Frequently Asked Questions

"Every woman is Beautiful, Makeup just enhances the right features to make her even more Gorgeous"
- Abhilasha Singh

Q What services do you offer?

A: As Abhilasha has been an integral part of Bollywood, her make up style varies from a Natural Day Look to an Evening Glamour Look. She specializes in Bridal make up for every ethnicity and is comfortable in making any skin look Natural and glowing at the same time.

EDITORIAL shoot Makeup and Hair - Product shoots, Runway shoot and Fashion catalogue.

BRIDAL - Bridal, Non Bridal, Prom, Pre-Wedding shoot and On location touch ups, Maternal Photoshoot and Pre Wedding functions.

PERSONAL GROOMING: This is a special one on one basis session, for anyone. Primarily for Brides to be and Corporates.

MALE GROOMING - Grooming (hair styling and making the skin even tone) for the wedding day is also available for men. Why only women have the right to look good ?

Q What is Airbrush Makeup and is it different from Hand Applied Makeup?

A: Airbrush Makeup is a lightweight method of makeup application where specially formulated, water-resistant makeup is sprayed out using an airbrush gun. It creates a beautiful, even finish and can last 12-15 hours. It is perfectly blended to match your skin tone and has a very natural look. Airbrush makeup will last throughout your special day (and even after your moves on the dance floor). The only difference is that with hand applied make up there's an array of Branded products can be used as per your skin type.

Q Do you provide Trials and Consultations?

A: Abhilasha prefers designing looks that are all different from each and every function in sync with what the Bride and her family are comfortable with (Extremely important). Hair Accessories, Clothes, Jewelry, Bindi everything is discussed. If there is a bridal party of more than two or three people, each look is discussed of everyone. Ideally the Main consultation is done three months prior to the wedding date and workout regimes, diets everything is discussed. Trial for makeup is provided for half the face to understand before and after looks and is charged separately.

Q How long will the makeup last?

A: Professionally applied makeup will last the duration of your wedding day with proper care. Quality products are always used and steps are taken to ensure your makeup lasts. We will provide you with tips for wedding day touch-ups and a list of must-haves. We do provide lip touch ups for bridal clients. We do also suggest clients purchase blot paper or light powder to keep their t-zone oil free and makeup fresh looking throughout the day. Also please avoid makeup transfer by avoiding contact with your face throughout your day (ie hugging relatives cheek to cheek, if you cry - pat your tears with a paper towel, do not wipe your face, etc). Most of the products we use are water resistant in nature. We do suggest once your makeup is complete that you eat with a fork and knife and drink with a straw to ensure your makeup last.

Q What precautions do I take before the wedding?

A: Weddings are a celebratory events and food and beverages are a major part of any celebrations. But for a Bride to look her best she has to follow a few steps to avoid being asleep on the wedding day:

  • Drink 8 glasses of water a day to avoid water retention get at least 30 mins of exercise a day - this will reduce stress and improve your general sense of well being.
  • Get as much sleep as possible the night before your event, this will visibly improve your skin tone and your sense of well being.
  • If your hair is dry, get a deep conditioning hair treatment 7 days before your events (if any closer to the date it may in fact weigh your hair down).
  • Have any facials or skin treatments at least 7 days before your event to avoid any residual skin trauma or redness.
  • Have all hair cuts and hair color treatments 30 days before your event - if it doesn't turn out exactly as planned, there is time to correct it.
  • If your hair is oily, purchase Neutrogena Anti-residue Shampoo to clear the hair of buildup 7 days before your wedding.

Q How long does it take for a Bride to get ready?

A: Abhilasha works on the bride herself for make up and Hair, sometimes an assistant will help her prepping the hair. Hence ideally she needs 3 hours for every look to finish Hair, Makeup and Draping. Early morning weddings have to be calculated accordingly.

THE DAY Preperations:

  • Have a light and healthy breakfast before our arrival - which is typically at 5am for Sikh Weddings.
  • Be wearing your wedding outfit top upon our arrival.
  • Have your hair blown out straight (must wash the night before and no conditioner) no leave in products as well.
  • Have an area set up with good lighting/Natural lighting and a table.
  • Have a table set up beside you near an electrical outlet to plug in for our hair tools.
  • Please try all of your jewelry on prior to purchase and again before your wedding day to make sure no repairs or additional work is required.
  • Have all your jewelry and accessories laid out nearby for access after your hair and makeup is completed.

Q Is the advance refundable?

A: Normally it is not. But then again life and situation are not in our hands. In case of death in family and/or cancellation of the wedding, 20 percent of the amount will be refunded.

Q What are the travel charges within San Francisco Bay Area?

A: First 15 miles are complimentary and within the city is complimentary. Beyond 15 miles its $2/Mile.

Q Do you travel for Destination Weddings?

A: Yes. The wedding party provides the stay and travel and per day is charged for services. Details can be discussed.

Q Do you have a checklist for Brides?

A: Yes. Please have these details handy:

  • Outfit.
  • Jewelry.
  • Lingerie.
  • Footwear.
  • Perfume.
  • Bindi.
  • Flowers.
  • Hair Accessories.

Q Do you have tie ups with vendors?

A: Yes we do for Henna Art, Designer Clothes, Designer Shoes, Designer Bags and we can also advice on vendors from India as well.