How long does it take to complete a full face of makeup?
A full face of makeup takes roughly between 45-60 minutes based on the type of beauty look.
Do you have a specific location that you work in and/or do you travel to homes?
Both! ♥ I am salon based in the Galleria & River Oaks or I can travel to you!
Why is a makeup trial important?
To ensure the perfect look for your wedding day, a trial session is strongly recommended. Trial session are a preview session for our bride to try out the makeup design for their wedding day. A successful trial session may take up to an hour and 30 minutes. By completing a trial the bride is offered a chance to experience the beauty she would become on the wedding day. This also provides the opportunity for the artist and the wedding party to collaborate and share ideas on any improvements or changes pertaining to the bridal's look for the wedding day.
What do I need to prepare for a trial session?
During the trial, it is strongly recommended photos of the bridal party to bring her dress, accessories, photos of the accessories, and any photos related to the wedding theme. With as much related information given, the better the artist can tailor and prepare for a unique and elegant appearance of the bride.
When is the best time to schedule the trial session?
At least 2-3 weeks prior to the wedding day.
Do I need to put on any skin products before receiving a service with Alina?
It is highly suggested to follow your skin care regimen. Facial cleanse the night before and morning of, one just needs to apply toner and follow their daily skin routine after washing their face. Following this procedure will help facilitate the artist to apply makeup during the next day more efficiently.
Wedding day service duration and time break down:
Bridal makeup usually requires 60 mins on the day of the wedding.
Bridesmaids usually will take 45 minutes to 60 minutes depending on style.
Are there any preparations needed for getting my makeup service on my wedding day?
Work Station: Please have tables and stools ready with natural lighting to perform the makeup services.
Outfit: Wear a buttoned down shirt or anything you don't have to pull over your head.
Face: Should be cleansed with a daily skincare system. Please state any allergies pertaining to any makeup products to your stylist before the service. Facial treatment is not recommended less than 7 days before the event. We would be happy to accommodate special requests such as tattoo covering or back make up for a extra fee.
Gratuity: Though not expected nor required, it is greatly appreciated and can be given to the artist directly.
What cosmetics do you use?
A variety of brands such as MAC Cosmetics, NARS, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Makeup Forever, Tarte Cosmetics, Charlotte Tilbury, drugstore brands and so much more!
What form of payment do you accept?
Zelle®, Apple Pay, Square eGift cards or cash.