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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

Rates Fees Costs – Makeup and Hair in Las Vegas

Rates Fees Costs – What is the cost for Makeup and Hair in Las Vegas with Christiné?

Christine’s rates are very competitive.  Christiné has been working in Las Vegas since 1994 and prior to that in Los Angeles and Munich. She has worked every type of production, and event. The actual cost for makeup and hair can vary depending on how many and what type of services are needed where and when the work is to be done and date(s) and time(s) of requested service(s).

If you would like a price quote, please send us the information on what exactly you need – Who, What, When and Where, – and we will get back to you ASAP with an all-inclusive, firm quote for what you request. Once we give you a quote for the services you request there will be no additional “extra cost items” added in at the end.

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Bridal Party and Group Rates?

Bridal Party Group Rates – Weddings, Parties, Private Events, Photoshoots etc. are usually booked at a per person rate. When booked on a group basis, the more services she is able to do herself the lower the average per person costs. The discounted costs for Additional Services or persons depends on the number of services needed and If there is sufficient time where Christiné can do everyone herself. 

When the work is to be done on location, in the client’s hotel room for example, travel distance, parking fees, special services needed etc. must be considered and calculated into the total service costs.

Most Commercial Events are booked as 4, 8, 10 and 12 hour rates. In those cases performing hair and makeup services are as-needed for the course of the time booked. Often Christiné is needed to “shadow” the main person keeping them fresh and looking great during an entire day. Sometimes with groups only touch-ups are needed but there can be many people that need to be done during the course of the production or event.

Therefore, bridal party members, groups, 4, 8, 10 and 12 hour rates usually receive a discounted average fee over single person service rates.

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4, 8, 10 and 12 hour Rates and Pricing information for TV Photo, Film, Video and Events

Makeup Only Pricing?

Single Makeup Only Pricing is available, however, our normal out-call “in-your-room” or “at-your-location” bookings require a minimum of 2 services: makeup and hair-styling, or 2 makeups only, or 2 hair-stylings.

Two service minimum is however not absolute and depending on time, the date, day of the week, location and the type and style, the Makeup Only service requested may be available on a same-day or next-day basis if available. The best value price-wise is always with 2 or more services.

If you are familiar with Las Vegas you know that traveling to and from hotels and other venues in Las Vegas takes some time. It can require as much as 1 hour (20 to 30 minutes each way) depending on which hotel or venue and the time of the day. Once at the hotel or venue, parking, unloading and getting to the room or event location can be a very long walk through the labyrinth of the hotel concourse, hallways, and elevators.  It is at a minimum, another 10 – 15 minutes in each direction to get to the room from the parking garage.

We calculate in a minimum of 45 minutes just to get to a booking and another 45 minutes to get back or to the next booking.  It usually takes about an hour to do a single makeup, getting set-up, doing the service, and packing up to leave. That adds up to a total of 2 1/2 hours.

If you are local, have the time and transportation and want to come to Christine (4 miles west of the Strip just off of Sahara) her fee is comparable to most quality salon based makeup artists.

Pricing information for Wedding and Bridal Makeup and Hair services

Pricing information for TV Photo, Film, Video and Events

Can you stay for touch ups, photos, makeup, hair changes?

In the case of weddings and photoshoots, Christiné’ or an associate can stay after the initial makeup and hair is finished for as long as needed. She will stay and do touch ups and if desired she will also change the hairstyle and glamorize the makeup for the different setups or a reception party to give the client a different look. This service is usually priced at to $75 – $100 per hour in addition to the initial service rate.

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How much space needed for makeup and hair?

How much space is needed for doing makeup and hair? If doing one or two people, and only Christiné working, a normal Las Vegas hotel room will be fine. However a mini or full-suite is better and highly recommended if you will be wanting multiple members of the wedding party done, if more than one artist will be working at a time, or if family and friends will be in the room.

Christiné brings her own makeup chair and a reflecting umbrella photography light setup as well, but 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 duffel 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 clear counter space for all of her hair styling implements and products is perfect.

Do you work with hair pieces or extensions?

Working with Hair Extensions and Hair Pieces for weddings, beauty, fashion and glamour styles is often desired. Las Vegas Hair and Makeup specialist Christiné Copeland uses them frequently when creating beautiful hairstyles for weddings and photoshoots. Christiné is regularly working with hair extensions, and she can supply them at no charge for photo sessions or jobs where she will be there until the end of the session and when she has the extensions of the correct color and length.

However, for weddings, 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 you should 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 you bring your own she can certainly integrate them into your hairstyle.

Early morning start time for makeup and hair

Early morning start time for makeup and hair is not a problem.

Christiné often works TV, Film and Photography shoots that often require she be ready to go at times earlier than 3:00 am.

Can you come to my hotel room, home or office?

Christiné is totally mobile and 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.

Makeup and Hair Trial prior to main service.

Makeup and Hair Trials are certainly available, however, if you know what you want and can bring or send us photos and are sure that your haircut will work with the hair style you want, there is probably 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.

A trial always takes longer than the wedding or event day service. For a trial Christiné will do “before” photos, make recommendations, go over colors and possible hair styles, and then do a full makeup and hair style on you. Photos will then be made 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 substantially less than the normal session fee. Many will book a trial the day of the engagement photos, or prior to the rehearsal dinner so you can see before the actual event if you would like things done differently.

Air Brush Makeup

Air Brush Makeup is not something Christiné offers.

“…None of the photos on my website are “airbrush makeup”. I became very interested in it 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 to have 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, and ultimately use it 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

Tattoos, scars, stretch-marks etc.
Many do not want to have their tattoos, stretchmarks or scars show in their photos, but it is best to find a way to cover the problem areas with your wardrobe or accessories than to cover them with makeup.

Sometimes full body spray tanning is the best choice for doing a lot of cover-ups. You can find local spray tan businesses by Googling for them.  Be sure and ask if they can cover tattoos completely.

We can do spot cover-ups of tattoos, stretchmarks and scars , however it will usually be at an additional minimum fee of $25 for the first 15 minutes plus $25 per 15 minutes of additional time, and you must have realistic expectations.

We cannot guarantee that it will look perfect under every lighting situation or that it will not rub off on your clothing or on those you come in contact with.

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.

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 of the different way skin and makeup reflect light and react to those variables.

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.

About Me

I have been doing hair and makeup for over 30 years. I have lived and worked in Las Vegas since 1994. My initial training was in Munich Germany, and I worked in Los Angeles for 6 years before moving to Las Vegas. I am married to photographer John Copeland since 1987 and we have a great and funny dog named Lola and two semi-arrogant cats named Cimmi and Scruffy.

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