. The Glossa Wedding Experience is relaxing, fun and professional. Let Glossa be your something blue. All clients have two options: we can come to you or you can come to our studio. The choice is yours!
Makeup On Location Pricing
(our pricing structure changed as of May 2019, any bride booked before June 2019 should follow previous pricing guide)
$50 Reservation Fee to hold your date for your ENTIRE wedding party! (Paid online, up to a year in advance)
$65 Bridal Preview Session - To be done at the Glossa Studio, 1-2 hours to perfect your look for the wedding day.
$65 Wedding Day Makeup- On location wedding day service
Total Cost for Brides Makeup - $180 total
Bridal Makeup comes complimentary with the option of traditional OR airbrush foundation, complimentary waterproofing, and complimentary lashes. For lip color,we encourage EVERYONE in the bridal party including the bride to bring a color of choice with them so they have it available for touch up.
(June 2019 and earlier bookings follow the pricing structure of $60 reservation fee, $60 at trial and $60 day of wedding…still $180 just broken up differently)
Others in the Wedding Party
Bridesmaids - $65
Mothers/Grandmothers - $65
Anyone associated with wedding party - $65
Additional services as add ons for Wedding Party:
Preview session for anyone other than bride - $65
Lashes (individual or strip) - $10
Airbrush - $15 (solo application of airbrush not accompanied with full face makeup $30)
On location Hair:
Glossa is a professional makeup company however, we have artists that are also hair stylists in addition to working with some of Cincinnati's best stylists. We can book hair for you (depending on stylist availability) as well as coordinate timeline for day of and trial runs if possible to make the process easy. ( A separate contract will be signed for makeup and for hair.) Although the stylist pricing varies slightly, the stylists we work with are all approximately the same price. Prices are as follows:
Bride Hair: TOTAL $150 - If you are JUST booking a hair stylist this is how the pricing looks.
$75 - Bridal Preview Session - Trial run for the wedding day look, be sure to communicate ahead of time what you are wanting with your hair so we can send to the stylist so they know in advance if they need anything special for the appointment.
$75 - Day of Wedding
$75 Formal Style (Up Do, half up and half down)
$55/$45 Down/Curled or Short Hair style
Flower Girl: $30
How does it work if you book BOTH makeup and hair? There isn't a "discount" for booking both since there are separate people doing makeup and hair. However, you only have to pay 1 deposit. The deposit is $60 for just makeup or makeup and hair together.
On location Special Event Makeup
Have a special event? We can come to your home and get you ready! - $90 includes lashes, choice of airbrush or traditional foundation and travel fee
We do all our weddings on location FREE with a 3 face plus bride booking. First 30 miles from studio are free, after that $0.75 per mile to be charged. If there are FEWER than 3 faces, a travel fee will apply. The travel fee covers most areas in 275 loop of Cincinnati. We go out of town for on-location weddings as well.
Contact us for specific travel fee information for out of town accommodation. Our bookings are done on a first-come first-serve basis and a deposit must me made in order to reserve the day for your wedding. We will ask you to sign a contract as well once the deposit is made.
In Studio Pricing
Bridal Experience is the same price for in-studio as on location….see above pricing.
Engagement Photos, Bachelorette Party, Bridal Shower Makeup , Rehearsal Dinner application
$65 (in home for any of these is $90)
60 minute consultation and instruction on creating the perfect look for your wedding day
Tattoo Conceal -
Available as an addition to a booked bridal service.
Starts at $30 and up depending on size and time. Inquire for specific pricing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Glossa booking work?
Send us an email to see if an artist is available for your date! When we respond, Lyndsey will connect you with the artist that is available. You will communicate with that artist directly with any questions you have, about setting up a trial run date/time and timeline for your wedding. WHEN YOU ARE READY TO BOOK, Lyndsey will email you a link to a PayPal invoice you can pay with any form of Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal balance. WHEN YOU ARE READY TO FILL OUT THE CONTRACT - We have webforms available on the Glossa Weddings Page (at the bottom ), after you fill them out you and your artist will receive a copy of the contract/form for your records.
I have seen makeup artists advertised online that appear to be cheaper, what is the difference in makeup artists that charge less?
We love this question...Our artists are all extremely experienced artists with professional training. We have worked very hard to study every aspect of artistry including lighting and photography to make sure you look your absolute best in your wedding pictures. We know what looks good on all different skin types because we have worked with people of all races and ethnicities. We have a combine experience of over 30 years in the makeup industry. Our artists have worked with professional artistry companies and highly respected makeup artists in the TV and Film industry. We bring to you experience, professionalism and best of all amazing "camera ready" makeup. With that said, our prices reflect our experience. We are priced to meet the standard in the professional on location market. What kind of makeup do you use? We do not sell makeup, so we are not committed to using one line. We use all high end makeup. Having your makeup done is a luxury experience so our products reflect that. Some brands we use include YSL, Chanel, Makeup Forever, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, MAC, NARS , Smashbox and more. We also integrate products that are used in the TV/Film industry...and we may throw in a few drug store brands occasionally.
What is the difference between traditional and airbrush application?
Airbrushing is a process where the foundation is pumped through an air machine. It is a lighter weight feel. Although all Glossa foundation is long wearing, some may prefer the application of an airbrush gun versus a brush. Please check out our blog for the pros and cons of using airbrushing. ( http://glossamakeup.net/glossa/the-truth-about-airbrush) It is an upgraded fee for party members.
When do I schedule a trial run?
Anytime! We can do one a year in advance to a month before the wedding. We do trial runs typically on week days and evenings. You will connect with your artist directly to see what works for you both.
Can I do a trial run before I make a deposit?
Yes! Your date is not set "in stone" without a deposit made however. The trial run is $65 and if you choose to book, will apply toward your total cost of $180.
Can my mom have a trial as well?
Sure! Anyone can have a trial who wants one. It is $65 per trial.
Can my bridesmaids pay individually?
Absolutely! When you sign the contract you will put down how many bridesmaids you are committing to have their makeup applied. Even if your bridesmaids pay separately, you are ultimately responsible (whomever signs the contract) for their payment whether or not they back out or don't have payment available.
How much time do you plan per person?
All artists are different, but Glossa artists have it down to a science to make your wedding day go smoothly. We schedule 30 min per face and 45 min for the Bride. Sometimes people don't think that it is enough time however, we promise that we know what we are doing. You can request more time per person, however if it requires another artist, the second artist fee policy will apply. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your specific wedding party needs.
"Our hair stylist is bringing two people, why isn't makeup?" ?
This is a question we get a lot and the answer is simple. Makeup and hair are very different. Hair takes a lot longer depending on the thickness and style of hair. People have lots of options for hair styling that may be more intricate so hairstylists simply need to plan more time per client than we do. Makeup, can be pretty predictable. Sure, a client may have problematic skin but there isn't typically circumstances that need more time, just a different application process. Therefore, we KNOW how much time we need per person unless you report to us extreme conditions like burns or scarring that may need more time and attention.
Can I book Multiple Artists?
Of course! If you think you may need a second artist, let the primary artist you are connected with know and she can arrange that for you.
How do I know if I have a large wedding party?
We consider 3 faces - 8 faces an average size party and if you have a normal timeline one artist can accommodate the Bride plus this party. A large party is 9 faces and up and may require a second artist. The Bride is not included in these numbers.
Can I pay in advance for my wedding day makeup?
Yep! We will take payment at anytime and give you a receipt (typically emailed after the service) if requested.
What form of payments do you take?
Cash and Check are best for all of our artists take them of course, some take Venmo.
Where do I go for a trial run?
We will either arrange to come to you (an additional fee may apply depending on where you live) or we can meet you at a salon common space where we rent a chair. Your artist will work with you directly on what the best option is for this.