+ How do I book my wedding date with Kara?
Kara will go over the details of your agreement with you, and will require a 50% nonrefundable deposit of your wedding day services. Your date is secure when your signed agreement and deposit are received! Saturday/Sunday/Major Holiday weddings require a three-person (or six-service) minimum. PRO-TIP: Kara books months (yes, months!) in advance. So don't delay!
+ What if I'm unsure how many services we'll need on my wedding day?
We book time and supplies based on the number of people and services we agreed upon. We do our best to add services after your agreement has been signed, if need be, but there are no guarantees. We book multiple events in one day so there is a possibility we will have to say “no” if you wait to add services. PRO-TIP: It can put brides and artists in a tough position when grandma, the best man’s girlfriend, or your new MIL sees the bridal party looking gorgeous and decide they want to get dolled up, too. Our advice is to be very clear with all the ladies in your family (and your fiancee’s!) that hair and makeup services are booked far in advance, and even a “quick touch up” for Aunt Betty will take time and focus away from the bridal party.
+ Do you offer or recommend trial runs?
We feel a trial is key to a bride’s confidence on her wedding day, however out-of-town brides or those not wanting to have a physical trial, they have the option of a Skype/FaceTime Consultation with Kara. PRO-TIP: Make the most of your trial! We suggest setting up your trial appointment before your engagement or bridal photos, bridal shower, or other special event!
+ Where is Kara?
Kara and her team work onsite for weddings and commercial photo shoots. Bridal trials, makeovers, lessons and brow appointments take place at her studio in South Austin.
+ How do I prepare for my appointment?
Please arrive with a clean face, no mascara and dry hair. Please wash and dry your hair the night before your appointment or morning of. PRO-TIP: Our services are intended to relax! Please feel free to bring your own music, your bunny slippers, a favorite herbal tea ... whatever will make you feel comfortable. And please remember to eat!
+ Do services include false lashes?
Oh gosh yes! The cost of makeup application always includes false lashes and because Kara is eyebrow obsessed, all beauty services come with a brow touch up shaping at no additional charge!
+ How long will my appointment last?
We book approximately 45 minutes per service. When there are multiple artists, we can do hair and makeup simultaneously, so your appointment will take about 45 minutes regardless of whether you’re doing hair, makeup, or both.
+ Do you offer discounts for large bridal parties?
We maximize your value and keep costs down by offering hair and makeup services as a package, and by not charging extra for a la carte items like lashes or hair extension application. We do offer a $50 savings to those paying their balance in full at the trial or engagement session.
+ What's the best way to contact Kara?
The most efficient way for us to connect is to use my contact form. I do my best to answer within 24 hours, but may take longer on weekends.