Post # 1
Okay, here’s my question. There is a MUA where I live that is heavily sought after. She really does amazing work. I want to use her and she amazingly still has my wedding day open to book services, but I was reviewing the contract and there is a $100 reservation fee. I was fine with this until I realized that this reservation fee in no way applies to the actual contracted services. She charges a pretty steep amount already, and adding on this $100 fee brings her fee to an almost crazy amount to pay for make up. At least in my head. Has anyone seen a fee like this before? Wouldn’t a reservation fee normally be applied to the actual service amount? Almost like a deposit to hold the date? She does a have a separate deposit amount which is half of the contract amount, but why the need for a reservation fee?
Post # 3
I have never seen a fee like this…I have seen make up artist include a free trial with booking, so she might be circumventing this by charging the $100 dollars up front to make up the cost…that is if she does trial…
sorry couldn’t be of more help..good luck
Post # 4
Im a makeup artist myself and I have never heard of anything like that. I charge a deposit to hold the date but it’s applied to the total amount that you end up paying. The only thing that is not included in the total amount is the trial fee, which a seperate fee I chagre for the test run.
Post # 5
@soonerbride: wtf? who is it? i can only think of 2 MUAs that it might be and 1 of them didn’t have that fee and the other apparently didn’t know how to work a phone and call me back so i don’t know about her.