How long has Harold been a professional hair and makeup artist?
Harold has been a professional hair and makeup artist for the last 10 years. He has worked in all forms of beauty such as red carpet, fashion, runway, beauty campaign, video and of course bridal.
What is Harold beauty vision ?
He considers hairstyling and makeup as a luxury experience : studying textures, sculpting the material until it is perfect because transformation demands knowledge of volumes and perspective.
The artist prepares hair using his own techniques of backcombing, smoothing and gradual construction to achieve magnificent updo or waved hairstyle. With this expertise, he can give to his client the perfect balance between her outfit, her personality and her beauty look.
What makes Harold special ?
Harold does weddings all around the world from the most secret Palace in Lake Como to a prestigious Royal wedding in Koweit. For him every wedding is special and unique in its own way.
What types of hair and makeup looks can he do ?
Working in fashion, the beauty artist is constantly exposed to the latest trends, new colors and textures. Even if he can do all type of looks, his signature is organic, elegant with a touch of glamour. Harold work is timeless. He wants his client to feel the best of herself, especially when you remember that the pictures will be around for a long time.
Is a trial recommended before the wedding day?
A trial is not mandatory but it does give you choices, a day to play and to experiment with different colours and shape. Harold will learn more about your personality and your taste. He will look at your complexion and features and then discuss the vision of how you would like to look on your wedding day. Based on that information, he will lead you in a direction that will complement you to look your best self.
How do I go about booking Harold for my wedding?
Harold requires a 50% deposit of the total amount agreed to hold the date, along with an agreement that you both sign. The remaining balance is due 1 week before the wedding. Harold accepts a limited number of commissions, so most clients inquire well in advance to reserve their desired date. All packages will be created a la carte just for you, ensuring an excellent, elegant and truly memorable experience.
What are his Rates?
Wedding begins at 2000€
Pre-wedding or engagement shoot begins at 1000€
How far can he travel for work ? Does he charge any travel fees ?
Harold has took care of his princesses from Bali to Italy, France to Maldive. There is no limit to where he goes. Your artist charges a travel fee depending on the location and distance.
What should I bring with me to the trial ?
I would definitely bring a swatch and/or photo of your dress along with any makeup reference material ( magazine, photo, book) you envision on yourself. Makeup tends to be interpreted differently through words so a photo showing me what you like speaks a thousand words. It not only tells me what you like, it lets me know your comfort level and style.
How many people in the wedding party can Harold accommodate?
Harold can accommodate 4 people including the bride on his own. After that you should discuss the option of bringing an additional assistant from his beauty team. Harold works with up to 10 talented stylists who can take care of your family and guests anywhere in the world.
Will my makeup hold up all day into the night?
Harold James uses key products to prepare and prime the skin to create a perfectly smooth even surface for applying foundation. Makeup last longer, so you look stays fresh and colour-true for hours. Harold uses the best tears proof makeup in the market. However, a touch up is always included in Harold wedding package to be sure that you look flawless on such an important day.
Does he stay with the bride through photos and ceremony?
His princesses love the idea of having Harold stay with them as their personal beauty artist through photos and ceremony. This however is an additional flat rate charge added to the price of the offer.