FAQs & Terms
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Our artists have different specialities and expertise. The level of artist you choose or who is available will determine the cost of services. As a guide, our prices start at $120 and go up to $200+ for hair, or makeup. If you have a specific budget please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FEES?
• We ask that hotel parking be provided for our artists
• There may be travel fees for locations further than 20km from Melbourne Metro areas
• There may be an early fee for very early bookings
• Bookings on public holidays may incur a surcharge
WHAT'S INVOLVED IN A TRIAL?
We encourage our brides to have a trial before their wedding to meet their stylist and try out their look before the big day. This gives both artist and bride the chance to workshop what will be done on the day, so we can create an easy and calm atmosphere on your wedding day. Trials can take place at either the artist's home studio, or at clients' houses, depending on the artist who will be servicing you.
A trial may take up to 1.5 hours where the artists will work closely with you to figure out exactly what you need. This extra attention and time in the consultation means the trial service may be charged at a higher rate than the service for the wedding day, but means there is no fuss on the day as everything will be finely worked out at the trial.
If you do not require a trial, that is absolutely fine, and you can rest assured that you are in good hands in any case. It's helpful for you to send through inspiration images of what you might like to do on the day.
WHEN TO HAVE A TRIAL
We recommend having a trial within a few weeks of enquiring about your artist, but no more than 6-8 months before your wedding. After your trial, we will send an invoice and you can pay a deposit to secure your booking. You are also welcome to pay a deposit in advance to secure your artist, and then do a trial closer to the wedding date.
Please note: booking a trial does not guarantee your wedding day service – Your booking is only confirmed once a deposit has been paid. For more info about deposits and confirming your booking, please read our T's and C's at the bottom of this page.
WHAT PRODUCTS DO TONIC MAKEUP ARTISTS USE?
Our artists use a combination of the best products the industry has to offer, including Georgio Armani, MAC, Nars, Mecca MAX, Stilla, Hourglass, Benefit, Becca and many more. Hair products include Kevin Murphy, Eleven Australia, Loreal Professional, and Matrix.