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BRIDAL INFORMATION

Quick note: Thank you for your interest in my services! This is a really fun part of your wedding experience, and I’d be honored to be a part of your big day. My goal is to make you feel the most beautiful you have ever looked and photograph flawlessly. Please see below for further information, and let me know if you have any questions or concerns. The first step is to coordinate a trial; please inquire with desired dates/times.


PRICING IS PER PERSON

Please inquire for rates at mfcarley@gmail.com or call/text 913-980-3021. ​

TIMING

Below is typical timing schedule for weddings; please use as a guide when working with your coordinator during day-of scheduling. 

60 minutes per Bride's Makeup, 60 minutes per Bride's Hair

45 minutes per Bridal Party Makeup, 45 minutes per Bridal Party Hair​

*Extra charges apply if artist(s) is kept longer than the contracted timeframe (per artist).

**There is a 15 minutes set-up time and break-down time as well.

 

ON-LOCATION OR IN-SALON APPOINTMENTS ​

Trial appointments typically take place at a salon in Overland Park, KS. Wedding day services can also be performed “in-salon”. The salon can also be used for Private Parties for an additional fee.

TRAVEL FEE​

Travel fee applies after 20 miles from Kansas City, MO.

 

TO CONFIRM

To hold the date, 50% deposit due with a signed contract is required. Remaining balance due two weeks before wedding date. Deposits and payments are non-refundable.

 

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Working on-location is customary for bridal styling so as to reduce the bride and bridal party from running around and have a casual, pleasant getting ready experience. I will need the following: a tall chair or bar stool, an area to set up hair and makeup supplies on a desk or table (preferably near natural light).

Q&A

Q: What is the typical protocol for bridal hair and makeup services?

A: Once you have determined that you’d like to schedule a trial, we will decide on a date and perform a “run-through” (also called a “trial”, or “preview”) before your wedding day to establish a great customized look. You will then sign a contract to confirm the date, along with the deposit.

 

Q: When are trials usually schedule? 

A: Trials should happen as early as possible to ensure that you are happy with the artistry, and can then confirm your date by signing the contract and submitting the 50% deposit (of total services). We can also get a gameplan if you’d like to pursue facials or microdermabrasion...great skin = great makeup!

 

Q: I have no idea what I want to look like; can you advise?

 A: We will work together to create a look that you feel comfortable and beautiful in! Some clients like a “no-makeup” makeup look...others like full on Hollywood Glam. This is part of the fun in experimenting to emphasize your strongest features! We can also use makeup to “correct” under eye circles, blemishes, rosacea, and asymmetrical features, and also hair styles to flatter your face-shape.

 

Q: I have a large bridal party; can you accommodate?

 A: Each bridal parties needs vary; depending on how many services are needed, and the desired timeframe, I can assist in assembling a team of the best hair and makeup artists in Kansas City.

 

Q: What can I do to prepare for our work together? 

A: Please arrive with clean skin and hair (moisturizer on your face is okay as long as you avoid SPF). I can add grit and texture to your hair if we are doing an up-do.

 

Q: I’m scared of false eyelashes - what are they like?

 A: I can use either clusters of individual lashes, or strip lashes. We can customize the look from only adding a couple in the outer corners (very popular with moms and grandma’s), all the way to double strip lashes. I use DUO Eyelash Glue which is a latex-base glue that is

meant to be removed at night with gentle face wash that is safe to use around the eye area. You may also use an eye-makeup remover as well. They will stay secure on your eyelid until you remove them.

 

Q: What about touch-up products? 

A: I recommend Mac Blot Powder if you have oily skin. Lipcolor is usually customized and given in a small touch-up jar; otherwise we can determine a product that suits your color and needs and you can buy accordingly.

 

Q: What products do you use? 

A: Part of my job is to know what cosmetics photography perfectly (as in they won’t turn your face white, look harsh, etc), and are also incredibly long-wearing. The makeup products range from Mac Cosmetics, Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier, Nars, Bobbi Brown, and other high-end, prestigious brands. I also use disposable applicators and 99% alcohol or barbicide when appropriate to maintain the cleanest makeup and hair kit possible.

 

Q: What is your background/training? 

A: I have my Cosmetology License in both Kansas and Illinois. I attended the Aveda Institute of Cosmetology in Chicago, IL and worked as a commercial artist in fashion and advertising, as well as bridal. See my fashion work here. I have been doing makeup professionally for 17 years and have worked as an artist for Sephora in downtown Boston, MA while pursing a degree in Music Business at Berklee College of Music, and also part-time for MAC Cosmetics in Nashville, TN while working in the music industry. I have relocated to my hometown in Kansas City; I travel for makeup/hair work and also am a singer in a blues band with my husband called Scotch Hollow !

 

Q: Do you have any client reviews I can read? 

A: Please read reviews and see my work here. My web-site can be found at www.carleymartin.com .

 

Q: Are you comfortable working on any skin-tone or hair type?

 A: I love working on any skin-tone, from fair, porcelain skin all the way to the darkest chocolate skin-tone and everything in between! For extremely curly/kinky haired clients, it is best to arrive to the hair appointment with the desired texture for your final look; for instance- if you’d like a smooth up-do, please arrive with straight hair. If you’d like to use your natural curl, you may use your favorite product and we can use hot irons to modify your curl pattern (skinniest iron is 3⁄8’ of an inch.)