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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

Costs for Adding Additional Services or Persons?

Most events are booked as half or full day rates. In those cases performing hair and makeup services are as-needed for the course of time booked.

When booked on a per person basis, the more services she does herself the lower the average per person costs. The costs for adding 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 etc. must be considered and there is a minimum fee to cover those items calculated into the total service costs. That fee is diluted and spread out when additional services are added.

Therefore, groups, half and full day rates always receive a discounted average fee over single service rates.

Makeup Only Pricing?

Our normal out-call “in-your-room” service is a minimum of 2 services: make up and hair-styling, or 2 makeups only, or 2 hair-stylings. This policy is however not absolute and depending on the date, day of the week, location and the type and style, the single service requested may be available however the best value price-wise is with 2 or more services.

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Can you do the makeup and hair services for my whole group?

Christiné can usually do the makeup and hair for additional members of your group.  She often does makeup for bridesmaids, mothers, partners etc. This should be booked in advance to insure that she will have the additional time needed.

She likes to have 45 minutes for full makeup and 45 minutes for each hair styling. If time is an issue, she has several other top Las Vegas makeup artists and hair stylists that she can organize to help get everyone in your party done in time.

Just let us know the total number of people and the timing required and we will find the best options for you. If time is not an issue and Christiné does the work by herself there is a substantial discount in the average per service cost. The more services she does the lower the per service costs. Get Pricing information for Wedding and Bridal Makeup and Hair services.

How much do you charge for a trial?

For the best rate a Trial should be booked with the wedding or event session. Mention that you want a trial in your Quote Request and we will include that in your quote. If you know what you want and can bring or send Christiné photos and are sure that your haircut will work with the style you want, there is probably no need for a trial.

However, the day of the wedding 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 almost always takes longer than the actual makeup and hair service. For a trial Christiné will discuss the styles you are wanting, make recommendations, go over colors and possible hair styles, and go from there. It will usually take a minimum of 2 hours.

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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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If I cancel can I get a refund of my Deposit?

Cancellation Policies: Refunds on retainer deposits depend on how far in advance the booking is cancelled. Cancellation refunds and rescheduling is covered in our Booking Agreement:

Most weddings are booked months in advance. This means a cancellation costs Christiné and other artists who might be booked with her, not only the fee they would have made with the person who cancelled, but likely may have cost them bookings for other events or commercial jobs that had later requested that same date.  That is why we require a retainer deposit for bookings to guarantee availability and then have a sliding scale for refunds. Refunds take into consideration how far in advance the booking is cancelled or rescheduled and the credit card or Paypal fees encountered for processing the original sale and the refund.

CANCELLATION POLICY: A Deposit of 50% applied towards the total fee is required for all hair and makeup bookings. In making payment of your deposit you acknowledge that in the case of cancellation:
— If cancelled with more than 45 days notice, we will refund your deposit in full less a 15% service and bankcard fee.
— If cancelled 30 – 44 days prior you will be charged a 15% service and bankcard fee + a $50 cancel fee.
— If cancelled within 15- 29 days prior you will be charged a 15% service and bankcard fee + a $100 cancel fee.
— If cancelled within 3 – 14 days of your booking date, the entire deposit is not refundable.
— If cancelled within 48 hours of your booking date, the deposit is not refundable and a cancellation fee equal to the unpaid balance of the full quoted rate will be due.
— In the case of postponements or rescheduling, we will, when possible move your new date or time, at no cost, for the same services, to your new date or time. If however we are already booked or not available for that date or time, rescheduling may not be possible. In such a case when other options do not exist, this will be considered a cancellation and the normal cancellation fees will apply.

How to prepare for makeup and hair services

How to prepare for makeup and hair services depends on the service required. If you are doing a business photo it might be sufficient to just get a clean-up on your normal makeup. However if you want to take advantage of Christiné’s skills here is your opportunity to see what an experienced artist would do. In most cases that is why you hire a makeup artist and hair stylist so they can give you your best possible look.

Normally most important is to make sure you and any others in your group who are getting makeup, come with “clean, recently moisturized skin”. Left-over makeup from the night before is a no-no. If we have to remove old makeup it takes additional time and can also stress the skin. We also do not recommend facials within 3 days of your service.

Hair usually styles better if it is “day old” with a bit of left-over hair spray or styling products still in it. Fresh washed is more difficult to style. Please make sure that everyone comes with dry hair. Blow drying wet hair can delay the start of work by as much as 20 minutes and it is an additional cost and should be ordered as a “add-on” service. For best results, hair that is to be curled should not have been “straightened” since its last washing.

We will send you an email with additional “Preparation Information” with your booking confirmation.

Facials prior to getting makeup a good idea?

Facials prior to getting makeup is usually NOT recommended. Christiné does not recommend a facial at anytime within the 3-5 days prior to your wedding — and even then preferably with an esthetician who has given you a facial previously with predictable results. Facials are stressful on the skin, and some skin types can react negatively to different facial products and techniques. Getting a facial short before your biggest day can be risky, so it is best to allow your skin to be “well rested” and free from any recent “traumas”. If your skin needs special attention, try to get the work done a minimum of 5 days prior.

Can you recommend a manicurist or nail salon in Las Vegas?

We do not recommend any particular manicurist or nail studio. There are many and if you are not a resident you might find it the most price effective to get your manicures, pedicures, and nails done just before you come to Las Vegas… I would imagine, however, you will certainly find excellent manicurists in the Las Vegas hotel’s salons and spas.

What brands of makeup do you use?

Christiné brings approximately 100lbs of products, implements, and other equipment to each job and use a variety of different brands and product lines for both makeup and hair including but not limited to: laura mercier, nars, faceatelier, vincent longo, mac, shiseido, make up for ever, shu uemura, urban decay. inglot, arbonne  as well as other selected items from professional lines that most have probably never heard of.

She uses the brands she believes is the best product for the job based on the client’s skin type, needs, the purpose (photos, film, video, events), styles and her almost 30 years of experience in the beauty and skin care industries.

An application will look as good 8 hours later as when first applied with very little if any maintenance. Christiné has no allegiance to any one makeup brand or company. She is a fanatic on cleanliness, never “double dips” and always sterilize brushes, and applicators or use disposables. Christiné does not do airbrush.

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.

I want hair decorations and veil in my hair.

Hair decorations and veil placement can be done as soon as the hair styling is finished.
There is no additional charge.

if If you have them and want them integrated into your hairstyle please show us before we start so we can take that into consideration when styling your hair and put them in place when we finish with the hairstyling.

We do not supply any decorative clips, hair accessories or veils, you would need to supply them.

What is the cost for makeup and hair?

The cost for makeup and hair can vary depending on how many and what type of services are needed, parking fees associated with the location where the work is to be done and dates and time of requested service. 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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looking for the best price for Hair and Makeup

When looking for the best price it is important to remember, booking an artist is not like buying a toaster, or a new microwave.

Artists, photographers, makeup artists and hair stylist are not created equal, not only do they have different skills levels and amounts of experience but you also must also consider their personality and character. They will be with you prior and often right up to 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.

Read Christiné’s wedding reviews and what her brides have said. She has done hundreds of weddings as well as all of her other photographic, TV, video and commercial events.

The way you look in your wedding photos will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Christiné wants to make sure you smile every time.

Christiné is not the least expensive, nor is she the most expensive. She does offer “group pricing” and the more services she is able to do herself at one booking, the less the cost for each service.

If you are considering booking service through an agency who have many artists, you must consider that those artists have various skill and experience levels as well as different personalities. Get a guarantee from the agency that the work they show to you is the work of the artist who will be doing your services. Look carefully at the quality and quantity of the portfolio of the artist that will do your work.

For Christiné, 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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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 been doing makeup and hair for on-camera personalities, interviewers and interviewees for SMTs and live feeds and new events since the early 2000s. I have worked with NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, Telemundo, and manyFrom Bachelorette Parties to the Presidential Debates to speakers for Corporate Events. I have lived and done Hair and Makeup in Las Vegas since 1994. My initial training was in Munich Germany, and I later worked in Los Angeles for 6 years. I am married to photographer John Copeland since 1987.

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