How do I book Ava Ln. Hairdressing for my wedding party?

To book our team for your big day, you can email our coordinating team to inquire if your date is available - they will help you from there.

We require a deposit of 50% of the total amount of calculated services when we receive your signed contract. The contract is to ensure that we will be on-location or set up in salon on the morning of your wedding. If your wedding is 30 days or less away from the day of your contract signing date, payment in full is required.

We do have a minimum of services depending on your date and time.


How long do I have to sign and return the contract to book my date?

We require all contracts back within 48 hours of issuance. We will hold the date for these 48 hours, however if we do not receive both the signed contract and the deposit at the end of these 48 hours, the date will be made available for other parties. This does not mean that we cannot take care of you on your date, just that it is not reserved until both of these requirements are met. 


Can I make changes to my contract once it is signed?

If you would like to add services, we will do our best to accommodate them. Omission of services once a contract is signed are not permitted, and no refunds are given for omitted services. A service can be replaced with another if necessary, as long as we are given sufficient notice.


Why can’t I delete services and receive a refund? 

Brides book our services very far in advance - sometimes up to a year. We book our stylists for your wedding only and they are taken off of our booking calendar for your date. They are dedicated to you and your party and take no other weddings or work that day. Each stylist is assured a certain amount of services for every wedding which means deleting services is not permitted. 



What forms of payment do you accept for the deposit?

We accept Venmo and Credit Card payments. We require a Credit Card to be kept securely in our file at the time of signing the contract.


Do you accept separate payments from bridesmaids? 

We do not. As the booking party, all deposits and final balances are to be taken care of by you.


Do you travel? If so, how far?

At this time, Ava Ln. Hairdressing currently services parties throughout Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties. Travel fees do apply and are determined by mileage from our salon to your location.


Where does the preview take place, and are they required?  

All previews must take place in salon. We are located at 27 Western Avenue in Petaluma, CA.

While not required, previews are strongly encouraged for all brides. 


What should I bring to my preview?

 Any images of hair and makeup you admire, images of your dress and accessories, and any cosmetics you prefer or insist on using for the big day. This may include a veil, any jewelry or hair pieces, or a lip color you would like to preview.

Feel free to include a member of your wedding party or relative in your preview, as a second opinion. We do ask that brides avoid bringing more than two people to their preview. It may crowd the stylist and too many opinions may be overwhelming to you both. To ensure your wants and needs are met, we allot an hour for each preview.

If you are wanting to preview multiple looks, please note that they will be charged separately and will take additional time. 


Will the stylist who does my preview be the stylist who takes care of me on the wedding day? 

Yes! In most instances the stylist who takes care of your preview will be the stylist on the day of your wedding. However, in case of emergencies or other conflicts, you may receive a different stylist. We are sure to take photos, careful notes, and records so any stylist can replicate the look completed during your preview. Keep in mind that we only replace your stylist under extreme circumstances. 


If I am happy with my preview what is the process for booking? 

If you haven’t booked already at the time of your preview, you will be put in touch with our coordinator to sign a contract and pay a deposit to reserve your date. 


Can my bridal party be accommodated on site? 

Depending on our availability, we are happy to accommodate parties both on site and in salon. 


What is the best way to handle gratuity? 

Gratuity is added to the cost of your services at 18%.


Do you work with wedding coordinators? 

We are happy to work with either coordinators OR brides, however for organization purposes, we ask that our correspondence be kept to one contact person.


How long does hair and makeup take on the wedding day? 

The average bridal party requires four to five hours, but varies on the number of the party.

Each party is unique! 


Do I receive a day of timeline? 

Once we determine the scheduling of your party, we will inform you of your start time. Our stylists arrive 10-15 minutes before scheduled time to set up their tools and begin at the designated time. When a schedule is determined, we will do our best to accommodate additions, but they are not guaranteed.

Thank you in advance for your understanding. 


What kind of makeup do you use? 

We use professional grade cosmetics that are held to the highest standards. A bride’s makeup needs to be sweat, tear and smudge proof as well as camera ready. Each of our artists have personal preferences on their cosmetics of choice, but brands such as Morphe, Benefit, Tarte, and Bobbi Brown are staples in each of our kits. We would also be happy to apply any cosmetics that you personally own and prefer.


Additional Information and Fees: 

  • Wedding dates that do not occur on a Saturday require and additional fee of $50 per stylist needed for your party.

  • Any persons wanting to add Clip In Extensions to their hairstyle will need to notify us when booking. This is an additional fee of $25.

  • Any persons wanting to blown out before their hair service will need to notify us when booking. This is an additional fee of $35.


For any questions not answered here

contact us directly:

Molly Meredith - Coordinator

molly.avalanehairdressing@gmail.com