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Bridal Beauty

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Table of Contents

About Us……………………………………………………………. 3 Bridal Beauty Hair & Makeup Services………………………….. 6 Our Process for True Beauty……………………………………... 10 Testimonials………………………………………………………… 17 Frequently Asked Questions……………………………………… 23 Contact Us………………………………………………………….. 27


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About Us


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A Beautiful Life

la Belle vie was established with the

philosophy of true beauty from the inside and out. Our commitment to excellence has earned us a reputation in outstanding customer service, providing each client with unique personal attention on her wedding day. For us the greatest compliment are those given by clients who say they felt as beautiful as they looked.

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A Beautiful World

la Belle vie believes that true beauty starts from within. As such, our mission is to help the larger community. That’s why a portion of all proceeds directly supports About Face International – our nonprofit organization created to foster inner beauty, worth, and confidence to those in need through opportunity, guidance, and community involvement.


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Bridal Beauty

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Picture Perfect

la Belle vie understands that you want to look and feel as beautiful as possible on your special day. Our team of beauty artisans is available to provide hair and makeup services at the location of your choosing. Working with the highest- quality products, la Belle vie will give you a long-lasting, photo-ready look to remember. Whether you desire a natural, romantic look, a more contemporary updo, or something completely new and different, we accommodate your tastes and preferences to the last detail. Suzy, married October 6, 2007


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Whatever your hair texture or style, la Belle vie hair stylists will know exactly how to make the most of your “crowning glory.” Whether you prefer a contemporary look or a classic up-do, our artisans will ensure you look your best on this special day.

Sarah, married February 16, 2008

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Our makeup artists have been involved in professional presentations from theatrical and film productions to runway shows and fashion photo shoots to weddings. They are familiar with a wide range of skin tones, ethnicities, and product lines – including Bobbi Brown, Chanel, MAC, NARS, Laura Mercier, Vincent Longo, Smashbox, Stila, and YSL.

Beth, married March 29, 2008


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Our Process

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Overview We develop a deep appreciation for each and every bride we work with. Our bridal beauty services are rooted in making our clients look and feel beautiful on their wedding day with no stress. Beyond excellence in hair and makeup design, the la Belle vie experience is about attending to every bridal beauty detail. We allow extra time to stay with the bride for touch ups before she and her bridal party walks down the aisle. We are also available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns the bride may have leading up to her wedding. As a bride’s personal beauty assistant, let us worry about the little details that can quickly and unexpectedly become overwhelming. We know how to anticipate and tackle every imaginable beauty “crisis” from developing a meticulous hair and makeup schedule, to making sure you make your ‘wedding ready time’, to making sure your photo sessions look gorgeous. These are just a few of the “little things” past brides have said really make a difference. Even the most dedicated bridal party members often do not have the time or the experience to assist or tend to the bride. Years of experience working closely with brides, their mothers, and their bridal parties has prepared us to work with you.

Erin, married November 7, 2007


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Process la Belle vie follows an easy 10-Step process so you may look picture perfect for your wedding day. 1.

Review of la Belle vie bridal beauty a la carte & package offerings 2. Bridal compatibility questionnaire 3. Selection of bridal beauty looks & styles 4. Price quote for services & trial 5. Trial contract 6. Matching process 7. Pre-trial beauty consultation conference call 8. Trial 9. Wedding day services contract 10. Wedding services In addition, you can expect 1. 2. 3.

Bi-weekly newsletter of the latest beauty bridal trends Social networking opportunities with other brides Fun contests and give-a-ways

Bridgette, married May 3, 2008


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Match Perfect After you review and decide on one of our packages or a la carte offerings, la Belle vie will provide you with a detailed quote for your bridal beauty needs. We will also give you a questionnaire to complete so we may get to know you better and understand your bridal beauty needs and personality. In addition to completing your questionnaire, you will email your la Belle vie representative a picture of yourself as well as a few makeup and hair looks you want on your wedding day. If you haven’t yet decided on a few looks, your la Belle vie representative will help you develop your look. This information is crucial as we want to select a hairstylist and makeup artist who matches your personality and style. Once matched, your la Belle vie representative will email you your artisans’ bio and selected portfolio work for you to review. We will also set up a pretrial beauty consultation call so that you can get to know your artisans before your trial and ask whatever questions you may have. If there is any reason why you do not love your team of artisans, we will match you with a new team, no questions asked. Emily, married August 22, 2007

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Your Trial A trial typically runs between an hour to an hourand-a-half. This will give you the opportunity to get to know your artist and stylist on a one-to-one basis as well as try out different looks and styles so that you will look picture perfect for your wedding day. Your artisan will also take a photograph of your final decided upon look. Your la Belle vie representative will email you the photo within 2 business days.

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Extras la Belle vie’s team contains writers known for their beauty and fashion expertise. Our e-newsletter will give you holistic wellness tips so you may be truly beautiful from the inside-out on your wedding day. TOP TRENDS From finding the best pedicure in town to incorporating the latest bridal trend, our experts will share their unbiased opinion and solve your most challenging beauty and fashion concerns SPOTLIGHT Top artists, stylists, wellness consultants, designers, and others in ‘the know' will be interviewed. CONTESTS Giveaways range from cosmetic products and spa services to fun wedding trinkets DISCOUNTS Special discounts from our partners offered to you We also provide a social networking forum so our brides can discuss with other brides their beauty concerns.

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Wedding Day Services

On your wedding day, we will arrive to the location of your choosing ready to get you and your bridal party picture perfect.

Heidi, married April 12, 2008


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Angela, married June 29, 2008

“la Belle vie is AMAZING! I love how sweet everyone’s personalities are and how professional and on top of things they are. la Belle vie provided me with a timeline for the morning's hair and makeup schedule. They also provided me personal assistant services where my team not only helped me get my hair and makeup done, they also helped me get dressed, put on my veil, and touch up myself and bridal party members before I walked down the aisle. My makeup artist even carried straws with her in case I wanted to drink something and not mess up my lipstick! I LOVE la Belle vie’s attention to detail!” 18

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Jennifer “la Belle vie is such an amazing company!! I shopped around for wedding makeup and hair as well as did a few trials. By the end of the day of my trial, I looked like I was melting. I found la Belle vie through a web search, they matched me with one of their people who could do both hair and makeup, and I scheduled a trial. The weather was HORRENDOUS that day, but she came early to my home where I was having my trial! I absolutely loved what she did, so much so I found myself laying on my bed, looking into the mirror and wishing that I had somewhere to go! On our wedding, she and her associate did everyone’s hair and applied either airbrush or traditional makeup for the entire bridal party, and they looked GORGEOUS! My mother, grandmother, and Bridal Attendant even had their makeup done. My mom looked like she was 25 again. Not once did I have to touch up my makeup... through all the dancing and crying, through our meals, not even before the after party! I looked and felt absolutely beautiful and I have recommend la Belle vie to all of my friends and family. To this day, our guests have complimented all of us on how great our hair and makeup looked. As I told Karyn from la Belle vie, I wish I had the money for them to do my hair and makeup every day!!!!!!! All of our guests said I was beaming... of course I was, la Belle vie made my wedding day perfect!”

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Sonia “I was in a bridal party where the bride, my best friend, was

Sonia, married May 31, 2008

using la Belle vie for bridal beauty services. Therefore, when I got engaged, la Belle vie was my first and only choice. From the first phone conversation, followed by an in person run through, to the final moments before I walked down the aisle, la Belle vie made the entire process not only easy, but immensely enjoyable. My makeup artist and stylist were energetic and fun which helped to keep the mood in the room light. The confidence both had in their abilities shined through and helped me to remain calm even when other vendors were late because of horrible weather. When I saw my reflection in the mirror after I was done, I was thrilled! I had been transformed into the elegant bride that I wanted to be. My mother and sister also had their hair and makeup done. Both have severe allergic reactions from makeup in the past, but our makeup artist had products that would work for them. Both looked stunning and there were no allergic reactions to be had. I highly recommend la Belle vie for any bride. They have true artists when it comes to makeup and hair. They are also so kind, fun, and open to suggestions. Any bride would want their experience.� 20 Š la Belle vie | | 773.525.0495 |

Sarah “Having la Belle vie be apart of my wedding day was priceless! They were a consummate even at my initial contact. I had booked with la Belle vie 7 months before my wedding and I got an email from Karyn every month, just to check on how I was doing? WHO DOES THAT! It was wonderful to know she didn't just take my money. She genuinely cares about her brides. My makeup artist and hairstylist arrived 20 minutes early for our 5:30am start time to set up so no one would have to wait. Everyone loved their hair and makeup and raved about how sweet our stylist and artist were. I felt so beautiful and my wedding day was perfect and la Belle vie was a HUGE part of that!”

Sarah, married July 12, 2008


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Natalie “la Belle vie is wonderful!! My makeup artist and hairstylist were kind, patient, and listened to my concerns and desires while also suggesting their own artistic perceptions that I loved! On my wedding day, they fit in as a part of my family while we were all getting ready. Many people at the wedding commented on how long my makeup and hair lasted and I did not have to touch anything up the entire night! I decided on having airbrush and loved it! The spray-on foundation was light, comfortable and I felt like I wasn't even wearing any. Everyone at la Belle vie really cared about me and my wedding day. I will never forget how incredible everyone is who works there. I will always remember them as professional, warm and compassionate. I would recommend la Belle vie highly to anyone!�

Natalie, married July 3, 2008


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Frequently Asked Questions


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FAQ’s Do you travel to the client on the day of the wedding? Is there a fee? Yes. We travel to a client the day of the wedding and typically there is no fee. Our convenient mobile service brings the salon to you, allowing you to save time, money and help you relax on your wedding day. We bring all the equipment, setup, and materials and only use the highest quality of products. Special arrangements can also be made for travel outside the Chicago/Chicagoland area, nationally and internationally. Do you charge for trials? Please view the pricing sheet for trial pricing. What happens at a trial? The trial session is critical to us. We begin with a 15 minute consultation; we request that you collect sample photos of the style of makeup, hair, dress and wedding day colors to bring to the trial session. Having your veil and hair accessories is recommended but not required. We will then re-create the look you desire on your wedding day. Lastly, a photo of the final look will be taken of you and emailed to you within two business days. A typical trial takes between 60-90 minutes. A friend or a family member is welcome to watch the trial. How many trials can I have at my trial? We request that on the day of your trial session you already know the look you want for your wedding day. The trial session is between 60-90 minutes long and we can only accommodate one look within that period of time. If you require additional time to try other looks, an hourly fee is applied. How many trials can I have? Clients usually only require one trial. If you require another trial at a later day, you must pay for a second trial. Can I have my trial the day of my engagement pictures? It is not recommended, unless you wish to have the same wedding look in your engagement pictures. We offer separate photo session hair & makeup services so you may have a fresh, clean, and casual look. Please review our pricing sheet for details. 24

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FAQ’s Do you use hair extensions? We recommend 100% human clip-on hair extensions sold at most beauty supply stores. Because hair color is so specific, we require that you purchase you own hair extensions to ensure correct coloring. We will apply the hair extension on the trial or wedding day at no additional application cost. What brand of cosmetic products do you use? We use the top commercial & cinematic cosmetic products in the market such as Chanel, Dior, Guerlain, Yves Saint Laurent, Sisley, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, MAC, Stila, Nars, Fresh, Kett, Temptu, Crème da la Mer, and Smashbox to name a few. We keep up with the trends and continue to test new products in the market; only the best products make it into our boxes. Do you offer airbrush application? Airbrush service is available. Please review the pricing sheet for more information. Do you offer eyelash application? We provide wedding parties with natural individual eyelash application for a fee of $25. How long does it take to do hair & makeup? Bride: Hair* & Makeup: 2 hours Hair* or Makeup Only: 1 hour Additional Ladies: Hair* & Makeup: 1.5 hours Hair* or Makeup: 45 minutes * Time allowance regardless of hair length and style. 25

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FAQ’s How far in advance should wedding clients make reservations? In the perfect world, six months prior to the wedding date. However, we are able to take last minute requests. In order to maintain the high standards that have become our trademark, we may limit the amount of weddings we take per year. This allows us to focus on one season at a time, providing each client with the time and attention they deserve. How many customers can you serve at one time, if a bride were to book her entire bridal party? We have al large group of highly talented artisans and can accommodate parties of any size. What is your cancellation policy? You may cancel at any time for any reason. Cancellations must be made in writing via email or certified mail. There will be no refund for your trial deposit. After a bride-to-be has a trial, we require the bride to put 50% down of her total services to hold her artist and stylist. A bride has 72 hours to book their artist and stylist. If the bride cancels after booking her artist and stylist, the bride will not be refunded her 50% deposit. Can I request a price quote? Our comprehensive quote will include all fees and an estimated wedding day timeline. We recommend that you have your wedding location & photographer booked prior to requesting a quote from us. We also recommend you discuss who in your bridal party wants their hair and makeup professionally done. We cannot send you an accurate quote if you do not have basic timeline information or bridal party count. Do you require a minimum to book? No. We offer bride only services. Can I make changes to the contract (Adding/removing services, timeline changes, location changes)? Yes, we do not penalize for making revisions to the contract. All revisions to the contract must be made in writing and will be subject to price change and timeline adjustments. The dateline for the last revision to the contract is 30 days before the wedding date. 26

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