(Closed) Hair and Make Up

posted 7 years ago in October 2011
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

LOL Yeah, it is a bit of highway robbery. I am using a hair and make-up team that comes to me, so paying alot was a given. When I talked to my regular stylist (who used to do weddings on the side) she said that the extra charge is because they spend more time on the up-do getting everything just right because brides tend to be the most picky customers. I see some logic in it, but I still think that anything with the word “wedding” in it is automatically marked up at least 20% above typical market prices.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ssparban:yeah, you definitely should. or tell her you’re going out to dinner with your BF and think he’s proposing. 😉

wow. that is so ridiculous. it actually makes me really mad. I would find another salon that lists their prices online, and don’t even mention it’s for your wedding.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t use trickery but agree that most prices are absolutely outrageous! So, I found a makeup artist on Craig’s List in the area who operated by word-of-mouth and has done it for a long time. She charges $35 and $10 additional for lash application, and she also will travel to you and includes a trial for free. Plus, the deposit was $25…so even if she turns out to be horrible (which I doubt), I’ll find out during the trial and only lose that money. At that point I’d do my makeup myself.

And my FI’s aunt is a hairdresser and worked at a salon, so two ladies are helping her do hair for about $40 a pop…even for me!

It takes some extra searching normally but there are some ways around the high prices. And I have no problem with the vague description of the event for which you’ll be getting your hair done Wink

Post # 6
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715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have learned never say wedding to anyone! Florists, hair people (unless they know you), make up people, ANYONE! They hear wedding and the cost skyrockets!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am not saying all vendors do not hike prices up when they hear wedding. Either way, your vendors are providing you a service that lasts all day and happens once (hopefully). For makeup there are certain techniques you have to do to ensure your photographes look perfect. I am sorry, being deceitful or flat out lying is wrong and extremely disrespectful. If the price is to high find someone else or do what everyone else does and negotiate. A decent vendor wouldn’t make you feel bad about asking for a lower price. I am flexible and work with every client. Sorry to be rude about this but its just really wrong. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Everything is more expensive for a wedding. its such a rip sometimes. But it is what it is. If you can find a way around paying more than double for the hairstyle you want do it. you gotta do what you gotta do!! 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ssparban: It’s sad isn’t. Vendors need to realize that they are working for you! lol A simple kind conversation on the phone shouldnt be hard. Bad vendors create doubt in good ones by default and its sad. I hope that you did find a good deal, I think your prices listed look great. 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ssparban: Thats outrageous, I do hair and we charge Brides around 65 for whatever they want, I would definetly go to another salon thats too much money , they do that thinking you don’t have another option thats terrible.

I would just call around to different salons and ask for prices and say up front your on a budget, they will respect that and you will find the right stylist.

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