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Fees and Rates – Pricing – Costs for Makeup and Hair Services

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees and Rates for Make up Artist and Hair Stylist Services by Christiné Copeland for 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.

Group Rates and Pricing information for Wedding and Bridal Makeup and Hair services

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

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.

Price information for Wedding and Bridal Makeup and Hair services

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.

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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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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