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FAQ

I really like your work. What’s the next step?

We’re thrilled you’d like to work with us, and we cannot wait to speak with you about your big day! To get started, please fill out our contact form here. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to schedule a quick call to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have.

Where are your services available?

We are based in St. Augustine, Florida but service Florida, Georgia, Vermont, Massachusetts, Upstate New York and Destinations.

Do you offer discounts?

We do not offer discounts of any kind

Is a trial required?

Trials are not required. However, we strongly recommend every client considers a trial. During your trial, you will be able to see a preview of what things will look and be like on your day. After your trial, you can provide your artist with any feedback as far as things that you loved or things that you may want to change. Your artist will be able to point you in the right direction so your wedding day is as stress-free as possible.

How long is a trial?

Makeup trials or hair trials are typically 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes.

What are your sanitary methods?

All brushes and products are disinfected with 99 percent isopropyl alcohol between clients. We use disposable applicators when possible (mascara wands, etc.), and they are used once per client.

Do you offer faux lashes?

Yes! We feel lashes make a big impact in pictures. Lashes are included for everyone receiving make-up services.

How long does it take do hair and makeup? 

We will coordinate an arrival and completion time based on your party’s size and services with you or your planner. This is one less thing for you to worry about on your big day! The average length of hair and makeup services for the bride is an hour and half to two hours, and for wedding party members, an hour to an hour and a half.

What are your office hours?

Our office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Keep in mind that due to the line of work we are in, we do occasionally have events throughout the week. During the day of your event, you are our  number one priority.

Do you provide on-location services?

Yes! All of our services are done on location. We bring everything to you, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the pampering!

Do you offer eye makeup only?

At Amanda Hopcraft Makeup Artist, we feel we are artists. Therefore, by providing partial makeup for our clients, compromises our artistry. We prefer to creative a full look for our clients so, that they receive the best end result possible in the end.

When should I book my trial?

We recommend booking your trial when you have your dress in your hands or about two months before your wedding. This gives you the option of going home after your trial and putting on your dress to see a more complete look.

What other services do you offer?

We offer makeup, hair, nails, and massages on location for events. We also provide hair and makeup services for engagements, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, day-after photos, boudoir sessions, maternity photos, professional head shots, and any other special events.

What type of products do you use.

We use a variety of professional products, including but not limited to Urban Decay, YSL, Stilla, Dinair, Makeup Forever, Tarte, and Benefit.

Do you stay for touch ups?

We provide touch ups before we leave, after your party has received their services. Touch-up services are available and billed in one-hour increments after the original services are completed. Our initial application of makeup will last 12 to 16 hours but, strongly recommend touch ups if you would like a different look after the ceremony or if you are getting married in July, August or September.

When should I secure my date?

Many of our clients secure their date 8-12 months in advance and often times even further out. Saturdays and peak months – March-November and October-December – book quickly.

Why is the bride’s makeup and hair more expensive?

The easiest way to explain it is time. The time that we spend with the bride is significantly longer than the time spent with bridesmaids/others and it goes beyond the time spent just on the wedding day. From start to finish we spend an average of 3-6 hours working with each bride from initial contact to trial, communications and all the way to follow ups after the wedding. Where as we only spend 30 minutes with each member of the bridal party on the day of the wedding. This is a very standard practice in the beauty industry when it comes to weddings.

How important is the trial?

We strongly recommend every bride to schedule a preview appointment. It is an extremely valuable service. During the preview session, your artist will utilize her expertise and experience to assist you with designing the style you want through careful evaluation of personality, personal style, wedding theme, selected dress, accessories, and jewelry.

What happens during a trial?

During your trial, you will meet with your artist and/or stylist that will be providing your services on your big day. They will assist you with choosing a look and hairstyle that will best fit your style. The artist and/or stylist will give you one complete look based on what you’ve decided. Minor adjustments may be made during your trial if needed.

What if I, my partner, or a member of my wedding party doesn’t wear makeup or is intimidated by wearing makeup?

Our artists are trained in several styles of makeup from light men’s grooming to polished photo-ready makeup. Your artist will customize a look that makes you feel comfortable and fits your personal style.

Do you use hair extension?

We can provide you with extensions at an additional cost or you may supply them and we can install them

Can I add or remove services after I secure my date?

It is best to know how many services you will need when booking, but if this is not possible, you can add services up to 1 month before your date. Be advised that adding services may affect your timeline on the day of your event.