1. Get in touch
2. Confirmation of booking our services
3. Your bridal trial session
4. Wedding day information
Have a look through our website, we try to give as much information about the services we have to offer. Take a look at our gallery, prices, frequently asked questions and the video on our B4 and After page. Facebook and Instagram show all our latest work, please read our Facebook reviews if you get chance, these will hopefully give a feel for the service we provide.
Step 1: Get in touch
If you think our services and style are for you, get in touch. Once you have contacted us using the Enquiry Form on our website and provided all the details requested, Vicky can send you an accurate quote (providing we are available for your wedding day). If you would like to have a chat, please include your contact number and Vicky can answer any questions you have, the team can work long hours on clients for weddings and bridal trial bookings, Vicky will contact you as soon as possible, the quickest way to check if your date is available is to ring her on 07872121523.
Step 2: Confirmation
Vicky will then email you a confirmation of booking. This confirms you have booked our services for the time specified on your wedding day. We will ask for a booking fee of £50-200 depending on your booking to secure this for you and by doing so you are agreeing to our terms and conditions, please read them here. Please pay your booking fee within seven days to secure your booking.
Step 3: Book your trial session
It is very important for the bride-to-be to have a trial as this gives us the time to talk about and achieve your desired makeup/hair look in advance, minimising stress on the wedding day. We have a studio in Frodsham, Cheshire, which is specially furbished for trial sessions, it provides a nice relaxing space (rather than a busy salon) to put you at ease and allow us to chat about your ideas. We also have hair extensions by Beauty Works Hair Extensions and hair accessories courtesy of www.rocksforfrocks.co.uk. There are lots of ideas of styles in the studio to help at your trial session.
We offer trial sessions:
Friday appointments are available:
Friday mornings when we are not booked on weddings in off peak season, November to March
Friday afternoons after we come back to the studio after working on a wedding (this is dependant on the size of the wedding and location)
By booking on a weekday Monday-Thursday we can accommodate one to one bookings if requested at the time of booking, which normally last 2.5-3 hours, where you are the only bride in our studio. Extra time can be put aside for you if requested in advance, for example if you know you have a few styles in mind to try or have no idea what you are wanting to try.
We offer very limited trial sessions in May and August as these our busiest months of the year.
Weddings take priority, most Saturdays are booked out for weddings. If we do need to reluctantly ask you to reschedule your trial session we will always give two weeks notice if this is due to being booked for a wedding.
Please look to our terms and conditions page for our cancellation policy for trial sessions.
Day of your trial session
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes earlier than your allocated time as we often work on weddings or have other clients before trial sessions.
Location for your trial session:
We have a little studio located at the side of our parents farm and next to our nans bungalow.
The Studio, Marsh Green Farm
Once you have driven to the end of Marsh lane you will see a sign on your left with our company logo, please turn left and drive round the back to the car park, you will pass our studio which will be on your right hand side.
As we have a little stream for the ducks and the car park is made up of stones, I wouldn't advise wearing heels in case its wet outside.
If you are booking a trial session for bridal hair and makeup only and wanting to bring someone with you for advise you are most welcome. If you are wanting to bring more than one person to watch please let us know when booking.
No children under 10 are advised to come to trial sessions unless you are wanting a trial session for a flower girls hair and for her to go after this, bridal trial sessions for hair and makeup can last 2.5-3 hours on a one to one basis which is far too long for a child to wait around for.
As Vicky and Anna can only work on one person at a time, we often have two brides in at the same time unless a private trial has been requested.
Frodsham has a costa, a beautiful park and many eateries if someone is kindly driving you or you are coming as a group.
Prices for weddings booked in 2020:
Bridal consultation hair, lashes and airbrush makeup trial session with confirming times and everything involving our services for your wedding day for 3 hours £110.00
Members of your bridal party consultation hair, lashes and airbrush makeup trial session for 2 hours per person £68.00
At your trial we will begin with a 10-minute consultation to get a good feel for the bridal style you would like us to create. We take into consideration your dress, colours of the day, your hair, hair accessories, your face shape and features and most importantly what will make you happy and give you confidence.
We will give you a booklet to take away which outlines your timetable for your wedding day, confirm location and final payment requirements and any other information that we need you to be aware of for your big day!
Step 4: Your Wedding Day!
The night before
We try to be as organised as possible and will have put a timetable in place that we will discuss with you before the day. If you are staying at a hotel, please text Vicky on 07872 121 523 the evening before your wedding with your room number, if we are arriving early please make the hotel reception aware of this.
If we are travelling to a house and you are aware that it can be difficult to find or sat navs often have problems and send people to the wrong address, please make us aware of this.
If you are aware of any road works that could delay or journey please let us know.
Please remove all makeup, wash hair the night before and blast blow dry unless at your trial session we have advised you to wash your hair on the day. If anyone is having a blow dry only they can wash their hair in the morning or if anyone knows with their hair type their hair needs washing on the morning that is no problem.
Please have all hair clean and dry and not straightened when we arrive unless you are having a blow dry only.
Please discuss what hair styles everyone would like creating before we arrive, this will save time.
Try to have all the little jobs done the night before, such as taking labels off dresses and shoes.
How we work the morning of your wedding:
Things to consider:
You will be given a leaflet when you come for your trial session to show your bridal party who are also using our services on your wedding day before hand, this will save us time on the morning of your wedding as those ladies who have allergies will have already contacted me to make me aware, everyone will already know how we work and be aware of useful dos and don`ts hair and makeup wise.
Depending on the size of your bridal party needing our services and timings I may bring our assistant to help, this will be discussed at your trial session. If you have a small bridal party but would just like to start later and have a lie in or maybe your venue does not allow access until a certain time, you would need to cover the cost of our assistant also if your booking would not normally require our assistant.
We start by bringing all our kit to you and setting up which normally takes about 15 minutes, we have 1-2 high directors seats for applying makeup, a ring light and low seating for hairdressing and a table if needed and a standing mirror.
Being situated near a table is always good and being near natural lighting for makeup is a great help.
If you have a large bridal party please think about this when choosing your location to get ready in, some hotel rooms can be incredibly cramped or houses need furniture moving to accommodate everyone.
If you think the lighting is particularly dark, please let me know as we have a lot of kit to carry and I would not usually bring lighting out of the car but if I know in advance I will carry it to you.
• Makeup: we start by preparing everyone's skin, then applying eye makeup, airbrush base makeup, mascara, false lashes and lastly lip products.
We will always ask if anyone has any preferences or dislikes, allergies and skin types, unless the bride has asked for a particular look prior.
Our style is very elegant and normally for bridesmaids we will choose a look which will suit the dress colour and adapt it to suit each individual, this always looks really nice rather than one person having red lips and another peach when everyone is wearing the same colour dress.
• Hair: After having a quick discussion some hair might be curled and put in pin curls to dress out near the end and some hair might be mostly done all at once but just finished at the very end.
We will discuss hair and what styles everyone is wanting to achieve unless the bride has chosen a particular look, this way we know in what order it is best to prepare hair depending on the styles desired.
• Time to be finished for really depends on travel, your photographer and dress which we will have already discussed with you at your trial session as this will effect the time you need your hair and makeup finished for, lace up dresses take longer to put on!
If you have a veil to be placed in your hair, this is put in once your dress is on unless you have requested to be ready earlier than a hour before you need to leave for your ceremony.
The only thing left to do is get married and enjoy your day!