FAQ

I am not sure how many ladies will want their makeup done. Do you have a minimum number of applications?

Due to high demand, Paul James Beauty has a 5 service minimum during the months of April-October. If you are not able to meet the minimum, please contact us for further details.

Can you travel to me and if so is there a charge?

Of course! Paul James Beauty is a fully mobile studio that allows you to get ready from the comfort and convenience of wherever you are. Our travel rate is .65/mile to and from your location.  We come equipped with professional lighting and a portable studio chair for your comfort. Contact us today for a travel quote.

My Bridal Party is large, how many clients can you handle alone?

From my experience working as a cosmetic educator, I understand and appreciate fast and most of all efficient applications. Typically, bridal party with up to 8 members can be handled by myself. On the chance that you have a shorter preparation window or more than 8 members in your party, no problem. Paul James Beauty will bring in an assistant to ensure your day runs smoothly. Contact us today for extra artist charges.

How soon should I book with you?

Some brides book with me a year in advance, while others book 3-9 months out. The important thing to remember is that dates and services are booked on a first come first served basis. A retainer and signed contract are required to secure you date.

What is your cancellation policy?

In order to secure your date, a non-refundable, non-transferable retainer and contract are required. Unfortunately, missed appointments and cancellations will not be issued refunds.

What makeup brands do you use?

As a luxury makeup artist, my team and I offer products that ensure longevity. Brands currently in our product line up include YSL, Bobbi Brown, Dior, MAC, Laura Geller, TEMPTU, Laura Mercier, Georgio Armani, La Mer, Chanel, Guerlain, RCMA, Urban Decay, Sonia Roselli, Sigma Beauty, Makeup Geek, Makeup Forever, NARS and Tom Ford.

Do I really need my makeup done professionally?

Yes! Although makeup education has grown tremendously with the popularity of Instagram and Youtube, hiring a professional will ensure that products used are appropriate for you. This means not having to worry about which color would work best for you, how to apply products, how to ensure that will last all day and how to create a glow that comes from within.

Where are you located?

Although Paul James Beauty is an on-location beauty studio, we do offer a luxury experience in our studio space.

I want to change some things from our trial, is that okay?

Changes are to be expected. Whether it’s a small lip color change or a complete overhaul of your selected look, Paul James Beauty has the experience, education and artistry to ensure that when our time is done, you will be in love with how you look.

How long will my makeup last?

Every professional makeup artist will tell you that the longevity of makeup starts with proper skin care. This is why we have invested in the absolute best products that will ensure your look last all day and night. Still unsure, no problem. Ask about our touch up kits and on-location touch up services.

How long does it take for each application?

Application times vary by client. In general, 30-45 minutes is allotted for each attendant and 1 hour and 15 minutes for the bride. Standard applications typically take 45 minutes.

Lashes, do I really need them?

In my professional opinion, lashes are the cherry on top. They provide that  “umph” to your look and allow the eyes to look awake and vibrant. If you are unsure about lashes, we offer traditional strip lashes as well as individual lashes. The lash brands and styles we select are in our kit because they are lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Do you offer Bride only applications?

Our services are highly requested and as such, we have a 5 service minimum during the months of April-October. However, if your date has not been requested and no other services has been secured, a bride only application may be possible. The rate for a bride only application will be higher in order to accommodate for the time spent.

I found someone cheaper, why should I book with you?

Sometimes finding a deal is a great thing! As consumers we want to make sure we are getting the best bang for our buck. But also, sometimes we find something cheaper and later find out that there was a reason why it was so cheap. When working with a professional makeup artist, you want to make sure that you are getting what you paid for. As a luxury, professional, published makeup artist, Paul James Beauty comes highly recommended and ensure a polished and elegant overall look.  Our level of service is top notch which has resulted in a high number a client referrals. We take pride in our work and how we treat and interact with our clients. I  don’t want to just be your makeup artist. I want to be your friend and confidant.