Frequently asked questions

How much does makeup cost?


2022 pricing starts at $150. Includes all high end products and premium lashes. If you need me to stay for touchups, additional charges may apply. IF YOU ARE A VERIFIED, RETURN CLIENT, text me. You pay less.




How much do updo's cost?


2022 pricing starts at $150. If you book hair and makeup, a discount applies. Text or call for details. IF YOU ARE A VERIFIED, RETURN CLIENT, text me. You pay less.




Do you charge for travel?


Prices include travel to: downtown Charleston, Mt Pleasant, Sullivans Island, Isle of Palms. Travel to other areas may cost more. Text or call for details.




Where will you do my makeup and hair?


Generally at your venue [wedding, photo shoot, music video, hotel, etc]. Services are available at my location [North Mt Pleasant or downtown Charleston] subject to prior agreement. It's almost always easier and best done at the location where you'll be photo'd or video'd.




How long have you been doing hair and makeup?


Since 2011 as a self employed freelancer. I've been in beauty for 20 years.




What should I do before you do my makeup and hair?


Have a clean, dry face with no moisturizer, BB or CC cream, or other products on your face. Have clean, dry hair.




How do I get a quote?


My website www.CharlestonMakeupArtist.com has a quote form. You can also call or text me at 843-708-3209. I'll get back to you in 30 minutes or less. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - I'm generally on location making clients gorgeous; I'll get back to you asap.




How long does makeup application take?


1.5 hours average, less for simple looks.




How long do updo's take?


1 hour average, less for simple updo's




How many faces and hairs can you do?


The answer depends on your schedule and your needs. Bride hair and makeup takes 2.5 hours. Bridesmaids take less, unless your desired looks are more complicated. My typical wedding is 1 bride and 3 bridesmaids; services last 4-5 hours. I've done many larger parties up to 12, this takes all day. If you have a large party and limited get ready time, I'll refer you to the magnificent www.LordisLoft.com and http://www.lilybridalcharleston.com/. These are my associates Linzie and Michel




What type of payment do you accept?


Cash, Venmo, Zelle, local check, most cards.




When do I pay you?


On completion of services - that day




Do you require a contract?


No




Do you require a deposit?


Yes. Half upfront to hold your date. Payable in Venmo, Cash, Local Check, Most Cards. Your deposit is REFUNDABLE 2 weeks out. Inside two weeks, your deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. Example - You book me for February 1st 2022. Total price is $500. Upfront Deposit due is $250. Your plans change. You cancel on January 18th 2022 which is 2 weeks from February 1st. You get your entire deposit back. Example - you book for February 1st 2022. Total price is $300. Deposit is $150. Your plans change. You cancel on January 31st 2022 ONE DAY before your date. You forfeit your entire $150 deposit. I keep your entire deposit because I likely can't re-book your date.




Do you require a tip?


No. My goal is to delight you and make you gorgeous. If you're delighed, your tip is appreciated.




What other services do you offer?


Coming in 2022: relaxing facials, lash extensions