh throughout the day. We use branded products including NARS, Dior, Charlotte Tilbury, Guerlain, Hourglass Cosmetics, Fenty Beauty, MAC Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Huda Beauty, Temptu (for Airbrush), with skincare from a variety of reputable brands.