| Dorys Foltin & Maleana Cosmetics Styling Studio
HOW DO I GET TO YOUR STYLING STUDIO/SHOWROOM?
Coming from Waikiki: take Kalakaua Avenue heading towards Diamond Head. Take a left on to Kapahulu Ave. Stay on your right hand side. Once you passed the H1 over head pass take a right onto Waialae Ave. Going all the way straight up to the top of the hill passing Koko Head, you'll take a right at 13 th Ave. Park your car at our visitors parking lot on the left hand side and walk up the stairs one floor to suite #203.
Coming from West /North Oahu: go H1 East, take Koko Head exit, take a left on Koko Head Avenue and second traffic light right on Waialae Ave. Next right into 13 th Ave. To your left you'll see our parking lot. Walk up the stairs one floor to suite #203.
DO YOU HAVE FREE PARKING AVAILABLE?
Yes, we do have 8 visitors parking stalls available. If the parking lot is full we do have as well plenty of street parking and metered parking.
WHAT ARE YOUR BUSINESS HOURS?
We are open Mo-Fr from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday the studio/showroom is mostly closed due to weddings or other special on-location events.
DO YOU CUT OR COLOR HAIR AS WELL?
DORYS FOLTIN & MALEANA COSMETICS is specialized in on location and in studio make-up & hair styling services, retail and wholesale of MALEANA COSMETICS beauty products, beauty accessories, veils and jewelry. We are unfortunately not a hair salon, spa or nail salon.
But we have a preferred vendors list available. Feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for recommendations.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFO ABOUT DORYS'S MALEANA TEAM?
Dorys Foltin's 17 years expertise made her the most sought after make-up artist & hair stylist in Hawaii. Due to an overwhelming demand on booking inquiries from brides and other beauty loving woman from all over the world Dorys has in these past years hand picked and personally trained a team of professional stylist to represent her famous so called "MALEANA TOUCH". For more information about her team feel free to log on to Maleana Team.
DO YOU DO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
Due to Dorys's motherhood she currently is not accepting photography bookings.
DO YOU HAVE A PHOTO STUDIO?
Yes, our studio is a styling as well a photo studio. Ideal for fashion, beauty and portrait photo sessions.
WHEN CAN IS SCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENTS?
We accept consultation and trial session appointments ($85.00) Mo-Fr between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. at our styling studio. We unfortunately do not accept trial session bookings on weekends or holidays.
IS A PRE WEDDING CONSULTATION NECESSARY?
It's a great idea to schedule a free 30 minute consultation at out styling studio. This way you get to meet with the stylist in person and you will be able to discuss different looks and styles that compliment you. We will not only listen to your ideas, but will offer you our professional opinion and expertise based on your hair color/texture, skin tone, personality, gown style & color, hair accessories and color theme. If you have very sensitive skin or any make-up allergies please let us know immediately.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE TRIAL SESSION?
A make-up & hair trial session is a good opportunity to try the look you were dreaming of. The session lasts about 90 minutes and cost $85 + Hi Tax. Any additional hair style change is $30.00. The assigned stylist will do your make-up and hair as discussed at the pre wedding consultation. After completion we will document each step and take pictures of the make-over from several angles. This way you can actually see how your hair and make-up will reflect on camera. The images will be uploaded to our online PRINT ROOM server, where you conveniently and password protected access your pictures any time.
CAN I BRING MY FRIENDS TO THE TRIAL SESSION?
Absolutely!! You are welcome to invite your family, bridesmaids and friends to the trial session. Our styling studio accommodates comfortably up to 4 additional persons.
SHOULD I BRING PICTURES?
Yes absolutely! Seeing photos or magazine tearsheets will provide us with a better idea of what you like or dislike. If you have chosen your gown, veil and accessories, bring pictures of it. Seeing the style, color, neckline and details of the dress helps us to give you the best styling suggestions.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE TRIAL SESSION?
Make sure your hair is clean and dry. Come preferably with no make-up on. We recommend to wear a white tank/tube top or a strapless dress. If available bring a picture of your dress, bring your veil, headpiece and any other accessories such as jewelry or hair clips.
I DON'T HAVE A VEIL/HEADPIECE YET. IS THAT A PROBLEM?
No problem, we do have a unique selection of veils, hair accessories and designer jewelry that you can play with, as well purchase if you like it.
I HAVE SOME HAIRSTYLES IN MIND, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE MY REQUEST?
We try to recreate any hairstyle you like, but we will advise you on hairstyles that compliment your personality, face and gown based on your hair texture, length, cut and color. Feel free to bring any and all communication tools (i.e. photos, magazine clips etc.), to help us to better understand your vision.
I WANT TO WEAR FRESH FLOWERS IN MY HAIR AT MY WEDDING, DO I HAVE TO BRING THEM TO THE TRIAL SESSION?
You don't need to bring any flowers to your trial session, as we do have a selection of silk flowers at our styling studio. On your wedding day you/your florist can either provide the flowers, or we provide them for an additional charge.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME FOR A CONSULTATION OR A TRIAL RUN?
No worries, even that we have taken care of. Download this online pre wedding consultation form which has all the important questions that we need to know and e-mail it back to us including a magazine clip-out of your preferred hair and make-up style. Or we accept SKYPE consultations. Our skype id is maleanacosmetics. Nevertheless, most brides choose to come in for a trial session. It gives us a chance to get to know you, and it will give you a peace of mind knowing that you have had a reherseal on one of the most important days in your life.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I SECURE MY APPOINTMENT WITH DORYS or any of her MALEANA SENIOR STYLISTS?
The sooner the better, this way you can make sure that DORYS or any other of her talented MALEANA SENIOR STYLISTS are available on your wedding day. We do accept bookings 12 month in advance. We accept bookings via phone at toll free 866.727.3663 or at 808.737.3663. Or take advantage of our convenient inquiry on line form.
HOW DO I SECURE MY WEDDING DAY?
A $75.00 nonrefundable deposit along with a signed Styling Agreement form and signed Terms & Conditions form will hold your wedding day and specified time frame. The deposit is applied to your total. We do accept credit card deposit payments over the phone (Visa or Master Card only) or by check via mail. Please make checks payable to Maleana Cosmetics. The balance is due in full 2 days before your wedding day by cash, check or credit card. WE WILL NOT HOLD YOUR APPOINTMENT WITHOUT A DEPOSIT! The styling agreement form can be filled out online at STYLING AGREEMENT FORM and signed electronically.
IS THERE A MINIMUM BOOKING AMOUNT?
Yes, our minimum booking amount is $250.00. per location (Hi tax, location, travel, early bird fee and trial session not included). Styling services performed at our styling studio do not require a minimum booking amount.
I HAVE A LARGE WEDDING PARTY, CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE THAT?
Yes, depending on the size of the wedding party we have several MALEANA stylists at your service. The largest wedding we have styled had 21 persons. So nothing is too small for us.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
Please notify us immediately in writing by fax or mail. If for any reason you wish to cancel our services, your $75 deposit is unfortunately non refundable. Cancellations made 30 days or less of your wedding day will still require a FULL BALANCE PAYMENT as outlined in the Styling Agreement form.
WHAT HAPPENS IF DORYS FOLTIN/MALEANA COSMETICS HAS TO CANCEL?
In the unlikely event that the contracted stylist is unable to perform the services due to illness or other circumstances beyond our control, a substitute MALEANA senior stylist will be dispatched in her place to fulfill the obligations set forth in the agreement. Furthermore, MALEANA COSMETICS will e-mail all necessary information including the trial session styling documentation and photo composite, if available, to the replacement stylist to ensure the same desired look is provided. If time does not permit for a trial session with the replacement stylist, MALEANA COSMETICS will arrange for the replacement stylist to arrive early enough so that major changes can be made after application of make-up or hair styling. All MALEANA Stylists are independent contractors and have been hand selected by MALEANA COSMETICS owner Dorys Foltin. MALEANA COSMETICS liability and that of their independent contractors is limited to the refund of the deposit(s).
IS THERE A PENALTY FOR LAST MINUTE CHANGES?
Upon availability we always try to accommodate last minute styling service additions and there is no extra charge for that. But we unfortunately do not accept complete/partial service cancellations less than 30 days.
WARRANTY AND REFUND FOR STYLING SERVICES
Unfortunately we DO NOT offer refunds or warranties on any styling services. It is the client’s sole responsibility to inform the stylist prior to leaving the location if the client is unsatisfied with the services for any reason. NO REFUND will be given for any reason after the stylist has left the location.
HOW CAN I MAKE MY $75 DEPOSIT PAYMENT?
We do accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex. You may pay your deposit online at http://shop.maleana.com or over the phone, cash or check payments. Make checks payable to Maleana Cosmetics and mail to MALEANA COSMETICS, 3705 Waialae Ave #203, Honolulu, HI 96816.
HOW CAN I PAY MY FINAL BALANCE?
We do require having a major credit card on file not expiring before your event date. Your final balance is due in full 2 days before your wedding day by credit card, cash or check. (returned checks are subject to a $35 fee). Any additional services performed on wedding day will be automatically billed ala carte and charged to your creditcard on file.
DO YOU COME TO MY HOUSE/HOTEL?
Absolutely. We specialize in on-location services. Let us know where and when, we'll be there!
WILL THERE BE A TRAVEL FEE?
There is no travel fee for the Waikiki and Honolulu area. Locations 30 minutes away from our styling studio in Kamuki is an additional $30.00. Locations 45 minutes away from our styling studio in Kamuki is $50.00. Locations 60 minutes away from our styling studio in Kamuki is $80.00. For locations not listed please call us at 808/737-3663 for further information.
HOW MUCH IS THE LOCATION FEE ?
We do charge a location fee for coming to your location. Wheter it is at your home or hotel. It starts at $10 per stylist but is no more than $30. For an exact quote please feel free to call or e-mail us.
WHAT IS THE EARLIEST WEDDING YOU HAVE DONE ?
Well, our earliest check in was at 2 a.m. in the morning. So everything is possible. Our early bird fee covers the early wake up calls. Check ins between 6 and 7 a.m. are $50.00, Check ins between 5 and 6 a.m. are $100.00.
DO YOU GIVE DISCOUNTS?
Specialized in large wedding parties we do offer special service upgrades for wedding parties of 4 or more and 9 or more persons. Call us at 737-3663 or e-mail us at email@example.com for more information.
HOW SHOULD I AND MY ATTENDANTS PREPARE OURSELVES?
We recommend that the hair should be washed (preferably the night before), and dry (blow dry with a round brush). The face should be clean with a light moisterizer on. Wear a button/zip down shirt. Have a table and chair set up available for us.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET EVERYONE READY?
We estimate 65-75 minutes for the bride's hair and make-up and 50-60 minutes for each additional attendant's make-up & hair styling. Hair styling only is about ~35 minutes, make-up only about ~25 minutes. We always allot an extra 30 minutes to make sure everyone is ready on time and make this experience a stress free one.
HOW MANY STYLIST WILL COME ON MY WEDDING DAY?
That depends on the size of your wedding party and required styling services. But in general if your wedding party has 4-8 persons (full service) you'll get 1 additional senior stylist to your assigned principal stylist. 9-12 persons (full service) will have 2 additional senior stylists.
WHO IS STYLING THE BRIDE?
The assigned principal stylist always styles the bride, and up to 2 attendants (full service) unless otherwise specified in the agreement form.
WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
We use a variety of products but our favorites are TIGI and Chi.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY STRAIGHT HAIR ?
At the time of our arrival the hair should be clean and dry. We recommend to wash it the night before. You may use very little conditioner but make sure to blow dry with a brush completely dry.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY CURLY HAIR ?
At the time of our arrival the hair should be clean and dry. We recommend to wash it the night before. You may use very little conditioner but make sure to blow dry with a diffussor completely dry or air-dry .
DO YOUR PRICES DIFFER FOR SHORT AND LONG HAIR?
No, the price for short or long hair styling is the same since it takes equal amount of time styling a short hair or a medium long hair. We do charge an extra $20 for hair that is up to the waist length.
I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HAIR EXTENSIONS, CAN YOU DO THAT?
Yes, we do offer human hair extensions in various colors and lengths. It's a great choice to add body, length or height to your hairstyle.
WHAT HAIR STYLE DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR A BEACH WEDDING?
Hawaii can have pretty strong trade winds, therefore I suggest to go with a more "wind proof style" such as low chignons or up do's. I would stay away from having your hair completely down.
WHAT FLOWERS DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR THE HAIR ?
My favorite is the cymbidium orchid and gardenia. Both have something very special. Though the orchid will last longer.
ARE THERE CERTAIN HAIRSTYLES THAT WORK BETTER WITH MY FACE SHAPE?
Yes, there are certain styles that will enhance your features. We will point these out to you and you can discuss your options, best at the time of your consultation or trial session.
DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH AFRICAN - AMERICAN HAIR?
Yes. We are specialized in all hair types including african-american hair.
WHAT COSMETIC PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
Of course we use exclusively Hawaii's first boutique cosmetic line, MALEANA COSMETICS. Created by Dorys Foltin, MALEANA means "wedding " in Hawaiian and is specifically designed for the bridal beauty needs. To read more about our fine products please log on to http://www.maleana.com or shop at http://shop.maleana.com
I HAVE OILY SKIN WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?
We suggest to use oil free foundations such as Liquid Mineral Powder Foundation or Airbreeze by Maleana to keep shine and excess oils under control.
I WOULD LIKE TO WEAR FAKE EYELASHES, DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA?
For a more natural look we recommend the flare lashes and for a dramatic look we recommend the full lash set. Both are available for an extra $10.00 per person.
DO YOU COVER TATTOOS?
Yes we can keep tattoos temporarily under cover with a special formulated MALEANA Creme To Powder Foundation. When applied the results are flawless, undetectable, and water proof.
WHAT IF I NEED TO TOUCH UP AFTER THE CEREMONY OR PHOTOSHOOT?
No problem. 1 complimentary MALEANA COSMETICS Touch-up kit is included in your bridal package. Additional touch-up kits can be purchased for a discounted rate of $20.00 each.
WHAT DOES THE TOUCH UP KIT INCLUDE?
The MALEANA COSMETICS Touch-up kit retails for $25.00 and includes the following: 1 translucent oil control pressed powder with powder puff for all skin tones, 1 pop up lip container for lip gloss sample (provided by your make-up artist), 1 disposable lip wand and 1 disposable make-up remover filled swab.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AIRBRUSH MAKE-UP?
We use exclusively AIR BREEZE by MALEANA COSMETICS. A special formulated airbrush make-up designed for brides and their wedding party getting married in Hawaii. The key benefits are as follows:
*long-wearing (great for HAWAII)
CAN I PURCHASE YOUR VEILS, HAIR ACCESSORIES OR JEWELRY?
Yes, we have a wide selection of unique bridal hair accessories, veils, fashion jewelry and custom made designer jewelry. The 2009 collection is now on display at our showroom or online at http://shop.maleana.com. We represent the following designers: Lori Chang Designs, Liz Palazios, Lisa Toland Hair Accessories and Richard Designs.
WHAT TYPE OF VEILS DO YOU HAVE ?
We do carry various veil deisgns in white, ivory and antique white, plain or embelished, fingertip or cathedral.
DO YOU DO NAILS?
Unfortunately we don't do nails, but we have a preferred vendor list. Please call 808.737-3663 for more information.
DO YOU YOU DO OUTER ISLAND WEDDINGS?
Yes we do travel to Maui, Lanai, Kauai and Big Island. Call us at 808.737.3663 for a quote.
revised October 1, 2009