Frequently Asked Questions

To get you started, here are some of our most frequently asked questions by brides.

Do you do trials? Are they required for brides?

Yes and Yes! We feel makeup and hairstyling is so personal, it must be tailored to each client's specific style and facial features. We require a trial run for bridal services. Trials are separate from wedding day services, to see our bridal packages Click Here. Trial sessions are available during weekdays only. This is the best time for us to get to know each other, and for us to fully grasp your needs as a Bride. 

We use this consultation to give you a taste of our artistry style, while getting to know you, your preferences and any ideas you may have. 

We like to test different products, colors, and styles on you and make adjustments together so that your makeup is exactly what you are looking for on your big day! It’s truly a team effort, and your word is very important to us.

I’m having a destination wedding and won’t come in early enough for a trial, what can I do?

If you’ve got a destination wedding and you may not be able to meet with us until the week of wedding, we can schedule your trial session sometime during the week you’re here or even the day before your wedding. If you will not be coming in early enough for a trial session we can schedule a video meeting to get your style and preferences across. We will create a special package for you where we include extra time to achieve your desired hair and makeup look.

When and where do trials take place? And how long do they take?

Trial sessions take place at Tangles Hair Salon, located at 5925 McArdle Rd, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412. Traveling to you for a trial is currently not an option, we apologize for any inconvenience. We like to schedule a trial between 3-6 months in advanced. A makeup trial session takes between 1 and a half to 2 hours and a Hairstyling trial session takes about an hour if no hair extensions will be used. We recommend booking both hair and makeup trials at the same time so you can get a feel of how you will look. During this time we can create a look together, talk logistics and really get to know your face and hair. Trial sessions are available during weekdays only.

How do I prepare for my bridal trial session?

When brides book us we always send them our infographics to help them prep for wedding day but here are some ideas of what you can do.


Bridal Hairstyling

Make sure your hair is clean and dry. Do not use any hot tools such as a flat or curling iron. Do not use any hair products such as mousse, gel, spray, or oils. Make sure to bring your veil and any bridal hair accesories you plan on using. If possible wear a white or ivory shirt to mimic your dress. This will give you a better idea of how you will look on wedding day. If you’re planning to wear hair extensions on wedding day make sure you set up a consultation with us prior to your trial session, during this time we can guide you into buying the right hair extensions, amount of hair needed, color, etc. If you already own some please be sure to still set up a consultation before your trial session.

Bridal Makeup

Make sure to come in without makeup on for your trial session. If you have any hair above your lip, or excess hair on your face or brows, it might show with your makeup application. 

 To have maximum results with your makeup application it is important to come in with a clean face that is hair free. You can schedule an appointment prior to your trial session.

Do I have to bring my own foundation?

You do not need to bring your own foundation as we provide everything we need for a makeup application. If there is a foundation you absolutely love or have sensitive skin and would like to use your own, you are welcome to bring it to your makeup trial session.

You had me at Hello! How do I book?

You can start by filling our wedding inquiries (click the button below). To save the date and time we require 50% of your total Quote amount as a deposit and a signed contract. Once we receive those 2 things the date is yours!

Wedding Inquiries

Can you travel to me?

If your wedding is on a Saturday we can travel to you at the location of your choice if you have a bridal party of 4 or more per service. Weekday weddings do not require a minimum. Travel fees are determined by getting ready location.

Do you require a deposit? How much and when is the total amount due?

Yes, to book we require 50% of your total quote as a deposit, the remaining balance is due the day before your wedding. Deposits are non-refundable in a cancellation.

Do you accept different payments from bridesmaids?

No. As the bride you pay all deposits and final balances, and it is your responsibility to collect payment from your bridal party. For gratuity, or day-of add-ons like lashes we can accept cash and zelle payments.

How do I pay my deposit, and how do I pay on wedding day?

When you're ready to book I will send an invoice to your email in which you will be able to pay online. Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover cards are accepted.  You can also use Apple Pay or Google Pay. The week of wedding day you will receive another invoice in your email for the remaining balance, you can pay it at any time before the wedding day.

How far in advance is the best time to book?

You should book as soon as you have a wedding date and know how many ladies are requesting hair and makeup. Here at Hair and Makeup by Lulu we open our bookings up to 18 months in advanced.

Im I ready to submit for a quote?

It’s important that you know the exact date and time of your wedding day as well as the exact number of people in your bridal party who will be needing hair and makeup services. Without this information, we don’t know when to have your hair and makeup ready by or if we are available during the time frame you need us. Once you know these details you’re ready to inquire for hair and makeup services. If you’re engaged but you do not have these details yet, don’t worry! In the meantime you can browse through our website and social media to get to know us better! Take advantage of our free bridal guides such as the 10 things you should know before booking a hair and makeup artist, as well as our other free guides. Also take a look at our portfolio and share our prices with your bridal party to see who else would love to be pampered on wedding day. When you’re ready, fill out our wedding inquiries form to receive your personalized quote.

If I cancel, can I get my deposit back?

No. If you choose to cancel your wedding entirely (whether due to personal choice or COVID-19) Depending on the timing, you may be released from any final payment, but the deposit is non-refundable in a cancellation. This is due to the fact that we put in a significant amount of time in communicating with you leading up to your wedding day, we also reserve services for your wedding day and turn down other weddings/bookings.

What happens to my deposit/final payment if I have to postpone my wedding?

If you have to postpone due to COVID-19, we can transfer the initial deposit to a new date without additional cost or penalty. In the event this happens the final payment amount would be transferred to a timeline that fits the new date. 

If we are not available for your new wedding date, deposits will not be refundable as we have held your original date and turned down other weddings.

What kind of makeup do you use?

I take pride in using quality professional products for traditional makeup. I like to use different brands to be able to provide you with the best possible makeup services according to your needs. To name a few brands in my kit...

Estee Lauder

MAC Cosmetics 

Dr. Brandt

 Benefit

NARS

Laura Mercier

Dermablend🌱🐰

IT Cosmetics🌱🐰

Tarte🌱🐰

Cover FX🌱🐰

Anastasia Beverly Hills🌱🐰

Urban Decay🌱🐰

Smashbox🌱🐰

Too Faced🌱🐰

RCMA🌱🐰

Cosrx 🌱🐰

 Colourpop🌱🐰

I do NOT provide airbrushed makeup. Some brands in my kit are vegan 🌱 and cruelty free 🐰 while others are not.

Do you provide a bridal touch-up kit?

Absolutely! A bridal touch-up kit is essential and every bride should have one on her wedding day! I will provide you with the must-haves to keep you looking flawless all day!

 

Here are some of the essentials I like to include in your touch up kit:

* Sponges (non latex wedges)

* Oil Blotting Sheets- for shine control

* Loose Powder in a small container

* Bobbi Pins

* Lip Wands

* Small container with lipstick to touch up

* Straws

* Mints

* Tissues- for happy tears

* Band-aids 

*Tooth brush wisp on-the-go

*1 Makeup remover Wipe 

*Surprise Bonus Items