Post # 1
OK, i get it, i live in the most expensive city in the world. OK, i get that everything with the word ‘wedding’ attached to it comes with a high price tag. But the quotes i’ve seen for hair/makeup plus bridesmaids are INSANE! and i’m a very ‘all natural’ type of girl, and i plan to wear my hair down and natural looking makeup on my wedding day.
NYC bees (or anyone in a city for that matter), how much was your hair and makeup on your big day? (and your bridesmaids)?
Thanks bees 🙂
Post # 3
I was married in Philly, but I live in NYC so I totally feel your pain. My total for hair and makeup before tip was $180 which I actually didn’t think was too bad, considering how expensive it could have been.
Post # 4
In the UK my friend who got married in August her make-up was £40/$63 (£60/$95 for the trial 6 weeks before) I don’t know about her hair but she had it put up i’m guessing £30/$47. Sorry this isn’t a huge help.
Post # 5
Oh dear, I had someone come to my house. $300. That’s right–$300.
And I live in NYC too.
Post # 6
It was about $325 for my hair and makeup (total, together). They traveled to my hotel, and that was in San Diego (also very very expensive place to live).
Post # 7
Well, I do know a lady who did both of my friends. I did refer someone from on here who went with her and the bee was very satisfied with her service. I won’t say she is mega cheap but she is much much cheaper than other ones I’ve seen. Send a pm if you want more info.
Post # 8
I had my wedding in Paris and it cost 275 Euros for someone to do my hair/makeup the day of. I know it was expensive but I still had sticker shock.
Post # 9
Preeetty expensive 🙁 My hair was $150 and my makeup was $225. Sigh…but it was worth it because I loved my hair stylist and makeup artist and I looked fab, if I do say so myself! 🙂 My bridemaids’ hair was also $150 and their makeup was $85 (done by the same hair stylist and makeup artist).
Post # 10
In NYC too..$350 for both and my hair and make-up looked amazing and I would pay the girl who did it that same amount if not more to make look like that – I was so worried about how I looked day of and I could not have been happier!
Post # 11
@moderndaisy: hmm…i may have to hop on amtrak to PA to get my hair/makeup done, even with the cost of the train it sounds like i would save $! haha.
@JennyW1: is that hair and makeup together?
I would be ok with paying a little too much for myself, but i can’t ask my bridesmaids to pay that much too – and i certainly can’t pay that much for all of them. argh!
Post # 12
Wow, sometimes I love living in a smaller city,
I am paying $40 for hair, and $30 for make-up. Win!
Post # 13
@lauren810c: i’ve seen your pictures and your makeup was stunning! how much were your bridesmaids’ hair/makeup?
Post # 14
@lauren810c: Em, well, uh, much as I am frugalista, you did look waaaaay smashing in your pictures so I would say it was totally worth it! BTW, I don’t know if I did mention it in the other thread but your dress alterations turned out very beautiful, I know you worried a bit before the wedding.
Post # 15
I’m getting married in Cancun and there is a hairstylist/makeup artist originally from LA who is charging me $250 + tax for airbrush makeup & wedding hair. It’ll be $350 if I want a trial, but she’ll do it for my rehersal so it’s worth the money.
Still up in the air about all this….
Post # 16
I’m still deciding on my location, but if we do NYC, these are the following prices I’ve found –
Hair – 200-250
Makeup – 150-225
I have a normal go to spa in the city for facial, massage, mani/pedi, but those will be additional costs for getting glam too.