Start to Finish: Hiring hair and makeup artists for your wedding day

A cohesive look, an easy morning, long lasting products and enjoyable and trustworthy personalities- no, it's not too much to ask. 

Choosing and hiring your hair and makeup artists for a day that is ultra special, expensive and super important shouldn't be painful or confusing. Here is a general breakdown of how we make it an enjoyable process, start to finish:

  • Inquiry is easy- go through the CONTACT US page and fill in your deets. Examples of things that are good to tell us:
    • Any timing that you know of (time of ceremony, time you'll need to be ready for)
    • Where you'll be getting ready 
    • Number of services you are probably going to need- low or high number, its important.
    • Other vendors you have lined up (we have tight relationships with a bunch, and it also helps us understand your overall vibe)
    • Things that are important to you that we can keep in mind like lip color choices, makeup style, cues for your overall style.
  • Within 24-48 hours, you'll receive a reply and we'll let you know if we are available for your wedding (same goes for special event, photo shoot, whatever you need beauty services for).

  • Behind the scenes, we check to see who is available, who matches well with you and your group, and if we can for sure provide the service numbers and logistics you mentioned with ease. We'll send you questions if we have them.

  • We'll send you 3 informative packets in pdf style, easy to forward to your group:

    • Hair and Makeup Pricing

    • Inquiry information going over our process in detail

    • Wellness pricing

  • We open our books for trials within 5-6 months before your wedding date. This means that you are welcome to get a trial in that timeframe. Booking can happen anytime, as long as our books are open for it (we open in half year segments).

    • But why then??? We've been in the wedding industry for a while and really know what our clients need and want. In order to provide a bridal trial that fulfills the needs of the client and artist, that time frame is the best possible time to get together. Why? Because chances are all of your important details have been nailed down- your dress, your group size, your location of getting ready, timing for the most part, and most importantly what you envision your look being like so you can have open communication to your artist about your hopes and desires.

    • What if you want to book? You can book anytime your heart hopes to. The trial timeframe is something we stick to because we know it works the best. 

    • If you want to trial before you book, the trial timeframe stays the same- just know you will not be guaranteed our availability for your date unless a contract has been signed and deposit sent (the deposit is the cost of your personal wedding day services and is credited on your final invoice)

  • After you have your bridal trial, we will send you an contract to be signed within 48 hours if you are not already booked. Your date is opened again to others hoping to book if we don't get those items returned within that time frame (its only fair).

Also after your trial, we touch base about your thoughts, feelings and any changes we can note to your folder. Your artist will be informed of whatever feedback we get from you so they can remain on the same page throughout the process.

  • Once you are booked, had your trial, and have been working your butt off to create the best day ever, we will touch base around 8 or so weeks out from the wedding date to confirm details and services. Things we ask you to confirm: When will you need to be completely ready by?, Who is getting services and what services are they confirming to receive? , Where are you getting ready, exact address?, Best contact number for the morning? for example.

  • After you confirm those details we draft a well thought out timeline (we really work hard on these- they are quite a brain teaser for larger groups, time constraints, just details in general). Every timeline includes:

    • 30-45 minutes per service (a bit longer for the bride)

    • necessary artists to complete the group in a timely manner

    • all day of information to ensure the artists have no problem finding you and your group

    • detailed timeslots/appointments to keep things on track and easy to manage

  • We send you the timeline along with an invoice for the services that have been confirmed. We deduct your deposit paid. The invoice is due 10 days prior to your wedding. The bride is responsible to pay the invoice in full- so have all of your ladies send you their payments, gift them a service, whatever you wish- the final payment is one lump sum on our end. You can pay directly via the link we send (we use square), or through venmo, check, cash, etc. We send you a receipt no matter what. 

We also send you a little informative sheet that you can share with your group that explains th best way to prepare for our time together on the wedding day. Things like photos to have along, plans for lip color to touch up with, etc.

  • We touch base your wedding week to confirm everything one last time and to share the artist contact via email for ease of use as needed on the day of. 
  • We show up on your wedding day, ready to get the group glam and feeling beautiful. We will have everything you and the group will need beauty-wise. All we need from you is outlets, a table and some natural light. It's a fun, low key, stress-free as possible time together and we love it as much as you.

Hope this helps you to better understand what to expect- one thing we know even after doing hundreds of weddings- is that YOUR day matter most to you, therefore you will be treated so. We do our best to ensure our clients feel the most beautiful they ever have and can rest assured their hair and makeup completes their look and day perfectly. 

Looking forward to working with you!

xo, D

If you already had time with us, please leave us some love and let others know about your experience! 

 Photography / With Love and Embers 

Photography / With Love and Embers 

#thecolorseries

ONLO Beauty Founder Diana DuHaime came together with fellow Philadelphia creatives Sharon of Ink + Mortar and Marisa and John Photography to create a play on the colors of the rainbow. Inviting a new, fresh perspective on the age-old ROY G BIV we learned in grade school, we wanted to give Philly something to talk about. Check it out...

 

 

 

 

Huge thanks to Ink + Mortar for their creative direction and concept as well as creating this gorgeous layout. Thanks to Marisa and John for their dedication, eye and ability to bring ideas to life, Janelle Munro who styled our orange model, and all models involved for their work and amazing ability to be the perfect fit for each color. 

Fearless Women, this conference is for you // 10.13 + 10.14

Celebrating Female Movers & Inspiring The Shakers | Philadelphia October 13th + 14th

FearlessCon is a conference series for women looking to redefine their lives and careers with passion, grit, and strategy.

So you can get the jist, heres the deets from the mouth of the brilliant creator of Fearless Conference + Femme & Fortune , Melissa Alum:

"Welcome to FearlessCon, a #BossLadyWeekend for women who get sh*t done! Now in our third year, our goal is to empower women to create a life around their passions and turn their ideas into impact and income. This year's extravaganza will be held in Philadelphia from Friday, October 13th to Saturday, October 14th, and will include business workshops, empowering panels, a dope afterparty, brand activations, goody bags, and like-minded women who get you and your vision." 
 

Definitely join in now, grab your ticket!

PS. Founder, Diana DuHaime will be speaking on panel from 2:00-2:40 at Powerplant Productions on Saturday October 14th. Stop by and say hey and don't miss the other incredible convo's and events!

 

 
 
 Photos from Fearlesscon.com 

Photos from Fearlesscon.com 

ONLO Education // Inside Style Workshop with Trousseau Style // Nov. 19

The 2nd Inside Style Workshop is here, and it's going to better than ever. Lauren Hartman and Diana DuHaime join forces to give women the ability to refresh their personal style with confidence and ease. Step away from the noise of direct marketing and mixed info coming from every where these days and gain some clairty about what truly works for you. 

Join us November 19th 2017 in Fishtown, Philadelphia PA- Get your tickets now, they are going fast!

www.INSIDESTYLEWORKSHOP.com

 Brittani elizabeth photography  Old city, philadelphia PA 

Brittani elizabeth photography

Old city, philadelphia PA 

Travel + Events // Fall 2017

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INSIDE STYLE WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 19
FISHTOWN, PHILADELPHIA
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ARIZONA / OCTOBER 29-31
FLORIDA / JANUARY 13-16

 

The dirty on being a clean artist.

Sanitation. It can set you apart- and it should.

Cleanliness sometimes seems to be one of those things that is almost taboo to talk about in the beauty world. With places like Sephora having open containers to "try" things before buying [please friends, don't. just don't.], and returns of opened packages even if you use them being the norm, its hard to not be desensitized. 

 
 Michele suits Photography

Michele suits Photography

 Michele Suits Photography

Michele Suits Photography

 

As professionals in the field we are habitual about ultra hygenic and sanitary practices, to the standard of the State Board of Pennsylvania plus some. We strive to keep our clients happy and healthy, with good clean hair and makeup. What are the cons may you ask of someone not practicing state regulated sanitation procedures? A lot. Too much to name and even if I did you'd be super upset we talked about it. 

What does the process look like behind the scenes for these cleanliness guidelines may you ask? Here's just a few details:

- Hands are washed and/or sanitized before and after each client and intermidetly during services.

- Makeup and hair brushes are cleaned before and after each client with professional grade antiseptic cleaners. Deep cleans are done daily with soap and water followed by barbicide for hair tools and alchohol for makeup brushes. 

- Makeup is cleaned regularly when applicable with pro grade alchohol. We are also very educated on what products shelf life is and how to use it in the healthiest manner.

-Liquids are never used directly from bottle to skin, there is always an inbetween (like bottle to hand but the brush never dipped back in after use). Liquids are also kept in pump bottles to ensure they are never open to the elements.

-Pencils are sharpened before and after each use, sprayed with alchohol regularly as well. Once a pencil is even slightly dry or over 12 months old, we toss it.

-Masacara is never applied directly from the tube to the client's eyes. We use disposable mascara wands and never double dip.

-Brushes and tools are used for applications so that applicators for any makeup product is never used directly on a client.

These are just a few regular processes each of the ONLO artists take part in. We are always working on giving the highest standard of services for our clients and sanitation is of the utmost importance to us. Let's face it, a happy and healthy makeup application that makes you feel like you can rule the world is like gold... and we loveeee gold.

 Inside the onlo studio // bridal trial

Inside the onlo studio // bridal trial

XO,
Diana

ONLO Education // Inside Style Workshop with Trousseau Style

March 8th / 10-1 / Philadelphia --- Must know tips and tricks straight from beauty + style pros
 Brittani Elizabeth Photography

Brittani Elizabeth Photography

 Brittani Elizabeth Photography

Brittani Elizabeth Photography

 Brittani Elizabeth Photography

Brittani Elizabeth Photography

While or after working with a client we often get asked about beauty lessons or one-on-one classes. Even though I’ve offered these types of hands-on courses for a while now, ideas and thoughts for a different direction was brought to life as I started working closer with Lauren Hartman of Trousseau Style…Inside Style Workshop was born. 

 
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As I made the switch from Occasions by Diana to ONLO, I was totally struck by the feeling of making sure my personal appearence correlates with the changes I was so proud of. This new brand made me think so much about who I was as a person, a professional, and as a creative. Dressing the part of something that was so meaningful to me actually came to light many times throughout the process. Who did I want to be after this was done? I needed to match my feelings of joy and collective soul searching with my brand. I kept thinking to myself :

*What changes in my look should I make so that people see my brand through every step of the way?

*What should we wear while working on jobs that is cohesive yet allows us to be who we are- because that is important?

*If I do all this work rebranding wouldn't it make sense to make sure my fashion and apparel meets the same standard I am putting on such a large part of my life?

While my personal example isn't everybody's, it really made me think about how much our appearance makes us feel complete. It made me think that I can’t be the only one needing to revitalize my wardrobe so that I feel like my look reflects where I am in my life right now. This has to be important to so many other people! 
Lauren couldn't agree more. She said this was one of the top reasons behind her personal styling clients. They needed their new identity to feel good now, and look good later, too. And believe me, Hair and makeup is most definitely a part of this whole thing. 

A few months ago I stopped getting my brows done- I was an avid threading/waxing client and for years and I decided to just quit cold turkey. Something urged me to just give them a break- let them grow in and allow myself to start from scratch with the whole thing. I was hoping for some fuller brows that can be groomed or changed depending on how I felt. I think I’m finally there. It took a while- and it wasn't always cute. But I learned to see my face with what my natural brow looks like- and I’m actually digging it. They are definitely fuller and bolder and let me tell you- WAY less maintenance. I might continue I might not- I just know now I'm not afraid to try something different.
It’s not that you have to go do something drastic like let your brows grow for months, but sometimes its simple things to change or start your routine that encourages a step in a different and/or good direction. Other times its just nice to realize what you have going on fits you well and you should be more open to changing something up here and there to fulfill a need to be more “yourself” and refreshed. 

This workshop is geared toward helping people gain some perspective. With all the Instagram videos of girls painting their faces with what seems like 10000 products, and perfectly photoshopped and sponsored outfits, Its super worthwhile to get back to basics and feel refreshed and grounded with some actual, unbiased, good natured knowledge.

Some things we plan to go over: 

  • Tips and Tricks for a 15/20 minute morning hair and makeup look (realtime on a model)
  • Building a solid go-to wardrobe you can build on and feel good about
  • Using brushes and tools to make life easier
  • Figuring out when trends are worthwhile 
  • and some Q & A (so bring those questions google just doesn't seem to understand)

We are looking forward to meeting new people, connecting with old friends and colleagues, and talking all things style and beauty- hope to see you there!

Overview:
INSIDE STYLE WORKSHOP

WHO: LAUREN HARTMAN OF TROUSSEAU STYLE + DIANA DUHAIME OF ONLO

WHAT: MAKING CLOTHING + BEAUTY CHOICES THAT MAKE SENSE AND EVOLVE

WHERE: 120 N 3rd St PHILADELPHIA PA 

WHEN: MARCH 8th 10-1

OTHER STUFF: We will have breakfast nibbles and coffee as well as some refreshments and light lunch bites so no one gets hangry. Meg from Nutmeg Cake design is bringing delicious treats AND there are awesome giveaways (Pearl earrings?! A Makeup brush set?! Goodie bags! AND MORE!)

Click here to buy your tickets

Follow Inside Style Workshop on Instagram + Facebook

Big thanks to Christy of Papertree Studio for our logo (and for being our live model!), Meg Skills from Nutmeg Cake Design for treating us to something pretty and tasty, and Brittani Elizabeth Photography for taking some snapshots of the event!

XO,
Diana