(Closed) it costs HOW MUCH to look pretty on my wedding day?!

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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11299 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh dear, I had someone come to my house. $300. That’s right–$300.

And I live in NYC too.

Post # 6
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 12
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Wow, sometimes I love living in a smaller city,

I am paying $40 for hair, and $30 for make-up. Win!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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Blushing bee

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.

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