Frequently Asked Questions
These Frequently Asked Questions are related to Uzma’s Bridal Makeup and hair styling services for Asians and Non-Asians in the UK. We have tried to provide as much information as possible. In case you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We use a multitude of brands that we believe are right for quality and colours. We use brands that are already tested and are sold in the UK/EU market. Since, Uzma holds MAC Pro membership – we tend to use Mac’s range and also like Illamasqua, Urban Decay, Karaja, and Kroylan amongst others. We are also on the lookout for niche brands that are only available to professionals. If you have any special brand request, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate. For clients who are allergic to any ingredient or do not want to use certain brands due to beliefs (especially religious), we ask them to bring their own makeup and we will be happy to apply those.
Yes, especially for Bridal Makeup we recommend that our brides-to-be get a trial done. This way we can easily and without any rush choose the best colours and combinations. Of course, during the trial we can also ascertain what type of makeup a bride-to-be wants: heavy, Arabic, contemporary (with flicks), traditional or many others. For trials, even though we can go to any location of your choosing (depending on availability as well as cost), we prefer that the brides-to-be come to us. This way we are able to utilise any colours in our collection as when going to a client and with mobile carry cases we are unable to carry all of our extensive range.
Since the intention is to have the perfect combination of colours, sometimes a trial can take from one hour to several hours. The best time to book a trial is when you still have plenty of time until the wedding day. This way, if any adjustments need to be made, it can be done easily.
Once you are ready to proceed, you will need to pay a deposit 50% of the total amount into our business account (please put your name as a reference so that the payment can be tracked). Once a deposit is made into our business account, it is only then that the booking is confirmed. Once the booking is confirmed, we will send you an email to confirm. The balance of the money is due on the day and before application of makeup starts or the hair style is set.
If any top up (or reapplication) is needed, you are welcome to buy the same lipstick from a retailer or us (if we do have extra). Sometimes at Asian weddings (especially if there is a day civil wedding and then a reception) our clients prefer someone from the team to be present so that a whole new application of makeup and hair styling can be done. Please enquire before hand if you require such service.
In the prices listed, it does not include the cost of any hair extensions or pieces. If you have hair extensions, we will be happy to put those on for you. We do carry normal hair pieces and will be happy to use them if required. We have beautiful hair pins and can show you a range to purchase which we can put on for you.
Included in the price of an Asian Bridal Makeup and Hair Styling is also dupatta, Hijab and hair and jewellery setting. However, for saree setting we do charge extra depending on the style of the saree. Please call us to discuss individual charges.
Our prices generally include ordinary eyelashes. However, for special fake eyelashes which might require more work, we might charge extra.
Since we have big regional teams based in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Glasgow; we can cover almost all of UK. However, since we get booked up pretty fast, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible – especially during peak wedding season.