HOW DO I BOOK WITH NOEMI?
We book up to 1 year in advance. For non wedding appointments you can book online or contact Noemi. For weddings please fill out the inquiry form in the Weddings Page, call or email. If your wedding is more than a year in away, please check back when you are 12 months out. But, don’t wait too long! We book up very quickly and work on a first-come, first-serve basis. 1 year out is the perfect time to book.
HOW DO I SECURE MY WEDDING DATE WITH NOEMI?
Your date is secured only if we have 1) signed contract and 2) Retainer to hold your date.
I'M NOT SURE HOW MANY PEOPLE WANT HAIR AND MAKEUP DONE FOR MY WEDDING DAY.
Please make it a priority to ask your party if they will also like services in order for us to give you an accurate proposal and quote. Once numbers are added to the contract there may be a penalty depending on how far in advance any services are removed. Numbers can be increased but we do take multiple bookings and we may have not be able to accommodate extra services. Your artist/s is booked and scheduled based on the numbers you provide. For these reasons, we appreciate an accurate count as soon as possible.
DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF WEDDING DAY SERVICES REQUIRED TO BOOK?
Saturdays a minimum of 2 services. Each service individually counts as 1. Flower girls do not count toward the total.
BRIDE HAIR AND/OR MAKEUP PREVIEWS
WHEN AND WHY IS IT RECOMMENDED?
Yes! We highly suggest a pre-bridal session of one or both services so that you can see your wedding day look and meet your artist/stylist. It is a great way to get an idea of what you envision for your wedding day. Seeing how a style you have in mind looks on you will allow you to make any modifications if necessary. Pre-bridals consists of full consultation of hair and/or makeup and take place at the studio or your location. It takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes per service. So, if you are getting both hair and makeup, please allow for 2.5 hours at your appointment. Pre-bridals can be booked Mondays - Thursdays ONLY and must have a signed wedding day contract and paid wedding day retainer. Pre-bridal makeup rate is 100, hair 115. It's recommended to do these at least 1-2 months before the wedding day.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY PREVIEW SESSION?
We prefer to work on CLEAN, DRY hair. We only offer dry-styling as a pre-bridal service, so please arrive with completely dry hair. Bring your accessories if you have them. (Veil, hair jewelry, extensions, etc).
DO YOU COME TO ME AND IS THERE A TRAVEL FEE?
Yes, we will travel to you from Buda/Austin - Travel fees may apply. Please inquire or Live Oak/San Antonio - Travel fees may apply. Please inquire
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE YOU ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE?
We can accommodate as many services as you choose as long as it is on location and we have availability for your wedding day. The sooner you reserve your date the more probability to have enough artists depending on how large your party is.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR EACH PERSON?
As a general rule, bridal party takes about 45 minutes per service. Bride takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes per service.
HOW MANY STYLISTS WILL BE AT MY WEDDING?
The number of artists depends on the amount of services booked in combination with the amount of time we have to get you ready. A lot of venues don’t let you in until a certain time, so be sure to check with them when considering your get ready location.
HOW SHOULD I DETERMINE "READY" TIMING BEFORE THE CEREMONY?
That is the time that the stylists need to be completely finished with hair and makeup. Please take into consideration travel to the venue if you are getting ready at another location other than the wedding venue, getting into your dress and photos (if you are taking first-look, robe photos or group photos). We recommend finish time at least 2 hours before the actual ceremony.
WHEN IS MY WEDDING FINAL BALANCE DUE?
At least 7 days prior to the event.
WHAT KIND OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT FOR WEDDINGS?
We accept Venmo, Cash App, Apple Pay, Credit/Debit. No Checks.
HOW ABOUT GRATUITY?
A 20% gratuity of service total will be added.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Please inquire about our cancellation policy.
*COVID-19 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
In the event Clients determine that a postponement of the service is necessary due to Covid-19 health concerns, Clients must Notify Noemi Alvarado within 30 days of the original service date. Noemi Alvarado will allow Clients to reschedule the service one (1) time within a 12 month period of the original service date without a rescheduling fee or changes to the hair and/or makeup package pricing. The retainer and all other payments made by Clients up to the date of rescheduling due to Covid-19 are non-refundable and will transfer over to the rescheduled service date. The final balance remainder due by Clients under this Agreement will be moved to 30 days prior to the new rescheduled service date. Clients understand and agree that it is their responsibility to work with Noemi Alvarado to find a mutually agreeable rescheduled date. Noemi Alvarado will give Clients first choice of all available dates on its calendar within the 12 month period.