Frequently asked questions

How far in advance should I book beauty services for my wedding?

We suggest booking beauty services at the very minimum of 6 months to give you the best chance of us being available for your big day. 9-12 months in advance is ideal.

How far in advance should I book my trial?

If you're doing a trial first before you book your wedding day, do your trial within the next 2 months so your wedding date will be held. If you have already booked us, we recommend booking your trial 3-4 months prior to your wedding day

Do you have a studio?

We currently do not own a studio and provide mobile services for trials and weddings. Victoria has an in-home studio for her clients only

How far will your team travel?

We service the entire GTA and for locations outside the GTA would depend on time and the number of services needed. We try our best to accommodate requests.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept email transfer. Our artists do not accept any form of payment unless you are giving a gratuity. All payment will be handled with Victoria. Credit card will be accpeted if necessary.

Is there a minimum booking for weddings?

There is a 3 service minimum (3 makeup OR 3 hair) to book and if both hair and makeup are needed a total of 6 services is required (3 makeup AND 3 hair). If you do not have the minimum services needed to book, you can still book and pay the equivalent in services.

Are there travel fees?

We charge a $1.50/km per 2 artists one way after 25km of travel from 3401 Dufferin St, North York. If there are any parking fees that are over $5, they will be added to your balance

Do I pay a deposit to secure my wedding date?

We require a 50% deposit to book our services for your wedding day. Once we receive your deposit, services cannot be removed only added if time permits. Deposits are non-refundable.

Can I make changes to my services?

If we have received your deposit, services cannot be deducted and your balance will remain the same. You can always add services or extras (lashes, hair extensions etc) if there is availaibility and if time permits.

Is there a deadline to when I can place my wedding deposit?

If you have booked a trial with us, the deadline for the deposit is due within 7 days after the trial date. If you are not interested in a trial, putting down the deposit as soon as possible is recommended as we will not hold your wedding date until the deposit has been paid.

Will you hold my wedding date if I book a trial?

Yes, we will hold your wedding date if a trial is booked within the next 2 months of inquiry. If a trial is booked more than 2 months from the inquiry, we cannot gurantee your date will be available up until your trial date. Once the trial occurs, we give a 5 day hold period in which you can decide to move forward and secure your date by giving a 50% wedding day service deposit.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for my trial/wedding day?

You should wash your hair the night before to help keep the curl and moisturize your skin the morning of. If you are using hair extensions, make sure they are washed and air dried before use to remove residue.

Can I use my own false lashes?

Yes, you can. If your provide the glue, application is free of charge. If we provide the lash glue, it's $5.

What is airbrush makeup?

Airbrush makeup is makeup sprayed onto the skin using an airbrush instead of being applied with sponges, brushes, fingers, or other methods. As the makeup is sprayed on, it connects with the skin as millions of droplets of formula. The formula can create an even, sheer, natural appearance to the skin that, if applied properly for a natural look, can appear natural and non-heavy like traditional makeup. Airbrush makeup also has the feeling of not wearing any makeup at all and is a great choice for those who do not wear makeup often if at all. Airbrush makeup is not suitable for people with oily skin, rosacea, and acne clusters.

Why are the rates higher for bridal hair and makeup if I don't book a trial?

Our rates are higher for brides who have decided to forgo doing a trial because extra time is needed to perform a consultation and make any necessary adjustments if need be after the hair and makeup has been completed. Trials are highly recommended because you will meet and become familiar with your artists for your wedding day. Your artists can recommend a certain skincare regimen if you have any skin concerns or if an artist notices anything that will affect how the makeup will look and perform (dry/oily/acne/acne scarring skin) and can suggest some skin care products or suggest seeing a dermatologist or esthician before your wedding day. Many photos we see of hair styles are made with hair extensions so seeing your hair beforehand, we can also let you know if hair extensions are necessary to create the hair style you're envisioning for the day of. Trials let us know if any adjustments need to be made to the hair or makeup style after you have worn it for the rest of the day when we follow up the next day.

If I would like classic lash extensions for my wedding day, when should I book my appointment?

It is recommended to book your full-set of lash extensions at least 2 weeks before your wedding day. On the rare occasion, some people can be allergic to the adhesive. If this does not occur, you can get a fill a few days before your wedding day to fill in any lash extensions you may have lost.

© 2020 by Victoria Barrett Makeup, Hair & Lashes

Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, Lash Artist Toronto: 647.282.2608

Servicing Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Scarborough, North York, Markham, Oakville, Brampton, Vaughan & GTA

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