Frequently Asked Questions

Our amazing team of artists:
Grace Lin Professional makeup team is comprised of professionally-trained and experienced professional hair and makeup team with over 10 years of experience in both wedding up-do hairstyling and bridal makeup. The team is experienced in working with all age groups, and performs event services for weddings, fashion shows, pageants, concerts, performances, and varied productions. Every artist is committed to delivering nothing short of excellence when performing our makeup services. It is our team's goal to make you look great while conducting our services with professionalism and honesty.

We strive to meet your unique needs and to exceed your expectations, while delivering the highest quality service at competitive rates. Our stylists are trained to ensure all of our team members perform high quality and cohesive looks to our clients. By providing great communications and professional attentive attitude, my stylists are able to provide our great services to any client in any events/occasions. Our goal is to bring out the best in you on your special day!

When should I schedule my wedding appointment?
The best time to book the wedding day would be 6 to 9 months prior to the wedding day. A 50% deposit is required to secure our service for your wedding day.

Are there any preparations needed for getting my hair and makeup service on my wedding day?
Work Station: Please have tables and chairs ready with adequate lighting to perform the makeup services. Outfit: Wear a buttoned down shirt or anything you don't have to pull over your head.

Hair: Wash your hair the night before without conditioner. Photos of desired styles will be helpful. Have your accessories ready with all tags taken off.

Face: Should be cleansed with a daily skincare system. Please state any allergies pertaining to any makeup products to your stylist before the service. Facial treatment is not recommended less than 7 days before the event. We would be happy to accommodate special requests such as tattoo covering or back make up for a small fee.

Gratuity: Though not expected nor required, it is greatly appreciated and can be given to your stylists directly.

Remark: Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment.

Why is a makeup trial important?
To ensure the perfect look for your wedding day, a trial session is strongly recommended. Trial session are a preview session for our bride to try out the hair and makeup design for their wedding day. A successful trial session will take around 2-3 hours typically. By completing a trial the bride is offered a chance to experience the beauty she would become on the wedding day. This also provides the opportunity for the artist and the wedding party to collaborate and share ideas on any improvements or changes pertaining to the bridal's look for the wedding day.

What do I need to prepare for trial session?
During the trial, it is strongly recommended for the bridal party to bring her dress, accessories, photos of the accessories, and any photos related to the wedding theme. With as much related information given, the better the artist can tailor and prepare for a unique and elegant appearance of the bride.

When is the best time to schedule the trial session?
2 to 3 months prior to the wedding day.

What if while signing the contract, the exact number of bridal party (bridesmaids/relatives/moms) needed to retain service for makeup and hair service was still undetermined, when would be the latest time to confirm with the artist?
As soon as possible, as this will impact our ability to book enough artists to perform the service to the bridal party.

Do I need to put on any skin or hair products before receiving the service?
Please shampoo your hair the day before the wedding, applying hair conditioner would not be necessary. As for facial cleansing the night before, one just needs to apply toner after washing their face. Following this procedure, will help facilitate the artists to apply makeup primer and makeup setting spray during the next day more efficiently.

What is makeup setting spray?
Makeup setting spray is a serum that is applied before the makeup service. It helps the makeup to stay on and last longer for up to 15 hours. This is a mandatory procedure for us to apply it for our client before we start the make-up application.

Wedding day service duration and time break down:
Bridal makeup and hair session usually requires two hours on the day of the wedding. Bridesmaids usually will take 60 minutes to 90 minutes depending on style. For an engagement session, it takes about 90 to 120 minutes to complete the service.

We will provide multiple artists for any large bridal parties if necessary.

What form of payment do you accept?
We accept the following forms of payment: check, cash, venmo, paypal, chase quick pay.

What cosmetics do you use?
We only use luxury high end cosmetics to ensure that we provide the highest quality of result to our clients.  Here are the brands we use: Christian Dior, Chanel, YSL, Armani, Laura Mercier, Lancome, Bobbie Brown, Makeup Forever, NARS, Smashbox, Benefit, Hourglass, Lorac, MAC, Anastasia, Urban Decay (just to name a few). For airbrushing, we use Temptu.

Do you perform air brush services?
Yes, we do. And, since we emphasize the effect of the foundation to show the natural beauty and essence of the bride, we apply foundation based on Ttoner bottom including three different color of foundation, professional massaging followed after making up would also be applied to maximize the effect of the makeup for the photography, and also to improve air circulation. It can also improve the duration of the foundation, and the glowing appearance of the skin.