We get it...
Booking in for beauty services can be a big decision.
There are so many providers out there...how do you ensure you're making the right decision and getting what's BEST for you?
We've answered some of your most common questions and concerns below, as we believe that knowledge is power and you need to have as much information on hand as possible.
Read on to get a better idea of whether Killer Queen are the right fit for you, or email us with any questions we may not have touched on here.
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What experience, skills, qualifications or training
do you have to make you the right person for the job?
Our Director Danee Bolan has extensive practical experience, working as a freelance hair and makeup artist for the past 8 years. Danee has worked across commercial projects, weddings, fashion, film and TV and special events, having completed a Cert IV in Makeup Artistry in 2006. She's a total beauty nerd and does extensive continuing education- attending classes, masterclases, webinars and short courses to keep her skills and knowledge up-to-date and current.
What questions should I ask when I'm looking to
book the right service professional?
In order to ensure you are hiring the the right person, you need to ask the service professional if they have experience doing the specific type of work you require. If they have limited experience, what skills and experience can they bring to the table to assure you they are the right fit? Look for someone who communicates well with you, and gives you lots of extra information to inform your decision making. Lastly, go with your gut. Does the person seem genuinely interested in you and are they responsive, polite and warm?
What do I need to tell you before my appointment?
Being clear about what you want (and don't want), your skin type, hair length etc will allow us to provide you with the most accurate quote and the best possible service.
We will also need to know if you have any skin issues/ allergies or concerns as this will determine if we need to use different products to suit your particular concern. Please let us know if you have any special requests or needs before your appointment, we are here to help and answer your questions and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your time with us.
What makes you the most reliable and trustworthy person for the job?
As a professional makeup artist and hair stylist, Danee is ALL about your experience as a client. Danee can be trusted to arrive on time for your job and provide you with the best possible service, every time. Responsive, informative and caring, she is here for you to answer your queries and give you kind and helpful advice, support and guidance on your beauty needs.
Danee, how did you decide to get into your line of work?
Beauty is Danee's very satisfying passion- everything about it charges her heart with fire! She lives and breathes makeup, art, beauty, fashion and photography, and absolutely loves the art of transformation. This fascination has led her on a journey toward challenging and bettering herself; always learning new techniques, new trends, new ways of doing things better. She loves to pamper and nurture others and make them feel amazing about themselves, and is a passionate advocate for teaching women of all ages to harness their inner beauty and confidence.
I don't wear very much makeup. Can you make me look natural
and not too 'made up' for my wedding/ special event?
Heck yes! A lot of women we meet don't wear makeup on a regular basis and the thought of having a full face of makeup can be a little daunting! We completely understand that on your special day you want to look your absolute best, and you can relax in the knowledge that we will always take into account your natural beauty, your face shape and structure and your skin to accentuate and enhance all your beautiful qualities. We take a 'less is more' approach to beauty and definitely don't subscribe to making you look OTT.
Will my makeup last all day / night?
Hells yeah it will! By using the best products, techniques, knowledge and tools of the trade, we can assure you that it will most certainly last through the night! We also provide all our brides with touch up kits to keep their makeup fresh throughout their big day, and we offer loads of advice and tips to help you get the most out of your makeup and hair.
What are the typical things that you need to know before you can
provide a quote to a customer?
We need to know your location where you will be getting ready for your event, as we do charge a small fee to cover travel expenses. We also need to know the size of your party, and whether you require any add-ons such as false eyelashes, flower or headpiece placement, or embellishments. It's also important to know when you need to be ready by, so we can plan a start time that ensures you won't be rushed and can enjoy the experience of being pampered!
Where can I find out about special offers and promotions?
By signing up to our newsletter, you'll be first to know about promos and VIP discounts and offers! You can also keep an eye on our insta and our blog for current promotions. We also run a rad referral program where you receive gifts as a thank you every time you refer a friend to us. Read more here.
How do you normally charge for your services?
We charge a set fee per client regardless of the time, depending on the type of makeup, the brief and any add-ons required (eg false lashes, brow shaping). For commercial work we charge on a half or full day basis. We generally discount for group bookings, for example if you take a masterclass a small group you will attract a discount. You can see our full list of services and rates here
What makes your pricing competitive?
We aim to give you a professional and high quality service with the best products, in line with our experience, knowledge and qualifications.
We constantly benchmark our prices against others in our area who have a similar level of experience so you can be assured our prices are in line with comparable service providers. We believe in charging fairly for our services.
Is there a particular aspect of your industry that you specialise in?
We specialise in natural/ soft glamour makeup (particularly with a retro edge!) and low key/ casual/ boho and retro hairstyles. We also LOVE creative and editorial makeup, and alternative bridal - particularly vintage, quirky and retro brides! We particularly adore creating unique, edgy and ultra creative works, so if you have a concept or vision you would like brought to life, feel free to get in touch with your ideas! We love to collaborate and bring new concepts to life.
Why should I book with Killer Queen over another service provider?
We really love helping clients take some time out of their busy schedules to enjoy some 'me time'..there's nothing quite as relaxing as having your hair and/or makeup done professionally while you can sit back and unwind.
With Danee's calm, personable and friendly personality, you can be assured that you will be comfortable and relaxed on your special day, while also receiving beautiful, empowering up-to-the-minute styling and personalised service from a talented and passionate professional. You'll look and FEEL amazing.