The Distinctive Dame | Hair and Makeup Packages | Vegan Hair and Makeup in Melbourne

BRIDAL FAQ’S

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT LGBTQI MARRIAGES?

We are 100% in favour of any two people in love having the right to be married. If you love each other, that’s all that matters to us and we’d love to look after you.

ARE YOU ABLE TO TRAVEL INTERSTATE/OVERSEAS?

Yes! We love adventures and are ready and willing to go anywhere. Some of our travel expenses will need to be covered – email us for more info.

CAN WE MEET BEFORE THE BIG DAY?

Definitely. You’re welcome to stop by our studio in North Fitzroy for a cuppa and a chat to share your ideas.

DO I NEED TO BOOK IN A TRIAL?

It’s not necessary but recommended as it’s a great opportunity to make sure that we’re a harmonious fit and that you like our work. It takes the guess work out of your wedding day so you can be confident in us creating something beautiful for you.

HOW LONG WILL A TRIAL TAKE?

If you’re having a hair or makeup trial please allow an hour and 15 minutes. If you’re having a hair and makeup trial please allow two hours.

HOW DO WE LOCK IN A BOOKING?

Once we’ve met or emailed each other, we can book you in for a hair and/or makeup trial.

If you’re happy with the results and want us to look after you on your wedding day, we ask for a 40% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking (this deposit ensures that we are still able to earn an income if a job falls through).

The final payment is due a week before your event day, though this can be finalised sooner if that works for you.

ONCE WE’VE BOOKED, DO WE SPEAK TO YOU MUCH BEFORE THE WEDDING?

Of course! We’re only an email or phone call away (or you’re welcome to pop into the studio for a cuppa).

We understand that there are many decisions to be made and details to be refined in the lead up to your wedding celebration and love playing an active role in seeing your vision through.

STYLING FAQ’S

~ Hair ~

SHOULD I WASH MY HAIR BEFOREHAND?

For best styling results, hair should be washed the night before with a silicon free shampoo (silicon makes the hair very slippery to work with). Blow dry with no additional product.

DO YOU CUT HAIR?

Not at this stage. We only offer dry hair styling ie. updos and waves. Have a look on the ‘Our Friends’ page for people we recommend.

WHAT KINDS OF HAIR STYLES CAN YOU DO?

We’re comfortable and confident with all kinds of styles. Sleek up-dos, effortless waves, vintage curls, contemporary braids or simple blow waves. We’ve worked on all kinds people of all kinds of ethnicities with varying face shapes, features, & hair types. See our portfolio for inspiration, and if you have any concerns or queries, please email us.


WHAT ABOUT MY FACE?

If you’re coming in to get your makeup done, it’s best to come with a fresh face. If leaving the house without your lippy is out of the question, we can take it off for you and start again.


CAN YOU STYLE WIGS?

Yes, we can. Please contact us for more information.

~ Makeup ~

HOW DO I PREPARE MY FACE?

If you’re coming in to get your makeup done, it’s best to come with a fresh face. If leaving the house without your lippy is out of the question, we can take it off for you and start again.

WHAT KINDS OF MAKEUP STYLES CAN YOU DO?

Just like hair, we’re comfortable and confident with all kinds of styles of makeup. Natural makeup to high glam to costume looks. We’re ready to take on any brief. We’ve worked on all kinds people of all kinds of ethnicities with varying face shapes, features & skin types. If you have any concerns or queries, please email us.

SERVICES FAQ’S

HOW CAN WE MAKE A BOOKING?

You can book onlineemail us or call us on (03) 9640 0555.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP PACKAGES?

Express Service: 45 minutes for hair or makeup ($75), or 1.5 hours for both ($140)* lashes are an additional cost

Classic Service: 1 hour for hair or makeup ($130), or 1.5 – 2 hours for both ($250)* lashes are included

Ultimate: 1 hour for hair or makeup, 2.5 hours for the lot

NOTE: Add an extra 10-15 minutres for really thick/long hair. Prices quoted are for in-house services.

CAN YOU COME TO ME?

Yes we can. We travel all over Melbourne and interstate. Please contact us for more info on our travel fees.

DO YOU DO BOTH HAIR AND MAKEUP?

Yes, we offer both hair and makeup packages, however if there are more than 2 people the reigns are handed over to one of our trusted makeup artists

I WANT MY HAIR / MAKEUP DONE, BUT CAN’T AFFORD IT DUE TO DISADVANTAGE..

I want marginalised people to have access to my services. Contact me via the form below, and I’ll arrange a sliding scale booking.

ARE YOU OPEN ON SUNDAYS?

Yes. We take bookings every day of the week.

WHAT KINDS OF PRODUCTS DO YOU USE? CAN YOU OFFER VEGAN HAIR AND MAKEUP?

All products we use are chosen because they are not tested on animals (the majority being vegan-friendly) and because they give a beautiful finish. Brands include Face Atelier, Limecrime, Besame Cosmetics, Mermaid Salon, Kat Von D and Anastasia of Beverley Hills, De Lorenzo, Chi, Sebastian and Paul Mitchell. We believe it’s possible to be beautiful, glamorous without harming animals, and we are delighted to be one of the few studios able to offer vegan hair and makeup in Melbourne!

WHAT CAN WE USE YOUR SERVICES FOR?

Our hair and makeup services are available for weddings, birthdays, engagements, hen’s parties, pamper parties, photoshoots, editorial or commercial work, formals, red carpet events or costume parties. No job is too small or insignificant for us, and we have a variety of hair and makeup packages on offer.

WHO ARE YOUR IDEAL CLIENTS?

Our doors are welcome to anyone regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race and taste in music.

LOCATION FAQ’S

WHERE DO I FIND YOU?

Level 3, Suite 38, 12 Collins Street Melbourne CBD 3000. The ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street. Look for the doorway near the Kings Domain Barber sign.

HOW DO I GET TO YOU?

TRAM: Take the number 11, 48 or 109 to stop #8 – Collins/Spring St. The nearest train station is Parliament. CAR: THIS is the closest parking lot. On street parking is also available.

CAN I STOP BY FOR A VISIT?

At this stage we are open by appointment only. We’ll look into opening set hours as we move into Spring/Summer.

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