Frequently Asked Questions

How do I officially book M.A.W.Beauty for my wedding?

We’re so happy that you’d like to work with us! Once we determine if we are available for your date, a copy of our contract will be sent to you via email. Our contract can be completed online and singed electronically. Upon receiving the completed and signed contract, we will process your $300 non-refundable retainer, which will be applied to the total balance of your services. Upon receiving your contract and retainer, you date will be considered “booked”. If you should place your retainer prior to returning your contract, please be aware that we only allow a 48 hour grace period to hold the date, and if both items have not been returned within those 48 hours, the retainer is considered forfeited.

 

Do you have minimums?

When booking bridal beauty services, a minimum of $600 in wedding day services is required for on location services. A minimum of $500 in wedding day services is required for private use of the studio.

 

Are your prices negotiable?

Our rates are non-negotiable. Our rates include the best value for our bridal clients, and are incredibly competitive compared to other bridal companies. We pay very close attention to our brides, as well as their bridal parties, and firmly believe in and embody the saying “you get what you pay for”. Also, we believe in being fair, which means that we treat all of our clients fairly by charging the same pricing.

 

Why is gratuity included?

As a convenience to all of our bridal clients, we include a 20% gratuity into the cost of each wedding day beauty service. We understand how hectic your wedding day and the days leading up to it can be, and the last thing that we want you to think about is handling money on your wedding day. Since your balance is required to be paid 2 weeks prior to your wedding date, we’ve created all inclusive pricing which allows you to have a carefree wedding day beauty service without thinking about any type of payment after receiving your service. If you’d like to tip your artist at the trial, that is up to your discretion.

 

If Melissa is already booked, which artist will I get on my wedding day?

If Melissa is already booked, we will match you with an artist who is available for your date, and is carefully aligned to handle the specific needs of you and your bridal party . Please be aware that Melissa can be booked anywhere from 6 months to 1 year in advance.

 

Do you come to my location? Is there a fee?

Our team of licensed hair and makeup professionals is able to come to the location where you will be getting ready, saving you time and money, and allowing you and your bridal party to relax on your big day. Mileage is complimentary for the first 10 miles, round trip. After that, mileage is billed at $0.70 per mile. We are also available for destination wedding. Please contact us for a quote.

 

Can my bridal party and I get wedding day hair and makeup services at your studio?

Our studio is the perfect space for getting ready with your bridal party. We will gladly rent out our space to you and your bridal party for the time that you need. Since we will not be taking other clients during your time, we do require a $500 minimum to reserve the studio. When choosing this option, we will provide you and your party with water, coffee and tea. You are more than welcome to bring champagne and snacks to the studio. You may also feel free to invite your photographer to our studio and use our photography room for getting ready pictures, and bring your dresses if you’d like to save time and get dressed at our studio. Let us know if you’re interested in that option.

 

Can M.A.W.Beauty handle larger bridal parties?

Of course! If your bridal party is on the larger side, just let us know! Our team can handle parties of any size!

 

Do you stay for touch ups?

An additional 15 minutes is always factored into the timeline for touch ups for the bride and bridal party after your M.A.W.Beauty Team completes all hair and makeup services at no additional cost. For exclusive touch up services for the bride, you may choose to book the Bridal Beauty Experience Package, which includes up to 3 hours of touch up services, and add additional hours using our Touch Ups and Add On’s menu.

 

Do you recommend booking a hair and/or makeup preview?

We believe that the preview considered an essential part of your bridal beauty experience. If you have not secured your wedding date with us yet, the rate for a Hair and Makeup Preview is $150, or $100 per service. Coming in for a preview is your chance to create the perfect look for your wedding day, and also give you the opportunity to get to know the artist who will be working with you throughout your planning process and on the day of your wedding.

We schedule 1.5 hours for each service preformed during a preview (ex. Hair or makeup only will be 1.5 hours, hair and makeup will be 3 hours). We will consult with you prior to your bridal preview session to make sure that you’re prepared, and we ask that you bring in your veil, headpiece, or hair accessories so that it can be worked into your style.

 

When should I book my hair and/or makeup preview?

If you’ve already secured your date with us, we recommend booking your preview 1-3 months prior to the wedding. If you have not secured your date with us yet, and would like to book a preview in order to help make your decision, we recommend booking your preview as soon as possible.

 

Where and when do you do previews?

Previews are held at our studio location. Previews are held Monday – Thursday from 8am – 3:00pm. Friday – Sunday appointments may be accommodated given availability for the date that you request.

 

Can I have my trial on the same day as my Engagement/Boudoir Pictures, etc?

Yes, however, we don’t recommend it unless you are planning to have the same look on your wedding day. We offer separate hair and makeup services for bridal related events.

 

Can you do hair and makeup for all ethnicities?

Absolutely. Our team is trained to work with all hair types and skin tones. We use a variety of both hair and makeup products that accommodate services for all women, no matter what the hair type, skin tone, or ethnicity.

 

What products do you use?

At M.A.W.Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio, we use various product lines, and offer vegan-friendly and gluten free options. Some of our favorite skin care and cosmetics are from Arbonne, Dinair Airbrush Makeup, Kett Cosmetics, Makeup Forever, NYX Cosmetics, Urban Decay Cosmetics, and Stila Cosmetics to name a few.

For hair, we love Aquage, Kenra, Sexy Hair, and Paul Mitchell. We are constantly trying new and different lines and products as well.

 

Our team also uses professional makeup artist lighting from The Makeup Light and Glamcor.

 

I have sensitive skin. Will your products make me break out?

We’ve done many brides and bridal parties, and have never had any issue regarding breakouts from the products that we use. We ask do ask that if you do have any allergies or sensitivities that you are aware of, please let us know right away.

 

Does your studio only provide bridal services?

At MAWBeauty, we love our brides, however still service clients for services such as blowouts, trims, conditioning treatments, makeup applications, and waxing. We also provide hair and makeup services for photo shoots, including our in-studio boudoir services. For more information, or if you’d like to book an appointment, please let us know.