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2024 Pricing

Congratulations 2024 Brides on your engagement and upcoming wedding,

Thank you for your inquiry.  I am honored to have caught your attention as there are many talented companies to choose from.  Extreme quality service and transparency  is very important to us. 

 To better serve you, we have a couple questions just so we can give you the most accurate information and to determine if we are able to assist.  I do apologize if you have answered these questions previously.  Keeping answers all in one spot helps us stay better organized.  Please continue reading below for more information regarding what we offer.

Thank you!

  • When is your WEDDING DATE?

  • Your name and phone number?

  • Are you the Bride?            If not, your affiliation to the Bride?

  • Where is the location of the preparation taking place?

    • Is this place a bridal suite/hall?         If so, what time can you check into the suite/hall?

  • What is your desired time to start hair and makeup preparations for your entire party on your wedding day? 

  • What time will you start getting dressed?

  • I need a very close estimate on how many ladies want

    • hair #____

    • airbrush makeup #___



Please copy, paste, and send these answers back to me if you are interested in moving forward with Northern Waves to


NORTHERN WAVES On-site Bridal Stylists 


Thank you for your inquiry but most of all congratulations!  My name is Emily Henning. My team and I offer the convenience of ON-SITE bridal services. I also co-own a salon in Traverse City, MI Salon. This is where I provide cuts, colors, facial hair threading, hair extensions…and pretty much anything else that pertains to hair. I have over 17 years proudly invested in the beauty industry.  Working my way through the ranks from salon receptionist, stylist, barber, self employed stylist, starting Northern Waves, opening and co-owning MI Salon, and licensed educator I never short myself on personal and professional growth.  My children and my profession are the highlights of my world.  Everything I do is with these two images in mind.

Northern Waves has won multiple Couple’s Choice Awards over the past several years. This award was given to us for being in the top 5% of northern Michigan’s hair and makeup stylists with outstanding service, professionalism, customer service and creativity out of all the wedding professionals nationwide.  It is an honor to be recognized for outstanding work but to me, this is how a business should be conducted.  Please read our reviews so that you are assured you have the best choice in all of Northern Michigan for your bridal stylist to be as stunning as you possibly can be.  As of 2019 I stopped paying for advertising on all platforms and have let my reviews convince you that myself and my team are absolutely worth investing in.

Please visit Northern Waves On-site Bridal Stylist  on and to see some of our work and read over 80+ reviews from our past brides. You can also find our season’s updated work on Facebook and Instagram. Our experience goes far beyond what is shown here.


After reading our information below please let me know if you'd like to move forward with booking OR respectfully decline. This way I won't send any unnecessary follow up emails to bother you




Amount of Booking fee $150

This is NON-REFUNDABLE AND ONLY APPLIED TO TRAVEL WITHIN A CERTAIN RADIUS. THIS AMOUNT IS NOT APPLIED TO ANY SERVICES. Please see below for further details. Also, additional travel fees and additional stylist fees are due at the time of contract and are NON-REFUNDABLE.  This fee also covers unlimited emails and text correspondence as well as an itinerary for hair and makeup on your day. 

Regarding travel fees- travel under 15 miles of 3853 Five Mile Rd TC MI 49686 are covered with the booking fee.  Long distance, please read at the bottom of this document. 

$250 booking fee for weddings during a holiday weekend (Thursday-Sunday).


On the contract you will find space to write the names and services desired for your attendants.  Once you send this contract back to me I will total up the overall cost. Up to 50% of these costs are due at the time of contract.  The remaining payment will be due in cash on the wedding day or other arrangements made. The wedding will not be booked until all fees and payments are made. These fees and payments are NON-REFUNDABLE.  We can always try to add services but no cancellations or changes are permitted. 

*If your wedding is being subcontracted through Northern Waves with artists on my team then 50% is collected before the wedding and the remaining is due on the wedding day. I will figure this all out for you; it’s not as confusing as it sounds. Only 20% up front if I am on location.


Trials are only done on TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and THURSDAYS due to weddings and other contracted events. Contact me to schedule your trial as close to your event month as possible. Keep in mind that I am an established stylist with a full clientele; I schedule out at least 2 months.  Book your trial as soon as possible but as close as you can to the actual wedding day.  Trials for weddings that are contracted through other artists other than myself are scheduled through me as well.  We will arrange a time in the evening to get you trial scheduled.  Keep in mind that they also have other jobs so scheduling soon for the future appointment is recommended. Trials are not included or free. 

All trials are done at 1128 E 8th St TC MI 49686

Submit payment to Emily Henning for all trials even if you are set up with another stylist

20% gratuity is added to all subtotals.


Myself and/or the members of my team are eagerly looking forward to assisting you. Most members of my team have been together for 3+ years.  We work beautifully together or separate from each other to provide a smooth and customized styling experience.  Even if you are set up with a member of my team I will still be your contact person for many things.  You will be put in direct contact with your stylist when booked.  To read more about my stylists please visit


ALL OUR CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE MADE THROUGH EMAIL TO HAVE A PAPER TRAIL OF OUR CHANGES AND AGREEMENTS.  I do not mind chatting on the phone, but all decisions will be documented in writing.  This helps me stay more organized during the wedding season for your benefit. Please use ONLY ONE THREAD of email so you and I may stay organized as a team.

Wedding Day and Trial Hair and Makeup Pricing



Just formal hair $125

Includes: down curled or half up

Short hair style (above ears/no pins/holders) $75

Flower Girl- 7 years and younger $85

Add your clip-in hair extensions that I’ll install for you  $25


Kett Airbrush makeup- we specialize!

Ideal for minimal up to heavy coverage

Just airbrush makeup with lashes $155

                                           without lashes $140

JUST lashes (ours or applying yours) $20

-supply your own lip color

Regular makeup $140-$155 depending on lashes-you supply your own foundation and lip color

We specialize in airbrush makeup so we do not adjust pricing for regular makeup.


ALL services day of or trial….

  • Provide your own lip color and mascara for trial and wedding day. Stains are best.

  • To apply lashes, you purchased $20


20% gratuity is added to all subtotals (the 20% is added at the end to the total service cost per person. Not reflected in prices above)


Timing of services-estimates:

Formal styling 45min, Airbrush makeup 45mins. Bridal parties will have an estimated finish time one hour before they actually need to be finished by.  This accounts for any hiccups in our schedule and allows you all a stress free opportunity to get dressed.  This is why you must be certain what time we can enter the venue to get started and what time you’ll need to be done


Bridal Airbrush Makeup-KETT Airbrushing product

Top of the line airbrush makeup with HD resolution for flawless face to face and photos.  I am educated and certified as an airbrush makeup artist.  We have invested a lot in ourselves so you can feel confident investing in us. Please visit my website to read more about this line of makeup.

 Additional fees

If more than one stylist is needed on site there is an additional $50 for each stylist.  Please discuss numbers and details with me so there are no surprises. This money is due at time of booking. This money is NON- REFUNDABLE as I have secured additional artists that have blocked off this time.


Weddings inside 15 miles, roundtrip, of 3853 Five Mile Rd TC MI 49686, service subtotals may not fall under $800 unless approved.  Traveling inside of 15 miles, round trip, is NO CHARGE.

Mid-distance 16-25 miles r/t services may not fall under $1000 unless approved.   

Long distance traveling outside of the 26+ miles, services subtotals may not fall under $1300

Traveling outside of 15mi r/t is an additional $1.00 per mile. (XX miles there + XX miles back=round trip)

Any hotel, parking, bridge, or fairy fees, etc.. must be paid in advance. Confirmation of certain purchases, such as hotels, will be requested.  If any fees are incurred while traveling to the wedding it will be the responsibility of the signing party to reimburse artists.  We will work towards an agreement to settle this.


Overnight packages that include travel can be discussed to lower travel and lodging prices.  Proof of cost for the hotel may be asked for.

Cancellations, COVID-19 and Force Majeure: 

Northern Waves no longer has any exception to the cancellation policy regarding Covid.  You will be charged for your contracted wedding day services even if you cancel your wedding or individuals cancel. The booking fee, along with additional artist fees, travel fees if needed and down payment for services written on this contract and/or agreed to after this contract, are NOT refundable. 

Please note that my services are “first deposited gets the stylist”.  Ask any questions, you may have to ensure yourself you are making the best choice.  All "available" wedding dates are subject to change as wedding contracts quickly come in.  Please ask for the contract and send it back WITH the booking fee as soon as you can to secure your date.  All sent contracts are void within 6 days if booking fee and other fees are due at the time the contract is sent. Please arrange a method of payment with me when booking. Also, prices are subject to change so please submit your request for the contract as soon as possible.

 Thank you for your time

I look forward to answering all questions you may have. Once we secure the date, please share my email with all members of your wedding party. This way any questions they have about hair can be directed to me, so you don’t have to worry about any hairy details.

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