Wig Party FAQs
How do I book a party?
The first step is to fill out this form to inquire about the date that you’re interested in. If the date is available, we require a deposit in order to book, which is payable by Visa or MC over the phone, or in person. Your remaining balance is due before the party begins. Please note that we can only split the final balance between two payments, so if you wish for your guests to contribute, have them pay you directly. If everyone pays us individually, it takes a loooong time, when we’d rather be having the PARTY!
What time is the party?
Parties are held after regular store hours. Monday - Saturday, parties start promptly at 7:30. On Sunday, parties begin at 6:30. Please note the different party duration according to guest count. Your group will be charged an additional $25 for every half hour over your end time that you exceed. We know our space is fun and we’re glad you think so too - but we want you to take your new glamorous looks on the town (and we'd like to send our employees home); thanks for being considerate!
Can we get there early to set up?
YES! It’s important that we start parties on time, so we invite guests to arrive as early as 1/2 an hour before start time, if they would like to set up refreshments, or need extra time to get settled. We request that the host arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the party, to settle their balance and greet guests.
What should we bring?
We set a table up for you in our salon for refreshments, but everything else in that department is up to you! Cocktails / Prosecco / Cups / Cupcakes / Plates / Napkins…? Whatever it is that you want to serve at your party! There are a couple eateries in the neighborhood that deliver if that’s more your style, like Eastside Pies and Java Noodle. And Counter Culture is willing to make a special delivery of their delicious vegan comfort food just for Wig Parties! Yay!
*If you are planning on serving alcoholic beverages at your party, everyone in your group must be 21 years of age. And please consider having a taxi or party bus pick you up to shuttle you to your next destination!
What NOT to bring:
Your inhibitions, self-editing and….BOAS. Please, please, please NO feather boas! They shed like crazy, the dye rubs off on our couch and it tacks on another 30 minutes to our clean up at the end of the night! Every other accessory under the sun is welcome, but leave those turkey feathers at home.
Do we get our makeup done there?
In order for everyone to get equal “face time,” we limit our makeup artistry to eyes and lips. This means your guests should come with their foundation/ concealer already good to go. If you would like to purchase false eyelashes while you’re here, we will also apply them for you and give you a little tutorial on how to apply them yourself in the future! Please do not bring lashes from home.
Which wigs are included in our party?
If you fall in love with a wig that is not included in the party, you may use your $30 credit towards its purchase!
Can I see the wigs that are offered in the party beforehand?
How many wigs can we try on?
We encourage everyone to keep the number of wigs they try on to 3 or under. It's our experience that the more you try, the harder your decision becomes!
Can we take pictures?
If you chose to add on the photobooth option, it will be provided for the last hour of your party, but if you want to snap pictures before that, you are welcome to do so! We will also help you take some group photos at the end of your party if you didn't add the photo sesh…
What should we wear?
The wigs often inspire people to want to step away from their typical everyday wardrobe. Depending on whether you’re going for a “natural” look or something more colorful all depends on you! We’ve had people dress in everything from jeans and tees, to lingerie to retro girl band attire! Personally, I like anything that sparkles, or has fringe, but that’s me- it’s your party; wear what you want!
How do we get the photos after the shoot?
If you add on the photobooth option to your Wig Party, our photographer will email you a link to your photos which you can share via social media, or you can purchase prints for a reasonable price! Our photographers' turn around time is about one week.
Is it customary to tip?
Yes! Gratuity is not included in the price of your party and is up to your discretion… Tips will happily be divided evenly among the staff that serves you. If you would like to tip on your credit card, please let us know at checkout, as we do not have a "tip line" on our receipt.
Can we add more people to our party?
Yes! They will be charged an additional $30/head. For parties over 8, we also add another makeup artist for an additional charge of $60. For parties over 10, the photographer will arrive 30 minutes early for an additional charge of $25. If you are planning on inviting extra people to your party, please give us a final head count 2 weeks prior to your party.
What if someone in the party doesn’t want a wig- do they still have to pay?
We encourage everyone who attends the party to participate! Even if that means stepping out of their “comfort zone” for a few hours, and putting on a wig. So yes, we charge by the “head.”
What is your cancellation policy?
Your deposit is non- refundable. If something comes up and you need to change your date, or guest count, please give us at least 2 weeks notice! Failing to give proper notice will incur a $100 rescheduling fee.
Where do we park?
We have three parking spaces in the front of our building and three spaces in back. You can also find parking on one of our side streets, Anthony or Caney. Please do not park at our neighbor’s lots! If you're planning on taking a car service from the shop after your party, you are welcome to leave your vehicle in our lot over night; we just ask that you come grab it before our business hours the following day (11am).
So, we're all dolled up, and our Wig Party is over. Now what?
If you are unfamiliar with Austin, here are a few general directions we feel good about pointing you towards –
Our Cesar Chavez neighborhood is exploding with some great watering holes these days! Just a couple blocks down the road, you'll find Drink's Lounge, Stay Gold, The Craftsman and Weather Up! A few of these bars even have food trucks, if you're feeling peckish after all the glamour fun.
E 6th St. is where you will find some of these fun spots –
Check in with these venues for dance nights: The White Horse, Shangri-La, Hotel Vegas / Volstead
Dive-y fun bars: Liberty, The Grackle, Whisler's, Violet Crown (all home to some delicious food trucks!)
Fancy lady times: Ah Sing Den
Rainey St has a lot of bars and food trucks; slightly elevated above "Dirty 6th" vibe
And a bit further East, but still quite close:
Our favorite late-night French Brasserie: Justine's