Frequently Asked Questions

What and/or who is L. A. Rose?
L. A. Rose is a full-service makeup-artistry, fashion-styling and image-consulting company. We employ highly-skilled professionals to cover all of your makeup, fashion and image needs.
In addition to having a highly-trained makeup artist, fashion stylist, and image consultant, we also have a skilled seamstress and costume designer on staff.
How do the services from L. A. Rose differ from other makeup artists and fashion stylists?
L. A. Rose does not employ untrained makeup artists.  L. A. Rose only employs professional makeup artists and  fashion stylists with the highest level of training and expertise.  The professionalism and experience we offer are second to none in the industry.   
Is L. A. Rose associated with the La Rose spa located in Maumelle, AR?
No. We have no association with that company. La Rose spa is a completely separate company that opened in 2011.  Unfortunately, our names are very similar, which causes some confusion with our customers. La Rose spa is primarily a massage company, but they also offer hair services.
Where is L. A. Rose's salon located?
L. A. Rose does not currently have a salon due to the fact that we are constantly traveling. We offer mobile services to anywhere in the United States and will be happy to come to your office, residence, or location of your special event. We can also arrange to meet you at salons or other locations in almost any city in the U.S.
What geographical areas does L. A. Rose service?
We serve the entire United States. We are frequently in Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Memphis, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Nashville, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Tampa, and many other cities.
Who can benefit from the services of a makeup artist?
Anyone who wears makeup or wants to learn how to wear flattering makeup.  No makeup is better than bad makeup.
What brands of cosmetics do you use?
We don't use any one particular brand all of the time. We like different brands for different applications. For example, we use some MAC eye shadows, blushes, etc. but not the entire MAC line. Other brands we use are Almay, Artistry, Bare Minerals, Black Opal, Black Radiance, Burt's Bees, Clinique, Cover Girl, Estee' Lauder, Lancôme, L'Oreal, Maybelline, MD Forte', NYX, Origins, and Physicians Formula. We are always trying new products as they hit the market and strive to have a variety of products for all skin issues, skin tones, skin types, etc. We use hypoallergenic, fragrance-free products to avoid sensitivity issues, and use organic products whenever possible. We never use products that have been tested on animals.  If you would like for us to sample your product to incorporate it into our line, please forward a sample.
Do you offer online makeup, fashion-styling, or image-consulting consultations?
Yes, we do, but we really feel that clients benefit from personal consultations whenever possible. You can email photographs, or we can consult with you via a web cam. Depending upon your location, the costs may or may not be lower than a personal consultation.
Do you offer makeup application classes and/or training?
Yes, we offer makeup application instruction on an individual basis, as well as classroom style, if there is more than one person requesting services at any given time. The more people you can gather together, the less the cost will be.
Makeup instruction parties are a great way for a group of friends to get together, learn something, and come away looking and feeling better.
We also offer one-on-one training to aspiring makeup artists that want to learn proper application techniques, decontamination/sterilization procedures, and the ins-and-outs of the business, etc.
Do you offer airbrush makeup services?
Yes, we do. (We do not recommend airbrush makeup for outdoor events, such as summer weddings. Airbrush makeup is water-based and may run if you perspire or cry. It is delicate and may smudge if you touch your face. It produces a beautiful finish, but is better suited for photographs.)
Do you offer nude body painting services?
Yes, we do.
Do you offer boudoir photography services?
Yes, we offer makeup, hair and fashion-styling services for this type of photo shoot. We can also recommend photographers to you.
Do you offer permanent makeup services such as tattooed eyeliner or eyebrows?
No, we do not. We don't have any referrals to permanent makeup services.  We caution you to thoroughly check qualifications and experience before having these procedures performed; they cannot be undone.
Do you offer special effects/gore makeup services at Halloween?
Yes, but because we get booked up for Halloween months in advance, please secure your date early if you are interested.
Do you offer commercial services to TV stations/studios, film production companies, theatres, photographers, magazines, etc.?
Yes, routinely. 
Do you offer image-consulting services to corporate groups or schools?
Yes, absolutely.  We love to work with such organizations.
Do you offer services to men, or are your services limited to women?
Of course we offer services to men and love to work with men. We work with business men, musicians, performers, politicians and even drag queens.
What kind of services do you offer to men?
We offer fashion styling, image consulting and wardrobe assessment services to lots of men.  Men can benefit from such services just as much, if not even more so, than women.  Men are judged by their appearance in their careers and personal life just as much as women.
If a man wants to advance professionally, or impress a woman, there is no better way than to improve his outward appearance with a new wardrobe and/or a complete makeover.
We also offer makeup application and instruction services to drag queens and other men that are interested in makeup techniques.  We don't judge or discriminate against anyone, ever.   And yes, we are discreet.
For performers, we offer fashion styling and costume design services for stage productions, music videos, etc.
What exactly does a fashion stylist do?
A fashion stylist evaluates the client and recommends clothing items based upon: age, budget, lifestyle, occupation, physique, sense of style, and specific situation needs. Examples of the types of services a fashion stylist provides relating to the selection of clothing items are:
  • Acquiring a new wardrobe following weight loss/gain;
  • Achieving an impressive corporate image;
  • Accessorizing the perfect interview outfit;
  • Coordinating a business wardrobe;
  • Costume assistance for a partygoer or performer;
  • Determination of your body type and what colors/styles flatter you best;
  • Helping Models and/Pageant Contestants stand out from the crowd;
  • Selecting the most attractive clothing to appeal to the opposite sex;
  • Shopping with/for you for the perfect special-event outfit;
  • Showing you how to accessorize to make any outfit more fashionable;
  • Teaching you how to get the most benefit from your existing wardrobe; or
  • Designing a more organized and efficient closet system.
Who can benefit from the services of a fashion stylist?
Anyone who loves clothes and cares about the message their clothes is sending to others.
Is there a list of your prices?
We prefer to quote each job individually, as there are so many subjective variables involved in each job. You will usually benefit from a flat-fee quote versus an hourly-fee quote. For any hourly quotes, there is a two-hour minimum. If you book a makeup artist for a full day, fashion styling services are included at no additional charge. Simple hair styles may also be included at no additional charge depending upon the situation.
Please see our Price List page for some pricing guidelines.  We are always willing to negotiate pricing with our clients to work within their budgets.
What is the range of your prices?
Prices range from $40 per hour to $600 per day, depending upon the services desired.  Please see our Price List page for some more detailed pricing guidelines.  We can work within your budget.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, money orders, cashier's checks, and online payments via PayPal. Please make payments payable to L. A. Rose.
How do I get an appointment with a makeup artist, fashion stylist, or costume designer from L. A. Rose?
Please call 858-480-ROSE (7673) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Emails are preferred over calls. To secure your date, you must complete a Retainer Agreement and forward a deposit.
Okay, I want to hire you; what now?
  • Call or email us for a quote; (Include the date/time/details of your event in your request)
  • Send us your email address so we can send you a Retainer Agreement and Client Information Sheet;
  • Forward your deposit by check or PayPal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;
  • Return a completed Client Information Sheet for each person needing services to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;
  • Follow the instructions provided to you;
  • Look fabulous on the date of your event!  :-)
 
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