About Beauty Haven
Hi there! My name is Cindy Chang . I am the founder and chief bridal stylist for Beauty Haven .
I was a Beauty Trainer and Make-Up Artist for several cosmetic houses such as Helena Rubinstein, Christian Dior and Elizabeth Arden for more than 10 years before venturing out on my own to start Beauty Haven in year 2000. Am I the Bridal Stylist for you? Get to know me better through these frequently asked questions.
How long have you been doing bridal styling and what inspired you to start ?
I have always known making others beautiful is my passion since young. I was the unofficial make-up artist for my school whenever there were school concerts or inter-school drama competition. Armed with my little make-up kit (secretly on loan from my mom), I would volunteer my make-up services to my schoolmates. I started my adventure since Primary 5. It was so much fun for me to transform my friends into beautiful maidens, villains, old woman, pirates and ghosts.
I started my career in the beauty industry as a beauty consultant with Helena Rubinstein Cosmetics, after I had completed my secondary education. My Parisian trainer, Madame Christina Ricard noticed my passion, talent and hard work. I was offered the position of Beauty Trainer 1 year later. During my 5 years with Helena Rubinstein, I attended many make-up artistry training in Paris and around south east asia. I was so fortunate to have Madame Christina as my mentor and was given many opportunities to further develop my skills by my bosses.
I was doing freelance bridal styling for 3 years while holding on to my day job as a beauty trainer. Having completed my aesthetician and aromatherapy certification in 1999, I went on to make preparation to start my little salon – Beauty Haven in November 2000.
In 2005, I started dedicating more effort in bridal styling for destination weddings. My journey became very interesting and opened many doors for me including teaming up with Eileen Lui (the founder of Nupts & Such) , a reputable wedding planner in Malaysia .
Bridal styling gives me immense joy and satisfaction, surrounding myself with love and romance. It teaches me patience and sees beauty in everyone. I am thankful to have a job that I look forward to everyday. It’s a new adventure for me with every bride. It has been 18 years now and I still get goosebumps thinking about it.
What is your make-up style ?
I love creating the natural, radiant and elegant look for my brides especially if they are wearing a wedding gown. I feel this timeless look will not look dated on your priceless wedding photos. I strive to make you look good naturally, both in person and in photos without having to pile on tons of make-up. You will look like yourself, only better. Your overall look should radiate love and happiness.
Having said that, I am also able to re-create the ‘red carpet’ inspired looks for the more adventurous brides.
Do you accept oversea or outstation assignments?
Yes, i do. However, advanced booking is required. Accommodation, food and transportation costs are to be borne by the client. I have done assignments all over Malaysia, in Bali, Phuket, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar & Cambodia.
Which brand of make-up & hairstyling products do you use?
I use assorted products to create the desired looks, taking into consideration the skin type and conditions. I customized to suit the needs of my brides. Here are the lists of items that I love using.
Make-up primer : Ella Bache Radiance Elixir / Benefit ‘That Gal’ / Benefit ‘Doctor Feel Good’
Eye make-up primer : Elizabeth Arden Advanced Eye Fix Primer / Mary Kay Eye Primer
Foundation : Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation / Academie Regenerating Treatment Foundation / Graftobian HD Glamour Crème Palatte
Concealer : Benefit Erase Paste
Loose Powder : Giorgio Armani Loose Powder / Clio Make-up Loose Powder / Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder
Blusher : Benefit / Clio Make-up
Bronzer : Ella Bache
Eyebrow Pencil / Powder : Cybercolor 24H Eyebrow Pencil / Elizabeth Arden Dual Perfection Eye Brow Shaper / Empro Eyebrow Pencil
Eyeliner : Bobby Brown Gel Liner / K-Palette 24h Real Lasting Eyeliner / Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye
Pencil / Helena Rubinstein Pencil Liner
Eyeshadow : Christian Dior / Benefit / Elizabeth Arden / Clio Make-up / Kate / Urban Decay
Mascara : Helena Rubinstein Long Lash Mascara / Dejavu Fiberwig / Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Lip make-up primer : Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip Fix Cream
Lipsticks & Lipgloss: Benefit / Clio Make-up / Elizabeth Arden / Mary Kay / Kate
Make-up Fixer : Mary Kay Make-up Finishing Spray by Skindinavia
Hairstyling products : Wella Professional Extra Volume Styling Mouse / Wella Professional Stay Firm Finishing Spray / Wella Professional Ocean Spritz / Redken Quick Tease 15 / Redken Intra Force Hair Densifier
Does your bridal package include false eye lashes, accessories and transportation costs?
Yes, falsies in strip or individual cluster are included. I do highly recommend natural looking falsies to help open up the eyes. They make huge difference to the overall look.
Hair accessories are available for loan, however, a deposit of RM100 is required and this will be refunded upon the return of the loan items.
The package price is inclusive of transportation costs to wedding venue within Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya. For wedding venue outside of Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya, there will be additional charges for mileage and toll fee.
Do you do trial make-up and do I need to pay for it?
Yes, I highly recommend a trial session with me. It’s extremely important for me to establish communication with you to fully understand your requirement for the big day. I will be doing the trial for the make-up and hair, taking into consideration the design of your selected gowns. Please allocate at least 3 hours for this session and it would be helpful to bring along a camera to capture the various looks tried on. Most brides who booked my service in advance opt to have their trial make-up nearer to the wedding when the gowns are sorted out.
You could also opt to do the trial make-up prior to hiring me. Your payment for the trial make-up could be used as your partial deposit when you eventually decide to hire me for your big day.
A trial make-up can be arranged at the comfort of your home or hotel room (only applicable for venue within Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya) or at S’Pro Salon, Lot 1-13(i), 1st Floor, e-Curve, Mutiara Damansara, No.2A, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara . Advanced appointment is necessary.
Trial make-up is included in all the bridal packages offered. Should you require additional trial make-up, my charge is RM350 per session. This fee is including transportation cost to venue within Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.
Do you stay back for touch up or change hairdo?
Yes, I could do that with a small fee. Just let me know your wedding day itinerary in advance, I will provide a quote.
Could you provide service for my bridesmaids and my mother?
Absolutely! Let me know how many of them needing make-up and hairstyling, I could plan my time accordingly or bring my team members if you have a big bridal party.
How do I book your service?
A 50% deposit is required to book my service on your wedding date. The balance of the payment is to be made 1 day before the wedding day or on the actual day itself.
I will only take on 1 assignment per day so that I could dedicate my full attention to my bride and her bridal party. This approach is beneficial to my brides as I truly understand delay and last minute changes are sometimes unavoidable. I don’t want unnecessary stress from rushing from 1 bride to another at different wedding venues.
Hence, if you like my work, please book early as there are only so many weekends in a year or good wedding dates if you follow the Chinese lunar calendar.