(Closed) Clueless about Hair and Makeup Cost?!?!?!?!?!?!?

posted 9 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

This can really vary by geographical location, so I’m gonna bump this post over to your local board!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t know what hair and makeup artists charge in your area, but $200 for both sounds like a really good deal…. that is if you like her/his work of course…. but just looking at the price that is a good price in my opinion.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

For the tip I would tip about 15% and if you are Really Happy with what was done, maybe a bit more.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

I think that’s a good price for the Los Angeles area.  I tend to tip 15 if I am just ok with it, and 20 or more if I love it. 

Post # 7
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Newbee

I don’t think that’s unreasonable.  I had my longtime hairdresser do my hair – she charged $75, which is actually a lot considering I pay just slightly more than that for cut and color!  If you have a hairstylist you normally use, you might want to try and negotiate something.  And I did my own makeup.  I think there’s a way to do it for less in LA, but I do think that’s within reason for professional wedding services.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Here are some other things you may want to think about:

1.  Is the hair and makeup artist doing your services "on location" in stead of a salon? – the price is useally higher when they come to you.  Do they have a travel fee?

2.  Does that price include a trial run?  If not, how much does the trail cost?

 – if possible I think a trial run the a really good thing to do for your wedding, it helps you find out what kind of styles work best for you – work best with your veil/head peice … ect..

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

chaillingsmakeup.com 

she offers a free trial.  You can see if you like what she does and then dedide.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I am using Something Blue Stylists (http://www.somethingbluestylists.com) I paid $75 for my hair and $75 for makeup, and $50 for hair and $50 for makeup for my BM’s.  This is the cheapest I found and they have amazing reviews.  There is a $50 travel charge if outside OC area but well worth it.  They do a trial where you can get your hair and makeup done before the wedding how you would want to wear it to make sure you like their services.  It costs money but mine was only $25 each for hair and makeup.  I was wondering about tipping too, Ill probably do between 15 and 20%, just as I do when I normally get my hair done.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

the cheapest (yet still good quality) i could find was $150 for hair and $110 for makeup  for the BRIDE and $75 for updos for BRIDESMAIDS. i live in washington, dc. things are expensive. they will be coming on-site to where i am (my house).

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

that comes with a free hair and makeup trial, btw

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

$200 for hair and makeup is a great deal!  I’m paying $250 and thats the cheapest i can find in the LA area for a wedding mua/hair stylist.  But she’s also great at it!  Susie Chuuor!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i paid 120 for my trial, 280 for wedding day, and i plan on tipping around 40

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

At the salon I work at, just outside of Toronto we charge $65.00 for the trial and $125.00 for day of (that’s both hair and make-up included).

Because wedding parties can be very busy and hectic for the stylists (and stressful if there is a very "picky" bride or BM in the group)… I would definately tip 20% (which is generally the typical amount to tip stylists/ aestheticians). However I cannot stress this enough – only tip that amount if you are 100% happy with the service! Don’t feel obligated to tip a certain amount, even if they didn’t do a good job.

Hope this helps 🙂

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