Frequently Asked Questions


Do you only provide hair and makeup services for weddings?

No, although I advertise as bridal beauty, I offer services for ANY event or photo shoot. In fact, I enjoy it quite a bit.

 

Do you offer on-location services or do I come to you?  

All day of wedding and event services are provided on location. 

 

Is there a minimum service requirement? 

Yes, all San Diego Area weddings have a $1,250 service minimum and San Francisco area service minimum is $950 (this minimum does not include the bridal preview services)

How many services can you take?

I can take a maximum of 8 services (ie. bride hair & makeup + 6 hair or makeup) I typically do all hair and the brides makeup, however it is your preference as to which services you would like me to perform. Additional stylists are available for hire for $150 each.

 

What is required to book my wedding?  

A $250 security deposit is required along with a signed contract to reserve your wedding date. This reservation fee is non-refundable and is redeemable for day of services only.

Do I have to pay the security deposit before I do a trial?

If you would like to receive a trial prior to placing a deposit, you can certainly do so, however weddings are booked on a first come, first serve basis and your date will not be reserved until a deposit has been placed. If you chose to have a trial before booking, you will be required to pay 50% of the trial portion at the time of booking your appointment and will be non-refundable for cancellations. Your appointment can be transferred with a 72 hour notice.

Are parking fees included in your pricing?

No, you will billed for parking of valet fees for each stylist, if not provide beforehand.

 

Do you have a travel fee? 

Wedding locations within a 20 mile radius of home base, are included in your bridal services. All services outside of that range will require a small travel fee of $1 per mile.

Will you travel outside of the specified radius?  

Absolutely! I travel to any location within the US. Simply contact me for rates to your specific destination. 

 

Is there a fee if we have to start really early in the morning?

Yes, a "Pre-Dawn" fee will be added to your invoice for services that require a start time earlier than 6:00 am ($50) or 5:oo A.M. ($100)

 

What if I need to cancel? 

If you need to cancel for any reason, please notify me (Savanna) immediately. Your security deposit cannot be refunded. 

 

Do you accept all payment options on the wedding day?

All services are required to be paid in-full before the wedding day in the form of cash, Venmo or bank transfer, credit card is available for a 3% fee.. However, last minute add-on services can be paid by cash or Venmo only, on the wedding day.

 

Are bridal previews required?

Bridal previews are not required, however I highly recommend them. It will give us the chance to not only get to know one another but for you to see your finished look and to make any necessary adjustments prior to the wedding date. If you choose not to do a bridal trial, $50 per service will be added to your bridal services in order to ensure we have plenty of time allocated to perfect your look on the wedding day.

 

Can I try out more than one style at my bridal preview?

Yes, you may try out 2 full hairstyles to make your final decision. If you would like to try more than 2 full hairstyles, you can certainly do so for an additional $50 per style. For makeup you can start with a lighter application and add more as desired. You can also try up to 3 different lip colors. 

 

What type of makeup do you use?

I offer both traditional foundation and airbrush foundation. Both result in a flawless look, however airbrush is weightless, waterproof and stays put all day and all night long. All other products are a variety of high end brands that I have found work best with my style over the years.

 

Can I schedule a preview for my mom/mother-in-law/bridesmaid?

Of course! Anyone who would like to receive a preview is more than welcome to.

 

What days do you hold bridal previews?

All previews are held Tuesday-Thursday, as I am on location attending to weddings Friday-Saturday and closed on sunday-Monday.

 

What if I work Monday-Friday during normal business hours? 

I can certainly book your bridal preview in the evening. Just let me know and I will work with your schedule. Unfortunately there are no exceptions for previews on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

 

How long does the bridal preview take?

Previews for both hair and makeup can take anywhere from 2-3 hours and 1-2 hours for single service previews.

 

How long will it take for my bridal party and I to be completed on the wedding day?

Timing varies by wedding party but for the maximum 8 services that I can take, I generally allot 7 1/2 hours from arrival to finish time. I take pride in giving myself plenty of time per service to provide an enjoyable and valuable experience to begin your wedding day!   

 

Can my bridal party be finished in less time than prescribed?

In some cases, I have a select few stylists I can reach out to in order to help with your bridal services. To add an additional stylist will be $200. (upon availability)

 

Am I able to keep a stylist on-site to do touch-ups?

Of course, I can stay on-site at the rate of $100 per hour. This price does not include style changes. 

 

How should my bridal party prepare for the wedding day?

Please be sure that everyone arrives with a clean, exfoliated face and clean, dry hair. If anyone has curly or frizzy hair, they most arrive with their hair smoothed. i require that everyone have a picture on hand of how they would like both their hair and their makeup to look for the wedding. Pinterest is a very helpful source for all ages. Please be sure that everyone saves photos that are similar to their own hair type, hair color, skin tone, and eye color. 

 

Why do I (Bride) pay more on the wedding day than everyone else?

Your bridal package includes much more, please review the following:

  • Initial phone consultation 

  • Unlimited phone and email discussions to ensure we do not miss a single detail

  • Time spent during your bridal preview. Giving you the opportunity to try out multiple looks.

  • Custom, high quality eyelashes

  • Follow up after your bridal preview, discussing final wedding details

  • 20 miles of travel for wedding day

  • A hair and makeup schedule of services for wedding day timeline

  • More time spent on your wedding day services

  • Application of Veil & Bridal Accessories

  • 15-30 minutes of touch-up time for you and your bridal party once all services have been completed.

 

Do you offer Military Discount?

Yes, we most definitely do. At AT2B, we are beyond grateful for our honored military.

10% Discount applied upon request. We simply ask that you email us a copy of active-duty military photo ID.

 

Will you come on the military base to provide services?

Yes definitely, however there will be an additional $10 fee per stylist to prepare the proper documentation for each stylist to get on base. 

Have Additional Questions?

Please email me at hello@atoasttobeauty.com