FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
At Luci Beauty, we understand things happen and you may need to cancel your appointment. If that occurs, please keep in mind our cancellation policy:
If you cancel the day of you will be charged 50% of your total appointment. If you cancel less than one hour before your appointment or you NO SHOW you will be charged 100% of your full appointment cost.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST OR TOP NOTCH ARTIST?
Our artists were selected and reviewed through a trial with our highly-skilled team.
Professional artists are specialists who have been freelancing for multiple years and are skilled in there craft. They can uplift your look with a blow out, social event, or bachelorette party.
Top notch artists are top notch talent in the beauty industry. They have years of experience in entertainment, TV/film, or have an array of high profile clients. They regularly have cliental that you've seen on the red carpet and are perfect to book for a photoshoot, your wedding day, gala or red carpet appearance.
IS AIRBRUSH MAKEUP BETTER THAN CUSTOMIZED HAND BLENDED FOUNDATION?
It is not necessarily better, more so, what is it that you prefer?
Airbrush makeup is long lasting, great for weddings. hot or humid environments and brings a more natural appearance. Hand blended foundations, offer full coverage and more mobility to contour.
WHAT IS THE LATEST TIME I CAN BOOK MY APPOINTMENT?
Our team needs a 4 hour notice before booking time and we cannot guarantee full coverage.
WHAT TYPE OF PRODUCTS DO THE BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS CARRY?
All of our professionals use high-quality luxury products.
IF I BOOKED A PHOTOSHOOT. WHEN AND HOW DO I RECEIVE MY PHOTS FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
All of your images are uploaded to an online gallery where you can view, comment and download at anytime when you download the app. All of the images chosen for retouch will take up to 2 weeks from the date you approved your to be edited.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE HAIR OR MAKEUP SERVICE I SCHEDULED?
For a makeup appointment, please make sure your face is completely clean and free of any makeup or mascara before the makeup artist arrives.
blowout, we recommend your hair is wet before your hairstylist arrives.
UPDOS OR DOWNDOS
Have your hair clean and dry. We recommend washing your hair the night before your appointment to see the best results.
HAIR COLOR OR EXTENSIONS APPLICATION
Your hair can be in any condition whether it is freshly washed or dirty.
PREPARING FOR YOUR PHOTOSHOOT?
THE BEAUTY CHECK LIST!
Whiten Teeth. Crest sells white-strips that whiten in a week or less for a quick whiteness boost or head to the dentists, and if you're do for a cleaning go all out!
DON'T YOU DARE PICK!
A pimple is easy to cover with makeup or retouching, but scabs, wounds and flaky patches are more tricky.
Stop picking your skin ASAP!. If you’re like most of us and scratch and squeeze at every bump and flake on your face, it’s time to pull out the big guns. Do whatever it takes. Stop examining your face closer than 2 feet from a mirror. Thank you!
A nice, soothing session using a natural grainy scrub with a washcloth on your face and body. What a nice way to spend an evening evening. Plan to exfoliate a few times before your appointment, but be sure to allow a few days between ‘treatments and before scheduled photoshoot.
GET A FACIAL.
If you’re going to go all out into pamper mode, be sure to do your facial at least a week before your shoot. Since facials tend to cause redness, a week usually allows enough time to heal.
For those of us on a budget, an at-home facial with a gooey, florescent masque is always a fun alternative.
If you decide to have your eyebrows waxed or threaded, be sure to schedule the appointment for at least a few days before your photoshoot. Otherwise, an eyebrow trim/touch up at home could be done a day or two before the shoot.
TOUCH UP YOUR ROOTS
If you dye your hair, touching up your regrowth three days before your photoshoot is ideal. This is not the time for drastic changes.
GET A TRIM
Neat, healthy hair is youthful and vibrant. If it’s been a while since your last haircut, even a subtle trim can make a world of difference.
Have one of our professionals do a conditioning treatment or gloss. Or if you're a chick on a budget you can use your favorite deep conditioner or protein pack at home. Toss it on with a gooey facial masque. and wrap your head, turban-style.
GET A MANICURE
While your at it get a pedicure. Book the mani/pedi for the day before your shoot.
Soft and neutral color tones work well. Think about the outfits you’re bringing and be sure to choose a color that will compliment your choices.)
CLEAN YOUR WEDDING RING
Using a toothbrush and toothpaste is a great day-to-day way to clean your bling, but most professional jewelers have sonic cleaners that make it sparkle like the day it was born.
Him, Too. If you’re bringing your man to your shoot, make sure his nails are neat and his ring is clean.
WAX OR SHAVE
If you go the waxing route, give yourself a few days to heal before your shoot. Shaving can be done the night before. Be sure to get your legs and underarms, and if you’ll be wearing a swimsuit or lingerie, go for the bikini area as well.
If you feel better with a tan than go for it and get a spray tan a couple days before your shoot.
Honestly, though embrace your inner pale. Natural is beautiful.
while Photoshop can hide a multitude of sins, you’ll love knowing that your pictures have captured your most perfect self.
Birthmarks or scars. Some people feel that these markings are part of who we are, while others would rather have them “retouched” . Which is right? Whatever you want. It’s your face, your body, your photos.
BRING 5-8 OUTFITS.
Your portraits should be a reflection of you, just more polished. Choose outfits you love. Think of those special pieces you might not wear often because they’re impractical for day-to-day use, or the go-to blouse you always wear when you’re going somewhere nice.
Bring at least one dark outfit or top. Black, Navy or Charcoal work best here.
Something Light. For your light outfit, think angelic. Soft, gauzy, maybe even layered and sheer. It doesn't have to be white, you could go with cream, nude, light pink – whatever.
This outfit is your chance to really show your personal style. If you tend toward more conservative tastes, choose a different adjective. Instead of Funky, try Structured, Soft, Elegant, or Formal.
This one is entirely your call if we are shooting a look book. You could skip sexy, and that’s up to you. But if you’d like to, you can be an understated sexy in a backless formal dress, or a more overt sexy in a pretty pinup-style swimsuit. Beautiful lingerie is lovely and empowering and a MUST when shooting boudoir. Please bring one lingerie piece that is a different color other than black or white.
I love to be able to see your collar bone, so boat neck, scoop neck, square neck, deep V and off-the-shoulder are my favorite necklines. Whatever you choose, try to make it more interesting than the basic T-Shirt neckline. If you love turtlenecks, go for it! Feel free to bring whatever calls to you. Mixing up the necklines will add variety to your shots, so try not to bring all of one style.
Think Texture. Sumptuous textures lend a rich, tactile element to your photos. Delicious.
Patterns and prints are distracting. Keep it simple. We want people to look at you when they see your portrait, and even the most beautiful print will steal that attention.
If we are scheduled for high fashion, than thats a different story....bring all the mix and match.
FIT YOUR FORM
Fitted clothing that shows your shape work best for photographs. Skip that billowy, blouson top, or anything with dolman or batwing sleeves. While they might be flattering in person, they will not be slimming in camera. This applies to any body type. Choose outfits that will hug your curves, especially your waist, hips, arms, and chest.
When it comes to shooting boudoir. Shoes are HOT. Bring those high pair of heels that probably sit in your closet or get worn only a few times a year. This is your time to let them shine. Red bottoms are always a favorite. For look book shoot shoes are not so important. Bring a simple heel, boots, or casual professional close toe shoes.