How much time does it take to complete bridal makeup and attendant makeup on the wedding day?

It takes about two hours to complete a full bridal makeup and hair look and 45 minutes to complete makeup or hair for bridesmaids, mother-of-the bride, and mother-of-the-groom or any other family members. It may take longer for South Asian bridal looks (add in time for draping, jewelry setting, etc.) Upon signing a contract, Empowder will work with you to determine a schedule to ensure the getting-ready process is relaxing and goes smoothly with enough time for everyone to get ready.

What do I need to do on a prepare on my wedding day?

  • Set up an area in front of a window with plenty of natural light, an electrical outlet, and a table for makeup. Set up a lower chair near an electrical outlet, preferably in front of a mirror for hair styling. 

  • Do not apply a facial moisturizer with SPF. Wear no makeup--have a completely bare face.

  • Wear a button-up shirt or robe

  • Avoid washing your hair on the day of. “Second day” hair works best. (If you do wash your hair, make sure your hair is completely dry and do not straighten your hair.)

When should I schedule a trial?

Trials can be scheduled at any time if you would like to do a trial before booking. However, scheduling a trial 2-3 months before your wedding may be best, since you may be more decided on the type of look(s) you want since most of your wedding details may be finalized by this time. 

What should I bring to the trial?

  • Photos of looks you want (from Pinterest, Instagram, etc.)

  • Hair accessories, veil, etc. you will be wearing on your wedding day

  • A white shirt to see how everything will look with your white dress

Is there a travel fee? How far do you travel?

The travel fee will be determined at the consultation and indicated in the contract. Parking and toll fees will also be reimbursed.

We love to travel anywhere you are! Logistics for destination weddings or out-of-state weddings can be determined at the consultation. If your start time is before 6:00 a.m., we will require a one-night hotel stay the night before.

Can I change my look after we have finalized it during my trial?

We suggest scheduling another trial if you change your mind for your look. Based on experience, your wedding day will go much smoother with no changes or very slight changes. Although, we are experience stylists and artists that are prepared for any type of look, it can be very stressful to make these changes on the day of when you do not know what to expect!