From your initial trial with TLC Hair & Makeup, we will work with you to find your own unique style and personality to create the look you’ll love.We thrive to ensure your hair and makeup is designed to wear through laughs, tears and smiles. We specialize in both traditional and airbrush beauty makeup and hair styling for all occasions and have a love for high end cosmetics and tools with an incredible experience with different types of skin, faces, and colors. We love working with brides who truly appreciate amazing service and high quality artistry!
Our focus is to make you feel as beautiful and stress-free as possible on one of the most important days of your life! We take pride in our outstanding artistry skills and reputable quality of service, and we’ll be your right-hand who will make sure you leave looking flawless! Our ambition is to constantly evolve and better ourselves by creating one of a kind looks while serving an experience like any other you’ve had before. Our mission is to not only enhance your natural beauty but create heartwarming memories with each and every person that sits in our chair. We make your vision come to life, whether it’s a classic look or a full glam, we’ll make it happen!
All our clients are unique, to get a better understanding of your needs during your initial inquiry, we will provide you with a Bridal Booking Form where you can fill in all the details required to complete your booking. This is also our opportunity to get to know each other and ensure our team is a great fit for your wedding day. Once completed, we will send you a customized proposal along with our contract, invoice and the list of services to be performed. As you finish reviewing the contract, we require a 50% retainer fee representing half of the Wedding Day total. Our contract can be signed online through our booking system and payment is prompted in a scheduled fashion. Once you have signed and sent your retainer fee, keep an eye out for our confirmation email !
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Now comes the fun part! Your bridal experience starts with curating your vision board. Here, we’ll send an invitation to your very own Pinterest board where you can start saving your desired hair and makeup looks! Your trial session is recommended around 1-3 months prior to your wedding. At this stage, your details are finalizing, your dress & accessories have arrived and you have a clear idea of your wedding style. All of these items will be used to design your custom bridal look!
We will also work with you on scheduling a time that works best, but please understand that we cannot secure any weekend dates as weekends are typically reserved for our weddings. If you would like to request a specific date for your trial session, please let us know prior to your contract signing.
To help make an outstanding bridal trial session, we will send along your very own Bridal Beauty Prep Guide. This magazine guide comes with a list of skincare product suggestions, skin specialist recommendations, vendor referrals as well as Wedding Trial and Wedding Day Reminders/Tips!
During this time, we will work with you to find your own unique style and personality to create the look you’ll love. When you are happy with the final look we will go through the arrangement for the big day so you can be assured that everything will run smoothly and you know what to expect.
Lastly, as we approach the final month leading up to your wedding, we will send out your customized bridal beauty timeline detailing the services required, which artists they are with and their designated time slot. We then guide you through how you and your bridal party should prepare prior to the wedding day, and finally meet on the morning of the wedding!
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The Lolita Collective Mission
We take pride in serving our client well, all our artists are carefully chosen to join the team, and we believe in perfections and exceptional service.
We offer an extensive list of services and false lashes. From hair extension rentals to luxury faux mink & mink lashes - let us know how The Lolita Collective can serve you so you can always be stress-free.
The Lolita Collective is a registered business ran by female entrepreneurs. We are incredibly blessed to receive sweet messages from clients who are ready to work with us, even before they ever meet us, because they know our number one priority is the client experience.
Your luxury experience begins the moment you contact us and every interaction leading to your special event day. We love keeping up with the latest styles & trends, and have a love for high-end products.
Mobile Services & Available to travel worldwide
Pamper yourself by being able to roll out of bed the morning of your special event, and begin your day with a team of professional artists who can provide a luxurious beauty experience just for you! I mean, how awesome is that?!
We love our loyal tribe of clients and former brides who trust in what we do and are willing to refer us to anyone they know! Refer us to a friend and/or family, and we’ll make sure to give them our 10% referral discount.
Hygiene is taken very seriously. All brushes, tools and makeup products are kept sanitary and are sanitized after every makeup application using professional grade brush cleaners. Any skin conditions or allergies are to be informed by the client to the artist prior to application and styling.
Take a look at our COVID-19 Response below as to how we sanitize our tools!
How do you keep your tools and products clean?
During your planning stages, you will want to allow and budget for at least 60 minutes, per person, per service. This can vary slightly depending on the clients skin type, elaborateness of style requests, varying hair lengths and/or each bridal bookings direct needs requested. Usually there will be 2 artists present on your wedding day, so we can work simultaneously for more efficiency.
how long will the services take?
We love high quality and professional grade makeup products that are designed to give long lasting results and photographs beautifully! The only touch ups needed will be your lips due to drinking/eating. As a makeup artist, we're able to set your makeup and ensure it looks just as flawless in the morning as it does at night. The main brands we use are RCMA, Face Atelier, Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay, Make Up For Ever, Laura Mercier, NARS, Temptu, MAC, Hourglass, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Kat Von D, Tarte, and many more!
What makeup brands do you use?
On average our clients book their services with us 8-12 months in advance. Doing so will ensure you lock down all your wedding vendors, holds your rates, plus it gives you time to figure out what you like so that you don’t feel pressured closer to the wedding day, or left scrambling to find someone available. Peak bridal season is April through October. July, August and September are the busiest and highest demand months, often booking up the fastest. May and June are grad months, and see 10x the demand for beauty services and book up equally as fast.
How far in advance should I book?
Any changes such as removal of any service/s should be discussed and informed with us at least 1-3 months prior to the wedding. Any removal of service/s within 4 weeks prior to the wedding will not be accepted and will still be charged on the final invoice. This is based on a loss suffered by us in reserving the date and times required to fulfill your original booking. It is best to find alternative faces and / or heads.
Can I add/remove people from the original quote after I pay the deposit?
Yes, start times before 7:00 am is subject to an early fee of $20/per artist
Is there an early morning fee for the wedding day?
Trial rates include only one style; however we are more than happy to accommodate any slight changes or adjustments to your style that will suit best with your desired look.
How many hair and makeup styles can I try on during the trial?
Trials are scheduled to be held at a shared studio location in Gastown. Travel fees may apply to trial sessions if scheduled outside of our studio with the exception of Vancouver locations. Trial sessions are not provided on Saturdays from May to August, due to high volumes of weekend weddings; please plan your trial date accordingly with us.
Where will the trial take place?
A trial can take place as soon as you are ready to have it, however it might be helpful to have it 1.5 to 3 months prior to your wedding day as your skin and hair conditions might be similar to the way they will be on your wedding day.
We highly recommend that you book your trial date as soon as you can to secure the date and timing with us in advance.
When should I book my trial?
Via is such a talented make up artist! She is such a sweet and professional person as well. I had to change both the times of my trial makeup and wedding day makeup which she was both accommodating to.
After the makeup trial, I received so many compliments from family and friends. On the wedding day, my family, friends and husband were blown away. My makeup looked more Amazing than I could have ever imagined! On the day of the wedding, as promised, she supplied me with a goodie bag of the makeup she used along with some makeup remover and a few other extras. I wasn't exactly positive on what I wanted for my wedding makeup but with a few pictures as well as her talent and inspiration, she created an Amazing look for my special day! She not only does wedding makeup but all kinds of event makeup and I will definitely be using her again in the future! Thank you again Via for all of your hard work, talent and kindness!!