How did you get started? In 2013 a close friend of mine from High School was getting married. I wanted to gift her something special, so I offered to do her hair for her big day! I'd always styled hair for dances and just for fun in college and high school, so I figured this would be something personal and fun I could do for her. Her soon-to-be sister in law asked if I wouldn't mind doing the same thing for her! Through word of mouth and some trusting, close friends, Bombshell was born!
What services do you provide? We provide hair and makeup artistry only. From a simple Blowout, to timeless and classic wedding styles, we are happy to cater to your specific event and needs!
Do you offer airbrush makeup? At this time we do not offer airbrush makeup. Makeup as a whole, especially face makeup, is now so diverse in variety,consistency, and quality. We find that with these newer products, newer techniques, and the right brushes , our classic application looks amazing and lasts through the night!
Do I need to bring my own products? Nope! We provide all hair and makeup products - you just need to bring your pretty self! If there are specific skin allergies please let us know ahead of time and we'll work to make sure all precautions are taken. We do not use client makeup or tools, nor do we allow clients to use our kit contents, for sanitation and hygienic purposes.
How do we get in touch with you? Email is the best way to reach me! You can send all inquiries, from individual blowouts to full wedding parties, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're also on Instagram and Facebook!
How far in advance should I book you? As soon as you can! We usually start booking weddings 9-12 months before the actual wedding date, and 2 months to 1 week for individual or smaller events. As with all of your other wedding vendors, the earlier the better! This ensures we can get to know each other, schedule a trial, and I can book more of my team if needed!
What is your booking/deposit policy? After your initial email inquiry and questionnaire is filled out we can move forward with booking, with or without a trial. Per your information I'll create a customized contract for you. This signed contract and the submitted booking fee of $150 will secure your date! This is a non transferable, non refundable deposit. All contracted service charges and travel will be due on the day of the wedding, per the contract. Cancellation policy noted on contract.
Do you have a daily minimum? We do! Weekend/Wedding appointments have a minimum of $400. Our booking fee of $150, in addition to our services per person, helps ensure this minimum is met, especially with smaller parties. This fee applies to all appointments of 2 or more people. This fee is not applied to individual sessions (like a weekday or weekend blowout) or bridal trials.
Do you work out of a salon? We are a completely mobile service and travel to all our clients - we love being able to make you look and feel your best in the most convenient way!
Do you travel? Is there a travel fee? What about parking*? Always! Being located in the DMV area means that there are literally limitless, gorgeous places to hold your special event. The first 7 miles from my home location are free. After that, the fee is $1.00 per mile to and from the location. The client is also responsible for all stylist parking and tolls if needed.*
Do you provide trial runs? Yes! and we highly recommend them! Trials are a great time to get to know each other, test out different hair and makeup styles, and finalize your contract in detail. Once the trial is done the day-of always goes so much smoother since all the kinks have been ironed out ahead of time.
I have a large party, will we be done in time? Yep! The booking fee ($150) ensures our minimum is met and covers the cost of a second stylist if needed (so me and one other). If your party is larger or your 'get ready window' is short, $75 will be added to the booking fee for each extra stylist needed. We can cover this in your initial consultation and contract write up!