does joy use airbrush makeup for her clients/brides?
The #1 ASKED question!
Believe it or not, every bride you've seen Joy do has not been "airbrushed" -
Joy has taken many classes and certifications for airbrush, worked with many brands of airbrush, however she just isn't ever fully happy with the final result of airbrushing and CHOOSES not to use on her clients.
Keep in mind, Airbrushing is a technique, not an overall finish. She doesn't find it last longer, looks any more flawless, or transfers any less. She encourages all her brides who have their hearts set on airbrush, to try a trial with an artist who offers it (after all that's what trials are for) and then come for a trial with Joy. Compare photos, longevity, and overall look and pick what's best for YOU!
We do use a product called AIRFLASH by Dior Cosmetics, on some brides and many bridesmaids, a form of airbrush makeup.
Airflash is an Airbrush/Traditional Foundation hybrid, that provides the skin a skin-like lightweight flawless coverage. Joy customizes every trial to YOU as the bride, and may use a different more fitting foundation for your needs, however, this is an option!
How DO I book my wedding date and trial?
1)Go to the BRIDAL tab above, on the left side is a message box, this will email Joy directly. She will respond in 2 to 3 business days!
*Please put full name and a correct phone number, as well the date of your wedding. Be sure to use an email you have access too!
2)If your wished for date is available, the next step would be to pay a deposit to hold the date off Joy's calendar. The $50 deposit will need to be made to her to hold your date!
3)If you'd like to book a trail, do that no later then 60 days prior to the wedding date
TO BOOK YOUR TRIAL-
Go to BOOKING tab above, on the right side is a service menu, find the Bridal Trial or Ultimate Bridal Trial and book that way. We suggest a weekday for all trials.
What if I want to book my trial before paying any deposits?
Great question! You can 100% book a trial before paying the $50 deposit to hold your wedding date, however its not recommended! If that deposit is not paid, that date is open to anyone who wants to book that date! Joy does not make courtesy calls, or reach out to just inquires as it would be overwhelming. You would just be taking your chances that that date stays open for you!
how does the deposit work?
The $50 deposit is applied to the overall cost on the day of your wedding! The deposit is NON REFUNDABLE if you decide to cancel Joy's services, cancel your wedding, move the date to a date we cannot attend, etc.
How soon should I book my appointment?
Whenever you feel is best! Joy books up very quickly and accepts appointments and weddings all year round. We suggest you book as soon as you know you want her for your big event- a non refundable deposit can be paid ($50) to hold your date
How does travel work, can she travel long distances?
YES! Basic travel is included with the cost of FULL BRIDAL MAKEUP, 15 MINS from Base Location in Maplewood, MO. If your location exceeds 15 MINS, it's $1 per min, there and back.
Here's an example:
*30 mins of total travel time, there and back, would be $15 Dollars, as 15 mins is included with the cost of the bridal makeup
*60 mins of total travel, 30 mins there and 30 mins back, would be $45 dollars total travel fee
Travel to appointments-
Flight rates can also be discussed if driving is not an option for Joy, with a hotel stay provided and meal fees.
Joy will also charge a daily fee for time away of $100, as Joy wouldn't normally be away from her studio, so the pricing reflects LOST business.
*GRATUITY of 18% will be factored in for all on location weddings/events
What if I want joy to come to multiple locations?
There is a relocation fee of $50 per artist will be added, if you wish to have our stylist travel to one locations (ie hotel) unpack/pack then travel to an additional location (ie venue)
How Do I book an regular appointment, or hair, not bridal appointment with Joy?
Go to the BOOKING tab above, and you can select a service and the date and request your appointment there. You will receive text confirmation when the appointment is confirmed!
Can joy style my hair too?
Yes, hair was Joy's first passion! She loves to style hair, and would love to speak to you about your styling needs! Why hire a hair stylist if you can get two for one? She also is excepting new color, and extension clients!
How does joy do large
Easy, she has a wonderful team of artist she trust and has worked with for years, who have a similar style to hers, and they go through one on one lessons with Joy monthly!
*See Meet The Team section above, any party to large for just 3 artist, Joy has other artist she trust and knows she can call on. As long as ample time is given to contact and confirm with the artist
Does Joy have a cancelation fee?
Yes, $50 will be taken from your card for any late, or no show appointments.
For weddings, large parties, or special events. This will be in the contracted agreement you guys work out prior to the date
Does Joy know how to do my skin tone?
Joy has worked with every skin tone, type and texture and has years of experience working with all races, ages and sexes. The answer is YES absolutely!
I have Hair extensions, can Joy still do my hair?
YES! Joy has worked with extensions for years, it all depends on the style of extensions, and what they are made of. This can be talked about during the trail!
I don't want to get lashes, do I still owe Joy the total cost of the makeup?
Yes, Joy's base price for a full face is $80, with or without lashes. You can choose to get lashes, or pass on them, but the price will stay at that price for the hour service. She almost always recommends them for any special occasion!
What line does Joy use?
Anything that is a good product! Joy is a trained makeup artist by MAC Cosmetics, but she uses many other brands; Laura Mercier, Nars, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Too Faced, Dior, Tarte, etc. She adores many lines, and only uses products that she feels are the best for her clients needs!
What if I don't normally wear makeup and don't want to look over done?
Joy is highly skilled at LISTENING! She does an extensive investigation of what you want, who you are, takes into account what your normal day to day look is! She will ask questions to find what is best for you, but she will also give you advise on what she feels you will love and be comfortable with!
I don't know what kind of look I want?
Look for inspiration! Look at magazines, look through Instagram, Pinterest; Keep in mind, these photos are for inspiration and to show Joy the expectations you have for your looks outcome.
Can I buy makeup from Joy?
Not at the moment. Joy does not sell products, she however can make recommendations for you to buy with her personal shopping service *See Services above in menu
In fact, she provides a chart of products used if requested at the end of your service, with locations you can purchase.
Can Joy teach me to do my own makeup?
Absolutely, she offers one on one lessons with her clients. 2 hours of one on one time! She even offers a service add on to record the lesson and a video will be sent directly to you within 2 business days!
*If you want to use your own person makeup, and just learn to use what you have better, Joy is more then willing to work your current items into her lesson*