“If I had to rank all of my vendors, Jewel Hair Design would be #1. They were easily the most organized with the best communication and most seamless backend systems (appointments, payments) which was much appreciated since I was planning the wedding from abroad.”-Ann
Are Jewel Hair Design’s stylists licensed cosmetologists, and does having a licensed hair stylist matter for your wedding day or special event?
All stylists at Jewel Hair Design are licensed cosmetologists (some of our stylist assistants are in cosmetology school) It is extremely important to make sure that the stylists you are booking for your special event are professionally licensed, not only due to health and safety regulations but also to maintain the same professional environment that clients are accustomed to while visiting a salon. (A lot of wedding hair companies may offer cheaper pricing due to the fact that their team isn’t licensed)
Will Jewel Hair Design travel to me, and is there a fee?
Yes, Jewel Hair Design only provides on location hair styling and we will travel anywhere nationally/ internationally! There is a travel fee that will be quoted to you upon request.
How far in advance should I book with Jewel Hair Design?
We book up quickly, especially during busy wedding months! However, we have multiple stylists so that we can accommodate multiple weddings per day. The sooner the better!
If I contact Jewel Hair Design for a pricing quote, does this mean they will save my date or let me know if they are talking to other brides about the same date?
We are extremely grateful for each person who emails us about or services! Due to high demand and increasing popularity, we DO NOT hold dates unless properly booked (please see below on how to book) We talk to multiple brides/clients per week, many may be looking at the same date, please express interest quickly if you wish to work with us. We will not inform you about how many clients we are talking to about the same date.
How does the booking process work once I decide I would like to work with Jewel Hair Design?
To book with Jewel Hair Design, you will need to sign a formal contract as well as place a non-refundable deposit which is 50% of the total bill. If your wedding is within 6 months we will be able to temporarily hold your date for 4 weeks for you to have a trial run within. If you are booking many months in advance and you wish to electronically book, we request that you set up a phone consultation within one 1 week with your stylist. (a date and time must be 100% set up for us to temporarily hold your date)
What forms of payment does Jewel Hair Design accept?
We only accept credit cards at trial runs. Final wedding day payments and deposits may be placed online via e-check or pay pal. Final wedding day payments are due prior to the wedding.
Does Jewel Hair Design provide a trial run, where is it held, and what is included?
We require at least 1 trial run with each bride prior to their wedding day. We provide trials at our studio located in Ellicott City Maryland.
The trial includes time for a detailed consultation, 1 hair style, time to take pictures and try on veils/accessories. The meaning of the trial is to wear a special hair design for a day, to test out how secure the hair style is, and to see if you would like wearing the hair style for your wedding day. Taking down a style to try multiple styles is not a good way to test out how well your hair stays put. We will allow clients to try multiple styles if they are similar in texture and feel (up or down) Please voice your style concerns prior to the trial and be prepared with pictures and ideas to share with your stylist. By seeing what styles you are looking at trying, we will be able to give you our professional advice. There is an additional fee if the trial goes over 2 hours for trying multiple styles.
I already said I loved my hair style at the trial, but I want to change my style on the wedding day is that okay?
We do not advise that you make a drastic style change after your trial. If you plan on making one we request that you book another trial run. Minor changes such as placement, volume, height, softness etc. are perfectly fine!
What products will Jewel Hair Design use?
Jewel Hair Design uses top of the line finishing products to give maximum holding results to our hair styles. Our favorite is Kenra Styling Products. We rely on our products and tools to design our hairstyles, if a client requests that we use no product we will not be able to give them a style that looks good or that will hold properly. If you prefer no product, Jewel Hair Design will not be a good fit for your hair styling needs. We will be using a good amount of hair spray, keep in mind that extra ventilation at your venue is helpful, also keep medication on hand if you know you get headaches easily from hairspray fumes.
Will Jewel Hair Design provide a trial for mothers or bridal party members?
Due to the high demand for trials for our brides, we do not offer trial run services for mothers or party members. However, we would be happy to discuss their hair style options via email.
Does Jewel Hair Design work with extensions?
You bet we do! About 50% of our brides each year use them. Let us know upon contacting us if you are interested. Extensions are used to add volume into an up-do, or length in a down or half-up style. We only use clip-ins or wefts, which are not permanent and they will not damage your hair! http://jewelhd.com/services/hair-extensions/
Does Jewel Hair Design provide make up?
No. We like to concentrate on one part of the beauty process in order to give maximum results in what we do best. That is why as a team of licensed cosmetologist we only provide hair services. We know some amazing make up artist teams, ask us for our recommendations upon inquiring!
My bridesmaid dropped out; do I still need to pay for her?
On our contract we have a head count agreement which is not hidden and is easy to read. If for some reason a party member needs to drop out, the bride is still required to pay for the amount agreed upon via the contract; however the bride may replace that missing person with another family member or friend.