Is it ok to contact a contracted makeup artist with her own business?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

xtals: have a conversation with her. Ask if she’s contractually obligated to only work through the other company. 

A conversation can’t hurt. 

Post # 3
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

 

xtals:  It’s business.  Go for it.  I contracted privately with the DOC my venue assigned to me for a larger package than what the venue offered.  And got a damn good deal too.

Post # 4
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764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

xtals:  Just talk to her. I did this with my DOC. My girl was the assistant that I would have gotten if I went through the company and was quoted more than double of what I paid when I just asked the assistant if she wanted to do it on her own. She was wonderful and obviously much cheaper. 

Post # 5
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10989 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Since you haven’t signed any agreements, the potential conflict of interest would be for the make-up artist, not for you.

If the MUA is contractually obligated to perform her services through the company for any contacts she makes through the company, then she ethically would have to decline your request to work with her outside of that process. However, as prior posters noted, there is no harm in discussing this with her to assess the situation.

Post # 8
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2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

xtals:  Totally reasonable for you to contact her. You’re a consumer, and smart one at that, so you’re entitled to shop around. If you book her through her company, and she is contractually obligated to inform the other big company that she isn’t available on said date,  it is her responsibility to do so, not yours.<br /><br />EDIT: Way to go on your deal through her! Good for you. 🙂

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