The PREVIEW SESSION is very important and we want you to allow enough time to deliver the best results. Please allow up 30 minutes for each pre-consultation, to 1.5 hour for Makeup Previews, and 1.5 hour for Hair Previews.



We request that you do not consume alcohol before or during your PREVIEW SESSION.



 Please arrive with a clean face (if not possible, you can wash your face out our location.)

It’s a good idea to arrive with well moisturized and exfoliated skin.

We recommend wearing a top that is similar to the color of your wedding dress, so you can see how the shades will reflect against your makeup.

 If you have a photo of your wedding dress + bridesmaids dresses, please bring them, as this will also help us choose colors appropriately.



AIRBRUSHING, SPECIALIZED COVERAGE, AND FALSE EYELASHES, are all ADD ON services. You may pre-book them or, if you and your Artist decide that they’d be a good fit for you, they can be added on during the session and charged to your credit card on file.



 Please arrive with clean, dry hair, with very little, if any, product in it.

You may do a straight or voluminous blow dry on your hair, but please do not use a curling iron or flat iron if at all possible.



BLOW DRY is an additional service. If you need to schedule a BLOW DRY for your wedding day, we suggest booking one for your PREVIEW, to ensure the same results.

If your stylist determines that it would be best for your to have a BLOW DRY done to achieve the appropriate results on your wedding day, you can request to add this to your wedding day services.

 If you plan to wear CLIP IN EXTENSIONS on your wedding day, we suggest purchasing them early and bringing them to your PREVIEW, so the look will be the same for both.

If you plan on changing your hair color before the wedding day, consider this when purchasing extensions.

If you are looking to buy EXTENSIONS, the go to place in San Diego to Hair Unlimited in Mission Valley, where they measure and customize them just for you (allow up to 3 days for processing). They carry CLIP IN and HALO extensions.




 If you have jewelry and/or hair accessories, please bring them to show us.

If you have not purchased your accessories yet, we highly suggest contacting our associate bridal wardrobe stylist, Sandra Buczek, from Sandra Nicole Designs.

She will work with you virtually or come to your home or dress fitting to accessorize you in your gown. She has an enormous amount of pieces to choose from, for below retail prices.

 Email: Sandra@sandranicole.com    




Address to our Private Studio:

8583 Aero Dr. San Diego, Ca. 92123

The building is called "OLYMPUS CORSAIR" and there is GUEST PARKING just inside of the parking garage. If that section is full, there is also street parking on Sandrock Road. The building is gated, so please call when you are out front and we will come out to meet you. 

 This is a private residence, so this address is not displayed to the public on business sites such as Yelp. So, please take note of the address beforehand.

 Please call when you arrive and we’ll meet you at the front entrance: 619-377-9079

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 We recommend that you spend some time on our PINTEREST page before your PREVIEW SESSION(S) to have some clear ideas of what inspires you, if you don’t have some picked out already. We suggest bringing a minimum of 5-7 options for each Makeup or Hair look to ensure best results.

Please upload these images into your “HONEYBOOK” message feed, if possible.



 We’d love for you to pick out and show us photos of how your normally wear your Makeup and Hair and photos on yourself dressed up for an event, so that we can get a good idea of your personal style. We’d love you to upload in an attachment in your “HONEYBOOK” messenger feed if possible, so we already have a game plan in mind.

Please remember to point out anything important that you want us to pay attention to, such as how much volume you like to have in your hair or how you like to fill our eyebrows in, ect.

                                 THE CONSULTATION

First, we will sit down and ask you a series of questions. We will take a look at your photos and you can tell us all all the details for your event and the vision for your look, as well at that of your guests.

If you are unsure of which direction you want to go, we’d be glad to give your some suggestions.

At the end, we will record the products and styles that we performed on your. We will keep photos to review before your big day and if you’ld like for us to email them to you, send us a email request later on.



 Colors/shades tend to appear 2 levels lighter and slightly warmer in photos. As a result, what looks like “a lot” of makeup in person, can appear “just right” in photos. What looks like “mauve-pink” lips in person, can appear “neutral-light pink” lips in in photos. We suggest doing move coverage and deeper shades that you would normally wear, as everything will appear as less. However, in the end, we want to do what’s most comfortable for you. If you still prefer to go for less, let us know beforehand.

Morning brides need less coverage/depth, do to brighter lighting. Late afternoon brides will want a big more coverage/depth, due to dimmer lighting.

We want you to be honest with us, as we are here to serve you. If you’d like to adjust something or try a different look, let us know. Sometimes it seems perfect that day and next week, you decide “That eye was a bit too dramatic for me now. I’d like it toned down a bit for the day of.” or “I loved the updo, but for my ceremony I’d like to add a little more volume on top.” Make sure to take your own photos after and if possible, around the same time of day that you’ll be taking photos, as the lighting effects your look. You can email us or call to discuss changes. Otherwise, make a note in your phone to review the adjustments begin we begin on your big day.