What to Expect
Hey there! We're so excited to work with you on your once in a lifetime event! It's an honor to be considered for your big day.
The experience starts right now! Take a look around our website, read our reviews, download our Rates & FAQ guide, check availability for your date, and follow us on our social media pages to get some hair and makeup inspiration. The next step is optional, but highly recommended. Schedule a complimentary consultation call with us to chat about your day and get any lingering questions answered.
The booking process is pretty straightforward. We'll email over a contract that can be filled out electronically, and request a retainer payment to hold the date. From there, you are all set!
The Preparation Stage
Once you’re booked, this is when the fun begins! We’ll guide you through your beauty prep no matter what phase of wedding planning you’re in! We’ll keep you updated via email and social media on things you should be doing at any given time.
Our brides enjoy the full beauty experience with us at our Salon & Spa in Paoli, PA. We’ll take care of your hair color, cuts, brows, lashes, skin care, and spray tans. Our curated services are focused on brides getting ready for the big day. Not only will you feel pampered and relaxed, but you’ll be working with stylists that specialize in brides and tailor their services to meet your wedding beauty goals. Our salon team regularly coordinates with the bridal team to nail down the perfect color and skin prep for the final look on the big day!
60 Days Out
At the 60 day mark, the headcount in your contract is locked in. If you need to make any changes, please email us before this date for any necessary updates! After the 60 day mark, we cannot remove services from your contract but we can always transfer the service to another person in your party if need be. Sometimes we're able to add services if your schedule allows.
45 Days Out
We'll send you a questionnaire at the 45 day mark which will give you the chance to update any important information we need to make your schedule. We'll ask for the getting ready location, vendor contacts, day of contacts, and any requests you have for the schedule ((i.e. My Mom wants go first).
The sooner this is filled out, the sooner we'll be able to work on your Signature Timeline Coordination!
30 Days Out
This is when our Signature Timeline Coordination begins. At this stage, we contact your other vendors to get a sense of their timeline for the day. Then we build an in depth schedule, listing appointment times for every service in the contract, doing our best to accommodate your requests.
We use our "magic formula" when making the schedule to allow everyone to be relaxed and ready with time to spare. As soon as this is complete, it'll be emailed over to you for final approval.
14 Days Out
We'll send over your final schedule and invoice (sooner if we get your timeline information ahead of time). Your final payment is due and can be paid online for your convenience.
3 Days Out
We'll reach out to confirm your location, start, & finish times and make sure you are all set!
This is the day we've all been waiting for!! Our team will arrive at their scheduled time and get set up and ready to go. They'll bring everything including brushes, tools, products, and power strips. We ask that you provide a chair and some table space for each artist. Natural light is the best light for makeup so if you have windows available, this is preferred - however, our artists do bring their own professional lighting as well.
The artists will work through their appointments as scheduled and consult with each attendant at the start of their service. They'll discuss photos of hair and makeup they love (and even ones they don't like) to customize to perfect looks for their clients. We tend to run right on time or ahead of schedule, so we ask for everyone to be ready at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment.
When all services are completed, the artists will provide last minute touchups or changes and take care of everyone's final needs. Then they'll clean up and put everything back just as it was when they arrived. They'll be your best friends by the time they leave and they'll be counting down to when they get to see some photos of the finished look!
We try to wait until a month after the wedding to contact you so you have time to enjoy your first weeks of married life together, but we'll be secretly dying the whole time to see some photos of your big day! We may be stalking your Insta so tag us!!
Once we've worked with you, you're in the family! The best part about having our salon is that we get to keep seeing our brides for beauty services long after the wedding is over! Sometimes we get to work with our brides again as bridesmaids in their friend or family member's wedding, or for maternity shoots and family photos. We have an excellent referral program in place and we're so grateful when our clients pass our information along.