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  • Where are you based?
    My studio is in Paarl, near the Drakenstein Centre but I do also offer call outs. Travel fees will depend on location, please fill out the contact form with as much detail as possible for an accurate quote.
  • Do you have a pricelist?
    Yes! Please fill out the contact form with your requirements and I'll pop through the relevant pricelist.
  • How do I book?
    Tan Can sessions can be booked on our booking app via this link For bridal and other hair & makeup bookings, please complete the contact form. I will then respond with a pricelist/quote, a 50% booking fee is required to confirm your booking. No dates will be secured without receipt of the booking fee.
  • What payment types do you accept?
    - EFT/direct bank transfer - card payments/Apple Pay - PayPal - cash
  • I have a big bridal party, can you handle doing everyone's hair and makeup?
    Absolutely. We'll chat about your timeline first, obviously the bigger the group the earlier we will start getting ready. 06:00 starts are not uncommon. However, if an early start is not what you had in mind, or your accommodation is not yet available at that time, I have a network of trusted colleagues I regularly work with and where possible I will arrange for assistance. Please remember that we, plus our kits, plus our high chairs, lights etc require space at the getting ready venue. A small side table is not sufficient to house a kit. If the venue can not provide tables etc, please communicate this in time so we can provide our own if necessary.
  • Should I book a trial?
    All my bridal services include a trial as a standard. Every MUA is different, but I personally feel that a trial is a non negotiable for a wedding. This gives you the opportunity to see if you love a look on yourself as much as you do that Pinterest inspo pic. We have time to tweak and play until the look is perfect for YOU. Everyone's hair and skin is different, which means that products will react and wear differently on almost everyone; the opportunity to do a wear test and adjust prep and setting techniques according to your needs is absolutely invaluable. On the big day, we can apply those perfect tweaks on a clean base and the results are ALWAYS more flawless than at the trial.
  • Can I bring someone to my trial?
    External opinions could be a great help. Be sure to choose someone with your wishes and best interests at heart, who understands your taste and will be respectful. I kindly ask that no more than one guest be present as space in the studio is limited, and input from too many sources can hinder the process.
  • Can I bring pictures?
    Absolutely yes! Having a visual representation of what you like is an amazing starting point. However, keep your hair colour and length, eye shape/colour and skin tone in mind. Think about what it is about the reference you like.. Is it the colours of the eyeshadow you like or the shape of it? do you like the makeup or is the model really pretty and you actually just want her face? Do you like the colour of the lipstick or the slight contrast of the lip liner that accentuates the lip shape? It's also important to remember that almost everything on Pinterest is photoshopped (quite heavily), and that makeup can not replace cosmetic procedures and photoshop. The skin texture you arrive with, will be the skin texture you leave with - makeup can not remove lines or bumps. A fantastic way to set realistic expectations for yourself is to combine Pinterest references with references from your artist's own page. Most of us are very transparent with our work and do not photoshop our clients' images.
  • How do I know if you are the right MUA for me?
    Aside from making sure you love my work on social media/online, here's a bit about me.. I'm an artist at heart, free spirited and a little bit quirky. I truly believe there is no "wrong" when it comes to makeup, even the most outdated of trends can be modernized into a timeless look that encapsulates what you love. Would you believe me if I told you one of my favourite bridal looks included a pop of blue on the eye? It's all about finding harmony and ensuring you LOVE the way you look because that always shows in the end result. When booking me, you're not only getting a MUA/hairstylist, but a cheerleader for your big day. Whether you're getting ready by yourself and have me as your trusty companion, cracking jokes and hyping you up, maybe you need a bit of help reigning in some of the bigger personalities/opinions on the day, or you might even want some quiet time to put on a meditation while we glam to get you in the right headspace for your event. Either way, I'm here for it! I've realized the value being a chronic overthinker adds to my career. You can rest assured that every aspect of your trial will be analyzed in DETAIL after the fact, I take into account the person I got to know in those few hours as well as everything mentioned about the makeup we did and formulate the best possible application for YOU. As a proud weirdo myself, consider this an open invitation to let your weird shine around me. It's partly thanks to some of my ASD & ADHD clients that I ended up pursuing my diagnoses in my mid 20's. I truly believe there is no "wrong" when it comes to makeup, even the most outdated of trends can be modernized into a timeless look that encapsulates what you love. Would you believe me if I told you one of my favourite bridal looks included a pop of blue on the eye? It's all about finding harmony and ensuring you LOVE the way you look because that always shows in the end result.
  • What products do you use?
    A makeup artist's kit is so personal to each artist and I consider mine to be alive and ever-evolving. Most of my kit has been compacted into more ergonomic/lightweight packaging in order to carry more product and make everything more accessible during an application. Some of my current faves include: - Bioderma - Bobbi Brown - Milk makeup - Laura Mercier - e.l.f. cosmetics - Benefit - Chanel - Charlotte Tilbury - Fenty - MAC - Lanolab - Benefit - NARS - Stila - Jeffree Star - ColourPop - KVD - INGLOT - Illamasqua
  • I have a very specific skincare routine, can you work around that?
    Of course! Bring your products along and allow me to still give you the TLC all my clients receive. This does not only apply to skincare. If you have a ride or die foundation, lippy etc you are more than welcome to bring her along.
  • Should I supply my own lashes?
    All my makeup services include individual false lashes that wash off with your makeup. Should you prefer a strip lash, I can provide By Angeli luxury strip lashes. Please pre-arrange if strip lashes are required. The collection can be viewed here, my go-to's are the styles Angeli & Nadine for a beautifully natural boost in length and volume.
  • What about my lipstick fading throughout the day?
    I provide a mini touch up kit to makeup clients which includes a sample of the lip we used, a sample of foundation/concealer, some powder and disposables like tissues and cotton buds to fix any oopsies that may happen. If you would like a full sized version of the lip product we used during the trial, this can be arranged at a small additional fee.
  • Should I use extensions for my wedding?
    I've never had a client regret adding good quality clip-ins to their wedding hairstyle. Extensions add length and volume, allowing for a fuller, more polished look with more possibilities for details in both up and down styles. Their biggest benefit in my opinion, however, is the massive difference in holding power between extensions and simply using your own hair. If you want to forget about the impact of the weather, dance until 2am and have your hair still looking just as flawless as when it was freshly styled at 12:00, extensions will be your best friend.
  • Do you supply hair extensions?
    You will have to purchase your own hair extensions. I would suggest not compromising on quality; FrontRow or Strands of Love have a variety of stunning options.
  • Can I bring someone to my trial?
    Guests are allowed but limited to 1 person as studio space is limited and from experience, multiple opinions are often more confusing than helpful. Bring someone along who understands your vision, has your best interests at heart and will be respectful to both you and your artist.
  • Do you supply hair accessories?
    I love working with hair accessories, but it is asked that you provide these yourself. It's usually best to have more than one option so we can play around and see what suits your hairstyle, dress and other accessories best.
  • Can I arrive with wet hair?
    Please don't. Drying hair adds quite a bit of time to our styling session. Clean, thoroughly dried hair is the best canvas for styling so your hair type, texture and needs in terms of styling aids can be accurately determined in order to deliver optimum results. Dirty hair does not style better, that may have been the case when your mom had to get your hair into a neat ponytail for school, but we don't want anything weighing down hair or potentially compromising kit hygiene.
  • What tools/products do you use?
    Curlers and irons are all GHD, hairdryer is Dyson. Styling products include GHD, NAK Haircare, Redken, Got2B and Design.Me.Hair.
  • Can I do two different hairstyles for my wedding ceremony and reception?
    YES! I love a little Miss -> Mrs transformation. Let's discuss your needs as there is more than one way to approach this. Would you like a style that can easily be taken out by yourself or a bridesmaid, or do you want to book in an extra styling session to completely switch up the look?
  • My hair always falls flat but I want it down for my wedding.
    Extensions will be your best friend. Nothing has holding ability quite like high quality clip in extensions. Your hair's natural ability to hold a curl can be helped, but it's important to remember that more styling products usually means more weight added to your hair which will not help defy gravity to make those beautiful curls last. If you are not open to considering an upstyle for the sake of longevity, its definitely more than worth it to invest in extensions.
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