frequently asked questions

Should I hire a pro artist?

Absolutely, yes! Pro artists are trained to know what products will last all day and will photograph bomb af. Your artist will know how to make you look your best and can do everything from natural to full-on glam. Even if you are someone who knows a thing or two about hair and makeup, it's always a plus to pamper yourself every once in a while. Treat yo' self!!

Dirty hair?

Your stylist wants clean dry hair, not 4-day-old greasy hair. Washing it the day before gives enough oils for the style to hold, but not too much where we have to use a whole can of dry shampoo. If you wash it once a week normally, you can get away with 2 days before your styling. Also, no one wants to smell your greasy hair getting heated up with the hot tools. Sorry, but it's true. In the end YOU know your hair.

How do you stay sanitary?

It is SO important to hire a pro artist that knows how to sanitize their products. Before it even begins, you should see clean brushes, a tidy kit, and will sanitize their hands. Once they start, know that all cream products must not be shared and a spatula needs to be used to get out the product and applied with a disposable of some kind. Same goes with mascara. A disposable spoolie must ALWAYS be used unless you like the idea of getting pink eye. Powder products can be disinfected with a spray alcohol.

Do you stay after hair and makeup are done?

It's not typical for the artist(s) to stay after hair and makeup are completed, but it can be arranged. If you are interested in this, please let Meghan know at the time of booking. Pricing will be discussed at that time and can vary depending on the number of hours needed.

Travel?

Our pro artists will travel to any location. No, really! The home location is East Nashville, TN and anything within 30 miles is included with the hair and makeup pricing. After that, it is $0.58 per mile. Easy peazy, right?!

How far in advance should I book?

If the services you need are for a wedding, you can book as far in advance as you'd like. To ensure your date, the sooner you book, the better. If the services you need are for anything else and it's not a weekend, you can call me and we can work something out tomorrow if you want to.

Can I supply my own false lashes?

You know you see all those gorg falsies at the store and gush over them so you buy them. You get home, excited to wear them, and something just doesn't work. Trained artists will know what falsies work best for your face and eye shape. It's best to leave it to the experts. If you want to forego a makeup application, we can still apply falsies for $25 or $15 if you bring your own.

What is airbrush?

Airbrush makeup is applied through an airbrush gun without the use of brushes, sponges or fingers. It gives the most flawless finish and can be applied more natural up to full coverage. It is water-resistant and will not come off through sweat, tears, or hugs. It works for all skin types. I don't know why you wouldn't think this is for you, but if it's not, we do offer traditional foundation as well. Pricing is currently still the same.

DECLAN + MAE

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Nashville, TN, USA

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