While your hair and makeup artist is tasked to make you look fab for your debut, you'll want to hire someone who can give you that extra boost of confidence as well. Before you book your HMUA, remember to ask these questions.
1 What type of makeup looks and techniques are you comfortable with?
While most makeup artists can do a variety of looks, each one surely has a favorite look to do on debutantes. Moreover, some makeup artists prefer to do airbrush makeup, while others are more at ease with traditional application. Ask your prospective makeup artist about how s/he works so you can get a clearer picture of how you'll collaborate on your look.
2 How much time do you need to finish my look?
Your debut look, which includes hair and makeup, can take about two to three hours to finish. The time depends on the complexity of your chosen hairstyle and the makeup application techniques, among other things. Ask about the time it would take to finish your look so you can make sure you'll be ready in time for the pictorials and debut party.
3 Will you be staying for touch-ups? May I have a different look for the after-party?
You want to look fresh until the end of the party, and to do that, you'll need to retouch your makeup every now and then. Ask your makeup artist if s/he can stay for touch-ups, or at leastteach you how to retouch your makeup properly. If you plan to change your look for your after-party, remember to talk about that prior to the debut as well.
4 What will entail additional fees?
Upgrades, like airbrush application and makeup look changes (see above), may cost additional fees. Moreover, some makeup artists also charge extra for the trial hair and makeup session. Make sure you and your prospective supplier are on the same page—and all the inclusions are in the contract—before you finalize your booking.