Do you travel to my location to do hair and 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 minimums?
Yes, we do.
Makeup ~ 300
Hair ~ 250
How can I meet the minimums?
It is very easy to meet our minimum booking fees! 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 book your services for hair OR makeup only?
While most Brides book our services for BOTH hair and makeup, we do our best to accommodate weddings that only need hair OR makeup.
Is it possible to just come to your studio for hair and makeup on the wedding day?
Is it less expensive to come to your studio vs. your team coming on-location?
The hair and 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/stylist
On-Location ~ 50/per hour/per artist/stylist
Can you accommodate large parties and/or time constraints?
Absolutely! Laura McElroy Beauty has a team of hair stylists and makeup artists to cater to your beauty needs for parties of 8 or more and/or parties on a strict time schedule.
How much does it cost to bring in an additional hair stylist or makeup artist?
$100 per additional stylist/artist.
How long does it take to get hair and makeup done?
We allot 45 minutes for hair and 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/stylist)
*New Year's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day (100/per artist/stylist)
*New Year's Eve (150/per artist/stylist)
Are all of your team members licensed? Are you insured?
Yes, all of my team members either have a cosmetology or esthetics license. Laura McElroy Beauty, LLC is insured through Marine Agency.
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.
Do you do hair extensions?
Yes… my hair stylists do clip-ins and tape-ins. They can also answer color matching questions or purchase and color (if needed) the extensions for you to get a perfect blended color match. (Reimbursement and additional color fees would be discussed prior to purchasing.)
How far in advance should I retain hair and 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 ($150) 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 hair and 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 in 8th & Railroad… Suite #224
Val offers all hair services (cutting, coloring, perming, etc), nails, and facial waxing in her studio at 8th & Railroad… Suite #230