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Facepainting Terms & Conditions


• Minimum booking is 2 hours (except Halloween bookings). If you require less time Artist is happy to paint less, but initial price stays the same.
• Artist will stop painting at the scheduled time.
• If Artist is available and additional time is requested, charge for each started half hour is £20. This amount will be due on the day of the event.


1. General

1.1 A parent, carer or supervisor over the age of 18 MUST be present at children’s parties. Ulianka Art does not accept responsibility for the care and supervision of minors and you are required to make your own arrangements for adequate supervision. Ulianka Art is not liable for any loss or damage caused or related to any act or omission by a supervisor, carer or parent.
1.2 The hirer is responsible for the necessary permits and/or permissions for hosting an event, with entertainment, at their chosen venue; including council permits for the use public land where applicable.


2. Who Can Participate

2.1 All children must have permission from a parent or care giver to have their face painted. The event organizer is responsible for ensuring this.
2.2 Ulianka Art must be advised if any of the children have known allergies, or skin conditions that may be relevant to face painting or glitter tattoos.
2.3 Ulianka Art uses Professional Face Paints and cosmetic grade glitter for the skin and adhere to the strictest sanitation and hygiene procedures. Ulianka Art is not liable for allergic reactions to paints. Therefore, due to the risk of infection, anyone who appears to be suffering from a cold sore, runny nose, conjunctivitis, or any other infectious skin complaint, or who has an open sore or irritation will not have their faces painted. Artist may choose to paint one cheek, or the back of the hand as this skin is less sensitive.
2.4 Ulianka Art Artist have the right to refuse to paint the face of any child under the age of 2 years, or child reluctant to have their face painted. Young children do not always understand face painting and this can be a traumatic experience in some circumstances. Artist will ask if they would like a design on the back of their hand where they can see what is being done and feel in control of the situation.
2.5 Ulianka Art will refuse to paint the face of anyone who is abusive, violent, or intoxicated.
2.6 Harassment is not tolerated and the Artist will cease a party if children continually misbehave.
2.7 Ulianka Art will use reasonable care, but will not be responsible for damage to clothing or property. The Client agrees to pay for any damage to Ulianka Art’s equipment or supplies caused by pets or guests.


3. Payment for Services

3.1 A deposit of £20 must be paid in order to confirm a booking. Bookings are not confirmed until funds have cleared. Ulianka Art may continue to accept bookings for the same date until funds have cleared.
3.2 Deposits are not refundable. They may be transferable to another booking time/date subject to availability..
3.3 Payment is required to secure the time of your event.

Currency: All prices are expressed in U.K. Pound sterling (GBP), and payments are expected to be made as such. The Client is responsible for providing the correct amount, equal to the GBP amount. Please visit XE.com for accurate currency conversions.
Method: The Artist’s preferred method of deposit payment is via PayPal services (art@ulianka.com) or bank transfer,
For Clients with PayPal: This link provides a direct PayPal transfer to the Artist.
For Clients without PayPal: This link provides payment options without need of a PayPal account.
• Additional payment methods can be made available to the Client upon request.


4. Cancellation Policy

4.1 Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to cancel or transfer your booking. Cancellations MUST be made at least 7 days BEFORE your event to be able to transfer your booking.
4.2 Cancellations made due to unexpected weather conditions on the day will not be refunded. Reasonable measures should be taken by the event organiser to provide an alternative location for the entertainment to take place, within close proximity of the original booking, in the event of unforeseeable environmental factors.
4.3 In the event of Artist being sick and unable to attend your party, all possible efforts will be made to find a replacement for your party. If unavoidable a full refund will be provided. Please be aware that illness can be unpredictable and possibly disappoint if your event cannot be catered for.

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Facepainting FAQ

Is face paint safe for skin?

Yes. All paints are professional, non-toxic and FDA compliant, antimicrobial, hypoallergenic and are designed for use on the skin. We are using only cosmetic paints and glitters that are specifically made for skin, lips and eyelids use. We mostly use biodegradable glitters.

How do I remove face paints?

For most face painting parties we use water based paints. These paints are easily removed with soapy water. Occasionally some parts will require a second wash. Stubborn stains can be removed with baby oil.

How long does it take to paint one face?

• At a regular face painting party painting can take around 3-7 minutes, depending on the design. You can imagine that rainbow flying unicorn with flowers may take a bit longer that just a rainbow. If it is a small party I can paint more detailed desings which can talke evn up to 10 minutes. If we have time I can paint additional painting on arms.
• For huge festivals and events we can make 1-2 minutes quick faces with chioce board displayed for customers.
• Regular Halloween appointment normally takes around 30 minutes.

How far do you travel? Do you book face painting parties outside Aberdeen, UK?

I will travel to the moon and back, if you pay for travel and stay! I live in Aberdeen, UK. I often travel all over the UK and Europe.

Can you do custom designs?

Yes. Nearly all my designs are custom anyway. I bring a folder with ideas, but often paint from the picture on your phone, combining styles and colours.

Do I need to provide you with anything on the day of the event?

I come with everything I need: table, chair, paints, etc. so there is no extra set up or clean for you! The only thing to consider is a good lighting.

Will you paint outdoors?

Although I prefer to work inside when possible, I can paint outside. The only things I request are:
• Sturdy shelter on level ground. The best option is when a marquee provided with sides to protect from rain, sun, wind. I do not like to paint under a gazebo unless it is strong and properly anchored and has sides provided.
• Good lighting.
• It is nice to be allowed to park close to where I will be painting as I have much to carry.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and insured?

YES! I am Disclosure checked and insured. Proof of both can be obtained with notice. Aditionally, professional artists like me are likely take efforts to use best practices in sanitation, use FDA compliant materials and are educated on what to do if an allergic reaction occurs.

Can you provide other painters?

I can provide teams of artists for any event. I have teamed up with facepainters and artirs whom I checked and trust.

At what kind of events do you paint?

Private and public events like birthdays, festivals, business promotion events, hen parties, fancy dress parties, themed parties, fairs, christmas parties, balls, weddings, charity events, corporate events, adult night club, baby shower/belly art for mums to be and paintings for photo shots - I have done them all! I also run any theme and level face painting workshops for proffesionals and for fun.

I can handle your event!

Can I sleep with face paint on?

Face paint is like any other cosmetic, so it is not recommended to sleep with the face paint on. I have had so many children not willing to wash the facepainting off and they did this without an issue. However, if you want to play it safe...wash it off before bedtime.

Will you paint at school fairs?

I very rarely attend events when I am paid per face, however I there is another way to do it. I am often paid in advance for my time and then collecting money from people which goes back to you. I can do it myself, or can have a helper from your school so the queue is going faster.

Alo, I can attend your school before the fair to run a workshop for your volunteer parents to give them confidence to paint themselves.

How do you keep your supplies sanitized?

Facepaint is designed to be used by multiple people. It contains special antibacterial ingredients to make it safe for this industry. I clean all my supplies after each event...paints are wiped down, brushes and sponges washed, etc. I also use "brush bath" wich sanitizes my water during the event. Fresh sponges are used per each face.

How do I book you?

You can either ring me on 07930669300 or email me at art@ulianka.com or via the Contact form. I simply require written confirmation and a deposit to secure the date.

How do I pay you?

Cash, bank or PayPal. Please pay when on the arrival. We are happy to send you an invoice for convenience.

How much time should I book?

Party starts at minimum of 2 hours which in most cases is enough. However, if there are more than 20 guests you might want to consider booking me for a bit longer. Please book enough time so that we don't have to disappoint your guests. Overtime is by the half hour.

Why should we choose you?

I am a professional Facepainter, an artist and have a teaching degree. I have been doing this forever and that's why I can offer both speed and quality. There is no point of hiring an amateur at a cheaper hourly rate that takes longer. Besides, you surely want to have amazing photos and happy children!

Adding to the rest, I am insured, always using the highest quality products and follow safety standards. I am trusted by BBC, Curated Place (Spectra Festival); Aberdeen Art Gallery; Aberdeen Maritime Museum; Subsea 7; LV; Alans Magic; Aberdeen First Bus and many more. See what our happy clients have to say about us.

Do I have to pay for your set up and tear down time?

No, I arrive early enough to be ready to start right when your booking begins. Please feel free to forget about me when I finished painting. I can will start to pack up after given time and will let myselves out while you are cutting the cake or chat with your guests.

You couldn't start painting at the contracted time because my guests arrived really late. Can I just pay for the time you were painting?

Sorry that happened. I turn down events if someone calls and asks about the time slot during which you hired me. Often I book events back to back and have to go by what we've agreed, unless you can pay overtime, which is charged at half hour increments. Hopefully I don't have an event after yours and can stay to paint later in overtime.

My friend paints faces. Can she help out using your paint?

Sorry but my insurance doesn't allow this kind of arrangement. You could always book and extra half hour of painting if it is really busy. You might also consider having one of your guests be a line manager for large events. I also provide my own trusted and experienced line manager for additional cost.

How far in advance do we have to book?

Halloween and Christmas season are booked sometimes a year in advance. It is better to contact me the minute you have your date and time nailed down. Client that completes the agreement first gets the booking. I take deposits for parties 12 months in advance which is great if you want to spread the cost of your party too!

Can we just get something small painted on the cheek so it's cheaper/faster?

Depends on the "something small". Painting a small princess on someone's cheek takes double the time that a full face rainbow takes. Most of the paintings you see on my gallery page are done in 5 minutes. This is why experience matters - you get fantastic quality, artistry and speed at an affordable price. Besides, bookings start from 2 hours minimum (Halloween is exception) and most of the time I manage to paint all guests. If it is a very busy event, I can provide my own trusted and experienced line manager for additional cost. It will speed up the queue a lot. For huge festivals and events I can paint display boards with 1-2 minute face painting designs to choose from.

How much does a face painting party cost?

Check out pricing here. Rates are based on duration, event requirements and location. There is 2 hours minimum booking (Halloween is exception).

Can you paint my baby's face?

For your child's safety, we'd prefer not to paint the faces of kids under three years of age. Paintbrush's shape is not ideal to have near the eyes of a wee wiggler. I am happy to paint a design on a little arm for kids under three, as lond as they are willing to sit. From my experience, they enjoy it much more as they can see the painting all the time!

It's time for you to leave, but a bunch of extra kids showed up. Can you paint them and stay longer?

Normally, when I see that the time is close to the end and there are more children to be painted, I do simplier designs to speed up. Yet, sometimes this situation can happen despite your best efforts. Check with me if I am able to can stay longer, which I might, depending on my schedule. Overtime is charged in 30 minute increments.

My event is huge. How can I get the most faces painted for my money?

A line manager could really help things along. It is amazing how much time it takes for children to choose a design. Having a person to discuss designs with the child before they get in the chair will reduce the time greatly. Additionally, can you imagine waiting in line with your child only to be told they can't be painted because I have to leave? The other advantage to a line manager is ending the line. Guests cannot get in line at our end time. I do my best to prevent people from getting in line if there won't be time to paint them, but a line manager can be dedicated to that job while I am painting. I can provide my own trusted and experienced line manager for additional cost or you can provide one.

Additionally, for bigger events I can paint display boards with 1-2 minute face painting designs to choose from.

Do you ever refuse to paint somebody?

Yes – at the artists discretion, I may refuse:
• Any person that appears to be suffering from any kind of skin disorder or viral illness.
• Any design that we consider offensive.
• Any children not willing to be painted.
• Any person for any other unforeseen reason.

I have sensitive skin, will the paint irritate?

The face paint I use does have hypoallergenic properties but should you have any concerns as to how your skin may react, I am happy to perform a patch test prior to you being painted.


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