FAQ

Booking

 

Q: Where are you located?

A: I am based in Miami, FL but I travel all over South and Southwest Florida (and the rest of the U.S.) for large groups and weddings. 

My Home Studio is located in Little Havana/Brickell area of Miami (zip code 33130).

 

Q: How do I book an appointment?

A: For all in studio appointments: Book In Studio. There you can see pricing, availability, and request appointments for approval. If you are unsure, please fill out our Bridal Inquiry Form or Non Bridal Inquiry Form.

For all other out of studio appointments and services, fill out our Bridal Inquiry Form or Non Bridal Inquiry Form. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response Monday-Thursday and a little extra time on the weekends.

 

Services

 

Q: I do not wear makeup very often. Does the price vary for very basic makeup?

A: All makeup services are a set rate.

Q: How should payments be made?

A: Deposits/retainers are made via Cashapp, Venmo or Zelle. Final balances are cash only. 

Q: If I do not want a full face of makeup, do you offer just eyes?

A: I exclusively offer full face makeup applications. We can definitely do a more natural look, but a cohesive makeup look is a must!

Q: Do you come to me or do I go to you? What is your travel policy?

A: Bridal previews and most one on one appointments are held in my studio in Miami, FL.

 

Travel requests that are not for brides are not guaranteed for less than 3 services, but options may be discussed.

 

Travel rates vary on location, mileage, time, tolls, etc. Travel rates have been set for your convenience on our travel fee sheet (sent upon inquiry). Nationwide travel is available upon consultation.

 

Q: How long does the makeup last? If I have a long day, will it hold up?

A: Makeup will last the entire day until removed with makeup remover.  A small lipstick touch up kit is also provided upon availability.

 

Q: Are Lashes Included?

A: Top strip lashes are included in your makeup application. Artist will supply lashes.

Q: Do you know how to control Dry/Oily skin?

A: Yes, I prepare each skin type properly for a long-wearing makeup application.

Q: What makeup brands do you work with?

A: I work with a variety of quality and professional brands that work well with different complexions and skin types. 

 

Q: How long does hair and makeup take?

A: Non Bridal Hair: 45-60 minutes

Non Bridal Makeup: 60-90 minutes

Bridal Makeup: 90-120 minutes

Bridal Hair: 60-90 minutes

On location Set Up: 20-30 minutes

Q: Do you do airbrush makeup? Which do you recommend, traditional or airbrush?

A: I currently do not offer airbrush makeup as I prefer the way traditional makeup application compliments all skin types and all makeup products. I guarantee a flawless and long lasting finish with traditional high definition cream or liquid foundations.  

Bridal

Q: Is a bridal preview required?

A: Bridal Previews (also known as trials) are encouraged but not required. 

If you choose not to or are unavailable to do a preview, we will have a video call to chat about wedding day details, get to know each other a bit and we will also exchange pictures and ideas.

 

Q: When should I schedule my bridal preview?

A: I recommend 1-3 months before the wedding so that it is fresh in the client and artist's mind, but there is still enough time to make adjustments. A preview can be done at any point and any changes decided thereafter can be implemented the day of the wedding.

Q: Is there anything else I need to know about a bridal preview?

A: I will send you info about how to prepare for your preview, should you choose to have one.

All previews are held at my home studio Monday -Thursday from 10 AM - 5 PM. Travel not available for this 

Q: What if I am not sure how many services I need for my wedding day?

A: I suggest sending the contract with the confirmed number of services. After that, you may update the number of people before the wedding (upon availability). If for any reason, fewer than the agreed to services are required, bride is responsible for full balance agreed to in contract. 

 

Q: What time will you arrive and what time will you start hair and makeup on the bride?

A: Final time of arrival is calculated 2-4 weeks before the wedding day. It is done this way as time of arrival and completion of services are based on the photographer/videographer time of arrival and time everyone needs to be completely ready by. These are very long days and starts are early but so worth it! Bride agrees that start time is up to artist's discretion and availability.

 

Q: Do you work alone or do you bring someone with you?

A: Both. If I feel I need help, I will bring a talented artist(s) to help me if available. Simonet works with a great team of  qualified makeup and hair stylists that accompany her to weddings whenever there is availability. However, team availability depends on notice and can be confirmed at time of inquiry/booking. Simonet can usually do 6 services on her own if time allows. 

 

Q: How far in advance should I reserve my wedding day?

A: You may reserve your wedding day makeup and hair as early as you have your day set aside. It is recommended to book all your preferred vendors in advanced to lock in your date. Makeup and hair should definitely be top priority!

 

Q: What is needed to book my date and how do I book?

A: A signed contract and a non-refundable retainer/deposit is required to book a wedding date. An inquiry does not secure a date.

 

Hair

Q: Are you always available for hair?

A: Hair services are subject to availability and are only available in combination with makeup services. All services must be makeup and hair together, or makeup only but NOT hair only (some exceptions may be made for weddings bridal party members/guests but discouraged)

Simonet is equally great at hair but is known mostly for her specialty in bridal makeup. Although she personally offers wonderful hair styling services, for larger parties she may need to bring in a hair stylist. Availability for a hair stylist is dependent on artist availability at the time of inquiry.

There may be instances when Simonet Makeup will be available for only bridal makeup and hair + bridal party makeup (but not bridal party hair -- discussed upon inquiry).