Talking to the BM's about hair & makeup

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I just told my BMs the price of the salon where I was going, and told them they can get it done there, do their own, or find someplace cheaper nearby to go to. All but one opted to do their own.

Post # 4
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857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you want their hair done, you’ll need to pay for it. They might be big ballers, but they also might just want to do it themselves or go to their own salon.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ahh, I see. Well, if you’re having your hair and makeup done, find out what it would cost for your BMs. Let them know the cost so they can decide if they want to have that done for themselves.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had a stylist come to my house that was well known by a few of my bridesmaids. I gave every girl her pricing and they had the option to use her or not. Most girls either used her or did their own hair. I also had my make up done at the MAC counter at Nordstrom and let the girls decide what they would like to do with their own make up.

Personally, I would rather pay to have my hair done and do my own mkae up but each girl is different!

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Find out how much it will cost and send an email to all the girls. I would send it now so they can properly budget but also because hair/makeup tends to book pretty quickly. Mine was booked 8 months in advance.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MsGinkgo:  I told the girls where I was going, what the price was going to be, and that they could opt to have my stylist take care of them or do their own.  Everyone paid to have their hair done and we all did our own makeup.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

You may find that you have a very hard time getting a stylist to travel to your location for only 1 service (the bride). So you may want to look into the stylist first and find out if that is even an option before broaching the subject with your maids.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

first ask your sister if she will do makeup, determine if this will be of cost? figure out the potential cost for a hair dresser. 

Then pass on the info. Hey BM here’s the deal you don’t have to participate in either but if you want to makeup will can be done at the hotel for $xx and your hair can be done for $xx. I have to know, by whatever date if you want in on this. 

Easy as that, the sooner the better.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I set up a Facebook group to communicate with my bridesmaids, so I just posted that I was planning on having my hair and makeup done at X Salon that morning, and if anyone was interested, hair was $xx and makeup was $xx, and to let me know for sure so I could let the salon know. All but one opted to have their hair done with me (two were from out of town), and then do makeup themselves.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@MsGinkgo:  If it’s not required, then don’t ask them for a budget or give them info that they didn’t ask for. If they are interested, they will ask. If not, they will do it on their own. I would see it as pressuring me if I was approached in the way you suggested (even if that’s not what you intended).

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