How do you decide who starts hair & makeup earliest?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We didn’t decide this until the day of, and it was basically “ok who wants to go first!”. I got my hair done somewhere in the middle of everyone, and my makeup last… I figured hairspray would hold, and I wanted my makeup to be fresh!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Barbiestylez:  I think how long it is going to take each girl should be considered too. A girl with hair down her back is likely to take longer than a girl with a short bob.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

Are any of your girls early risers by nature? Several years ago I volunteered to go first for hair because I knew I’d be up earlier than others, so why not make it easier on everyone else? I even beat the bride (now my MOH) to the salon!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you already sent email and no one has volunteered I would just do it alphabetically :/

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

We decided the day of. There were 9 of us and I paid for everyone’s makeup. Trust me, someone will volunteer. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

So is there just one hair stylist who is doing all 8 girls?  That seems like an ambitious project if she starts at 9 and needs to be done by 2.  If you’re having different stylists work on each girl I’m sure the timeframe will work with no problem.  I just got married and had a different stylist doing 5 girls’ hair not including myself.  We got to the salon at 10 and didn’t leave until almost 1 in the afternoon, and that’s because my own hair and make-up ate up the entire chunk of time between 10 and 1!  Updos can take awhile, especially if you have people who aren’t entirely sure what they want, change their minds, or have very long or very thick hair.  My suggestion would be to get started on your make-up at 7:30 (so go first with that), let one girl go before you for hair, and then be second in line for that.  I would also suggest talking to your stylist and seeing if he/she can recruit some help to get all of you taken care of if she is currently the only person scheduled to do hair.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The owner of my hair/makeup company is sending me a schedule! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

most people in my area all go to the salon together,,making for a fun time. once there it falls into place,,have a glass of champagne with orange juice for everyone,, have fun,,

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Personally for that many girls, I wouldn’t go last.  It is likely that she will have to rush through to get you done on time, and I’d rather a bridesmaid’s hair and makeup have to be rushed.  Usually they charge more for the bride because they put extra effort into making sure the style is perfect and holds, and I wouldn’t want to risk that time.  I’d probably have my hair done first at 9am, and then get my makeup done after my hair (let her start makeup at 7:30 on bridesmaids and start you when you are done with your hair.  

My girls are all coming in together (they each have their own stylists though) and we are going to bring bagels and orange juice and have a good time.  Like golddie123 said, it is also pretty common in my area to make a fun time out of it.  If they are all there, I don’t see why it should matter the order or why it needs to be pre-determined.  

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

 

mgbser:  100% agree…..

Barbiestylez:  My MUA and hair stylist suggested I get hair/ makeup done halfway in between the girls- that way it wasn’t too early but also if things ran over I didn’t hold anything up. The hair/ MUA also weren’t so exhausted and could spend time on me, who took by far the longest. They had done like a million weddings so they knew how things would go. Worker perfectly. For what it’s worth!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Barbiestylez:  Rock paper scissors or draw straws if no one volunteers. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

my hair stylist has advised i go in the middle – she is doing 5 BM’s my mum and me, and we are starting at 7/7.30 my wedding is at 1. 

My MUA has advised we start at around 9.30 she is doing me, mum and MOH – she has specifically stated that she refuses to do me last as she would rather rush someone other than the bride – she said she realises that sounds awful but the bride is her priority and should something happen to cause delays she wouldnt want the bride half done/rushed (however 9.30 should be more than ample time)

If you have any BM’s with kids maybe see if these could go first – generally these are the ones who are up the earliest etc

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have two makeup artists. One for my 4 bridesmaids and one for myself and my mother. I am going first, and my two maids of honor are going first so that I can have pictures taken with just us. & then my mom will be done next so I will be able to take extra pictures with her as well while the rest of the girls are still getting ready.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Im going first for two reasons: 1. If theyre running short on time, i dont want to be the one whose hair or makeup gets rushed.. 2. Were doing a first look, so i can sneak off and do that while the other girls finish getting ready

im having the limo pick us all up in the same trip though, so well all be at the salon at the same time. Were having a catered brunch and mimosa’s brought in, so itll be a little event of its own.

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