Frequently asked questions
How can I contact Laura Reynolds Artistry?
You can fill our our contact form on our website for pricing and availability!
How do I receive pricing and availability?
Simply fill out our CONTACT form here on our website!
Does Laura Reynolds Artistry travel to my location?
Yes Laura Reynolds Artistry travels to your location for all wedding day services. We travel to you on your special day. Our artist(s) come prepared and ready to make your getting ready prep day easy, enjoyable, and beautiful.
Is a deposit/retainer required?
Yes, Laura Reynolds Artistry receives many inquiries throughout the year and dates fill up quickly, therefore we require a $100 non-refundable retainer and signed contract to secure your event date. We can not save an event date without a retainer and signed contract.
How do I book and reserve my date?
Let us know you wish to reserve your date! We have a 3 step process.
Can I adjust and change services and timeline after I have my signed contract?
Yes! You can add or deduct services up to 30 days to your event date (additions can be accommodated at any time). If your timeline needs to be moved up or back based on your photography or venue schedule we can always adjust it to your needs. We set your hair and makeup start time based on your contracted services and end time.
Can Laura Reynolds Artistry accommodate large events/bridal parties?
Yes, absolutely! Our team can accommodate large bridal parties of any size. We have a diverse team of amazingly talented, fulltime artists. We carefully select all team member artists to ensure that they produce the same exceptional quality of work and style.
Does Hair or Makeup go first?
It doesn't matter to us! Some artists have preferences but it does not affect the flawless outcome.
Do you create a hair and makeup schedule?
We don't! And we typically don't recommend it for bridal parties based on our experience. We recommend having the majority of the bridal party arrive at the start time or staggered in based on the number of artists and your unique timeline. The issues we have faced with specific time slot schedules are that party members may arrive late and it can delay your hair and makeup end time causing you and your bridal party to run late. Children / Flower Girls are recommended to arrive later in the timeline with services going close to last.
When does the Bride receive services?
Usually about 2.5-3 hours before the end time. We goal to have the bride completed or just about done when photography walks through the door! For the classic and epic "getting ready shots" with the photographer, its best if the bride is finished and they are staged. (Real hair and makeup getting ready process can look silly until the end).
What kind of makeup looks do you specialize in?
Our team is known for our iconic "Natural Glam" look. We like to call it red carpet beauty. Perfected flawless skin, and enhanced eyes and lips. We can achieve ANY desired look or outcome ranging from full glam, to soft and subtle. Simply let us know your goals and we will make it happen!
What if I don't typically wear makeup?
Can you do makeup on anybody?
YES! We specialize in ALL skin tones, textures and ages. Every artist on our team has a full range of colors suitable for every color skin tone and texture type.
Does your team specialize in curly and textured hair?
YES! We can work with all hair types. We can perfect a clients natural curl pattern with smaller curling rods ect.
How do I prep my curly hair for my curly hairstyle?
Come with your hair dry after using your favorite curl creams/ products. (Typically applied the night before or morning of if timeline allows for hair to dry in time) Allow curls to airdry or use curl diffuser as you would normally for your special routine.
I have curly hair and I want a style with a different texture:
How many artists will be scheduled for my event?
Laura Reynolds Artistry schedules based on the number of services requested and the time constraints. We typically schedule one Master Artist for up to 6-8 services. (Hair & Makeup counts as 2 services) This can range from one Artist to up to 10 Artists depending on the needs of the appointment.
Will the artist at my hair and makeup trial run be the same as my artist on the event date?
Yes! We schedule trial runs with the artist that will be lead on the event date.
Do I need to have a Hair and Makeup trial run?
What Hair & Makeup Products/Brands do you use?
What is Airbrush Makeup?
I have sensitivities to makeup, will makeup cause a reaction?
All makeup products Laura Reynolds Artistry team members use are non comenogenic (non pore clogging) and hypoallergenic (unlikely to cause irritation). If you have an ingredient or product concern, please let us know when booking an appointment.
Where do you recommend getting hair extensions? What kind?
We HIGHLY recommend www.zalahair.com for the best clip in extensions! If you are in a time crunch, Sallys Beauty has a good selection and a sales associate can assist you in color matching. Best Choice 5 pack or 9 pack for maximum volume!
What kind of hair extensions are best for bridal styling if I don't all ready have them permanently in my hair?
Clip ins are the best choice! Halo's are okay but not preferred. We have the most creative flexibility with clip ins that have the clips pre-sewn onto the clip.
Where/ Who do you recommend for custom natural spray tans?
(Organic/Vegan) Lisa with Southern Tan - (407) 906-8266
What form of payment does Laura Reynolds Artistry accept?
Cash, and all major Credit and Debit cards. (3% electronic service fee added to all electronic charges.)
Can my party pay separately?
Is Gratuity Included?
Gratuity is not included. Customary gratuity for excellent service is 15-25%.
Can Laura Reynolds Artistry stay for touch-ups & loock changes for the bride & bridal parties?
Yes we can stay for touch-ups and style changing for $100 per hour for bridal parties starting at the scheduled hair and makeup end time.
Are the Artists at Laura Reynolds Artistry bilingual?
When should I schedule my bridal trial?
We recommend doing your trial about 1-3 months prior to the wedding and once you have all of your hair accessories, jewelry, and wedding theme really narrowed down the hair and makeup look you’d like. Also so that your hair is a similar length and color as the big day. We’ve found that when brides do their trial too early, many end up booking a second trial closer to the wedding once they have a better idea of exactly how they want to look on the big day. If you would really like to do a trial prior to booking, we can accommodate that, but many of our brides end up scheduling a second trial closer to the wedding.
Do you offer hair & makeup for photoshoots, special ocassions, birthdays, red carpet events, and for any occasion?
Yes we do! We speicalize in event hair and makeup styling!
We also offer Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling lessons both one-on-one and in group settings.
Do you offer makeup lessons?
Yes we do!
Do you offer hair & makeup for production, corporate events, live events, and headshots?
Do you offer your salon for bridal parties to get ready at?
No, unfortunately we can not offer our salon space for bridal parties.
Can I schedule my Bridal Hair & Makeup Trial on the same day as my Engagement Photo Session?
The purpose of a trial is to narrow down the exact look you’d like to wear on the wedding day, so that the wedding day goes smoothly. It is also beneficial to wear the look for several hours so that we can see if we need to make any edits for the wedding day, such as using extra hairspray, bobby pins, different makeup products, etc. If you will be wearing your hair and makeup the exact same at your engagement shoot as the wedding day, we’d be happy to schedule your trial for the engagement shoot date.
If you will be wearing your hair and/or makeup differently at the engagement shoot versus the wedding day, we suggest booking a Special Occasion Hair & Makeup appointment with us for the day of your engagement shoot, and then a Bridal Hair & Makeup Trial on another day.
Additionally, we reserve only 60 minutes for your Hair Trial and 60 minutes for your Makeup Trial. This is typically enough time to test and make slight edits to perfect one look. If you are interested in testing multiple looks, you may need to book two trials, which can be scheduled back to back.
Will my Hair and Makeup last all day?
Each person’s unique, natural, hair texture has an effect on how long their hairstyle will hold. If you are aware that your hair does not hold a curl well, please let your hair stylist know so that we can use a few of our tricks to get them to hold longer. Updos typically hold much longer than loose curls. We use Anti-Humidity hair products to help reduce frizz and maintain curls. We have many tricks that we use to prolong the wear of your hairstyle, and many of our clients say that their hairstyle looked amazing through the end of their night; it just depends on how hard you rock the dance floor at the reception!
The Airbrush Makeup we use is a 16+ hour wear, transfer and water resistant. Your makeup will stay put all throughout your big day. Typically the only thing that you will need to touch up would be your lip color, due to all of the eating, drinking, and kissing you’ll be doing! Our Bridal Makeup applications include a lip color and touch up kit for you to keep for this purpose. Bridesmaids and Family would be advised to bring a lip color to touch up with.
If you tend to be a heavy crier, a head-banger on the dance floor, would like to change up your hair and/or makeup look for the reception, or your wedding or photos will be outside during a very hot month and you’re worried about sweating alot, we’d recommend booking an All Day Touch Up Package so that you can have an artist on hand for touch-ups throughout the day.
Should I have clean or dirty hair?
We recommend that you wash, condition and blow dry your hair the night before the wedding/event. If you have selected a blowout, you should wash and condition your hair right before your appointment, brush it out and wrap it in a towel. It should still be damp when your artist arrives.
Some people have heard that dirty hair is best for styling. While it is true that freshly washed hair can sometimes lack enough texture to hold curls well, we bring texturizing products with us to give us the grip and hold we may need. Also, if your hair has not been washed in a couple days, the oil build up actually makes it more difficult to get a curl to hold.
A blow out is a separate service, and requires extra time and an extra cost. To add-on a blow-out is an extra $45. Please make sure your entire bridal party arrives with dry hair unless they have pre signed-up/paid for a blow-out.
How long can I keep my faux lashes on; how do I remove them?
We recommend removing your lashes before you go to sleep. The faux lashes we use are meant to only be worn for one day. The glues we use are gentle and will not damage your lashes if removed properly. If you have a latex allergy, please let us know in advance so that we can bring a non-latex glue with us.
The glue is softened when soaked in water. To remove, close your eyes and hold a warm, wet, soapy, washcloth on your eyes for a couple minutes. Then rub gently in a downward motion and the lashes will slide right off. Do not pull off your faux lashes while dry.
What is better Traditional or Airbrush Makeup?
We recommend airbrush for the majority of our clients, as it is longer wearing, and lighter, more natural feeling. Depending on the texture of the skin we can incorporate both traditional and airbrush.
Do you offer Tattoo Coverup?
We do offer tattoo cover ups, however depending on the size and if your hair or dress will touch it, we do have to warn that there is a chance that the makeup will transfer or rub off through dancing, hugging, etc. Our pricing for tattoo cover is based on the size (diameter of largest part). Our tattoo coverage prices start at $25. (Send us a photo and we can give an exact quote) Coverage is not recommended if the tattoo is located in a place that could potentially rub off onto your dress or other’s clothing. Very dark black lines may still show through some, and if the tattoo has a raised texture, the texture will also still be visible. We use our standard makeup for the cover-ups. We do not stock our kits with FX alcohol based special body makeup.
When should I book?
We open dates for booking 18 months in advance. Most clients book about 9-12 months before their big day. Our busiest days are Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in Jan-May & Sept-Dec. If you are interested in a Friday or Saturday during a busy month, contact us as soon as possible to start the booking process. We are happy to accommodate last minute bookings whenever we can squeeze them in. Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to fit you into our schedule!
How long does a hair or makeup service take?
Each bridal party hair or makeup service takes approximately 30-40 minutes depending on complexity of style. We take more time on the bride, so the bride’s hair and makeup services take 60 minutes each. The bridal party is styled first and the bride is done three quarters of the way to almost last. The last 20 min of the getting ready timeline is reserved for touch ups. At that time will apply lips, touch up powder and make sure everyone is happy with services.
Should I bring my best friend or family member to a trial session?
On your trial session we highly recommend you come by yourself, since it is easier for you to figure out what you really want. Guidance from friends or family can be confusing and it takes longer time. We will make sure to take a lot of photos, so you can show to your close people and ask their advice. On wedding day, we can always make adjustments to your makeup and hairstyle. Almost every bride has an element from the trial they want to alter on the big day.
What is your event cancellation policy?
Event cancellations may be made up to 90 days before the event date, without incurring any extra charges. Any and all retainers made to reserve the date are non-refundable and non-transferrable. In the event you decide to cancel your event within 89 days or less of the event date, 50% of the total cost of services within your service contract agreement is due upon notice of cancellation. This clause applies to the event cancellation in its entirety, and not individual services listed within the service contract agreement.
Do you offer mens grooming hair & makeup service?
What are your office hours? When will I hear back?
Our office hours are Monday – Thursday, 8 am to 8 pm EST. We reserve Friday, Saturday, and Sundays primarily for wedding days and on-location appointments. Our response time is typically within 72 hours, or within (3) business days. We do our best to get back to you as fast as possible.
Do you offer early morning services?
Yes! We are available for events and bookings 24 hours a day.
What should I bring for my bridal trial?
-Hair and makeup inspiration photos