FAQ

Why should I book SITARA BEAUTY LOUNGE?

You have spent countless hours putting together your big event, traveled continents to select the perfect outfit and matching jewels, but the most important detail remains – how will you – the centre of it all – put your look together? Our expertise is your peace of mind. No detail will go unchecked, your outfit will be dressed and pinned professionally, your hair and makeup will last, and you can concentrate on celebrating your day feeling your best. You will not only look great in photographs but more importantly in person also. Professionally applied makeup will help complete the look you spent so many months pulling together. Just a simple professional application that takes into consideration your unique features can have surprising effects. Together with a professional photographer, you will see amazing results in your photographs… We only take one bridal booking per morning and we start Sikh weddings out at 5am.

 

Do you have experience in working with my skin tone/type?

We work full time in the makeup industry – in doing so we are constantly presented with various skin tones and conditions. Whether you are dark, olive, oriental, or have skin concerns such as scars, redness, uneven skin tone or acne – we will be able to help you look radiant for your wedding. The products we use include but are not limited to MAC Cosmetics, Vichy, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Makeup Forever etc. We are skilled in matching foundation exactly to your undertone. No ashy, cakey or pale foundations will be used! Please take a look at our portfolio to see our work.

 

Can you work with my hair to get the desired style I like?

At Sitara Beauty Lounge, we have worked with clients with very thin hair to thick coarse hair. We do recommend that you collect pictures of your desired hairstyles and we will work together to achieve your dream look. We use various synthetic and real hair extensions to create your desired hairstyle. If you can dream it, we can achieve it. If you require real human clip in hair extensions – we recommend 20″ with clips sewn in. Clients will be responsible for the cost providing these extensions.

 

Who can receive our services?

We do runway, fashion, editorial, portfolios, weddings, graduations, and any occasion where you need to stand out from the crowd. We do specialize in wedding and glamour hair and makeup application. Male grooming is also available and is highly recommended for the groom to help discreetly cover imperfections and control shine for photographs.

 

How long does a makeup application and hairstyling take?

We ask that you please allow 2 to 3 hours to ensure perfect makeup application, hairstyling, and dressing services. To avoid timing issues please allow the minimum, plus extra time to get dressed, take photographs and get to your ceremony on time.

 

Will my makeup last all day?

Professionally applied makeup will last the duration of your wedding day with proper care. Quality products are always used and steps are taken to ensure your makeup lasts. We will provide you with tips for wedding day touch-ups and a list of must-haves. We do provide lip touch ups for bridal clients. We do also suggest clients purchase blot paper or light powder to keep their t-zone oil free and makeup fresh looking throughout the day. Also please avoid makeup transfer by avoiding contact with your face throughout your day (ie hugging relatives cheek to cheek, if you cry – pat your tears with a paper towel, do not wipe your face, etc). Most of the products we use are water resistant in nature. We do suggest once your makeup is complete that you eat with a fork and knife and drink with a straw to ensure your makeup lasts.

 

Do you travel outside GTA for work?

Yes we are available to travel. We have had clients fly us all over North America for destination weddings. Additional travel/accommodation costs would be covered by the client. Contact us for more details.

 

Do you provide trials or consultations?

Consultations are free – where we sit and meet with you, go over your outfits, jewelry, and pictures of hair and makeup ideas so we are on the same page the day of. This is where you can meet with us to discuss your preferences for makeup and hairstyles on your wedding day. We will look over your outfits and jewelry and take notes so the look can be created on your wedding day. If you would like a dress rehearsal, that is available upon request at an additional fee. We will apply complete makeup and hairstyles for you and take notes so the look can be recreated on your wedding day.

 

How do I book you for my wedding?

Please contact us to make arrangements to book us for your event. We will meet with you to go over a contract, and provide you with a receipt. We do require a 25% deposit, with the balance due on the date of your event. It’s very common for brides to book us up to 2 years in advance, and then a meeting is set up once you have purchased your outfits and selected your jewelry. If you have us booked for multiple events, will go over over all your outfits and jewelry to ensure we have completely different looks for all of your wedding and prewedding events. We will travel to you on your wedding and reception date, all pre wedding event appointments are completed at our Studio.

 

What should I do the day of my appointment?

  •  have a light and healthy breakfast before our arrival –be wearing your wedding outfit top upon our arrival
  •  have your hair blown out straight (washed the night before is fine) with no product in it
  •  have an area set up with good lighting with two seats – one for you and your makeup artist in front of you near a window to allow in natural light.
  •  have a table set up beside you near an electrical outlet to plug in our hair tools. You hair artist will be working behind you as you have your makeup done face to face with your makeup artist.
  •  Please try all of your jewelry on prior to purchase and again before your wedding day to make sure no repairs or additional work is required.
  •  Have all your jewelry and accessories laid out nearby for access after your hair and makeup is completed.

 

Is my deposit refundable?

Deposit is generally non-refundable – but we do understand that circumstances may arise where a wedding date may change or be cancelled in case of emergency.