Like most brides, you're likely to have a lot on your mind on your wedding day. Rest assured, Tina Rodosta and the Verde team of professional artists can make things easier. Instead of taking your bridal party to a salon, why not let us come to you? We've specialized in on-location beauty services for more than 10 years. Our reputation is unmatched.
The Verde team of artists will travel to your location on the wedding day. We bring the makeup studio to your location so that you and your friends may get ready in the comfort of your own home or hotel.. If you are in need of a location for your bridal party to get ready, you are more than welcome to use our studio.
What makes Verde makeup artists different?
Tina is very particular who represents her brand so we are very excited to have the best team in the south! We pride ourselves in running a very dependable boutique agency for brides. We don't have a large team but the team we have is amazing! Most of Verde's makeup artists & hair stylists come from commercial, film and TV backgrounds. Department store makeup artists are not trained to do makeup, they are trained to sell makeup. All of our artists are professionally trained to apply makeup for film, TV and digital media.
Experience of our Makeup Artists & Hairstylists :
We get asked this question all the time by our clients wanting the best in the bridal beauty business! Our artists have several years of hair and make up background. They have the most experience in what makeup will look best for professional wedding photos, as well as, what will look good in person and on video. We participate in a lot of on going education and Tina shares what she has learned in her 13 years of beauty industry experience with her artist and teaches them her techniques and style.
We require a minimum of Bride + 3 for our studio artists but our Elite Artists have no minimum.
Tina does not have a minimum for New Orleans or Baton Rouge weddings, she will do a “bride only”.
Parking fees are required to be paid by the bride for all weddings/events. You may charge artists parking fee to your hotel room for your convenience.
IN STUDIO WEDDING HAIR + MAKEUP SERVICES :
When we first started our business 13 years ago we wanted to provide our clients the best in on location services and over the years we have come to realize that brides also need a place to get ready. Instead of making your mother clean the whole house or renting an hotel room that you will only use for a few hours, we created the Verde Beauty Studio.
The Verde Beauty Studio is over 2000 square feet for your and your bridal party to get ready in that was created with the bride in mind. We have space for you to spread out and relax on your wedding day while sipping mimosas and enjoying your wedding day.
Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Assistants
If you are having a large party (Bride + 7 or more) and we suggest that our artists have an assistant to create a relaxing experience for our brides.
Early Morning Fees
ANY WEDDINGS STARTING BEFORE 6AM WILL INCUR A $100 EARLY MORNING FEE. START TIMES BEFORE 4AM WILL INCUR A $250 FEE, ALL TO BE PAID WITH THE CONTRACTED SERVICES.
Wedding Day Hair + Makeup Previews
Wedding Day Previews (or sometimes called 'trial runs') are mostly done at our Baton Rouge or New Orleans studios, if you would like us to travel to you that can be arranged as well. Please note that Friday/ Saturday previews are nearly impossible as we are all on location servicing our brides.
You may book a preview with one of our artists/ stylists if you would like to try them out before you book your wedding. We want you to be completely happy and comfortable with your choice because this is a very important day for you and we want to be sure you love your look and your artist/stylist.
Once you book your makeup + hair it is suggested you come in for a preview 6-8 weeks in advance. This way if you want to make any last minute changes we have time to plan. Please make sure that you have all of your hair accessories at the time of the trial as well, this way you can see exactly what your look will be. If you don't yet have your accessories we carry a line of hair accessories in studio.
Complimentary Makeup + Hair Consultations
Tina is available Mondays for complimentary consultations via SKYPE™. She will chat with you about your wedding day beauty style and make suggestions on makeup color and hairstyles for you. No obligations. Please contact us for more information. Please email the studio to set up SKYPE time. We also provide in person consultations to our local brides to go over all the services that Verde offers.
We match our bride's personal style to an artist we feel will do an incredible job. We like to get to know each of our clients and match them with the best makeup artist/ hair stylist possible. Please let us know your personal style and feel free to send photos of makeup ideas, along with photos of yourself, wedding dress and anything else you may think would help us, help you.
Wedding Deposits & Final Payments
To reserve your artist/stylist a deposit of 50% of total services will be required to officially book your date.
We accept all major credit cards.
Final payments are due 2 weeks prior to the wedding date. Once your appointment is set, you will be given full instructions on how to do this once your contract has been signed. You will also get an appointment email reminder with all the instructions for your reference.
Wedding Day Timing & Schedules
So that we may do our best work, please allow 30 minutes per person per service. If you have hair and makeup scheduled together that can run simultaneously. For example, for 6 total services a total of 3 hours. We then add an additional 10 minutes per person for any changes for an additional 1 hour “buffer” time. So for 6 people we spend approximately 4 hours with your party.
Creating a schedule is not necessary and can actually cause delays. Most delays are by the "scheduled" time slot person not being in the room when artist is ready to go. To keep things running smoothly, we ask that you have everyone ready when the artist arrives. When airbrushing makeup, artists tend to pull by skin tone and work from lightest to the darkest or vice versa.
In our 10 years of experience, parties that go to a salon and then come back for makeup run severely late 80-90% of the time. In a salon, you are competing with weekly cutting and color clients and salons can run behind, even if it's your wedding day. For a stress free morning, we highly suggest having your hair person get ready in your hotel/home with your makeup artist. Your hairstylist doesn't have to be from our team if you have a hair stylist you love, but ask if your stylist can come to you. But if that isn't an option and you would like to use one of our hair stylists we love that too! It creates a stress free morning. Cost wise it may be a bit more than going to a salon but the convenience is well worth the price.
Please note our Cancellation Policy, though we hate to think that things happen, we know they do sometimes. Any amounts received, including the non-refundable retainer, shall be credited towards the amount due under this paragraph and are non-refundable. In the event that Verde receives written notice from the Client, notifying the Verde Beauty Studio (Verde) of a cancellation less than ninety (90) days prior to the date of the event, the Client agrees to pay fifty percent (50%) of the contracted price. Services included in the signing of the contract or paid for in addition to the contract are non-refundable, services can be add to but not subtracted from the contract. If the Client fails to notify Verde of a cancellation in the manner as provided above, less than ninety (90) days prior to the event or in the event of breach of this agreement, then the Client shall remain responsible for the full contract price specified, including all costs expense, damages and fees (including costs of cancellations, court costs, and reasonable attorney's fees) incurred by Verde in enforcing this agreement.