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Frequently Asked Questions regarding Make up Artist and Hair Stylist Services, Wedding Makeup Las Vegas Events, Commercial and Private, Hair and Makeup for Photography, Video, TV and All Media
What brands of makeup do you use?
Brands of Makeup Christine uses
Christiné brings approximately 100lbs of products, implements, and other equipment to each job. She use a variety of different brands of makeup and product lines for hair and makeup. Christiné has no allegiance to any one makeup brand or company.
She uses the brands she believes are the best product for the job. She bases this on the client’s skin type, needs, the purpose (photos, film, video, events), the styles desired, and her experience in the beauty and skin care business.
Christine uses mostly Cruelty Free makeup. Some brands of makeup she currently uses in 2021: nars, make up for ever, urban decay. inglot, arbonne, becca, hourglass, Charlotte Tilbury, Colourpop, Kevyn Aucoin, Cover/FX, Stila, B3 Balm, Innisfree, Kevin Murphy, Morrocan Oil, R+Co.
An application will look as good eight hours later as it does when first applied. It should require very little if any maintenance. Many have said it lasted all through the day and night.
She is a fanatic on cleanliness. Christine never “double dips”. She always sterilizes brushes, and applicators and uses disposables when possible.
Christiné does not do airbrush.
Space Needed for Hair and Makeup Services
Space Needed for Hair and Makeup Services?
When necessary Christine can work in a very small space. Ideally doing one or two people, and only Christiné working, a corner in a normal Las Vegas hotel room should be fine. However, if you will be wanting multiple subjects done, if more than one artist will be working at a time, or if many will be in the room, a mini or full-suite is highly recommended.
Christiné brings a makeup chair and and lighting setup. She will need a clear table area to her right for her work materials. She needs to set up in a *very low traffic area* with space for a light stand and the three large bags which contain her over 100lbs of makeup, hair supplies and implements.
Hair is best done in front of a mirror. A bathroom, where she will have a mirror and cleared counter space for all of her hair styling implements and products is perfect.
Best Price for Hair and Makeup in Las Vegas
Best Price for Hair and Makeup in Las Vegas
So what is the determining factor for what is the best price for hair and makeup in Las Vegas? When looking for the best price it is important to remember, booking an artist is not like buying a toaster, or a new microwave. You have to look at their work.
Artists and Stylists are not created equal.
Not only do they have different skill levels and experience, but you also must consider their personality and character. They will be with you prior, and often right up to the moment your event begins. When going in front of the camera, going up on stage or reciting your wedding vows, you want an artist with your best interest in mind, who is positive and happy.
Shopping for lowest price is not the best way to pick artists of any type.
Hair and Makeup Agencies
If you are considering booking service through a hair and makeup agency realize they have many artists. The artists have various skill and experience levels as well as different personalities.
Also understand, that the photos on the agency website are hand picked from what can be from a dozen different artists and stylists that they send out.
Look carefully at the quality and quantity of the portfolio of the actual artist that will do your work – not the work of the agency. Ask if the artist has their own website. Get a guarantee from the agency that the work they show to you is the actual work of the artist who will be doing your services. Know who and what you are paying for.
Christiné’s Price for Hair and Makeup
Christiné is not the least expensive, nor is she the most expensive. Her normal price for Hair and Makeup, done at the clients location is $225. She offers “group pricing”. The more services she is able to do herself at one booking, the less the cost for each service.
The way you look in your photos will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Christiné wants to make sure you smile every time.
Send us the information on exactly what you need – Who, What, When and Where, – and we will get back to you ASAP with a firm quote that is all inclusive.
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Working with Hair Extensions?
Working with Hair Extensions and Hair Pieces
Working with Hair Extensions and Hair Pieces for beauty, fashion and glamour styles is often desired. Las Vegas Hair and Makeup specialist Christiné Copeland uses them frequently when creating beautiful hairstyles for photoshoots.
If she has the extensions of the correct color and length she can supply them at no charge for photo sessions or jobs where she will be there until the end of the session.
For Events – Bring Your Own Hair Extensions and Hair Pieces
For parties, girls-night-out or other events where she does the makeup and hair and then leaves, there is most often not a convenient way to get them back. For those types of events clients will need to supply their own extensions.
Purchase clip-in hair extensions or hair pieces of the proper color and length prior to your service. Make sure the hair extensions and hair pieces have clips and are ready to install and bring them to the session. If they need trimming, have that done prior to your event. Christine does not do cutting or trimming/
Christiné will integrate Hair Pieces and Extensions
If you bring your own, Christine can then integrate them into your hairstyle. In most cases there is no additional charge for working with hair extensions and hair pieces.
Early morning start time for makeup and hair
Early morning start times for makeup and hair are not a problem.
Christiné often works TV, Film and Photography shoots that require she be ready to go at times earlier than 3:00 am. Early morning start times are no problem at all.
Being on West Coast time in Las Vegas, much of the live TV feeds need to start on East Coast time. All the morning talk shows and news program interviewees need to be ready to go by 5;00 am, and that means call times at least a couple of hours earlier.
Christine has never been late. Early morning start times are not a problem.
Can you come to my hotel room, home or office?
Hair and Makeup in Hotels or on Location in Las Vegas Area
Christiné is totally mobile
She can setup and do makeup and hair styling in your hotel room, office or home or at outdoor and desert locations.
Christiné works much of the time in hotels, especially for weddings, events, and conventions. Las Vegas is both a major tourist destination for weddings and events and also a major convention site.
Most all of her work takes her on location in Las Vegas.
Makeup and Hair Trial
Makeup and Hair Trials
However, many of Christine’s clients are from out of town. If you know what you want, and can bring or send us photos. There may be no need for a trial.
However, the day of the wedding, event or photo session is not the day to be indecisive, and there is almost never time to try different styles. If you are unsure about how you want your makeup done and what hairstyle you want, we then recommend a trial.
Christine does not cut hair, so it is very important to make sure that your haircut will work with the hair style you want.
A trial, most often takes longer than the wedding or event day service.
For a trial, Christiné will often do “before” photos with her phone, discuss what you want, make recommendations, go over colors and possible hair styles, and then do a full makeup and hair style. After photos will then be taken showing you how the makeup and hair photographs to ensure your satisfaction. It will usually take 2+ hours.
For the best rate a Trial should be booked with the wedding session. When the trial is booked with the session it is about 20% less than the normal session fee. If booked alone it is the same cost.
Many will book a trial the day of the engagement photos, or prior to the rehearsal dinner. They can take advantage of the hair and makeup and can see before the actual event if they would like things done differently.
Air Brush Makeup
Air Brush Makeup
“…None of the photos on my website are “airbrush makeup”.
I became very interested in airbrush makeup application when it became a “buzz word”. I bought a system and took some classes. Airbrush makeup is just another technique to apply makeup. It is a “tool”. I believe it sounds great because of the association in people’s minds with “airbrushed photos” — they are not the same.
Airbrush makeup will not smooth or cover bad skin any better than traditional methods, and has a lot of other things to consider as well. For beauty and glamour I will put my work up against anyone’s airbrush work… I use the finest makeup products available, and with a combination of brushes, sponges and fingers can give better coverage, as smooth of coverage and longer lasting coverage…”
Airbrushing makeup still requires all the same steps as more traditional methods of application. Cover up and spot concealer and powder is normally still brushed or sponged on in the traditional way. The airbrush cannot “push” or work the products into the skin or into each other. It must still be powdered and the powder must be worked in.
Older faces with sagging skin and deep wrinkles need a fine foundation worked into the creases – which the airbrush cannot do. I found most of the compressors noisy and many people really hate how it feels, especially when work is done around the eyes.
Much of the “hype” about airbrush comes from the people that manufacture and sell the makeup and equipment. It is almost impossible to find impartial reviews and comparisons because the search engines have been so heavily spammed by those selling the equipment and services. There are many who advertise airbrush who simply are not skilled with it. It is more a buzz-word and ultimately used as a minimal part of the entire makeup application.
This is not to say that there are not artists who love the airbrush, and are very good with it.
Airbrushing is certainly best for special effects makeup, doing large areas on the body as in tattoo cover-up and tanning and where stenciled designs are required or desired. It is also a quick way to apply a generic foundation color quickly to a large number of people when custom blending of foundation colors is not required or is not practical for time reasons..
One more thing to remember, the use of an airbrush does not mean that the person using it is a great “artist” or that the final result will look better or even good. If you look at my commercial client list you will see that those who hire makeup artists for commercial work… hire the “artist” and not the “tool”….
Tattoos, scars, stretch-marks
Makeup coverup for tattoos, scars, stretchmarks, and brown spots.
Makeup coverup for tattoos, scars, stretchmarks, and brown spots requires multiple layer applications and additional time.
Many do not want their tattoos, stretchmarks or scars show in their photos. Covering them with makeup can be difficult. Make up can only correct and cover the coloring of the areas. Most scars, stretchmarks and some tattoos are three dimensional. They are not smooth, and even when covered with makeup, the shadows and highlights that occur when illuminated at some angles will still be visible.
Hide tattoos, scars, stretchmarks
The best solution when possible is to find a way to cover the problem areas with your wardrobe or accessories instead of covering them with makeup.
Covering tattoos scars and stretchmarks with makeup
We can do spot cover-ups of tattoos, stretchmarks and scars , however you must have realistic expectations. It will not look perfect under every lighting situation. We cannot guarantee that the makeup will not rub off on your clothing or on those you come in contact with.
The color of scars and tattoos and stretchmarks can usually be changed sufficiently by layering foundations and coverups to closely match the adjacent skin color, however changes of lighting types, the direction of the light and the varying color temperatures of the different light sources that you will encounter during your day, including the harsh light of direct flash photography may show variations in color and reflectance on “spot or small areas of makeup”. This is because skin and makeup reflect light and react to those variables differently.
This is especially a problem for tattoos, stretch marks and scars where the area of the skin is raised slightly higher than the normal skin, or has a texture to it making it 3 dimensional. We cannot eliminate shadows that will come and go depending on the direction of the light…
Another consideration is the location of the cover-up. If the areas will have a lot of contact and or rubbing with fabric from your dress, veil, straps, sleeves, or perhaps more importantly those you hug or rub up against when walking together or during mingling with guests, you will have problems. No matter how well set, makeup will not hold up under sustained contact or friction without continual attention.
Because this type of cover-up will take additional time it must be booked with the service in advance so reserved booking times will include the time to do it. The larger and darker the area the more time that is required to cover it. Covering dark tattoos on very light pale skin completely can be very time consuming. it will usually be a small additional fee of up to $25 for the first 15 minutes.
Spray tan coverups
For multiple large tattoos full-body spray tanning is the best choice. You can find local spray tan businesses in Las Vegas by Googling for them. Be sure and ask if they can cover tattoos completely.