Does Lauren MacLean Makeup require a minimum booking fee to reserve a wedding date?
Due to the large volume of bridal requests for peak season (May- September), a minimum book-out fee of $750, or a minimum of three on-location services is mandatory. It is recommended to book a phone consult with Lauren 8-12 months before your wedding date to ensure your date is available to be reserved for you.
Can you accommodate a bridesmaid or family member who decides they want to have their makeup or hair done on the day of the wedding?
A certain amount of time is allotted for services on the day of a wedding and it is decided between the bride (or the person who booked the services) and Lauren prior to the wedding date. If a person requests to have their hair or makeup done on the day of the wedding, depending on timing, we would of course be honored to accommodate another guest. While saying that, it would need to work with both mine and the bridal party's schedules.
Do all services need to be completed in one location or will you come to me, then relocate to where others are getting ready?
The simple answer is all services, both hair and makeup, must be booked for the same location. A minimum of 3 services should be booked for Lauren to travel out of studio for on-location hair or makeup services. Lauren only does one wedding party per day. To ensure efficiency and optimal time for services to be provided, working at one location is a requirement.
Does Lauren MacLean Makeup require a fee for travel/ mileage?
A travel fee is included in the Signature Bridal Package within Nanaimo.
When travelling outside of Nanaimo a $100/1hr travel fee is mandatory.
Do you do both hair and makeup services for one wedding?
Yes, we offer both hair and makeup services for one wedding. If the bridal party is too large for one provider, an assistant will accompany Lauren to help with hair or makeup. The assistant will have talent and expertise and will be Lauren-approved to join her in getting your bridal party ready.
Do you require a non-refundable deposit to reserve a wedding date?
Yes. Due to the large volume of inquiries for bridal hair and makeup, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to both hold a specific date for Bride's and their party, as well as encourage accountability and help prevent late notice cancellations for dates that otherwise would have been booked.
Do you require a contract to book services with you?
Yes, a contract protects both my clients and myself and ensures that the agreed upon wedding-day plan is rolled out seamlessly.
What product lines do you carry in your kit?
I carry products from many different lines in my kit. I choose them for their performance and quality. My favourite brands include Dior Backstage, Armani Beauty, and Nars, MAC, Tarte, Laura Mercier, Charlotte Tilbury, Jane Iredale, it cosmetics, Lancome, Clinique, Cinema Secrets, Danessa Myricks, Buxom, Jouer, Rare Beauty, Beauty Counter, Fenty, Makeup by Mario, Lilly Lashes, Ardelle, Patrick Ta, Anastacia Beverly Hills, Benefit, Smashbox, Pat MacGrath and Givenchy. I customize products for clients based on their skin type, skin tones, and preference.