Katie Reay Scott

Hair & Makeup Artist

 
 

FAQ’s




Q. HOW CAN I SECURE MY WEDDING DATE IN YOUR DIARY?
A. Due to the high volume of enquiries received, your booking should be confirmed at least 6 months prior to the wedding date. The date can then be secured in my diary on receipt of a £100 deposit, which also covers the trial cost.
(This is non refundable)

Q. CAN I CHOOSE TO HAVE JUST HAIR OR JUST MAKEUP?
A. Yes or any combination, for instance the bride’s hair and makeup and just the bridesmaids’ makeup. A trial must be carried out for the bride and is recommended for other key people. A discount is given on larger parties.

Q. HOW SOON BEFORE MY WEDDING SHOULD I BOOK A TRIAL?
A. The trial is usually done 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding. We believe the key to ensuring you look exactly as you want to is to spend plenty of time understanding the style and theme of your day, discussing your ideas and venue. It is helpful if you can collect magazine cuttings of hair and makeup styles that you particularly like.
We will then try out different colours and styles until your desired look is achieved.
We will make a detailed log of the colours and styles used so that the look can be readily recreated on your big day.

Q. WHAT IF I DECIDE TO CANCEL MY BOOKINGS?
A. If you decide to cancel, two months’ notice is required otherwise a cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost will be charged.

Q. WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT TERMS?
A. Once the deposit is paid and you have had your trial the full balance is required no later than 14 days prior to the wedding.

Q. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DO MY HAIR AND MAKEUP ON THE DAY?
A. The time varies, but allow an hour for the bride’s makeup and 30 minutes each for the bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom. Approximately the same time to style your hair. Early starts catered for!

Q. SHOULD MY MAKEUP BE DONE AFTER MY HAIR IS STYLED?
A. This varies for each person. Usaully I set the hair then begin the makeup and finish off the hair and see how it all balances and adjust to suit.

Q.WHICH AREAS DO YOU COVER?
A. I am based in Oxfordshire and also cover Berkshire, Buckinghamshire,
Gloucestershire and London. Mileage is charged at .45p per mile.

Q ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO STAY ALL DAY?
A. Yes. The service is a bespoke service and I come to you before the wedding to do your hair and makeup up and then follow you to the church and onto the reception where we are on hand for your hair and makeup needs during the taking of photographs. We are also available to stay for longer and pamper your guests with a hair tidy, file and polish, make up refresh, or a back, head, neck and shoulder massage in a massage chair. And not forgetting the children, we can also entertain them with glitter tattoos and nail art!

Q. ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO DO OTHER TREATMENTS PRIOR TO THE
WEDDING DAY?
A. Yes, I am qualified to do waxing, facials, manicures and pedicures, massage (Hot stone, Thai, Swedish or Sports massage), eyelash tinting or perming. The treatments can either be carried out at your home or in our studio- The Retreat.

Q. I WOULD LOVE A FUN HEN/ PAMPER PARTY. CAN YOU DO THIS?
A. Yes! Tell us what treatments you would like and we will tailor make a package to suit. Depending on the size of your party you can have from one to six therapists pampering you, your family and friends. We can also come and relax you the night before your wedding; this is very popular with brides and their mothers as their special time before the big day.

Q. WHICH COSMETICS DO YOU USE?
A. Top end products for example, Mac, Chanel, Urban Decay, Bobby Brown, YSL and occasionally other brands that are favoured by the industry. For hair products we like Bumble and Bumble. For waxing – PHD as this is the most hygienic wax system on the market. Facial products are all organic, botanical formulations, containing no artificial colours or fragrance. Naturally paraben, petrochemical and sulphate free. Nail varnishes are all OPI.

Q. DO YOU OFFER MAKEUP LESSONS?
A. Yes – group or individual lessons are available.