Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about me and my services to let you know me better and know what to expect. Links throughout the answers will guide you to more information on and off my website. 


Where can I see you for an appointment?

I am currently only taking bridal and red-carpet appointments in my Downtown LA Studio at the Watermarke Tower located on W 9th St & Flower. By appointment only, no walk-ins.

How soon in advance do I need to contact you for an appointment, and what are your days/hours of business?

I am accepting appointments based on availability, booking bridal appointments no more than 3 months in advance due to my growing family and work projects that I must remain flexible for.Deposit is required for bridal bookings, and appointment times are given on a first pay, first pick basis.  PLEASE NOTE DUE TO MY EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY AS A MOM AND JUGGLING MULTIPLE BUSINESSES, I AM NO LONGER ABLE TO TAKE NON-BRIDAL BOOKINGS AND NO LONGER ABLE TO SCHEDULE EARLY MORNING BOOKINGS BEFORE 10am. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 

Are you still doing haircuts/color appointments?

Unfortunately I am no longer able to offer haircuts, color, or chemical services due to time restraints. 

I want to get makeup lessons, do I have to be a pro? 

Yes I require that my students have prior experience in makeup artistry on clients or at least experience on friends and family prior to registering for my in-person training. I must see samples of your work to determine level of skill to see if you're ready for this advanced professional course. For those wishing to learn just for themselves or as a hobby, I do not offer in-person training for non professionals. However, my online classes are HIGHLY recommended and are raved about by all my students in all levels from beginning to advanced! Register for only $19/month on For hands-on and in-person training for pros, click here: DYF ACADEMY



How long does the makeup and hair typically last for an event?

My makeup is waterproof and sweat resistant and lasts at least 18+ hours, and hair updo's last all night until you physically take it down (some of my brides have even slept in their updo's and it stayed intact!). The only thing you will need to touch up is lipstick after eating, and if your skin gets super oily or glossy (especially after dancing or after an outdoor photoshoot during summer), I recommend using oil-blotting sheets to absorb the shine without ruining the makeup. 

What is included in a Bridal Consultation, and do you offer consultations for other events as well?

I am currently not offering trial appointments due to lack of availability. In the event that we can make an appointment for you, the following is what it covers:

The Bridal Consultation includes complete makeup application/testing for the bride (up to one hour), and a verbal hair consultation. I ask that the bride comes with hair down and natural, so I can examine the length and texture. Based on this, I can see if the style requested is doable, and we can make adjustments to the style/updo as needed. Again, this portion of the consult is just a discussion, so bringing pictures of what you may like is always helpful. If you would like a complete hair up-do during the consultation (to see exactly how it will be done on the wedding date), please arrange this in advance with me, so I can be prepared with extra time and supplies. There will be an additional charge for this service depending on style, which is non-refundable. Otherwise, a text/phone consultation is included in the Complete Bridal Package when you book me. Click here for more info: Bridal Rates.

Consultations and trial runs for non-bridal events or for people other than the bride are not given, unless they purchase a bridal package. Some of my non-bridal clients who initially seek a consultation end up sending me a photo so I can examine their face/hair and this way, we can discuss ideas and it is free of charge!

If I want to book you for the Complete Bridal package ($1400), does that include the wedding and reception if it's the same day? What about engagement parties, is there separate pricing for that? 

No, each bridal package is priced separately. One makeup and one hairstyle at my location/one time would be one package. The bridal packages offered are for any bridal event (any formal event in which a "bride" is present) which would include engagement parties, henna/mehendi nights, sangeet events, ceremonies, receptions, or any other bridal celebration. There are two levels of pricing: Junior or Complete. Details on the Rates page. 


Is the Bridal Deposit refundable? 

Like most vendors, there are no refunds in deposits paid toward a bridal booking. We as wedding vendors block out a certain amount of time/days toward each booking, preventing others from taking your blocked time. Because of this courtesy, canceling the booking will result in forfeiture of moneys paid. All additional terms will be laid out clearly on the contract provided. Additionally, cancellations with less than the stated number of days' notice (usually 14-21 days) will result in a full payment penalty, for the same reason stated above. This includes no-shows and missed appointments, with or without completed service. 


Do you provide jeweled hair accessories for special events and up-do's?

No. This is something that must be matched with the outfit or theme, and is very specific to each individual. However, I can assist in finding the right piece with you, as time permits, and I am very experienced with using hair pins, jewels, ornaments, and other hair accessories for many up-do's and down-styles.


Do you provide hair extensions for special event up-do's and styles?

They are not included but can be ordered online at a special discount for my brides (I can provide the private discount code to you directly as it's only for my clients and students and not for public use). The link to shop my extensions collection is here:

I created this collection with BombayHair specifically thinking of my brides needs. I wanted something thicker and stronger and superior quality for all styling needs, for the best price possible. There are solid colors as well as ombre color combinations to suit everyone. They are easy to clip in, easy to curl, and very thick from root to tip unlike most other brands.


Do you help the bride get ready with the dress and veil?

As time permits, of course! I am an expert at veil attaching/pinning. This service is included in the Complete Bridal Package.

For Indian weddings: Upon request, I am able to help with jewelry and ornaments, as well as "dupatta" pinning. I have a lot of experience with bindis and other self-adhesive jewels for the face around the forehead/eye area. However, I do not provide these bindis and jewels. Just like regular jewelry, it is to be provided by the bride based on wardrobe colors/details. This service is included in the Complete Bridal Package. NOTE: I am not a professional sari pleater or fashion consultant for Indian wardrobe. I can only help to assist in achieving a desired look, and I am able to secure it in a tasteful fashion.