(Closed) How are you handling bridesmaids’ hair?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That might be tough for one person to do everybody’s hair – if she owns the salon, maybe she can see about having one or two of her stylists come and help? (Of course, they’d be paid for the work…)

I have 6 bridesmaids, and we’re all taking over a salon the morning of the wedding, and several stylists will be working on us. Each girl is paying for her own updo. Because I couldn’t afford to pay for them all, I made this optional – the girls could have done their own hair if they didn’t want to pay for it. They all opted to have it done, so thats what we’re doing.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My SIL is a stylist, also =]. Right off the bat, she said she wanted dibs on doing our hair for the wedding. Me, my mom, her mom, and my 6 bridesmaids. That’s a lot! She grabbed her friend at the salon and she and her friend did everyone’s hair. Took about 30-45 min per updo. My SIL wouldn’t take any money but I got her a gift card for a massage and I gave her friend $100. All in all, yes, it only cost me like $150 to get everyone’s hair done, but it was so nice of her to offer. And, we all looked lovely. We started doing hair at 8am at the salon. My wedding started at 6pm in the evening, but she said to get it done asap, it would stay all day (80% humidity, 90 degrees, nobody’s hair MOVED) and not to worry about it. But we were done at the salon at about 11:30am.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i have five bridesmaids and my stylist and his assistants will be coming to our house to do all of our hair. i am paying for their hair… $80/head which is a STEAL since he’s coming to us! 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Maybe the girls could curl their own hair and your SIL could just help them put it up a little bit so it looks good. Or just offer a hand. I know at one point, one stylist was just curling to get a head start and then my SIL pinned and it went by super quick!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m paying for my 5 BM to get their hair done. Its expensive, but its part of my gift to them. I also know (based on experience) that women left to their own devices don’t do a really good job on their own up-do’s. And I wanted a nice, professional look for everyone.

That being said, you need more than one lady to do that many. You need at least two ladies. On average, each person will take 30 mins, and yours will probably take the longest (even if the style is simple) because the stylist will be making sure your hair is perfect. I also like the idea of everyone getting ready together, b/c its more fun and provides lots of fun pictures and bonding time.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One of my Bridesmaids is a hairdresser.. and she downright said, no one is touching your hair, but me.. I was like oki doke! She is getting a friend of hers to come in and shes going to do mine, and the 2 other BMs. My wedding isnt until two, but my make up artist is arriving at 9.30 and we will get started on it all.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m having a stylist and a makeup artist come to my hotel. At first, I was just going to let the bridesmaids choose what they wanted to do about their hair or makeup…i.e. if they wanted to pay to get it done, then they could, but I wasn’t going to make them. 

Recently I’ve decided to pay for one service for each of them at their choosing.  I think two will want me to pay the stylist to do their hair and the other would like me to pay for her makeup.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

All of my girls and mother-in-law to be are going to a salon that morning. I have told them that I will cater in food and champagne and they can choose what services to have done at the salon. I think it was just assumed that we are not paying for everyone’s hair because they all know we paid for the wedding and cannont afford anything else. I left it up to them if they want to get their hair done somewhere else. Only one girl opted to do that because she cannot afford to get hers done at the salon.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I gave my girls the option of getting an appointment at the salon with me (at their expense) or doing their own hair.  Three of the 6 are getting their hair done at the salon but everyone is going to come hang out that morning and we’re bringing in food and mimosas.  So we still get the fun bonding/hang out time, but my girls don’t have to pay for a salon stylist if they feel it is out of their budget.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Originally I was going to do my own hair so it wasn’t a matter of whether or not they’d get theirs done or do it themselves. We all were. Now I am getting my hair done and while they have the option of having theirs done they’re not. They’re doing it themselves.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re having a stylist come to our apt/the hotel (whereever we end up getting ready). They’re all paying for it themselves as well.

Edited to add that it’ll be me and 4 bridesmaids, and she said she’s very capable of doing that many girls.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we got married about 1 hour from home and we stayed at the venue the night before. i decided to hire my hairdresser to come do our hair, and since they had to travel it was a little more expensive. i didn’t want my girls to have to pay b/c i was the one who wanted people to come to us, and i wanted us all to get ready together for the bonding experience.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re having a stylist come down to the art museum. She’ll be doing my hair as well as 4 BM’s, 2 Mama’s and 2 Flower girls. We gave her a count ahead of time and she was ok with that. She said that if she felt she needed an assistant, then she would bring one, otherwise she could handle all of that by herself! Tough lady! :]

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