Bridal Contract For Salons, Stylists, and Makeup Artists
Download our bridal party client release and consent form
To truly succeed on the beauty end of the bridal industry, your salon must stand out from the crowd. There’s more to doing bridal hair than wielding bobby pins and teasing brushes; winning the trust of the bride early on is crucial to successful bridal salon services. Hair, makeup and nail consultations should reflect the talent and knowledge of you and your staff, so have a lookbook ready to show examples of your salon’s previous bridal work. Also, create a list of tips and advice for the bride to keep in mind not only while selecting her hair and makeup, but also in her advance preparation for the big day. You’ll likely need to walk your bridal customer (and her party) through all of the necessary stages of planning and clearly explain how the timing of appointments on practice dates and the actual wedding day will run. Remember - "you’ve done this many times before and she likely has not, so your gentle guidance and advice will probably be welcome! These are just a few of the ways you can show the level of professional service you offer, which can help the bride and her guests stay relaxed on the big day.
The salon professionals at Marlo Beauty Supply recommend creating a bridal contract designed to:
Take inventory of all clients in the bridal party. Who has short hair? Who has long, thick, unruly hair? How many updos? How many blowouts? Will there be haircuts, manicures, pedicures, or spa services? Knowing what to expect allows your salon to plan ahead and make sure the most experienced and skilled staff is on hand and that every client is paired with the perfect stylist. Remember- having clear, agreed upon pricing for each service before the appointment will mean no unwanted surprises for the bride and her guests.
Value The Time of the Parties
A bridal salon contract acts as an agreement between the bride, her guests and your salon. Confirming bookings allows both parties to plan well in advance. By securing appointment times that allow for services to happen at a relaxed pace and planning services to carefully overlap, you will not only create a calm atmosphere for the bride and her party, but you will also be leaving cushion time for the unexpected. It’s also of the utmost importance that you make absolutely sure you and your salon are prepared with a game plan and all supplies needed for your bride’s big day. This way you can provide the best service possible and the bride can safely count on arriving to her wedding celebrations on time.
Create Policies In Advance
Will you offer complimentary consultations and/or rehearsals? How will you handle changes to the bridal party (number of guests, styling requests, etc) days or hours before the appointment? Clear policies agreed upon in advance, by all involved, are key for salons managing wedding parties of any size. This will not only help keep the bride and her closest loved ones happy on the big day, but also protect your salon from incurring undesired expenses.
Look Experienced And Professional
A formal contract is not only practical, but can also be comforting to a bride, because it helps her understand that your salon is experienced in handling wedding parties of all sizes. Our bridal contract is designed to show that your salon is knowledgeable and successful in all aspects of bridal styling.
There are few things more satisfying and rewarding in a stylist’s career than contributing to the most special day in a bridal client’s life. Wedding days should be fun, so be sure to sort out all the monetary agreements before the appointment with our salon bridal contract, so that the bride can focus on looking and feeling fabulous on her big day.