Terms & Conditions​

Definitions
The following expressions have the following meanings:
”Stylist” refers to Kate Morris and any member of her team.
”Client” refers to the person or persons responsible for making the booking (usually the bride) and any members of the bridal party or persons getting hair and or makeup. 

Clients Responsibility
Skin allergies –
It is the clients’ responsibility to inform the stylist of any known allergies or skin sensitivities that they or their bridal party may have and / or may be affected by the use of the stylists tools or products, and if so a consultation is highly recommended.

The stylist will not be held responsible for any reactions that may occur if any skin conditions were not stated before the application of make-up.

Photography
It is so important that the stylist continues to update their portfolio for future prospective brides and clients. Please let the stylist know in advance if you do not wish to be photographed or if you are not happy for the stylist to use your images for websites and social media pages.

Liability
Kate Morris is not liable for any suppliers that are recommended.
All stylists within Kates team are covered by Public Liability insurance; Kate Morris is covered by Salon Gold for up to 5,000,000.

Deposits
To reserve your date a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit (starting from £50) is required upon booking, without the deposit your date will not be reserved; unless stated otherwise by Kate Morris.

Booking confirmations will only be sent once all deposits have been paid for in full. Once booking confirmation has been issued your date is secure.   

After the deposit has been paid, confirmed numbers may be increased at the stylists discretion (pending timings). If the numbers are reduced the confirmed total may still be charged. 

All deposits are automatically deducted from the final balance, which is due no later than 1 week before the wedding day. Accepted methods of payment: BACS transfer. Unless the client pays in cash on the day of the service

After the trial has taken place the client has a one week cooling off period to confirm the booking, beyond this point the deposit is non-refundable.

Payment of the deposit confirms that you agree to the full terms and conditions for the services provided by Kate Morris and her team of stylists.

Trial
Trial payments must be paid no later than one week prior to the trial date via bank transfer. Unless paying cash on the day.

The payment of the trial is non-refundable.

Trials take place at the clients chosen location; travel costs will apply depending on the location. 

Unfortunately, trials cannot take place at weekends and on Fridays in the busy wedding months due to high demand for weddings on these days. Appointments for trials are available Monday to Thursday (excluding bank holidays). Unless stated by Kate.

Please note that if you require a second trial you will be required to pay the full trial amount again.

Payment
Payments for weddings are to be paid 1 week prior to the wedding day – Unless paying cash on the day and this is in writing to Kate Morris or her team member who is the main stylist on the day.

Failure to pay the fee within the stated time may result in the wedding date being released by the stylist.

The price agreed at the time of confirming the booking is final. If Kate Morris’s price list changes at all, your booking will not be affected.

All discounts are agreed at the time of booking based on the size of the booking. If the number or party changes any discounts will no longer be applicable and full current pricing will be charged.

It is the responsibility of the named person (usually the bride or client) on the booking form to read and accept responsibility for all booking conditions and payments due.  By proceeding to secure a booking by paying a deposit you accept that you are entering into a contract with Kate Morris. 

Minimum Spend
When Kate Morris is booked as the main stylist during peak times (weekends or any time between April-Sep) a minimum spend of £300 will apply for the wedding day.

Surcharges will be charged until the minimum spend is reached.

 

Surcharges
For larger parties or early ceremony times additional stylists may be required, which incurs an additional cost starting from £100 per stylist and £75 for every stylist thereafter. This is to ensure that everyone is complete in plenty of time and to the highest standard.

Surcharges will also apply if stylists are required to work before 6:00am. 

When Kate Morris is booked as the main stylist for bookings during peak season and at weekends, a surcharge will apply until the minimum spend of £300 is reached, unless stated otherwise by Kate Morris.

Travel Charges
Depending on your location travel expenses may be applied at cost and added to the final balance.
Travel is charged at 40p per mile, from the stylist’s postcode and the same for the return journey.

Changes
Notification should be given of any changes to the booking and trial as soon as possible. This includes changes to the number of clients, location, dates and times. It is the client’s responsibility to do this, as Kate Morris cannot guarantee availability for herself and her stylists all day.

Changes must be confirmed in writing via e-mail or in person and are not accepted as written notice until you have received a reply. Please do not rely on texts as they are not always received.

Please note that if a wedding booking is changed which results in the number of clients dropping below the confirmed numbers, the confirmed total will still be charged.

If part of a booking is changed / cancelled less than 6 weeks prior to the wedding date, the balance will still be required in full.

Please ensure that your bridesmaids and any other client requiring make-up / hair services are 100% confirmed in order to avoid any disappointment.

Please note: Any discounts will only apply at the time of booking and will not be applied to any changes made after this time.

Please inform Kate Morris of any changes in order to confirm new costs.

Cancellation
Cancellation of the booking by the client –
Any payments that have been made will not be refunded. Should you need to cancel any appointment please contact Kate Morris as soon as possible.

The client can cancel a trial at any point, however a trial cancelled with less than 72 hour’s notice will be charged for at the agreed rate.

If for any reason the client wishes to cancel the wedding booking, it must be done in writing no less than 6 weeks before the wedding. If notice is given after this time, the full outstanding amount is still payable.

Should any objections to any outstanding payment occur upon cancelling, Kate Morris will proceed with legal action to recover any loss in payment.

Cancellation of the booking by Kate Morris –
In the unlikely event that Kate Morris or her team are unable to attend, she will endeavour to find another professional stylist of equal standard.

Where no other suitable alternative can be offered, a full refund will be given to the client. No further compensation will be offered.

If the booking is directly affected by circumstance beyond the control of the stylist –
Where possible the stylist will endeavour to rectify such situations however no compensation will be offered on the stylist’s part. It is strongly advised that you take out wedding insurance to cover you against these situations.

If Kate Morris or her team are made to feel uncomfortable in any way, or if any of the bridal party, wedding guests, or other wedding vendors display abusive or offensive behaviour they have the right to terminate the contract without refund. 

Where there is a mismatch in style or approach, and you are not open to professional advice or guidance, Kate Morris has the right to terminate the contract without refund. 

In the event of extreme weather conditions, where the Met Office have issued a ‘Red’ warning, Kate Morris has the right to cancel without refund. Taking out wedding insurance is strongly advised if this is a concern.

Time Delays
The stylist will not be held responsible for any delays caused by events beyond their control.

No refund or compensation will be given in the event of delays caused by other wedding vendors, guests, or members of the bridal party. If you suspect any member of the bridal party may pose as a challenge in any way, they are encouraged to have a trial to avoid potential delays on the day.

Please ensure that every member of your party is aware of timings on the day and that they stay available. Prior to having makeup applied or hair styled please ensure that you and your party avoid leaving the chair whilst the stylists are working. 

On a wedding day, time is of the essence. Please ensure that hair is clean, completely dry, and free from product. Washing hair, the night before, avoiding heavy conditioners and not straightening is advised, unless stated otherwise.

Please do not sit children / babies on your lap whilst having your hair styled or make-up applied. For their own safety please ensure that children are always kept away from our styling tools and products . Styling irons are extremely hot and hazardous. Stylists will not be held responsible if a child is injured as a result of the parent or carer not being present.

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