Post # 1
Starting to do my hair/makeup research over here. Found a place with great reviews, $300 for the bride’s hair/makeup, and $120 for each BM ($70 for hair, $50 for makeup). Ideally, I’d like to chip in for each BM’s (i have 6) hair, and let them decide if they want their makeup done or not. Is this too much? How much did you spend? I went through some more sticker shock yesterday when I realized that bridal hair/makeup could cost upto $1500!
My question to you, friends:
How much was your bridal hair and makeup?
Post # 3
Hair & Make up are $130, Trial was another $100 (BMs are $130 each too)
Post # 4
I’m getting my hair and makeup done in Las Vegas for $135.
Post # 5
I told her my budget and she just said OK! My hair and makeup was flawless and worth a lot more than I am paying for it.
That price included
- initial trial
- bridal portrait trial
- bridal portraits
- day of
Post # 6
I think it was right around $100 for the day of hair and makeup and $70 for the trial run. So $170 altogether, before tip.
Post # 7
I’m spending $75 on mine and $50 on each bridesmaid.
Speaking of tips, what do you think is reasonable (ballpark estimate) if she does good work?
Post # 8
Wow, look at you girls getting great pricings on hair and makeup! How did you all find your hair/makeup people?
Post # 9
@pengoala: I read yelp reviews online and stalked websites like Weddingbee and The Knot! The company that we went with for hair had about a gazillion reviews under the Weddingbee vendors section.
Post # 10
@brideatbeach: Thanks for that tip! I found the vendor I was looking at listed in the weddingbee vendors, so I’ll take that as a good sign. 🙂 Things must just be more expensive in the bay area!
Also, using this moment as a “Bump!” to see if anyone else has things to say about how much they spent! 🙂
Post # 11
I’m spending $425, that is for myself and my 4 ladies. This also includes travel costs. She was recomended to me by my photographer.
Initially I had someone booked and just when I was going to send her the deposit she emailed me to say that she couldn’t do it for the price she told me and maybe we could work something out. So I just found someone else who seems way better and more reliable!
Post # 12
@Mrs.RDV: I’m jealous of the price you paid for you and 4 other girls! WOW! 🙂
Post # 13
For my day-of hair+makeup, I’m paying $380. But I’m getting the trial for free ($140 value). I’m also paying for 3 BM, my mom and FMIL for $100 per person, hair+makeup. Plus, $30 for travel fees.
I did a lot of yelping and searching through Weddingbee boards to find my person.
Post # 14
I’m paying $100 for hair and make up including trial but my friend owns the salon, it would have been $300ish I think. The BM’s are getting hair for $30 each (discounted from $60, I believe), they’re doing their own make up
Post # 15
My make up is $70 and my hair is $75. Bridesmaids are $55 for make up and my MOH was actually $85 for hair.
Post # 16
Hair was FREE, as it was a gift from my BM, whom is my hair stylist. Makeup was $70.