How do I book an appointment?
For all makeovers and wedding consultation inquiries, you can visit the book now page to express your interest in booking an appointment. Retainer fees can be paid via CashApp (cash.me/$jessicawatkins7), PayPal (paypal.me/jessicamariewatkins) or a time can be set up to meet in person if you prefer not to pay through an online processing company. For all other inquiries (makeup lessons and commercial work), please visit the contact page.
*Please submit a request to contact us before submitting any retainer fees to ensure the availability of your date!*
How do I book for my wedding? How far in advance should I book my wedding?
Your consultation with us is always free! Your wedding day is extremely important and we know that having the opportunity to sit down and speak with us about your makeup desires for the day is imperative before paying any deposits.
We can meet at a central location or at Jessica’s in-home studio and you can review our contract and bridal makeup packages. Your wedding date can be secured at that time as well. Retainer fees can be paid with cash or via PayPal.
Brides usually book their wedding dates 6-12 months in advance. We recommend booking as early as possible to prevent potential schedule conflicts.
How far in advance should I schedule my pre-wedding trial and where will it be?
We recommend scheduling your pre-wedding trial 4-5 months in advance. During peak wedding season, June to September, we ask that your pre-wedding trial be scheduled during the week days.
Pre-wedding trials within the Greater Dayton area are currently performed at Jessica’s in-home studio. Locations outside of these areas can be performed at your home or Jessica’s in-home studio.
Can I do a pre-wedding trial before I commit?
Absolutely! If you want to try our services before making a further commitment, you will be charged the pre-wedding trial rate which is listed in our makeup services section under ‘weddings.’
Will you travel to our location?
Absolutely! Travel fees depend on the service but the information you need is listed below!
For makeovers: Typically, our makeover clients come to us (currently Jessica’s in-home studio). A quote for travel will be provided to a makeover client desiring an on-location service.
For commercial/editorial: The terms and conditions for commercial/editorial travel will be discussed once information for the job is confirmed. Please provide all details in the ‘contact’ section of our website.
For weddings: A quote for travel will be provided to you upon booking.
For locations outside these areas, please contact us for a special rate! Ask us about our special pricing for destination weddings!
How do I make my final payment? Is gratuity included or required?
Final payments can be made with cash, debit/credit card or via CashApp/PayPal. Please note: Final payments using a debit/credit card incur a 5% transaction fee.
Gratuity is not included or required! If you feel our artists have provided exceptional service, providing a tip for such service is much appreciated!
What kinds of products do you use? How do you sanitize them? Will they cause my skin to break out?
All of our products are professional quality and are thoroughly cleaned after each usage. We use a professional brush cleaner to deep clean brushes after each use and use disposable wands for many things, including mascara, and individual 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes to keep our products free from bacteria. We also make sure to keep our hands clean, thoroughly washing before, during and after each client and we keep hand sanitizer on deck! We are aware that some clients prefer for our artists to wear gloves during makeup applications, and if you prefer that, we are happy to accommodate!
We do ask each client to provide a list of allergies or skin concerns prior to receiving a makeup service so that our artists know which products to avoid, if any. If you have a latex allergy, eczema or any other major skin concern, please let us know so that we can be prepared to keep you safe! Cleanliness and safety are our top priorities when applying makeup!
Do you offer airbrush makeup?
Our techniques are comparable to airbrush makeup and our clients praise the natural, flawless looks created without using airbrush machines. Though we do not offer airbrush services at this time, we are always looking to add new services and seek to stay up-to-date on current makeup trends, so please check back often! We welcome potential clients to try our services and decide for yourself if our techniques measure up!
Do I need to show pictures of the type of makeup look I want?
We love to see inspiration photos from our regular clients and brides! Anything you have a photo of that would help us get inspired, bring it on!
For brides, it is helpful to provide an idea of your dress, hairstyle, wedding colors and desired look for the day (natural, glam, fall-inspired, etc.). If you have makeup ideas for the rest of your bridal party, let us know that as well!