Your special day is more than just important, more than just life-changing and more than just forever. It's a labor of love and the start of a lifetime. Our Glossa artists have special training and experience with those 'special days.' Our artists will bring out your best features— not your best makeup. 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!
On Location Pricing
- $60 Deposit to hold your date for your ENTIRE wedding party! (Paid online, up to a year in advance)
- $60 Trial Run - To be done at the Glossa Studio, 1-2 hours to perfect your look for the wedding day.
- $60 Wedding Date - On location wedding day service
ALL of our Bridal Experience come complimentary for the bride: Option of traditional OR Airbrush foundation, waterproofing, and lashes. Lip color may be purchased from your artist for an additional fee.
Others in the Wedding Party
Bridesmaids - $60
Mothers/Grandmothers - $60
Anyone associated with wedding party - $60
Additions for Wedding Party:
Preview session for anyone other than bride - $60
Lashes - $10
Airbrush - $15
On location Special Event Makeup
Have a special event? We can come to your home and get you ready! - $85
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 $0.65 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
There is no minimum number of faces required to book an in studio Bride session, however for Saturday brides we may ask to be in studio between the hours of 8am-10am or 3pm-6pm so the "middle" of our day can be open for larger bridal parties.
includes deposit, in-studio trial run, waterproofed and long wear makeup, false eyelashes and a lip gloss for touch up; in studio is required up front payment.
Deposit - $50
In Studio Preview Session - $50
In Studio Bride - $50
Engagement Photos, Bachelorette Party, Bridal Shower Makeup application
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.
Eyes Cheeks and Lips ONLY
Minimum of 5 booking in wedding party
Bachelorette Parties, Wedding Showers and other groups
Please contact us! We can arrange everything from wine tasting to catering and limo service in addition to makeup or spa parties!
Frequently Asked Questions
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, Channel, Makeup Forever, Laura Mercier, Bobby 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.
Do you offer any discounts?
We may run promotions for off season weddings or large groups, but typically we don't discount our prices. We recommend to brides on a budget to think about the in studio route or a DIY lesson! Check our blog or contact us for information about promotions.
How do I book my wedding?
Send us an email to check to see if your wedding date is available. Next, you send a check for $50 deposit to our mailing address... PO Box 16303 Ludlow, Ky 41016 or pay a BRIDAL DEPOSIT ONLINE by Going to "Book Now". Once we confirm we received the check we will send you a receipt for your records. Is my deposit refundable? Once the deposit is made it is non refundable. If your wedding date changes and it may be transferred to another date if the artist is available.
What is the difference between traditional and airbrush application?
Airbrushing is a newer process where the foundation is pumped through an air machine. It is a lighter weight feel. Although all Glossa foundation is long wearing, airbrushing offers an even longer wearing coverage. Our airbrushing products are VEGAN. Please check out our blog for the pros and cons of using airbrushing.
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, evenings and if our schedule allows we may do one on the weekend. How long does a trial run take? Typically an hour, but we will try whatever you want so if that means it may take longer than an hour that is fine to! This is YOUR trial and we want you to feel confident you have the perfect look!
What do I need to bring to the trial?
Payment for the trial run. You may bring another person if you like. Pictures of makeup you like, pictures of your dress, hair and even colors if you have it are always helpful!
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 $60 and if you choose to book with a deposit is put toward the total of $170.
Can my mom have a trial as well?
Sure! Anyone can have a trial who wants one. It is $60 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.
Do I have to commit to a timeline for my wedding?
Yes, we will have you fill out an Event Details sheet along with your contract. At this time we will confirm a timeline with you. Our artists time is valuable, as well as yours so if for any reason you or someone in your party is late, you may be subject to a "late fee"...it just depends on the situation.
Can I pay in advance for my wedding day makeup?
Yep! We will take payment at anytime and give you a receipt when we do so.
Where do I go for a trial run?
The Glossa Studio is located at 3137 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. It is very easy to find, approximately 8 minutes from Downtown Cincinnati. Call for specific directions.
You can find testimonials from past brides in our "Additional Information" section. Be sure to check out our GLOSSA GIRL BLOG (by clicking on the link) for work and posts about our wedding artists!