How many years of experience do you have in the industry?

Do we count the years as a kid where I begged anyone with hair to sit and let me braid it? Hair has been my passion my whole life, however I have been a licensed stylist for six years now. I have spent two of those years in a New York City salon, two years teaching at a Paul Mitchell school, and throughout my whole career I have done weddings. I take my education in this field seriously, and strive to never stop learning so I can give my brides the very best.

What is a trial for, and do I need one?

A trial is an excellent opportunity for us to meet, and consult on the look you are after. Typically I ask that brides send me some pictures that inspire them, or portray the general feel of what the are interested in beforehand, then at the trial we can try out a style that compliments your face and hair type. It gives both of us an idea of what our goal will be, and allows the bride to have a set image of what she will look like. It is not required to have a trial, just recommended.

What should I bring for the trial?

If you already know what type of hair accessory or veil you will be wearing, it is a good idea to bring that along so we can be sure how we will put it in with the style. Also, a lot of brides find it helpful to take pictures of each style we do so that as they are looking back later if they want to make any adjustments the day of it is easy to show exactly where. (doesn't hurt to have a way to show mom either)

How far in advanced do I need to book my hairstylist?

As with anything in the wedding world, the more advanced notice you have, the more likely your date is available. However, as long as I have the date available short term notice is fine. The exception is larger parties need 3 weeks notice in order for me to ensure that I will have an assistant there.

Will you travel?

Yes, traveling is no problem at all. There is a travel fee that would be included in your package, and varies per location.

What does it take to secure a date?

After your trial, I will send you the contract, and you will need a deposit of 50% of the total of your package. The remaining balance is due the day of your wedding.

How should we have our hair the day of the wedding?

Unless I tell you differently for your hair type at the trial, everyone getting their hair done should come with it clean and dry. If there is someone in your party who just wants a blow out, then they should come with it freshly shampooed.

How long will it take to have our hair done?

It varies depending on the amount of hair, and what is being done, but generally an hour and a half for the bride, then about forty five minutes for each additional person.

What are the advantages to having someone on location as opposed to a salon?

Time is of the essence on your wedding day, and having everyone on location and not worrying about going back and forth is an amazing benefit, as well as it allows you to relax and enjoy the experience of getting ready with your closest friends. Additionally, it ensures that you will not be tousled and windblown from traveling to the venue.

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