We offer special event airbrush makeup artistry and hair styling services on site to the location of your choosing. Our mobile studio comes complete with studio makeup chairs and specialty makeup lighting. We also have two studios conveniently located in North Dallas and McKinney, Texas.
Our artists all have received specialized training in the art of bridal and editorial makeup and hair styling/arranging. We use a variety of premium products, including airbrush makeup, giving you a beautiful, flawless finish and long lasting, waterproof, tear-proof result unlike anything you'd receive at a makeup counter. Our hair styling methods are designed for both beauty and longevity.
Due to the size of our team, we are able to serve virtually any size wedding party in as little as two hours. Large bridal parties are our specialty!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I really need a makeup artist/hair stylist? Can I even afford one?
No doubt about it, weddings are expensive. You've probably already made a significant investment in your photography. But I can guarantee you, the one way to ensure that you hate every single one of those expensive photographs is to hate the way you look in them. Hiring a seasoned makeup artist is a worthwhile investment in your photography. Having your makeup done by a professional will ensure that your photographs will look best and timeless. Even if you do your own makeup daily, makeup for photography is different and the products used are different. Remember, these photos will last you a lifetime. Additionally, on-site hair and makeup services will play a huge role in allowing you to relax and enjoy being pampered on your special day stress-free. For more info on this topic, check out our interview with Altar Ego Weddings!
What do I need to do to book you?
A signed electronic contract and $500 retainer (which can also be paid electronically via credit card) will reserve your date. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event.
Can I have a trial run BEFORE booking?
Sure we can do that for you, but please understand the date will not be reserved until a contract and retainer are in place. We do not hold dates pending trial runs. Trial runs consist of going over your wedding details, discussing any pertinent beauty and grooming considerations prior to the wedding, and finally going over the hair and makeup inspiration looks you have in mind for yourself. Will will make recommendations as needed, and once we have an agreed upon game plan, we will execute the hair and makeup looks on you, and will go back and make adjustments as necessary based on your feedback. We then take photographs and notes so we can replicate the look again on your wedding day. This appointment is limited to 2.5 hours.
How far in advance should clients book your services?
The sooner the better! 3-8 months in advance is typical, but a year or more isn't out of the question. If you're wanting to book last minute, go ahead and contact us! You never know, we could still be available!
I have a lot of girls and a very short window of time for us all to get ready. Can you accommodate us?
If your schedule is flexible - not to worry, we automatically include as many artists as necessary to get your entire party done within 5.5 hours. But if you have a tight timeline the day of your wedding, and also a large wedding party, we are still more than able to accommodate you! Additional artists can be added as necessary to meet your scheduling needs and will be charged as a flat $200 fee in addition to the per/person styling fees. Typically the additional artist fee only kicks in with extreme circumstances, such as you have 12 girls that all need hair and makeup within a 2-4 hour window. If you aren’t sure about your circumstances, fill out our request a quote form and let us know about your timeline in the notes section.
Do you have a studio? Do you come to me?
Yes and yes! We typically do consultations, trial runs, bridal / engagement portrait hair & makeup and all other "pre-wedding" appointments in-studio, However we are also available to come on site to you for those appointments for an additional travel fee. On wedding days travel on site to your location is included (within the DFW Metro) when you have at least 6 hair or makeup services. If you don't have that many services, or you're out of the metroplex, we can still come on site to your location for an additional fee. Please request a quote for more details.
What is your cancellation policy?
There are no refunds given due to a cancellation after the contract and retainer are in place, and the full balance is owed in the case of a cancellation within 30 days of the event. We require payment in advance for any hair/makeup appointments that are booked outside of a wedding contract.
I have a multi-day event, do you offer me any discounts?
Please request a quote and give us some details in the comments so we can give you a customized quote.
Can you cover a tattoo? Yes we can! We have been trained by experts in this field, and use waterproof, transfer resistant makeup. Price for tattoo cover is approximately $25/square inch. Please measure your tattoo and send a picture of the tattoo to email@example.com and we will give you a customized quote.
Can you stay on site for touch-ups? Can you come back and change my makeup or hair into a different style for the reception?
We are happy to accommodate these special requests. Our Full Service Experience package is $375 and includes approximately 3 hours of on-site styling and touch-up services once the initial hair and makeup services are complete, or our hourly rate will apply for a la carte bookings. Please request a quote and let us know more about your needs.
Do you charge extra for early morning events?
We'll get up early for you! Any wedding services with a start time earlier than 7am will be assessed a fee of $75/hour/artist for each hour before 7am. In some cases accommodations for the artists may be requested for the night prior to the event. Often times our brides opt to add an additional artist (see above) or two so they can sleep in a bit longer on the wedding day as opposed to paying the early morning start fee.
Is gratuity included automatically?
Gratuities are left to the discretion of our clients and are not reflected in our pricing. However they are always greatly appreciated if you feel you have received excellent service.
What kind of makeup do you use?
Most of the brand names in my kit are not ones you will recognize as they are considered professional, not consumer, brands. Therefore you won't find them in department stores. These brands offer the most beautiful finish, the best longevity and the highest performance. Several of the products I use are also available for purchase as part of the professional makeup line, Limelight by Alcone!
What hair styling services do you provide?
Our stylists provide dry hair styling/arranging services for special events and photoshoots, and blow-out services upon request.
Can you recommend a place to buy my hair accessories or veil?
YES! I am so excited that we've recently partnered with Hair Comes the Bride who makes fabulous bridal hair combs, clips, flowers, headbands and veils! Check them out at www.haircomesthebride.com and use discount code ErinBlair10 for 10% off!
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, extensions, false eyelashes, etc)
Airbrush makeup is included in all our pricing upon request or the artist's discretion. At your trial run we will discuss if airbrush is the best choice is for you. False lashes are included in all our pricing. If you have questions about other specialty services, just ask!
Do you give lessons?
Absolutely! In fact, a complimentary makeup lesson is included for all wedding bookings once the wedding has passed. I also am happy to set up a small group or 1:1 makeup lesson with you outside of a wedding booking. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's set something up!
Do you only do weddings?
Absolutely not! Erin Blair Gobin and her team are available for commercial photo/video shoots,editorial work, runway, films and any other makeup and hair need you can think of! We even have artists on our team who specialize in body painting and special effects! For day rate information, please email us at email@example.com.