“Using Jewel Hair Design was one of the best decisions I could have made for my wedding. From their timely responses to incredible organization and professionalism, they made my wedding day so easy.”Alex- 5/3/14
Yes, Jewel HD provides on location hair styling and we will travel anywhere! There is a travel fee that will be quoted to you upon request. Jewel HD also provides in studio hair services. Our studio is located in Ellicott City, MD.
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!
Does Jewel Hair Design provide a trial run, where is it held, and what is included?
Yes! We require at least 1 trial run before the wedding day. Our studio is located in Ellicott City MD, you can have your trial there, or opt to have a trial at your location.
The trial includes time for a detailed consultation, 1 hair style, time to take pictures and try on veils/accessories, and time to go over important personal wedding day information (including hair time line). 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 us. 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.
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 phone or email as well as look at picture ideas.
How does the booking process work once I decide I would like to work with Jewel Hair Design?
If your wedding is within 4-6 months we will be able to temporarily hold your date for 4 weeks for you to have a trial run within before you book. If you are booking many months in advance we preferably would love to meet you before you book! We try to have a quick phone consultation before the trial. To book you will need to sign a formal contract as well as place a non-refundable deposit which is 50% of the total wedding day bill.
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!
What forms of payment does Jewel Hair Design accept?
We accept credit cards only at trial runs. Final wedding day payments and deposits may be placed via bill.com/ paypal. Final wedding day payments are due 2 weeks prior to the wedding.
Does Jewel Hair Design have a minimum or a maximum?
Based on what day and month you are getting married, we have a minimum requirement of 3-9 people for us to come to you with our normal pricing (including the bride), and a minimum of 5-7 people for us to come to you with or normal pricing (excluding the bride). We do not have a maximum and we can accommodate large bridal parties. ( we have worked with parties as large as 20) If you are only looking for hair services for 1-3 people contact us about our in studio availability and pricing list!
My bridesmaid dropped out; do I still need to pay for her?
On our contract we do have a 120 day head count agreement which is not hidden and is easy to read. It is the bride’s responsibility to make sure and double check with her bridal party before the 120 days are up. The bride may always try to add attendants to the list after 120 days, but cannot take away attendants. If for some reason a party member needs to drop out, the bride is still required to pay for the amount agreed upon; however the bride may replace that missing person with another family member or friend.
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 will be using a good amount of hair spray, keep in mind that extra ventilation at your venue is helpful, also keep Tylenol on hand if you know you get headaches easily from hairspray.
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!
I already said I loved my hair style at the trial, and then 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!