Are prices negotiable/ is there a discount rate? No, pricing is firm. All prices reflect my training, kit costs, skill set, tools, and time.
Do you offer airbrush makeup? No, at this time I only offer traditional makeup application. I prefer the look and feel of my brushes/ sponges, and traditional makeup.
How do you clean your products/ tools? Sanitation is so important! I use a multi-step process to clean not only my brushes and tools, but my products as well! Brushes are deep cleaned (water/brush soap), and finished off with 70% Isopropyl alcohol. Powder products are sprayed with alcohol, and any cream products are taken out using a stainless steel spatula and tray. Disposable mascara wands and lip wands are also used. Kelsey also follows standard Cosmetology cleaning procedures.
I have a lot of people needing makeup, can you accommodate? Yes! I have done bridal parties of 13 people before. We just need to have time management in place. For parties larger than 13, I require a second artist. Kelsey can also work larger parties, but a second hair stylist may also be required.
Do you also offer hair services? Yes! Starting in late 2020, Kelsey is joining Hillary Fay Studios and will be available for weddings and other events.
Do I need to do a trial run? I strongly encourage you to book a trial run. This is a great time to meet face-to-face, and go in depth about your skin type, makeup preferences, and to nail down your desired makeup look. It's also perfect to book your makeup & hair trials together!
Can I/ should I bring my own makeup? Only under extreme circumstances will I use your own makeup (severe allergies, etc). My insurance only covers products within my own kit, so for safety reasons, I use makeup from there only.
What brand of makeup do you use? I use many! People have a wide variety of skin types and features. In order to accommodate all of those, I use a wide range of brands! Anything from MAC, Makeup Forever, and Estee Lauder, to Charlotte Tilbury.
Are lashes included in the price? Yes- they absolutely are!
How far in advance should I book? Like other wedding vendors, we typically book about a year in advance. Peak season wedding dates are typically May through October. During those months, we book a year or more in advance.
What can I expect on my wedding day? I/ we will arrive a bit early to our determined start time to ensure I am setup and ready to go. From there, I will work with each client receiving services to create a custom look for them. Of course, I will take a bit of extra time with the bride to make sure things are perfect! I bring with me: a full makeup kit, chair, table, and lighting system. I prefer to setup near a window or natural light for best results. Kelsey brings: a stool/ chair, suitcase of tools, and will require outlets.
Cover Photo by: Amelia Marie Photography
Vermont Makeup & Hair Artistry Be Bold. Be Beautiful. Contact: Htfay93@gmail.com // 802-373-3149