Post # 1
I am really annoyed that everything seems to multiply in price as soon as the word wedding, or bride is mentioned! Am I crazy or are you running into this too? From the big things like flowers and even car services which would be so much less if it werent for a wedding, down to hairstyles! How can any normal person who walks into a salon off the street expect to pay 95 dollars for an updo- but a Bride have to pay $200?! Does the avg girl get bad service or will her hair style come undone more quicky? Wtf??? I want to be reasonable and try and budget to spend realistically, (esp becasue the size and cost of our wedding DOUBLED) and was even entertaining paying for make-up and hair for my 2 Bm and my mom– but at 100/head for hair and 200/me just for hair!! and 125 for makeup for me and 80/face for the other 3 how can i feel comfortable with that??? EISH. Thats over $800!!!!! Sorry if this was ranty but I just want to look and feel perfect and I want the women around me to feel the same way- just didnt realize I needed to loose my wallet in the proceess…
How much are you all paying- and am I being seriously ripped off??? This seems Crazy!
Post # 3
I only paid around $100 for my hair trial and day of. For the makeup, I spent $100 but she did have to travel to me so that was probably included in the price.
Post # 4
I know more brides can answer this… c’mon girls help me out 🙂
MissasB- did you pay for your whole wedding party?
Post # 5
A LOT depends on where you are, IMO. I’m in NYC, and hair will be $150 per person. My Makeup will be $225 and my bridesmaids’ and the two moms’ makeup will be $85 each.
Are you paying for your bridesmaids’ hair and makeup? I’m not, since I’m not “requiring them to get it done. They all want to, and they seem okay paying those prices.
Post # 6
I hear ya on this one! Everything is soo expensive! It makes me so mad! Like you said whats the difference between the bride’s hair and her BM? NOTHING!
Post # 7
I guess it depends on where you live here in MN at an average salon, updos run about $65 and up depending on time. The reason it becomes more expensive when you say bride is because most salons like to take more time with you to get the desired look you are going for. My hair is going to cost me for my consult and trial run through about 100$ and that is going to a more upscale salon here but she may also have discounted me because I am a regular.
Post # 8
I totally feel you. An updo and makeup at my salon is $55 apiece. A bridal updo and makeup is $180 apiece. It’s insane. I’ve encountered this with nearly every vendor, though. I’ve been saying all along “whatever you THINK it will cost, triple it, and that’s what it will ACTUALLY cost.”
None of my bridesmaids wanted to get their hair or makeup done, so I only have to pay for myself, at least.
Post # 9
For me, hair is $85 for the day, $35 for the trial. For makeup, $110 for the day, $50 for the trial. Both artists are coming to my hotel room.
I’m NOT paying for most of the bridesmaids, but the bridesmaids have the option of getting their hair/makeup done. All my bridesmaids are getting their hair done, and no one is getting makeup. I am paying for my Maid/Matron of Honor because she paid for and threw me a great shower.
Post # 10
Paying $200 for hair is not in my budget. I used Craigslist and found a hairstylist who is willing to come to me and do my hair and makeup for $80 (including the trial). I would suggest maybe you give that a try? 🙂
Post # 11
I’d try to find a salon that you liked for general hair styling.
To see if you like their work – I’d tell them you’d like to get your hair done for formal dinner you’re going to – since bridal styles are less and less traditional I think you could find an image that doesn’t have any sort of bridal stuff in it for them to reference.
If that goes well you could schedule an appointment for your wedding – tell them you really liked the hair they did before and you’d like them to do it again because it’s your birthday and you’re having a big party.
I don’t think there is any reason they need to know it’s for a wedding.
Post # 12
Yes as soon as you say the word “wedding” the price goes skyhigh. A hair and makeup trial for me is required and is $105. Then, the day of, the total bill for me, four girls, and my Mother-In-Law is almost $700! Mine alone is like $200. It’s ridiculous!
Post # 13
My friend is doing ours, she’s a cosmetologist but she’s not in a salon so she’s only charging $45 for each. not bad at all!
Post # 14
Well I can see up to $150 for both wedding day hair and hair trial, sure. Some offer it together, others make you pay separately. (Figure it’ll be 45-1hr of work, maybe longer for a trial)
Having had my hair done several times for weddings and never quite loving it (aka hating it), I’m really looking forward to a trial run first! haha
Personally, I don’t mind somethings being more for weddings. I mean, I expect a closer eye, more skilled hand, more attention to detail, more meetings and consults with me. Owning my own business though, I appreciate that a little more… and when you can use salons/companies you use normally, I’m happy to give them business to them.
Post # 15
My stylist did my hair for free as a wedding gift. Did my own make-up and my BMs took care of their own hair and make-up. IMO, there’s better things to spend money on.
Post # 16
I paid $40 for my hair and makeup trial, and on the wedding day $90 for both.