Not only does Jennifer know her stuff-- she is incredibly sweet, patient, funny, and kind! We totally hit it off and I was so happy to find someone who could translate my mishmash of thoughts and Pinterest posts into a beautiful wedding day look. I visited her a few more times in between the trial and wedding for cut and color and it was always like catching up with a dear friend! Having her there on the morning of my wedding to help my girls and I get ready was such a great decision! She and her assistant were prompt and professional and it made me happy to see how much my bridesmaids loved their looks. Thank you Jennifer for making sure I looked like my best self on the happiest day of my life!
I could not have asked for a more perfect hair and makeup look for my wedding. My hair turned out even more perfect than I imagined, and my makeup was flawless. My bridesmaid and mother were also obsessed with their looks for the wedding. I would highly recommend Refined Beauty for any bridal services.
Refined Beauty is THE BEST! I do not even know where to begin on their all around amazing services. I was in LOVE with my hair and make up. I am not even being biased here, but I have never been in a wedding party that everyone getting their hair done liked their results, well all of my bridesmaids loved their hair and make up, everyone was very happy with the results! Jennifer even put a braid in my flower girl's hair last minute! Thank you for helping make my wedding day perfect!
Refined Beauty was absolutely fantastic to work with for my wedding! Everything from start to finish was perfect. We even ran ahead of schedule on the day of! Cannot recommend them highly enough.
Our service area includes Naperville and destinations up to 25 miles of the salon. If your destination is within our Naperville area there is no extra travel fee. Mileage, outside of Naperville standard mileage rates apply, and applies to the journey there and back per artist. Additional fee for travel may apply for parking, airfare, and hotel accommodations for destinations further than an hour away or out of state. Please contact us for a quote.
Yes, absolutely! At your Trial we will discuss all your wishes, concerns, and Bridal beauty topics. Our goal is to set you up for bridal success! We want to help you achieve gorgeous hair and glowing skin for your best day ever and for your happily ever after.
When you are ready to book your wedding with Refined Beauty, we will prepare a contract and invoice for you to make the $500 retainer to reserve your wedding date with your assigned artist. We will need the following: number of services requested, estimated location of where the services will be rendered, email, and number to send over quote, invoice, and contract.
We will need a final service count and the remaining balance due 90 days (three months) before your wedding. We require this information to make sure we have the right talent available and create the wedding day’s timeline. If your wedding is past the 90 days then the full amount will need to be paid at time of booking wedding to insure we have the correct amount of team artists available.
We absolutely can accommodate early weddings. If we need to start earlier than 7 am, there is a $100 fee per artist required.
We determine the timeline based on when the room is available for usage, pictures, first look, and ceremony. Once we know what will happen after you are ready, we can create your timeline. We typically wrap up the hair and makeup services an hour before the desired departure. It is best to provide a 45-60-minute cushion before departure to allow for last-minute details. Once hair and makeup services have been completed, our team will clean up their stations and depart the premises. A typical timeline is 5-6 hours and is created between the hours of 7am-1pm or 8am-2pm, depending on the number of requested services. Timelines must be finalized 60 days before the wedding. If early morning wedding or past a 2pm finish time please state during booking to ensure we can accommodate request.
We follow the timeline that Refined Beauty creates for you. We generate this timeline according to your requests and the allotted time needed for each artist to perform their services. Once completed services, our team will clean up their stations and depart the premises. A typical timeline is around 5-6 hours. If a veil is worn, but you do not want to wear it right away, there may be a chance that we will not be placing the veil in your hair for you. However, we can teach one of your party members how to put the veil in and take it off.
If timeline needs to be adjusted (via ceremony, pictures, service requests, etc.). Please contact your bridal coordinator via email so we may make the best effort to make the appropriate adjustments and accommodations. Timelines must be finalized 60 days before the wedding.
If there is a change in the schedule, please notify our Bridal Coordinator. It is not a guarantee that we will be able to make all accommodations to the changes.
90 days before your wedding, you must submit your final requests; you are committed to that payment. If you no longer need a specific service(s) for a party member(s), you can find another to fill in that time allotted for that service, or it will be a loss. We are committing our time and talent to you, along with contracting other service providers that charge a minimum for their services.
We typically book out 6-12 months in advance for weddings. We are not booking past 18 months as our timeline for our team, and prices change annually. We can put a soft hold on a date. As soon as others inquire about the exact date or within the 18-month range, we can lock your wedding date with a deposit and signed contract. Once your date is reserved and your wedding booked with Refined Beauty, you will be locked into those current prices.
Yes, we allow trials done before your contract signing. We do not reserve dates without a signed contract and retainer for reserving your wedding date. We can place a soft hold on a date; however, we are a first-come, first-serve business. An available Refined Beauty Artist for your wedding date will perform a pre-trial; however, it is not a guarantee that you will be assigned that artist if bride does not book promptly. An artist is assigned to a bride only when a deposit and contract are signed. We will do our best to arrange a trial with a stylist or makeup artist that fits your style and wedding date.
Trials are required for all bridal services and performed typically at the salon and are scheduled during the week as our weekends are usually occupied with other brides. We recommend getting your trial done 2-3 months prior to wedding if living in state. Trials are 1-1.5 hours long per service.
You are eligible to have as many trials as you would like; however, there are no redo’s or discounts on services performed. All trials must be pre-paid at the time of scheduling your service to reserve your allotted time.
We recommend purchasing your dress and having a clear vision before your trial. You have the option to have a complimentary consultation with our bridal experts to help you narrow in on a style that fits your wedding vision. All trials are to be paid upfront and in full. No redo’s and discounts are eligible. To avoid extra charges and change of mind to your hair and or makeup, schedule your trial 2-3 months before the wedding.
If there are any changes or adjustments you would like to make with your hair and or makeup, please reach out to your assigned artist to discuss new wishes.
Yes, mothers are welcome to book trials. The trials may not necessarily be with the artist that will see that day, depending on the team assigned to the wedding.
The minimum to book is the bride’s services plus three bridal party members. This total does not include travel, gratuity or your trial payments. If you do not meet the minimum in services you can still book but will need to meet the minimum service fee. If you would like services performed at the salon our minimum fee is $500. This total does not include gratuity or your trial payments.
The minimum fee for a bridal artist is the bridal services plus three bridal party members. If the party size is larger and we need to send in more artists to accommodate request each artist requires a minimum of $400 in services or additional fee may incur. Assistant Artist may be required for an additional $100 for early weddings and larger parties and is based on request, need, and availability.
If requesting to get ready at the salon there is a minimum of $500. Your wedding retainer fee will go towards your services being requested. Please note, your minimum does not include your trial or gratuity. A 18% gratuity is added to your total services being requested. All services being requested will need to be finalized 90 days before your wedding and paid for in advance. Timelines must be finalized 60 days before the wedding. Wedding timelines starting before 7am will incur a $100 early morning fee per artist needed.
If you cancel your wedding, you will receive any payment beyond your retainer (which is non-refundable). Any fees made for services that have not been received 90-days before your wedding will be refunded. Services received will not be refunded. If you are canceling after 90 days, there will be a credit of in-salon services to your account for the dollar amount over the $500. This credit will expire within six months of the date of cancellation.
The retainer reservation of $500 is non-refundable. Any payments made beyond the retainer will be refunded when the wedding is canceled based on government regulations. We will refund any payment made beyond the $500, in in-salon service credit. This credit is effective immediately when the wedding is canceled and expires six months from the cancelation date.
We typically send 1-3 artists on-site, and it is determined by how many services are requested, when we can start, and when we need to finish. Please keep in mind each additional artist has a minimum fee of $400. Each service takes roughly 45 minutes.
We use a wide variety of the best professional products and techniques geared towards brides and special occasions. The brands in our kit: Bobbi Brown, Tarte, Urban Decay, Hourglass, MAC, Nars, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptu, Laura Mercier, Makeup Forever, Marc Jacobs, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Kat Von D, Stila, Kenra, Davines, Unite, Davines, Aquage, and Milkshake.
We have a wide range of beauty products; however, if you have a specific color or beauty product you would like us to use, we are happy to accommodate your requests. We will not provide a guarantee or promise on durability, longevity, or picture and finish quality.
All payments are made electronically or at the salon in cash or credit card. No checks, please.
All questions regarding your payments, timeline, and logistics will go thru our bridal coordinator. Any questions about your hair or makeup look will go through your assigned bridal artist.
We will do our best to accommodate the location change. A location change may incur an additional charge per artist traveling to and from your destination. Changing location may also cause changes to the timeline designed for your wedding. Please be aware of what time we can use bridal suites as many venues have a specific time of availability in the morning.
We recommend having your hair décor before your hair trial so that you can get the best expectation of the finished look for your wedding. If your pieces have not arrived, or you have not selected yet, please inform your assigned bridal artist and have imaged ready of your actual piece or a piece you are thinking of wearing on to your wedding. We will discuss style choice and placement.
Consultations are complimentary. Appointments are 15-minutes and can be used to discuss your hair and makeup design to help guide you to finding the best fit for your wedding based on your venue, dress, season, trend, and personal style. If you want to see any specific looks on, we will schedule a trial. All questions regarding the logistics (payments, contract, timeline) of your wedding will go through our bridal coordinator.
We can do either airbrush or traditional makeup applications. The cost is the same.
You can choose if you would like lashes or not. The cost of makeup is the same.
Yes, we offer eye makeup only for the wedding party. Partial makeup may include primer, brows, shadow, liner, lashes, and mascara. The cost is $75
The retainer goes towards reserving your artist and wedding date. We will use the retainer fee for the requested services for your wedding day. All wedding day services are due 90 days before your wedding. The retainer is non-refundable. The retainer pays for your Bridal Coordinators towards our unlimited emails, phone calls, consultations, timeline, credit-card processing fees, and commitment to the services you are requesting. If requesting a new date due to COVID, we will transfer the reservation fee to your new date. Moving your wedding date is not a guarantee you will be with the same artist.
Yes, we offer skin makeup only for the wedding party. Partial makeup may include skin prep, foundation, concealer, blush, highlighter, contour, powder, and finishing spray. The cost is $75