How do I book you for my wedding?
First, complete your bridal profile. Once you complete your bridal profile the next step is to book a phone consultation with me. I set up this touchpoint so that I have a full understanding of your needs before drafting an agreement. This consultation is also to ensure that we are a good fit for each other. Energy is everything! After the phone consultation, I'll email you an invoice (50% retainer) and agreement for signature.
Do bridal packages include a trial/preview and when should I book mine?
Bridal packages include a 2-hour trial/preview where we create your dream bridal look from start to finish. This appointment should be booked 2-3 months before the wedding date. Previews are held at Kreative Images Salon in Richmond, VA
What if I want to try you out before booking?
I definitely understand the try before you buy. Nobody wants to be stuck in a contract they don't want. For that reason, you are able to book a standard appointment with me here
How should I prepare for my preview or any makeup appointment?
I ask that each client come with a clean, makeup-free face with eyebrows groomed. It is common to believe that the makeup artist will fix your brows and I certainly will, but you will get the most flawless look with freshly waxed, tweezed, or threaded brows and facial hair removed.
Do I need a trial/preview for my bridesmaids, mother, etc.?
No. If you want to add that on it's totally available to you but not required for booking
Will you be able to match my skin tone?
Great question! I've been a makeup artist for 7 years and I've trained with some of the best educators in the field. I can assure you that I can match every unique skin tone and work with every skin type there is.
What if I need to reschedule my wedding?
In your bridal service agreement, there is language that protects both you and me in the event that you have to move your wedding date. 50% retainer fees are non-refundable no matter the reason. However, you may apply your paid retainer to your reschedule date. In the event of a total cancellation, the fees will not be returned. On case by case scenarios, I will work with you to book another service on a future date (makeup lessons, photography, etc.)
What if I don't know what I want?
That's totally normal! Sometimes I find with my brides that it's easier to determine what you "don't" want than what you do want. We can work from there. It's also helpful to do hashtag searches on Instagram or bridal makeup searches on Pinterest for inspiration.
What makeup do you use?
My makeup kit has a plethora of professional grade and prestige products like Temptu, Danessa Myricks, Artistry, etc. It also includes some tried and true affordable brands like Juvia's Place, Black Opal, and Covergirl. I use products that fit your unique skin needs. The most important part of makeup is skin prep! My go-to product line is Artistry.
Do makeup applications come with lashes?
Yes, all applications come with optional lashes. It will be a strip lash or small clusters depending on your eye shape. The price is the same regardless of lash selection
Do you have a team?
Yes. For larger wedding parties (5+) people I will have 1-2 professional artists accompany me.
How long does the makeup application take?
Bridesmaid and attendant applications are 1 hour. Bride applications are 2 hours. For the wedding day I create a makeup/getting ready schedule so that each person has an appointment time. That way there's one less thing for you to worry about!
Do you travel to me on the wedding day?
Absolutely! I travel wherever you will be for your convenience. There may be additional travel fees if your location is outside of Richmond, VA area.
5522-A Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228
Tel: 757 828 6656 | candicehardymua.com
Bridal & Wedding Makeup Artist
Richmond, VA | Charlottesville, VA | Hampton Roads, VA | Northern, VA |Washington DC