Post # 1
I searched through the threads already, but previous ones that talk about this don’t seem to be very clear about whether prices listed include consultation or not. I’m in the Portland area and have been quoted 275 or hair and makeup (she does airbrush) + 175 for the consultation. That sounds like a lot to me, but I’m not sure. Hair + makeup / BM is 125.
The other option was to go with someone who charges 200 including makeup consultation (no airbrush) and get a separate hairstylist to come out — one quoted me $250! Is this normal??
Finally, is it strange if the makeup artists say that they don’t have any bridal pics in their gallery because past brides haven’t emailed them those before? Both makeup artists I talked to said that, but I think they’re credible because they’ve worked on TV and magazine sets before. I’m not looking to spend a fortune and I prefer simple makeup anyways, but I wasn’t able to start figuring this stuff out till just recently since I’ve been out of the country and my wedding’s in a month! I’m so stressed out.. 🙂
Post # 3
WHOA. that is a ton of dough! holy smokes.
There is a really nice hair school in Seattle. They do updos for like $30 and they do a great job. It’s the Aveda one. They give scalp massages, too. Mmmmm. Hair schools are definitely a good idea! They are super careful and the isntructors take over if they’re having issues. Just ask for the most experienced student in there. But if you want to spend more, I"d think you could find a salon to do it for $60. If my FSIL wasn’t a stylist, I’d book us ALL at the hair school near me. They do proms and bridals all the time. Just bring in a picture of what you want and what your BM’s want and you’re good to go.
I don’t know what makeup artists charge in general, but the lady I found is $25 a face. If i go see her at the mall obviously there is zero charge. I’m going to buy stuff and tip her definitely though. The Clinique counter at the Nordstrom near me is so wonderful. I always drop by and buy stuff from her. She’s turned me onto a look of great makeup stuff and i learned a bunch of tricks from her. She explained everythig she was doing to my face and why.
I think any makeup artist worth her salt should have a gallery of photos. I think you’re just barking up the wrong tree. Wow, $300 for hair and makeup, holy geez.
Post # 4
It all depends on your area and the stylist/artist. Maybe get more quotes to see what sounds fair to you for your area.
It isn’t uncommon for a stylist to have a separate fee for a trail (not included in the price). Some brides don’t want a trial – even though I would highly recommend it.
I think that the fact that he/she doesn’t have photos of brides is very common for stylists/artists who primarily work with commercials/tv/catalog/magazine styling. They should at least have photos of work they have done for that.
Their is a legal angel to posting wedding photos to their site. Fist they need to get the photos from the brides then get their permission to post it on the website. Some brides are so busy after the wedding -giving the stylist the photos is not exactly top priority or they simply forgot to give it to them. Or they don’t want their photos posted on the web.