Makeup by Mir

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Service Area
Gold Coast
Business Hours
Monday - Friday by appointment
Saturday 6am - 5pm
Sunday 6am - 5pm
0410 521 341

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Tape VS Clip-In Hair Extensions: Which is better for the big day

Looking to add length to my hair (currently medium length with thick hair) and wondering which is better, tape or clip in extensions. Also the price ranges of both and some recommended salons/companies. Thanks!

I always recommend a Halo extension or clip ins which are great for all down styles including vintage waves as well as most upstyles. 

Prices range between $200-500+ And can be bought online or you can contact the following companies who are well known for their quality.

Sitting Pretty Halo Extensions (approx. $350+ for a good halo extension)

Carla Lawson Extensions (they do permanent extensions but are amazing, however not cheap by any means)

Bellami Hair ($150+ depending on style required)

Myself and my team are always happy to work with extensions for a special day. 

I hope this helps you find the perfect hair extension for your special day. 


if i have a makeup trial with a company, am i assured ill get the same artist for my wedding?

Personally I'm a one woman show who occasionally will call upon one or two fellow hair & makeup artists if there are more in the bridal party than time permits for me on my own, however all trials will be done by the person who will do your wedding day this way you know you are getting the same work you trialled with. Hope this helps. 

When should my HMUA arrive if my ceremony is at 12pm (12.30 start)?

This would depend on how many hair & Makeup's you require for your wedding party, if you allow an hour for makeup and 45mins for hair per person this will give you an indication of a start time. If you have more then 3 people I would recommend having a hair stylist and makeup artist working together to ensure you are all ready on time. 

Hope this helps. 

Trying to decide on hairstyles for the bridesmaids they all like different styles

My maid of honour has chosen a hairstyle but the other two girls prefer somthin else will that still work if they have different hair styles

There is no right or wrong answer to your question as it is a personal choice by the bride to decide what she would prefer the bridesmaids to have. If you have an idea of what you want for them then it's your wedding so have every right t o make the choice. 

The other thing that comes into this decision is what the girls are wearing; are they all wearing the same colour / style of dress? Having different hair styles can still work whether they have the same or different dresses and does allow a little of their own personality in their look (as long as you don't mind). 

I would only suggest that no maid of honour or bridesmaid have the same style as the bride. It's your day so you need to stand out. 

Hope this helps and would be happy to discuss further ideas at your convenience. 

what do brides usually ask for from a hairstylist?

updo or down?

If you mean regarding the style of hair for your wedding, this really depends on what the wedding theme is i.e. bohemian (natural relaxed, generally an out style with relaxed beach waves) or a formal wedding (more structured updo hair style). 

You can also ask your hair stylist for ideas for hairstyles if you can show a photo of your dress and the bridesmaids dresses and she can give you suggestions of styles that would work with your wedding theme. 

A trial would be highly suggested if you’re unsure so you can try a couple of looks and see what you like on you. 

I hope this helps you work out what you want and what questions to ask your stylist or in finding a stylist. 

Goodluck with the wedding process. 


how much would hair and makeup (together) usually cost?

Hi Rosanna,

I personally offer a package deal for hair & Makeup saving you approx. $25 per person. My hair & Makeup Package is $170 pp. I charge a travel fee if you are omire than 20km from my location in the Bayside area however depending on how many people need my services, I may need to bring my colleague with me to ensure you and your bridal party are ready in plenty of time and not rushed. 

I offer a trial at the same price if coming to you or at $150 if you come to me. 

Hope this helps with your question. 

whats the difference between professional makeup and professional BRIDAL makeup?

There is no difference between Professional Makeup and Bridal Makeup as they are both using the same techniques and

professional products to get the desired look for the client / bride to ensure a long lasting result for the duration of the day and night. The only difference may be on the style of makeup required for the particular event or look you are after. Our prices do not vary either for bridal or special occasion makeup so there is no price increase for a wedding as opposed to any other event. We do everything we can for our brides to get the look and longevity of the makeup application. 

who usually pays for the bridesmaids makeup?

Mostbrides either pay for the bridesmaids or ask the bridesmaids to pay half or all of their hair & makeup cots if they pay for the dresses etc. it's a personal preference and really depends on whether you can afford to pay for everyone as well as your wedding.

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