FAQ - Hair & Make Up Services

Contact me by email/phone or use the contact form found on my website and after discussing your enquiry, request that you would like to go ahead with the booking. Complete the online booking form here.


Once completed please email a scanned copy of the form to smeredith1982@hotmail.co.uk within 14 days. A booking will only be confirmed once the booking form has been signed and returned. Please note that by signing and returning the booking form you agree to our booking term and conditions.

I use a selection of professional make-up brands suitable for different skin types. My foundations from Dior, Illamasqua and MAC are chosen for their longevity and flawless coverage. All other products for face, eyes and lips are a range of Laura Mercier, Dior, Nars, Tom Ford, Bobbi Brown and MAC.

The products I use are water based, so it is unlikely that you would react to them. If however you do have any known allergies then please let me know before your trial so that I can try and source alternative products for you.
Trials are usually recommended 6-8 weeks before the wedding. You’ll have had final fittings for your dress and will be confident about the style that you’re after. Your hair will also be representative of the length on your wedding day. I’m very happy to arrange a trial earlier than this date however, and second trials can be arranged closer to the date if required.
I accept bookings 12 months in advance. Please note that last minute bookings are sometimes available so please just get in touch as I may be able to help!

I can do as many separate trials as you want. Trials are not compulsory for bridesmaids and Mothers of the Brides but I do ask that you send over some pictures of your bridesmaids and examples of styles that you would like for them so that I can fully prepare timings for the day.

Yes as I have a small team of professional artists that work with me if I need assistance.
For the trial please have clean, dry hair and if possible have any hair accessories and veil if you are planning to wear any. If you have an idea of what you would like then it may be useful to cut out some pictures from magazines or show me a Pinterest board to help me to plan out a few styles for you before the trial.
For the wedding day please make sure that you wear a dressing gown, zip or buttoned up top so that you do not disturb your hair when changing into your dress. I will arrive in plenty of time to set-up so ready to start the first person promptly, as discussed on the schedule beforehand. The timings for hair and makeup on the morning will have been planned and I will always have everybody ready in good time to avoid lateness, stress and panic on the morning. Hair is normally done first on everybody and I work on bridesmaids, mums etc first so that the bride is as fresh as possible for the ceremony. For more information about what happens on the day of the wedding, check out our bridal hair and make up page for more information.

I am happy to apply any makeup products of your own. I want you to feel at your best and so would be glad to use any products that you feel most comfortable in.

Yes, I supply everything you would need for hair and make up for the trial and for everyone in the bridal party also.
I am able to travel anywhere within the UK. Mileage is charged at 50p per mile outside of a 20 mile radius from Poynton, Cheshire. If you will be based more than a 3 hour journey from here, then additional costs may be incurred for example hotels or toll charges. You are more than welcome to come to me if that suits you better. You can find all the information about travel expenses here.

I have another two professional artists, Faye and Rina, that work with me. There would always be someone that would turn up to do your party’s hair and make up.

Cancellations inside 2-to-6 weeks of the booking date are charged at 50% of the total agreed fee. Cancellations within 2 weeks of the booking date are charged in full. All deposits are non-refundable. If any members of your bridal party drop out within 2 weeks of the booking date then you will still be fully charged for those members. I ask that any cancellations are made via telephone AND email where possible to save any confusion. Payment of a deposit and sending a signed booking form means that you accept these terms. You can find out further details about cancellations here.
I can take a bank transfer or cash. If you have any further questions regarding payment details, you can find out more here.


“Thank you so so much Sarah for everything on Friday, you were amazing! We all loved our hair and make up and enjoyed getting ready with you, it was such a calm morning. Thank you again so so much, love Hannah x x x”



“I just wanted to say thank you so so SO much for the hair and make up from the wedding last weekend. The bridesmaids all looked absolutely amazing and the photos show it too. And Mum looked stunning as well – thank you. I can honestly say I’ve never felt so glamorous or confident either, and everyone said how amazing we all looked.”



“Hi Sarah just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for yesterday. Hair and makeup were perfect. I felt amazing, will send you some photos once I get the proper ones from the photographer, you did a brilliant job and my sister looked fantastic too.”


Debbie Darlington