FAQ

Q: WHY BOOK WITH afterglow studios?

A: Our expertise is your peace of mind. “Putting your best face forward on the best day of your life” is what we do best. No detail will go unchecked - your outfit will be dressed and pinned professionally, your hair and makeup will last, and you can concentrate on celebrating your day feeling your best. Not only will you look great in photographs but most importantly in person.


Q: DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN WORKING WITH MY SKIN TONE/TYPE?

A: All our artists work full-time solely in the beauty industry - in doing so they are constantly presented with various skin tones and skin types. From the richest ebony complexion to an airiest vanilla, we cover all skin tones. All our artists have experience with skin concerns such as scars, redness, uneven skin tone or acne, we will be able to help you look radiant for your wedding. 


Q: HOW LONG DOES A MAKEUP APPLICATION AND HAIR STYLING TAKE?

A: To ensure perfect makeup, hair styling, and/or dressing services, we have determined minimum booking times for our services. At the time of booking and/or trial (based on your look, hair length, or other factors), if you require additional time beyond our minimum booking time your artist will let you know immediately. Our booking times have included time to complete all booked services and additional time for any emergencies/changes to ensure you are satisfied with your final look. Our booking times do not include time for client to get dressed, bathroom, breaks, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure they have scheduled enough time before and after for additional items beyond the scope of our services. While every application may not require the full allotted time, as company policy we will always book your event using the timings stated below with no exceptions.

Western Bridal (2 artists) - 1.5 hours minimum

Western Bridal (1 artist) - 3 hours minimum

Indian Bridal (2 artists) - 1.5 hours minimum

Indian Bridal (1 artist) - 3 hours minimum

Non-Bridal Single Service (Hair or Makeup) - 1 Hour

Non-Bridal Two Services (Hair and Makeup) with 1 artist - 2 Hours

Non-Bridal Two Services (Hair and Makeup) with 2 artist - 1 Hour


Q: WILL MY MAKEUP and hair LAST ALL DAY?

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. Additionally, we will provide you with tips for wedding day, touch-ups, and a list of must-haves. In order to have the best outcome with your makeup and hair, we ask clients to follow the tips and suggestions. Most of the bridal packages include “the wedding essentials” touch up kit which include items such as hairspray, blotting paper, etc.

Q: DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF VANCOUVER, B.C.?

A: Yes, we are available to travel.  We have had the pleasure to do destinations weddings on Alaskan cruises, Mexico, and all over North America.  Additional travel/accommodation costs are required to be covered by the client.  Contact us for more details.

Q: IS MY DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE?

A: Deposits are non-refundable – but we do understand that circumstances may arise where a wedding date may change or be cancelled in case of emergency please speak to us.

Q: HOW DO I BOOK?

A: To book your special day, please contact 778.995.4777 or info@theafterglow.ca.  A 40% deposit and signed contract is required to fully reserve your date. The remainder of your balance is due within 24 hours of all services being rendered.  It’s very common for brides to book up to a year in advance hence we advise brides to avoid disappointment by booking their dates as soon as possible.