Cost of an updo?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I think it totally depends on where you are located — you might want to post this question in your local board.

Other then that, I can tell you that whenever you mention the word wedding they decide to rip you off — it’s just crazy!  I’ve found a few hair stylists that will just come out and say that the bride is $100 for an up do while the bridesmaids are something like $50 (just making up the numbers for comparison) …. they claim that they will take more time and put more effort into the bride’s hair, but I’d hope they would put the effort into all the hair styles!  

If you have a relationship with this stylist you should totally talk to her about it and your budget and see what she says!

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with HumarockBride that it’ll totally depend on where you’re located. Maybe call and get a quote from a couple other local salons just to compare? And if you have a personal relationship with your current stylist, definitely talk to her about it.

I’m not getting married near where I currently live, so the salon where I’m having my hair done is not my usual salon. I’m paying $200 plus tip for the trial and day-of do. I know it’s a lot of money but the trial took over 2 hours and it’ll be the same or longer on the day… plus it’s the nicest salon in the area. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

lc2be – where’s your wedding and who are you using?  and oh my goodness your wedding is NEXT weekend!  yaay! 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The hair school I like is $25/updo. FSIL works at a fancy salon and she typically charges around $30-60 depending on complexity

I live in the midwest, but $100 is a LOT here. In So Cal, where i’m from that’s average. There are lots of places out there!

I know my updo took FSIL 35 minutes to throw together and it’s not that simple of an updo. My hair is also easily manipulated. Depends on how elaborate it is i guess! But yikes… 

Whoa a 2 hour updo?! I wanna see pics!  

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the length of time is just because of the particular hair dresser rather than the style. She was incredibly particular about each piece of hair. I have a lot of hair but it usually doesn’t take THAT long to do.

Yes, the wedding is next weekend! The salon is Bella Viaggio in Windham, NH (about 45 minutes from Boston). A "standard" updo at this salon is $65-$85, so they upcharge for a bridal updo.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

$45 is what I used to pay for a haircut at a high end salon in the Midwest (and it’s where I’m getting married). So for comparison, while the haircuts there are 45, I’m being charged 150 for an updo and trial. Here in DC where I pay 60 for the crappiest haircut, I don’t even want to know what I’d pay.

It just does depend on your area. Maybe call a few other salons in the area to see what they’d charge for an updo — don’t mention it’s a bridal, for the hell of it. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am getting married in central New York and being charged $50 for an updo. This includes a consultation before the day of. They are also charging the bridesmaids $35. I think this is a pretty fair deal. One of the other salons I called quoted me $75 and that was without a consult, which they charged extra for!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Updo’s can cost 60-100 dollars around here.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2001

This actually is not a bad price. I charge $120 for my bridal updos and that doesn’t include a cut. The reasons are

1) Brides are super picky about their hair for their wedding day

2) It takes longer to do bridal updos than other updos because of the pickiness. So instead of booking for 45 minutes to an hour for an updo, I have to book for at least an hour and a 1/2 depending on my client.So that takes away time that I could have a color in or even 2 haircuts.

3) I include a trial run in the price.

So truthfully, that is not a bad price for a cut and an updo, considering you pay $45 for your cut and style, which means she is only charging you $55 for the updo.

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am going to my normal hair girl and she is charging me $20 for the trial/run through, and $40 dollars for the day of my wedding. I am super excited because she has done my hair in an “updo” before and I loved it!!

Post # 12
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Wannabee

SouthernMagnolia :  im

a stylist. I think you’re getting a deal. My updos start at 45 and go up to 100. A good updo takes time and creativity and attention to detail. Not everyone is good at updos either. It has to be worth the stylists time. They take longer than a simple trim so it needs to be worth it. We don’t keep all your money it goes to the salon. We work in commission so my advice is to remember you get what you pay for, find a good stylist and be willing to pay for her and tip her well. Also it’s your hair ladies, You wear it everyday, so make it part of your budget to have it look good. Think about what we waste our money on happily. Then remember this is your HAIR it’s a part of you. Value it and be willing to pay for it 🙂 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

That’s the best price for an updo & a haircut Iv’e ever heard… 

Post # 14
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Honey bee

beatrixkiddo11 :  Could be because the post is eight years old…

Love your username by the way!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

beethree :  How did I not catch that?  the person above me bumped it LMAO 🙂 

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