Laura McElroy Beauty -            Blushed Makeup Artistry

On-Location FAQs


Do you travel to my location to do makeup? 

Yes, we do travel to your location. 


Do you charge a travel fee?

Travel is complimentary in Sioux Falls, SD and the surrounding areas of Tea, Harrisburg, and Brandon. Anywhere outside of this area, travel is $30/per hour. (Round Trip)


How far will you travel?

We will travel almost anywhere in world as long as all travel, expenses, and accommodations are paid for.


Do you have booking minimum?

Yes, we do. 

Makeup ~ 300


How can I meet the minimum?

It is very easy to meet our minimum booking fee! All that is needed is the bride and at least 2 other people OR we have 3 different Bridal Packages to choose from. (The Bridal Packages are described in the Services and Pricing Section.)


Is it possible to do beauty services for just the Bride and still meet the minimum booking?

Yes, it is! The Glamorous Bride Package caters to the needs of the Bride only. (The Bridal Packages are described in the Services and Pricing Section.)



Is it possible to just come to your studio for makeup on the wedding day? 

Absolutely! 


Is it less expensive to come to your studio vs. having you go on-location?

The makeup prices are the same. There is a savings if we have an early start time prior to 8:00 am.


What are your early start time fees?

Early morning start times before 8 AM ~
In-Studio ~ 25/per hour/per artist
On-Location ~ 50/per hour/per artist


Can you accommodate large parties and/or time constraints?

Absolutely! Laura McElroy Beauty has a team of makeup artists to cater to your beauty needs for parties of  7 or more and/or parties on a strict time schedule. 


How much does it cost to bring in an additional makeup artist?

$100 per additional artist. 


How long does it take to get makeup done?

We allot 45 minutes for makeup per person. Brides are 45-60 minutes for each hair and makeup.


Do you do weddings on Sundays or on holidays? Is there additional compensation for these days?

Yes, we do! While we are more than happy to accommodate your needs on your special day, we are working on off days and taking time away from our families.  Additional compensation is as follows:

*Sundays (75/per artist)
*New Year's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and   Christmas Day (100/per artist)
*New Year's Eve (150/per artist)



Do you do airbrush?

Yes, we do airbrush foundation.


Do you do false strip lashes?

Yes, everyone gets false lashes included with their makeup application, unless they are unwanted or unable to wear them for any reason.



How far in advance should I retain makeup services for my wedding?

Ideally 6-12 Months prior to your wedding date.


How do I retain your services for my wedding and guarantee that my wedding date is secured?

Once you tell me you want to retain our services and give your mailing address (this confirms your intent), I will email you an invoice for the Non-Refundable Retainer ($75) I will also mail out a contract with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Once I receive your retainer and signed contract, the date is yours! 

*We do have the right to consider other paid job offers until the retainer is received.


When should I scheduled my makeup trial?

Ideally 6 - 8 weeks prior to the wedding date.


What other services do you offer?

I offer waxing, lash lifts, lash and brow tints, microblading, permanent makeup, and other makeup services in the Laura McElroy Beauty Studio in8th & Railroad… Suite #224