Post # 1
just got quoted the most ridiculous thing ever. i thought my 15k floral proposal was crazy but this might take the cake.
yea $350 for HAIR and MAKEUP!! and that’s not even airbrushed makeup.
i just can’t even… i have no words..
and i personally know a bride who had them do her hair and makeup.. and her hair fell flat very quickly and her makeup did not even match the rest of her skin. her face was super white and she was tan..kinda orangey (spray tan the morning of) everywhere else.
Post # 3
@nemoandthebrain: I’m in New England area and I got quoted $350 just for hair at one place – no thank you! THough they did offer a cut/color before hand but I wasn’t going to get it done by them and they wouldn’t lower the price if you weren’t going to use that service.
I had the BEST airbrush MUA and it cost around $100 (including trial) and was like $75 for bridal party members. My hair cost $125 (including trial).
Those prices also included travel to venue.
$350 is pretty absurd if you’re not getting a cut/color from them and not getting airbrush. Keep looking, you can do better!
Post # 4
Wanker…we get over-charged for everything. We’re out of state and went off the preferred vendor list. We’re paying $500 for hair and makeup for just me :. i’m def going to mention this in my venue’s yelp review.
Post # 5
@nemoandthebrain: wow thats craZy!! I thought $210 was heaps!! Does that price include a trial?
Post # 6
$350 is ridiculous! Definately keep looking. I see that you are in California, I found this blog that I have used for some makeup inspiration. Not sure how much she charges, but thought I would share.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
My hair and make-up was $400 (unlimited trials). So if $350 includes a trial for each, that seems pretty reasonable to me.
Post # 8
I’m in San Diego and mine’s $150 for the trial and $200 the wedding (airbrush and fake eyelashes). If the $350 includes a trial, that’s not bad. I wouldn’t use her though if your friend had a bad experience!!
Post # 9
@nemoandthebrain: My hair and makeup is $315. That includes trials for both, fake eyelashes and airbrush makeup. Even though it includes lashs and airbrush, it’s still a little high. I don’t understand why bridal hair/updos can be 80-100 dollars when the same hair stylist will do updos for bridesmaids for 65. To me, an updo is an updo. Why should it cost more for the bride? This industry is crazy price-wise!
Post # 10
My hair will be about $80 in a salon, and then a friend who is a MAC artist is doing my makeup for $40 so $120 is my total. But before I found out a friend would do the makeup, my quotes were over $100 from other artists just for makeup, I couldn’t believe it. I think some take advantage of the fact that a bride wants to look perfect and many will not DIY themselves. Just like anything wedding related, prices are just too high!
Post # 11
In DC bridal makeup ranges from $150-250. So that price isnt that crazy afterall
Post # 12
I agree that if it includes a trial it’s not all that bad. I’m in CA too and I just happened to luck out with my girl and I get my trial and day-of hair/makeup (incl. airbrush and false lashes) for under 200 total. She works at the salon I’ve gone to for years so it worked out really well actually.
Post # 13
I looked at ads on Craigslist for wedding hair/makeup and found a few good artists. I looked at their portfolios and asked a few questions before I picked one. My hair, makeup, and one trial is going to cost me $70, and my MOH is getting her hair done for $60. She (stylist) is also coming to the hotel to do everything. Shop around, ladies.
Post # 14
That’s about right from the people I inquired about. Mine, I’m pretty sure, was $300.
Post # 15
Times like these make me SOOOO glad my little sister’s best friend does hair and makeup for a living! Luckily I’ve known her since she was little and she’s doing my hair and makeup for practically free! And seriously, my hair is almost to my BUTT and is baby fine and perfectly straight, and when she did my hair trials my hair was STILL curled a beautiful the NEXT DAY! There is NO excuse for a professional to have hair fall flat! Sadly for my friends wedding she went with some “professionals” and ALL of our hair fell flat in 45 minutes. They had to TOUCH UP our curls, and then they just LEFT an hour before the ceremony…. so we had to touch up our own hair AND the bride’s hair AGAIN right before we walked down the aisle! They charged $90 for JUST CURLS (well $120 for my length). If we wanted it pinned in ANYWAY it would be an extra $50. If we wanted an UP DO it would be about $200. Seriously this was just for hair. Make-up was $85/person, and $150 for the bride. I opted to do my own and save the bride a little $$$. (So glad I did too… the make up girl wasn’t that great.)
Post # 16
Im using a salon that is near my hotel which is near our venue. I was quoted $100 for hair, $150 for airbrush makeup and the trial will be $100……..so $350 it is. I have my trial next week and if I’m not happy with anything I’ll look somewhere else