Wedding FAQs

How far will you travel?

Boston Makeup Artist, Ann Marie Laurendeau and her team frequently travel throughout Boston, New England, New York and beyond. There are additional minimum charges and fees (lodging, fuel/mileage, meals & expenses) when requested to travel outside Greater Boston and for destination weddings. For more specific information, please call (781) 305-3221.

How much advance notice do I need to book a makeup artist or hairstylist for my wedding?

It is best to contact us as soon as you know you need a makeup artist or hairstylist available for you on your wedding day. We are typically booked months in advance, however, because our artists work as a teams, it may still be possible to accommodate your request on short notice.

What type of makeup and hair care products do you use?

We use our own line of professional grade skin care and makeup products. Our products are all mineral based and made of high-quality natural ingredients. They are hypoallergenic, fragrance-, oil- and cruelty-free. They look great on many different complexions and skin tones including on our ethnic clients. Our skin care and makeup products are also recommended for people with problem or sensitive skin.

I don't usually wear makeup and desire a very natural wedding day appearance. Do I need to hire a professional makeup artist/stylist?

Absolutely! Anemone makeup artists have extensive experience applying makeup specifically for photographs. If you desire a very natural, yet polished look, a professional makeup artist can give you a flawless complexion, perfectly shaped eyebrows, cheekbones and lips by applying soft, natural looking colors. Your makeup will last all day and you'll look great both in person and in your wedding photographs.

How long will my makeup and hairstyle last?

With years of experience working in the entertainment industry, we know the importance of long-lasting makeup and hairstyling. We use a variety of professional products and techniques to keep your makeup looking fresh for hours and constantly receive compliments from our clients that their makeup and hairstyle remained intact for their entire event!

What happens if I have an extra person who wants to be included that was not initially in the contracted agreement?

This happens frequently. Others see our beautiful work and then decide that they want to look that beautiful as well. Should this occur, we would make every effort to accommodate the request provided that this does not interfere with the bride's schedule or with another client's service or event. The best advice is to contract enough time when you initially make your booking for a makeup artist or hairstylist.

How many months in advance do I need to reserve your services for my wedding date and when should I do the pre-wedding consultation?

All wedding dates are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Certain dates and times will fill quickly. We recommend that you contract with us to retain our services as soon as you confirm both the date and time of your wedding. As far as the pre-wedding consultation, the earlier you schedule it, the better, so that we can effectively help you to define both your makeup and hairstyling needs.

What if I am growing my hair so I can wear an up-do on my wedding day?

Don't wait. Schedule a pre-wedding consultation to meet with our hairstylists, have your makeup done and discuss your thoughts for a wedding day hairstyle. The stylist will be able to make recommendations about growing your hair. At that consultation, please schedule your hair appointment about one or two months before the wedding. Another option is to wear natural hair extensions. In any event, it is best to speak to your stylist about which options work best for you.

I have a large wedding party. In addition to myself, I have 8 bridesmaids who all want makeup and hairstyling/or up-dos. How many artists/stylists will come to my hotel?

It isn't about the quantity of stylists that is important. It is about the quality service that we deliver. We specialize in on-location work and as professionals we are trained to work quickly and efficiently - our clients are ALWAYS ready on time. Additionally, if you still have a concern, we give you the option of requesting a second stylist at your location. Click here for wedding rates and costs for additional artists.

On the wedding day how long does it to style each person's hair and makeup?

This depends entirely on each person's individual styles choice and hair length. We spend more time working with the bride and people with very long or thick hair. However, it typically only takes each artist one hour per person to do both makeup and hair.