Post # 1
Just out of curiosity, hwo much did you pay for your make-up and hair (assuming one artist did both)? I was quoted $380 plus $90 travel fee from an artist that was recommended to me and she said she woud spend a minimum of 3 hrs with me (until I have the veil put on) and any additional hour would be $50/hr. Does that sound reasonable?
Post # 3
ally – I think it really varies. I’ve heard of some charge about $200 and some as much as $400. It really depends on the mua. I think the important thing to consider is 1) do you like their job, and 2) is it in your budget. And i guess you can also consider if you would pay that much for the service? It’s really up to you.
Post # 4
My MUA only charging $75 and I get to keep the make-up. She’s not charging for travel because she’s a friend of a BM. Hair’s going to be $50, and I don’t think they’re charging for travel either (but I’m not sure because she just quoted me a total price for me and BM’s). BUT I’m in TN, which I believe has a much lower cost of living than LA. So that sounds pretty good, especially if she’s really good.
Post # 5
My MUA was $100 for me plus a $40 travel fee.
My hair was $450 with a $40 travel fee.
Post # 6
I’ve had two makeup run-throughs, and talked to four artists, and my bids were all over the place. Lowest was by the hour — $45/hour flat. Highest was a package deal — $575 for the bride and two other people, and then $165 per person after that for additional bridesmaids, plus $50 for travel. All of my hair quotes have been between $75 and $115. (And I’m located in the Portland area, so should be somewhat lower in price than LA.)
When I had my makeup done in LA, I paid a little more than $200 for hair and makeup in their studio, and that wasn’t even wedding related. So I’d say that $380 for on-site wedding makeup (with a run-through before the wedding) is pretty reasonable.
Post # 7
I know an artist who is offering a special for a limited time. you can email her at [email protected] (not real sure of the address)
her site is http://www.chaillingsmakeup.com
If that’s not it, go to my DOC’s Website, go to the Vendor referral page and click on the makeup artist/hair stylist. You can email her or get the number from her site.
Tell her you got her info from Kami at Planned Elegance and I believe the special is $280 for make up,false eyelashes and basic updo. She’ll do a free trial, but you have to go to her. If you hire her, the $280 includes travel fee (with 20miles of Venice,CA)
I don’t know when you have to book or if there is limitation as far as dates go.
Post # 8
That sounds average for LA/OC. I’ve heard that kelly zhang and susie chour are both very good hair and make up artists, and they are pretty cheap for LA/OC, so maybe check them out of you haven’t already. I can’t even afford their prices, though, so it looks like I’m doing all my hair and make up myself. ugh.
Post # 9
my makeup/hair trial was $120, she spent about 3 hours with me
for the wedding day it is$280 plus $50 travel fee