Frequently Asked Questions Have I not answered your question? Please get in touch via email@example.com or via the Flair Face Painting Facebook page. How much does it cost to hire you? The short answer is, it depends. My typical rate for a local, two-hour birthday party during the day is £70 for face painting, or £75 when adding glittter tattoos. For longer or shorter events, weddings, events with a lot of guests, corporate work or work further afield, it is best to get in touch for an accurate quote. I offer a discount for parties where I can add my business card and/or a small flyer to the party bags. I also offer pregnancy bump paintings at £40 for 'local' bumps, or £60 which includes a mini photo shoot with photos sent to you by email. Other options, including prints, memory books and gift cards are also available.
What do I get for my money?
You get a cheerful, professional, reliable face painter who will put a smile on every painted face. You also get someone with many hours of practice, who keeps to the highest hygiene standards, only uses the best brands of skin-friendly, non toxic face paints and is fully insured.
Do you need a deposit? I can hold verbal bookings for 7 days, after which I require a £25 deposit to secure the booking. I regret that the deposit cannot be refunded, except in the extremely rare circumstance that I cannot fulfill the booking. In such a case, I will make every effort to ensure that your event is covered by a painter of at least equal ability, at no extra cost to you. In case of postponement of the event by you, the booking may be rearranged at my discretion and subject to my availability.
Can you do themes, such as a 'Frozen' or a 'Superhero' party? Yes, no problem! I can adapt my design boards and if necessary order additional supplies to make your theme come to life! Please do tell me in advance.
Can you tell me more about your hygiene standards? Sure. I take hygiene very seriously, which is why I cannot paint on broken skin or on someone with an obviously contagious condition such as cold sores or chicken pox. In some cases, an alternative such as painting on arms/hands may be offered but this is at my discretion. I use a clean sponge for every face per event, and ensure my water is frequently changed throughout the event. Lips are only ever painted using cotton buds.
Do you paint babies and small children? Painting children under 2 is not advised due to the immaturity of their skin, and so I do not paint babies. I will paint toddlers over 2 who are keen to be painted, and can sit still for a (short) length of time. Often a hand or arm design is most suitable for that age as they like to see what's going on!