I love your style!
When should I book you for my event?
ASAP! Availability changes instantaneously; early booking is highly recommended. A retainer is required to secure our services for the wedding day.
Why is it so important to hire professional hair + makeup?
What is a relaxed environment worth to you? A professional with Kelli Shawn Brides will understand how to:
• navigate undesirable lighting conditions
• assess skin and hair concerns
• enforce sanitation and health standards
• consider last-minute requests
• maneuver day-of timeline changes
• clue in on the wedding planner’s and/or photographer’s expectations.
My approach is to meet the desire of a stress-free getting ready experience!
Why is a hair/makeup preview important?
To ensure the perfect look for your wedding day, a preview session is strongly recommended, as they are intended to be a glimpse of the getting ready process on your wedding day. This is an opportunity to work through your preferred styles, make tweaks according to your features and preferences, and find the best overall look for you. This allows a moment for me to talk you through some tips, any preparation needed, and the best method or products for your specific skin type or hair length/texture.
Where are you located? Are you willing to travel?
I am based in the beautiful, touristy part of Anaheim (Orange County). For a booked wedding/event, I offer complimentary travel up to 20 miles each way. Locations outside of 20 miles incur travel fees, which are outlined in my pricing guide.
How large of a group can you handle?
Subject to artist scheduling and availability, I may be able to accommodate any size group for hair and makeup services! The initial email correspondence, along with your wedding details, will determine how many artists your group will need.
What if not everyone wants their hair & makeup done?
While I highly recommend that your entire group is styled to ensure a cohesive look, I am happy to build a custom package for you, too! Please contact me for more options including hair only, makeup only, or only a few members of the bridal party. Please be informed that in these cases, a minimum fee will apply.
What if I want a style change between my ceremony and reception? What about touch-ups for pictures?
Although a short touch-up window is included immediately following completion of all services, some brides request additional touch-ups during photos for a few hours and/or throughout the evening. For an additional cost, I can certainly provide hair and makeup assistance throughout your wedding day for style changes and/or touch ups. This type of service can be reserved separately and is billed on an hourly basis.
How much time should I allow in my schedule for hair + makeup?
Because I choose to set aside ample time in order to create a stress-free environment, scheduling varies on the hair and/or makeup looks that are chosen. A timeline is made personally for your bridal party after all of the details have been worked out! For an additional fee, a larger team of artists can work in a shorter timeframe, if needed!
How long will my hair & makeup last?
Along with my best judgement, I employ specific hairstyling + makeup techniques & utilize professional-grade products to allow for incredible staying power all day!
What products do you use?
Only quality products suitable for various skin and hair types are stocked in my kit. For skincare and makeup, I use top performance, professional lines such as Sonia Roselli Skincare, Face Atelier, Le Maquillage Professional, Lorac, Viseart, Senna, NARS, and Make Up For Ever, just to name a few. You may recognize some hair products such as Kenra, Davines, and Amika in my kit, too! If you prefer to use your own products due to allergies or sensitivities, please make sure to bring it up during your consultation!
What payment types do you accept?
Balance payments are accepted through credit card (Square), PayPal, and Venmo. Gratuity is accepted in the form of cash or Venmo.