Frequently asked questions

Have a question about my makeup services? You’ll likely find all the information that you need to plan for your makeup application on this page. However, if you have any other questions or special requests, please email info@setarehbeauty.com or contact me here and I will respond promptly.

General Info

We do not provide exclusive hair services but will gladly consider doing hair with an accompanying makeup application. We want our clients to look and feel their best! Just send us your vision and we can determine whether or not we are the best fit for your hair needs. If we cannot meet your needs, we’ll gladly refer you to someone who can.

Yes! We have a team of highly talented makeup and hair artists who on group events frequently. Keep in mind there is an associate fee ($30/associate needed). The number of associates needed is determined by services needed in your timeframe. Please contact us directly for more specific group bookings and pricing.

We travel within the greater Wiesbaden area at no additional cost to you. If you require travel over an hour outside Wiesbaden, we are happy to negotiate a separate travel fee. Inquire directly to see whether or not a travel fee may apply. Additional travel expenses for on-location services include parking, tolls, and miles over the 10 which are included. Contact us for more information.

Ideally, for your wedding you should firm up your reservation at least six months in advanced, as weekends book up quickly! For other makeup services, we book up generally a month in advance. Of course, if we are available, we can accommodate requests with 48 hours advanced notice.
You can inquire/begin the booking process by filling out my contact form here.

At this time, Setareh Beauty provides luxurious on-site services or services in my small home studio. Travel fees may be included if outside the greater Wiesbaden area. Contact now for more information!

Of course you can! As a matter of fact, we prefer you do especially if you have extremely sensitive skin and/or a history of allergic reactions. If you desire to use your own products due to allergies or skin sensitivity, Setareh Beauty cannot be held responsible for how they will display on photos or how long they will last.

If the makeup is old and/or not high quality, we may decline to use it and offer an alternate. Contact us for more specific information on this!

Please use my contact form or email us directly at info@setarehbeauty.com. We will send you the appropriate brochures for your specific event. We look forward to hearing from you!

Weddings

I’m sure you are wondering, why is this pricing different than regular pricing. So I thought I would first share a few thoughts… Trust me, I know that weddings can be expensive! Setareh Beauty does not believe to mark-up the prices just because of the nature of the event–there’s a lot of that going on and that’s not right! However, on that note, SB also wants to make sure you understand wedding makeup is a bit more complicated (therefore more pricey) than your standard makeup application. Here’s just a few reasons why:

 

    1. Your makeup not only needs to photograph well but also look natural to your guests. That balance can be tricky, but don’t worry, we’ll make sure it looks just as great on camera as it does in person. Makeup is like magic, an illusion. We study every detail of your event, to include sunrise/sunset times, the weather almanac, venue location/lighting in/outside. This is accomplished through an extremely detailed, signature beauty profile developed by Setareh Beauty. So much research will be accomplished before even sitting into the makeup chair on your big day. Of course, if you book a bridal trial makeup, your day of makeup application will go quickly! It’s at the trail where we familiarize ourselves with your skin, face, personality, and all that other great stuff!

 

    1. Your makeup needs to last! This doesn’t mean layers upon layers of foundation and powder. This means that we really need to get to know your face, your skin, and make professional determinations as to what works the best. We use high-end products and sometimes have to purchase specific products for your wedding in order to achieve a flawless face. The amount of research and time that we devote to brides simply costs more.

 

  1. Your makeup application will transcend time! Ok, ok this is super cliché but the romantic in SB still looks at my grandmother’s wedding picture (you know, just the one that has maintained prime mantle real estate over 60+ years). All I see is the most beautiful woman in the world accompanied by the most handsome groom. Even though the picture is b&w, her makeup is timeless and compliments her groom so well. SB will help you decide and discover a style that will be admired for generations upon generations.

Yes! We travel within the greater Wiesbaden area at no additional cost to you. If you require travel over an hour outside Wiesbaden, we are happy to negotiate a separate travel fee. Inquire directly to see whether or not a travel fee may apply. Additional travel expenses for on-location services include parking, tolls, and miles over the 10 which are included. Contact us for more information.

Yes! That is of course unless you are one of our regular clients. We will want to schedule your bridal trial makeup application around 30 days prior to the wedding day.
At this consultation, we gather and address all the information regarding your wedding set up.

We develop and complete your wedding day look including custom matching professional foundation, contouring and highlighting, eye shadow effects, and selection of all colors that will be used. We will also test the makeup application either with our skin care line or your own, whichever you prefer. You will leave with a the makeup you will be wearing on your wedding day so that there won’t be any surprises on your big day. Any issues with the makeup can be addressed afterwards & will be corrected for your big day.

We test out false eye lashes, if desired. In addition, we encourage brides to book and have a facial before your trial run and have your skin ready to glow.
Having a consultation considerably reduces the amount of time needed to apply makeup on your wedding day. We offer brides a discount when booking bridal packages that include consultations, because we believe in the importance of bridal consultations.

Setareh Beauty will coordinate with your schedule and/or your wedding/event planner to determine time of services.
Generally, SB should arrive at a minimum of 2 hours before the first photography session if the service is only going to be used by the bride. For larger bridal parties, anticipate more time. If a wedding party has more than three people that will require the service and have a tighter timeframe, we will need to schedule Associates as needed. Please Assistant incur an additional fee.
Please note that depending on the location and/or the time services needed, there may be an early morning fee or the need for Setareh Beauty to be lodged onsite the night before. All of this can be pre-arranged prior to your event.

Payment Questions

For customers paying in USD, all payments must be made (if possible) via HoneyBook or cash. For customers not paying in USD, PayPal or cash must be used.

We are happy to arrange flexible payment options, just let us know your payment needs.
Please remember that upon submitting a contract, a deposit will be required to secure the date. That will be applied toward your balance.

Gratuity is not included or mandatory but always greatly appreciated. We recommend a 20% gratuity.