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PREPARATION GUIDE FOR MAKEUP AND HAIR SERVICES



As a hair and makeup artist, my only destination is to leave my clients fully fulfilled.

After almost 20 years in the field of beauty, I have seen repetitive hiccups that can easily be avoided.


GREAT HAIR AND MAKEUP TAKES TWO TO TANGO


I'm sharing a few simple preparation tips that will go a long way in assuring that you are looking your best on camera and in person.

HAIR PREPARATION




START WITH FULLY DRY AND CLEAN HAIR


Please wash and blow dry your hair THE DAY BEFORE your services.


This step is the biggest issue with hair services not turning out well. Professional styling simply does not work well on dirty or oily hair.


On the day of your services, any moisture in your hair will cause curls to fall and the styling will not hold.


Blowouts are not included in the styling services, unless a blowout with light styling is the only styling desired . Otherwise, please request a blowout in advance, so we can add it to the timeline.



PLEASE DO NOT GO TO BED THE NIGHT BEFORE WITH WET HAIR


Everyone has cowlicks/natural hair parts and if they do not have heat treatment, it is not possible to reverse your hair direction. This leads to less volume, splitting and hair that does not cooperate with the styling.


FOR THIN HAIR


For added volume, you can blow dry your hair upside down and add a volumizer at the roots.


NO OILS OR SERUMS


Please do not add oils or serums as this will also interfere with the styling.


Please pass this information on to any of your guests who are also having styling services.


EXTENSIONS


Clip in extensions are always a great addition for any hairstyle. I do not provide extensions, but you are encouraged to bring them and I will put them in for you.


It is imperative that they are DRY AND CLEAN.


SKIN PREPARATION FOR MAKEUP





COMPLEXION ENHANCEMENT


The goal is to have your makeup looking great in person and "on camera". The outcome is a dance between products, application technique and the clients complexion.


EXFOLIATION


I notice a significant difference in clarity and smoothness with clients who have a regular regimen of deep exfoliation and hydration.


If your skin is dry and flaky the foundation will look cakey, despite how great the foundation is. Makeup on top of dry and flaky skin will make it look more noticeable.


The night before or the morning of your session, scrub the skin and eye area with a cream, oil or a balm cleanser and a wet wash cloth.


I start all of my sessions with a alpha hydroxy exfoliating treatment. As this product is not intended for the eye area it is important that you exfoliate dry skin around the eyes.


FACE SHAVING OR DERMAPLANING


I cannot rave about this step enough. I personally dermaplane my skin once a week and the results are incredible. Makeup applies flawlessly on skin that is free of facial hair. Dermaplaning is also great for exfoliation. You can see a professional or you can find a facial razor at your local drug store.


VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS FOR DERMAPLANING



BROW MAINTENANCE


Brow hair below the natural shape of the brows will make the shadows look muddy and dry. This will be accentuated on camera.


I recommend plucking your brows before your session or seeing a professional for brow hair removal.



I KINDLY ASK..


I kindly ask that you limit or refrain from phone usage during the makeup service's. This is to not push the services beyond the set timeframe and to assure straight lines and symmetry.


Also, the makeup techniques are for long wear, therefore I will need you to be still while the products are setting.


TIMING IS EVERYTHING


Makeup artists and hairstylist's are notorious for running late. I pride myself on being notorious for being on time ! :) But! I need your cooperation.


Please be ready when I arrive. Have a cleared table space near an outlet.


If you have guests, who are also having beauty services, please let them know to be on time as well. Running late causes undue stress and forces me to skip necessary steps and touch up's . Help me to help us stay on tim :)



Wondering which products and regimes to use?


MY RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS


Please check out my portfolio's for inspiration.


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Best Wishes,


Kassaundra

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