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Arrival

Please arrive 15 minutes early. Prepare for traffic and time to locate our studio. Any appointments that arrive 15 minutes late or more are subject to reschedule.

Location

We are located on the East Side of Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Our studio is closest to Industrious and on the second level above Apple. We are Kitty corner from Forever 21 and H&M, and to the right of Windsor.

Address

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Kensington Makeup Academy
Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall
7014 E Camelback Rd Unit B252
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Parking

The closest parking is located on the North Side of the Mall, level P3, which is the same parking for Harkins Theater.

Call us!

Please reach out to us directly at 480-717-2077 if you have any questions or any issues upon arriving!

 
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Skin prep

Arrive makeup free with face lightly moisturized. We highly recommend doing a face mask the night before or morning of for the best results. Please do not use any serum prior to your trial.

Hair Prep

Depending on your hair style and the time of your trial, we suggest washing and blow drying your hair 100%. Add light products and refrain from using pony tails. If your hair has a lot of texture, we encourage taking the time to go get a blowout the day before from DryBar.

Brows and Lashes

If you are planning on getting lash extensions or have them upon arriving to your trial please know we do professional suggest not adding mascara or additional lash strips to preserve your beauty investment.

We professional recommend getting a brow wax one week prior to your wedding trial. Nothing is better than welcome groomed brows when completing your trial!

Facials

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Accessories

Nothing completes your bridal look without your accessories. It wouldn’t look the same without them. Bring your veil or hair pieces to complete the finishing touches on your hair trial.

But don’t forget about jewelry. Bring any earrings and necklaces you plan to wear.

photos

Bring Inspiration photos and lots of them! If you like elements of a couple different hairstyles or makeup looks, bring photos of all of them, so that your stylist can create a look tailored to you. Tip: Select photos of similar skin color and hair color and texture. If you present a photo with someone of opposite color of yours, it will not turn out the same.

lipstick

If you have a lip stick you love, bring it with you! If you’re open to options, spend some time with your artist playing it up with some new shades. You will need to re-apply after saying your I Dos. Note - Artists do not provide a lip color for you to keep come wedding day.

extensions

If extensions are something that is on your raider but you need input on pulling the plug, ask us! They are a great way to add length and volume to achieve your ideal hair vision. The hair shop is a great place to go! Make sure that your extensions are not synthetic.

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time

Plan on spending about an hour per service in the chair - hair and makeup trials run approximately two hours

wear a black top

Why? We love to take photos to document for you and add to our artists portfolios. A black top allows for your hair and makeup to really speak for itself without being distracted by a colorful top.

communication

Don’t like something? Say something! That’s the whole purpose of the trial. Don’t be shy. Your art

Your artists are going to ask A LOT of questions. This helps them understand you, your style and what you want. It is important that you communicate both what you like and don’t like. Your version of natural makeup can be our version of dramatic.

Meet your artist

Will my artists be the same artists for my wedding day? Interesting enough we get this question a lot and the answer is YES! Trials are a great time to build rapport with your artists and feel confident that they can execute anylook you envision.

 
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Secure your wedding day

Your artists is not secured until a 25% non - refundable retainer fee and signed contract is submitted. You have 10 days after your trial to secure your artists before they are released to another wedding or event.

Trial satisfaction

If there is anything you would like to change or adjust just let us know and we will be happy to accommodate!

My wedding is booked. WHat now?

After booking your wedding day. You will receive a pre - wedding questionnaire to fill out. This will provide us the details needed to curate a timeframe for services to be completed. Once submitted, we will reach out to confirm a time that best suits your wedding day timeline.

Wedding day details

Our Bridal Beauty Coordinator will handle everything pertaining to your wedding day. Any questions you have please direct towards us. Your artists focus is you and making you look and feel beautiful!