CBA has been providing exceptional hair and makeup services for the purpose of professional photography and media events since 2006. Specializing in bridal hair and makeup design, through the convenience and luxury of an on-location service.
Research and you will find that brides have spoken… they have rated and they have reviewed, establishing CBA as a premiere industry leader. Local and national industry publications, such as The Knot and WeddingWire.com agree and have recognized CBA as best in class, year after year.
CBA represents only the most talented freelance Hair and Makeup Design Artists. With the number of talented Artists selecting CBA for for their industry representation, means we are equipped to handle large groups, wedding parties and restrictive time schedules. Our depth of talent allows us to provide the number of Artists required to keep you on schedule on this most important day.
CBA is not only for wedding day…
Our Artists cumulative resume reflects an impressive and extensive array of professional experience. This makes our Team qualified for most any on-location hair design or makeup service. A CBA Artist collaborates with the client to design and then create the desired look for any wedding day, engagement, boudoir or editorial photography or media event. Whether the request is as stylized and themed as a 1940’s "Pin-Up Girl” or simply a classic lingerie boudoir shot, you can ensure the ultimate success of these most important images working with one of our talented Artists.
Choosing a STUDIO or MASTER Artist
All CBA Artists are exceptional. The primary differences between Studio and Master Artists, is their individual experience, education, industry accolades and personal success. The only services that vary in price when choosing between Studio and Master, are the Bridal Hair and Bridal Makeup services. All other service prices are the same, whether choosing Studio or Master (see below) And we guarantee your satisfaction with every CBA Artist.
- Bridal Hair Design: starting at $110 estimated 60min service
- Bridal Hair Design with qualifying discount: $110
- Bridal Hair Design without discount: $135
Our Bridal Hair Design is a complete hairstyle service. Whether choosing a bridal UpDo, DownDo or Partial UpDo, our beauty experts and artists will have you looking your best self and feeling like the center of everyone's attention. This service allows for any hair design style and may include hair braiding and veil placement.
Our UpDo has been the top hairstyle pick by brides of all ages for their big day. UpDo's are not only practical, but they complete a delicate bridal look better than any other hairstyle type. An UpDo and a floor-length gown have been a constant traditional duo for decades bringing out the grace and delicacy of any celebration or formal occasion.
Our DownDo can be reminiscent of Hollywood glam, as well as, perfect for any formal ballroom affair. A DownDo is not only functional for dancing the night away, it is free of bobby pins for a comfortable and moveable style. If you prefer a free-flowing look of loose waves to create a romantic and effortless style, then our DownDo is the choice for you.
- Bridal Makeup Application: starting at $85 estimated 45min session
- Bridal Makeup Application with qualifying discount: $85
- Bridal Makeup Application without discount: $110
Your wedding day is not a time to experiment. Our Artists are experienced in makeup application for the purpose of photography. After a thorough consultation, your Artist will create the most accurate representation of your true self for the cherished photographs that will last a lifetime.
Our Bridal Makeup Application is a complete makeup application that has you camera ready and prepared for your big day. Faux Temporary Lashes and Air Brush Foundation are not included in this service but are optional upgrades and available for an additional fee (see these service option below)
CBA Artists are required to use only quality and professional product lines, such as Jouer, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Nars, Laura Mercier, Stila, etc.
It is important to take care of your skin up to your wedding day. We suggest targeting any underlying skin health issues and getting regular facials leading up to the big day. Also, paying attention to your diet can contribute to a more glowing complexion. But if all that is too much, at the very least, drink lots of water in the weeks prior.
Getting married is supposed to be the best time of your romantic life and every bride deserves to look flawless on their wedding day. Work with an expert at their craft. Whether choosing CBA or another reputable service, work with proven professionals.
AKA… Trial Run or Dress Rehearsal
The Preview service is optional, however, recommended. The Preview is an opportunity for the bride and the CBA Artist to collaborate to create the complete wedding day look in advance. The Preview is an additional charge and pricing is the same as wedding day services. Like all CBA services, our Artist(s) come to you at a place of your convenience. Preview Services are typically determined 8-10 weeks prior to wedding day and scheduled Mondays through Thursdays to accommodate Artists weekend wedding commitments. Weekend services may be accommodated for an additional fee.
Wedding Party and Additional Services
Wedding Party services may be performed by the same Artist assigned to the bride or if required, by additional Artists needed. The number of Artists assigned to an event is dictated by the services selected and the time required to perform the services. You can anticipate a CBA schedule to typically last between 3 to 5 hours (not exceeding 5 hours) Prime wedding season has our CBA Artists in high demand, to ensure that those that are interested in wedding day services may be accommodated, we recommend securing these services well in advance.
- UpDo: $85 estimated 45min session
A beautiful UpDo has long been the 'go to' style of most wedding parties. The UpDo has maintained its popularity due to it is versatility. The UpDo has the ability to be extremely intricate and sophisticated or it can be more casual when worn more loosely. It also works very well with many hair lengths and textures. An UpDo service requires some patience and a lot of bobby pins, allowing the style to look great from all angles and to last from the pre-ceremony photographs, right up through to the reception celebration.
Whether choosing a style more classic and structured or a one more textured and messy, weddings are the perfect opportunity to express intricate UpDo designs without feeling overdone. The right bridal UpDo will allow you to express your personal style for any type of event, all day and into the night.
Our UpDo is a complete hairstyling service resulting in the design being completely up or in a Partial UpDo design. This service may also include braiding. Participants are asked to arrive with clean dry hair.
A Blowout may be added to this service for an additional fee (see BlowOut below). Placement of hair pieces or hair accessories may also be added to this service for an additional fee (see Hair Extension Placement below).
Choosing an UpDo with CBA provides lots of possibilities. Our UpDos are not restricted to tight, slicked back hair with pincurls and tendrils. Our UpDo encompasses many hairstyling options to choose from. You may select a romantic swirled chignon, a perky ponytail or a sassy side pony, draped twists, fishtail braids with artfully arranged curls, a slick bun with a wrapping braid or maybe the classic low bun.
Much like the UpDo, a Partial UpDo is also quite versatile and can look extremely formal. While keeping the hair off of the face, long hair is able to cascade softly across the back. Current trends reflect looser, more natural looks with lots of volume and wispy pieces creating gorgeous shape for today's hairstyles.
If there is one thing all hair lengths and types have in common, it's that they all look crazy-good with a braid. Braids have experienced a resurgence in the past couple of years and with tons of new ways to rethink the classic weave, from soft and romantic, to classic with a modern twist, we think they are here to stay!
- BlowOut: $75 estimated 30min session
Nothing feels so instantly fabulous as getting a professional blowout. And even better, we come to you. Our BlowOut is for everyone. A blowdry finish will take your hair to that next level. Whether you have long, short, thick, thin or unruly hair. Having one of our Artists blowdry and finish your hair will leave you feeling lifted and fabulously energized.
Our BlowOut isn't just another service, it's the perfect base for any of our hair services. The BlowOut is the best & healthiest way to achieve any look you desire. To enhance a stylish UpDo or DownDo, start with our BlowOut. Or go big with lots of volume and stylized beach waves.
Our BlowOut service can last up to 5 days depending on the condition and type of hair. The BlowOut is a styling technique that consists of blow drying your hair, while styling it using a round brush. Starting with clean towel dried, damp hair then blown out until the hair is completely dry. The finish result is a completely down hairstyle, free of curl and wave. This service does not include any braiding, pinning or hot tool curling. If curl or hot tool detail is desired, please add DownDo to your service selection.
If any pinning or braiding is desired, please add UpDo to the service selection (See DownDo and UpDo below) If placement of hair pieces or hair accessories are desired, please add Hair Extension Placement to the service selection. (see Hair Extension Placement below).
- DownDo: $75 Estimated 30min session
This is a complete hair design service resulting in an all down style. This service may include hot tool curling and styling. Participant must arrive with clean dry hair. This service does not include any braiding or pinning. If any braiding or pinning is desired, please select UpDo. A Blowout may be added to this service for an additional fee (see BlowOut above) Placement of hair pieces or hair accessories may also be added to this service for an additional fee (see Hair Extension Placement below)
- Long Hair Touch-Up: $30 Estimated 15min session
For Hair length longer than 2". This service is for those that have already styled their own hair but may want our Artist to give it a quick once over. This could be adding a couple pins or a final fluff with a spritz of hairspray. This could also be adding a quick curl or hair accessory or even a simple braid.
- Short Hair Touch-Up: $25 Estimated 10min session
For Hair length 2" or less. This is for those that have already styled their own hair but may want our Artist to give it a quick once over. This could be adding a couple pins or a final fluff with a spritz of hairspray. This could also be adding a quick curl or hair accessory.
- Flower Girl Hair Design: $60 Estimated 30min session
For ages 12 and under. This is a complete hair design service resulting in an up, down or partial up hair design that may also include braiding. This service begins with clean dry hair. Placement of hair pieces or hair accessories may also be added to this service for an additional fee (see Hair Extension Placement below)
- Hair Extension Placement: $25 Estimated 15min session
This is an add-on service to any of our listed hair services. This service is for those that have their own hair clips or their own hair accessories they would like incorporated into their hair design service. The service time and price listed is a minimum and may increase based on a consultation to determine the service time required. This is only a service of placement, as CBA does not provide hair clips or hair accessories.
- Makeup Application: $60 Estimated 30min session
This is a complete makeup application that has you completely camera ready and prepared for the day ahead. Faux Temporary Lashes and Air Brush Foundation are not included in this service but are optional upgrades and available for an additional fee (see these service options below)
All CBA Artists are experienced in bridal, as well as, photo ready makeup application. Our Artists are required to use only quality and professional product lines, such as Jouer, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Nars, Laura Mercier, Stila, etc. CBA Artists are all independent contractors, so each uses professional lines of their own personal preference.
CBA makeup artists are proven and experienced industry experts. Before your service, each participant will receive a brief personalized consultation to ensure a customized makeup application brings out your individual true self.
- Partial Makeup Design: $50 Estimated 15min session
This is an eyes and lips only service. This is not a complete makeup application. This service does not include any concealer, foundation, blush or contouring. Faux Temporary Lashes are not included in this service but are an optional upgrade and available for an additional fee (see service options below)
- Airbrush Makeup Foundation: $25 Estimated 15min session
This is an optional add-on to our Makeup Design service. This is not a complete makeup service and is not intended to be a stand-alone service. Airbrush Foundation is an alternative to traditional foundation application. Airbrush Foundation is a long wearing matte finish, resistant to water, sweat and tear. It will not transfer on clothing and is excellent for covering blemishes and discoloration.
- Faux Temporary Eyelashes: $15 Estimated 15min session
Add even more dramatic flair with faux temporary lashes. The luscious rich look will keep you looking phenomenal in every photo.
- Tattoo Cover-up: $25 Estimated 15min session
This is a makeup service, typically applied using Airbrush Foundation. This service is effective in camouflaging simple tattoos, small scars and skin discoloration. The service time and price listed is a minimum and may increase based on a consultation to determine the service time required.
- Wedding Day Attendant: $50 Estimated 30min session
This is for those that may want an Artist to stick around after the scheduled services are completed, to provide touch ups or to help maintain a fresh look. If the Artist is requested to simply stay beyond the scheduled time, the rate is $50 every 30 minutes past the scheduled Ready Time. If the Artist is asked to return later in the day, the rate is the same $50/30mins, however, an initial $150 minimum for the first hour is required, whether requested for a full hour or not.
- Service times serve as simply a guide for scheduling and may vary by style and wedding day conditions
- Any Artist required parking fee, is to be reimbursed at the time of service
- Depending on site location, pricing may be subject to additional travel fee
- All service discounts and deposit credits will be applied at wedding day final invoicing.
- 18% gratuity is applied to all services and detailed on the Final Invoice. (Gratuity is NOT applied to Travel Fees, reimbursements or services added on wedding day)
- Additional gratuity is welcomed but not expected.
- Creative Beauté Agency Artist services are unregulated services
- All services are performed in conjunction with professional photo or media sessions or events.