Where do you work?
Jessa is based in NYC.
What is your process/philosophy for wedding makeup?
My goal is to help you look like the best version of yourself on your wedding day, luminous and elegant, while still recognizable to the lucky person you are about to marry. Feeling good is so important to you actually looking good. For prepping for the wedding day it is important to keep in mind that your overall wellness- leading up to the big day is as important as the dress you choose and the person you are marrying. I feel it is an honor to be able to support you on your wedding day and to infuse as much fun and ritual and adornment as we can into such a special day.
How large of a party can you accommodate for makeup?
We can handle parties of any size. For very large parties we bring additional artists at no additional cost to you. All of our artists are very experienced in both the fashion and wedding industry, as well as have received private training by Jessa.
Do you do hair as well?
Jessa is a makeup artist and does not offer full bridal hair styling. Need a hair recommendation? Let us know! We have a list of amazing and talented artists that we love working with. **If you are doing a destination wedding and are planning on doing your own hair, special exceptions can be made and Jessa may be able to help you with hairstyling. Some members on Jessa’s team do both hair and makeup. If working with one person to do both hair and makeup is appealing to you, let us know and we can see if those team members are free for your wedding day.
How do I prepare for my wedding day beauty?
Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration
Think about how you want to FEEL in addition to how you want to LOOK, consider starting out with a healing facial treatment or consult with Jessa.
Give yourself at least 2-3 months before the wedding as a safe time, to uplevel the foods and products you are eating/using to look your best.
Consider how your stress manifests for you - come up with a plan to manage it as your wedding day approaches.
Can I do a trial?
Yes! We love doing trials. They are the perfect time to play, decide on one or even, two looks if you want one for the ceremony and party. Trials take a lot of the pressure off of the wedding day and are a nice way for you, the bride, and the artist to get to know each other. If you are an out-of-town bride and there is no time for a trial - no worries. We can set up a phone/Skype consult leading up to the day to go over images, inspiration, to make the sure the day is more streamlined and align on visuals and vibe.
Do you offer airbrushing?
No we do not. We find that using brushes and the delicate touch of clean and very trained fingertips works amazingly well.
How do I learn more about rates?
Great question! Fill out our contact form on the contact page and we will send you a customized rate quote for the wedding day or for a DIY Bridal Beauty Lessons or Bridal Wellness offerings.
What if Jessa is booked for my wedding day?
BIG news! We have been busy finding & training a roster of amazing artists and are now happy to call them members of our team! If Jessa is booked for your wedding day we can match you with another, very talented, artist. As for a trial, you have two options:
Do a trial with Jessa, come up with the look and have her relay the photos and notes to her team member.
Start the relationship directly with the other artist for the trial and then plan to work with them on your wedding day.
What forms of payment do you accept and how do I reserve the day?
We accept check, Venmo, Zelle bank transfer, & all major credit cards. A deposit is needed to hold the day. Gratuity can be paid in cash or through any of the aforementioned payment options. In order to reserve your wedding date we require a signed contract and deposit.
Any other questions?
Send them our way! Wedding makeup is special and it is an honor to be able to work with you on such a meaningful day. We take this work very, very seriously and want to help you feel and look as luminous as possible. There are no stupid questions - we promise..