FAQ

What Makes Captivating Beauty The Best Choice?
  • Captivating Beauty is one of the only companies in Northern MN that offers AIRBRUSH MAKEUP.

  • Award Winning Team – The WeddingWire Couples Choice Award for 2016 & 2017

  • On-Site Services – Captivating Beauty offers a convenient and luxurious service by coming right to you. Our prices include up to 30 miles of travel for FREE!

  • Large Groups – Captivating Beauty is equipped for large groups.

  • Our Bride’s Have Spoken – Our bride’s have spoken and they’ve reviewed us on WeddingWire and The Knot

What services do your offer?

Complete makeup services include traditional or airbrush applications for a full range of skin tones. Add temporary strip lashes or individual eyelashes to enhance your look.We specialize in hair and airbrush makeup services for brides and their bridal parties, mothers, grandmothers, and any relative or friend of the bride and groom are welcome too! Hairstyle selections include up-dos, half-up, all down, blow-out styling (which is a wet to dry style) with curling/flat iron if desired, and Babe hair extension additions and styling or clip in extensions.

What is the deposit for?

A Non-refundable deposit is due upon booking. This will go toward your final balance for services. The deposit assures your date is reserved. We can not hold dates without a deposit.

How long will it take to complete wedding day services for me and my bridal party?

This is discussed in length at the trial run and is customized for each bride and bridal party. Our goal is a relaxed, yet organized schedule.

Which brands of cosmetics do you use?

Our makeup artists use professional, photo ready products: If you have allergies we will discuss this during the trial.

May I bring my own cosmetics?

If you have a favorite lip liner or color please bring it with you. Unless you plan on purchasing the lipstick from the makeup artist, please bring your own lipstick. 

How should I prepare for on-site services on my wedding day?

To ensure that your hair and makeup services flow smoothly, we recommend the following:

  • Provide a chair near an electrical outlet for hair stylist & makeup artist
  • A high stool for the makeup artist along with a table for her products
  • Ample lighting is beneficial for makeup services; natural light is the absolute best
  • Wear a button up shirt or robe.
  • Avoid washing hair the day of the wedding; “Second day” hair works best. Unless your hair looks oily etc…please wash day of
  • Dry hair that has not been flat-ironed works best for all styles.
  • Clean skin no moisturizer or other skincare products.
  • Please have a space cleared off and ready for us to set up before we arrive at your wedding location.

Do the makeup and hair rates for the bride include a practice run/trial before the wedding day? What does the trial include?

We have packages the do include a trial run and packages that do not….this is totally up to the bride.

Makeup trials include a consultation and application. Hair trials include a consultation and up to 2 styles.

A trial before the wedding day is highly recommended so that you are assured that you will have the exact look you want the day of your wedding. With that being said, we have done many weddings without a trial run and our brides were so happy with the outcome.

We have found that trial runs typically work best a few days before the wedding or up to 2 weeks prior to make sure the looks are up-to-date and on-trend. We prefer to do trials Monday – Thursday so we can accommodate our wedding commitments. Sorry no trial runs on weekends those are reserved for our brides:)

Where are consultations/trials?

In our studio

Are trials available for the bridal party too?

Trials are available for the bridal party upon request and are the same cost as the day of service.

How many people can we accommodate for wedding day services?

We can accommodate a bridal party of any size for makeup and hair.

What items should I bring to the trial?

  •  Before the trial run email photos of hairstyles/makeup that you would like to try.
  •  We also like pictures of the bride before the trial run.
  •  Veils or flowers that you plan to wear in your hair.
  •  Any lip color that you would like to try during the trial.
  •  List of allergies to any products.
  • Please wear a white shirt or if your wedding dress is Ivory – Ivory
  • Please come without makeup/skincare on, and have clean, dry hair

How long does each person’s service take on the wedding day?

A good rule of thumb is 30-45 minutes per person, per service with the exception of the bride. The bride’s hair and makeup will each take around 45 minutes.

Please make sure we have someone in our chair at all times this ensures the bride that timing will flow perfectly for her wedding day. For each 15 mins that an artist has to wait a $25 fee will be  charged to the credit card on file. Late starts & delays will throw off the timeline, and services may be cut short.

Is gratuity included in pricing for services?

We do not charge a mandatory 18% gratuity that most charge. We feel this is up to the discretion of our bride. If you choose to tip our artists they will take cash the day of the wedding.

Is there a travel fee?

We do not charge a travel fee within a 30 mile radius of our studio. If we travel outside of our 30 miles radius, 57 per mile will be applied to the total amount of miles driven (round trip. per artist) These fees will be quoted at the time of booking and included in your final bill.

How is payment accepted?

Payments are processed via cc unless other arrangements are made.  The remaining payment is processed by Captivating Beauty 1 month to the wedding via the credit card we have on file for you. Only one payment is made for the entire wedding party. Most brides send a message to their wedding party with the cost of services well before the wedding so that they have plenty of  time to pay you before the final payment is due.  All add-ons can be paid the day of with either cash or cc.