J'Adore Beauty



Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to do hair and makeup?

Although it can depend on the “desired look”, hair length and style we have an estimated amount of time per service. For the bride it takes about 2-2 ½ hours for both hair and makeup. If only, doing hair or makeup, it takes about 1 hour. For the bridal party and guests, it takes about 1 ½ hoursfor hair and makeup.


What happens at a trial?

During your trial, we go over your “desired look”. We talk about your likes and dislikes so that we customize your look to fit you perfectly. Trials are all about getting to know each other and creating a look for your big day. We appreciate complete honesty and full collaboration between artist and client so that we can transform your vision into a reality. Before your trial, we recommend you send our way photos of makeup/hair looks you love! Then during the trial, we will begin with a consultation; We love to hear about your wedding theme and colors, dress and overall vision. Having your veil and hair accessories is recommended but not required. We will then re-create the look you desire for your wedding day. Trials usually last about 2-3 hours


When should I request a trial? Are they required?

Trials are completely optional but we strongly advise for each of our brides to have one. We recommend for you to have your trial the sooner the better. This way, your hair and makeup needs can be met and you can go along planning your wedding without having to worry about hair and makeup! However, if time escapes you, we recommend about 2-3 months before the wedding. Trial sessions are held in the location of your choice.


What should I bring to my trial?

If possible, please bring your veil and/or hair accessories. We also recommend you wear something white such as a white blouse, dress, (or any kind of top). This really helps us envision how you will look on your big day.


How many trials can I have?

Most clients require only one trial session to create your “desired look. Although, we are open to as many trials as you’d like so that you can feel confident about every aspect of your look


How do I officially book J’Adore Beauty for my wedding day or event?

To officially book your wedding date we send you our Bridal Contract and Agreement as well as our service form, for you to fill out and sign. We will also require a deposit. Our deposit is of 50% of the determined amount of the services provided and will be stated in our Bridal Contract and Form. Deposit is non-refundable.



What is your Bridal Contract and Form?

Our Bridal Agreement and form is provided to help you feel at ease by keeping you fully informed about all of our agreements, terms and any special preferences you may have. We keep a clear, easy-to-read form, for you to feel at ease that every aspect of your big day is covered.


Do you require a minimum to book?

We do not require a minimum but we do require a deposit to save your date. Booking is not guaranteed until you have gone through the next steps and have officially booked with J’Adore Beauty. Deposit is non-refundable.


Can I make any changes to the contract?

You can make any adjustments to your contract by adding services, timeline changes and location changes if done 30 days before the wedding date. All revisions to the contract must be made in writing and will be subject to price change and timeline adjustments.


What brand of cosmetics do you use?

We keep up with the latest makeup/hair trends and continue to use the high quality, top commercial & cinematic cosmetic products in the market such as MAC, Stila, Benefit, Nars, Makeup Forever, Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bobbi Brown.


Do you offer Airbrush Makeup?

Yes, we do offer Airbrush Makeup service for the bride and any guest interested. Please refer to our Service page to view our rates.


If Karla Emm is already booked, what artist will come on my wedding day?

If Karla Emm is already booked for your day, we will let you know which artists are still available for your date. It will depend on artist availability. Karla Emm books about a year in advance so we recommend that you please be sure to book ahead of time if you’d like to request any artist.


Are other artists as good as Karla Emm?

Our philosophy at J’Adore Beauty is to embrace each of our artist’s unique talent and refine their skill to create a consistency amongst our team. All of our artists go through an intensive training program by Karla Emm in order to guarantee our high quality services.


Do you travel to my location?

Yes, all of our services are on-location so we come to you! We bring all the equipment, setup, and materials. We have a travel fee of only $0.50 per mile outside of San Francisco, California. Special arrangements can be made for travel outside the bay area, nationally and internationally.