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Makeup Artist
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Frequently Asked Questions.

  • How do I reserve my wedding date?
    In order to reserve your date, a deposit is required with a signed contract. The deposit is applied to your services.
  • How far in advance should I book?
    On average, weddings begin to book up to 18 months in advance.
  • Do you have a minimum?
    We like to see at a minimum 5 individuals, receiving services, May-October. However, we do offer just bride hair and makeup packages. Or can accommodate smaller parties for a $75 small party fee.
  • Do you do destination weddings?
    Yes! Additional fees relating to flights, transportation, lodging, and per diems will apply for all destination weddings. Inquire within for accurate pricing.
  • Will Melissa, herself be performing my services?"
    Melissa’s goal is to be completely transparent with all of her clients. Her personal services are in high demand as a makeup artist and is booked on a 1st come 1st serve basis. To reserve Melissa specifically, there is a $75 retention fee. This fee is not a deposit, but a fee to ensure Melissa will be part of your wedding day. If Melissa, is unavailable, you will be assigned another highly skilled and professional makeup artist. Melissa Ann Artistry + Co., is made up of a team of completely skilled and qualified beauty professionals.
  • When should I book my Consultation and Trial?
    First, Trials are not required. Most brides schedule their trials 3-4 months prior to the big day. We do not book Saturday trials, May-October. Monday - Thru Thursday Trials are $125 for any service. Friday, (off Season) Saturdays, and Sundays $150 for any service. Some great times for a trial, could be a bridal shower day, before a bachelorette party, or even Melissa's personal favorite before your final dress fitting to see all of it together!
  • Where will my trial run take place?
    80% of the time, your trial will be located at our Pewaukee Studio: 119 Oakton Ave, Pewaukee WI. The artist's we book for are on location stylists. Some artists have their own studios and others only provide on-location accommodations. We will provide you with more details when you are ready to book your trial. If your artist is Melissa herself, you will be going to the Pewaukee, WI location.
  • I have multiple looks I want to try at my trial. How many looks do I get?
    The trial is set for one look and is given 60 mins for each service. If you would like multiple looks, we can schedule back-to-back trial looks for you. Each look is subject to a separate trial price.
  • Will I have to reapply my lip color through the day?
    The bride is provided with a touch up bag. With her own custom lip color, for the day in a sample container. However, bridesmaids and other wedding attendants receiving services we use lip products that are long wearing, however will not last all day. Lipstick is the only thing you will need to touch-up.
  • What do I need to do to prepare to have my makeup and/or hair done?
    Makeup Prep: You will need a freshly cleansed face before having makeup applied. Please do not apply any serums or moisturizer the day of the event. If your skin has open sores, it is up to the discretion of the artist if they feel comfortable to perform services. Hair Prep: Hair it will need to be no more than (1) day old clean/dry hair. Our stylists do not travel with a hair dryer. If you arrive to a trial or day of the event with damp or wet hair, the stylist can refuse services. If your hair is naturally textured, please come with hair relaxed or blown out if not planning to use your natural curl. We charge extra, for extremely dirty/unwashed/wet hair.
  • What type of lashes do you use?
    Strip lashes are provided for all makeup applications. They range from natural to dramatic depending on your desired look.
  • Should I have my hair or my makeup done first?
    Whatever works out best in your day of schedule. However we prefer the bride to go towards the end of the group for services.
  • What if I need to cancel my reservation?
    Wedding cancellations made more than (30) days before the event, $150 cancellation fee. (30) days or less, 100% of the agreed upon invoice is required, less the gratuity and travel fees.
  • Will I receive some type of schedule for my hair and makeup on the wedding day?
    We make sure everyone is on the same page for an arrival time, and when services are expected to commence. We can help you make a schedule if needed.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    Upon booking your reservation, we take an online deposit. In the form of Credit Card or Venmo. Trials are to be paid in Cash or Venmo directly to your artists or stylist. The final payment will be collected, the same way we collected your wedding deposit, 7 days before your wedding.
  • Is Gratuity Included?
    All prices listed on the website are base prices before gratuity. Your personalized Invoice will include a 18% gratuity for services rendered the day of the event. Holiday (day of and weekend of) weddings will have a 20% gratuity. You will never be charged gratuity on travel or parking fees.
  • Do you provide on-site services?
    Yes! All wedding day services are done on-site at your home, hotel, or venue. That’s what makes our services great, we are mobile! Travel within 15 miles of Pewaukee, WI is subject to a $20 travel fee. Outside of Pewaukee, is subject to a onetime fee of $20, plus $1.00 any mile thereafter, till final destination. This fee is applied to each makeup artist and or hair stylist traveling for your wedding.
  • Do you offer airbrush or traditional makeup applications and what is the difference?
    We offer both! Traditional makeup refers to the use of liquid, cream, or powdered foundations that are applied with a range of makeup tools including: Fiber brushes, Sponges, and or Foundation brushes. One of the main reasons why so many women still prefer to use traditional makeup is that the available options are much more varied compared to what’s available for airbrush makeup lineup. With traditional makeup there are a plethora of formulations for all types of skin, offering anything from light to full coverage. Airbrush makeup refers to the use of foundation, sprayed onto the skin. Some are silicone based while others are water based. Regardless of their bases, the foundations are much thinner than traditional foundations. The airbrush makeup is applied in thin layers to the skin, which allows for an even, smooth finished look when applied properly. Because the spray is very finely misted, it provides you with a flawless finish that helps even out the skin tone without weighing the skin down.
  • What makeup & hair products do you use?
    All of the makeup and hair products used are professional brands that were designed to give long-lasting results and photograph beautifully. We carry a range of products from different brands to accommodate all skin and hair types. If you are allergic or have special requests, please inquire within.
  • When is my final payment due?
    The final balance is due 1 week (7 days) prior to your event date (unless otherwise agreed upon). Amendments to the initial contract are available until 30 days prior to your wedding date, subject to the contract guidelines. After that, everything is locked in and you are liable for the total amount as per the contract. Full payment is due, 7 days prior to the event.
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