Post # 1
FI and I are going through some major sticker shock with the wedding. Part of it is probably because we’re in NYC, but after dropping a ton on photography just this week, we’re on major “WEHAVETOSAVEMONEY!!” mode.
So. That being said – hair and makeup. I’ve been going to the same stylist for 8 years, and we’ve grown together. As I got older and switched careers, he got older and upgraded to working in fancier salons. He ended up at a super pricey Park Avenue salon, but he kept cutting my hair in his kitchen for a discount. We’ve gone through long hair, super short pixie cuts, and perms – and I have 110% complete trust in him. He’s now a freelancer and does hair for a lot of magazine and fashion shoots. I’ve always wanted him to do my hair if I got married. Catch: (surprise!) he’s expensive.
He’s giving me a discount for my hair, but his fees are still pretty steep for our budget. I’m planning on getting hair and makeup for all 4 of my bridesmaids, my mother, FI’s mother, and possibly the 2 flower girls as well. All the extra people is going to add up to over $1000 for hair alone if I use my guy. I found another person in the NYC who charges the same as my stylist, but does hair AND makeup (my stylist is a hair-only guy).
Would it be rude or awkward to get my stylist to do my hair, and the other person to do my makeup, but also have them do hair + makeup for everyone else? Would my bridesmaids feel weird about it? Would it be considered rude to either stylist?
Post # 3
i think it would be fine. it sounds like you have a friendship with your stylist, so maybe you should run it by him just in case…but he knows he’s expensive, so i don’t think he would have a problem with it.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s weird. With two stylists, there is plenty of time for everyone and you can have your hair done at the same time as one of your bridesmaids. Agree with kitzy, if you have a relationship with your stylist, you may want to mention it. I imagine this would come up anyway in the conversation when you book him and he wants to know whether he’s just doing your hair or others.
Post # 5
It’s totally fine! Just pose it to your bridesmaids that your stylist wouldn’t have time for all them bc he’ll be focused on you – and you want someone that’ll focus on them and make them feel pretty too. Believe me – if your paying they are going to appreciate it and won’t really care who is doing it.
Post # 6
It’s fine, you don’t want your stylist to rush.
Post # 7
Do it. Absolutely do it and I’ll tell you why: you majorly free yourself up logistically if you do. We ran about 45 minutes late for our first look specifically because we all had the same stylist. Guess who they did last so the photographer could get getting-ready pictures? Yep. And guess who was the person who was “most needed” for photographs that day? That would also be me. If I had it to do over again, I would have had a second stylist.
Post # 8
Do it. I bet your bridesmaid will love that you are paying for hair and makeup and not worry about who is doing it. And you have to do whats best for your budget and your bridesmaids, the ladies who are closest to you, will completely unerstand