Post # 1
Ok so heres my story. i am getting married 7hours away from where i live. I need to find a place that can do my makeup. My wedding is in September and i dont plan on making another trip over there. This weekend i was there and got ripped off by having to pay 100 dollars for a hair and makeup trial that i ended up hating 🙁 My curls fell after 1.5hours And i went asking around the mall and alot of places charge for trials.
So i went to mac and i liked the makeup but i felt like i was too cake-e. But i really like the way we did the eye shadow and all i have to do is buy $50 in products and i get the makeup free.
I also found a lady that would air brush my makeup. She said she would charge $200 for hair and makeup and the trial. I mean are these people serious??they just charge for everything? geez
anyway so im just so stressed over this. im to the point where i just want to do my own everything. But my FY keeps telling me its our wedding and that maybe it will be worth it if i pay more to get it done and look good ya know? So yea.. idk what to do
Iv thought about having my sisters do it for me. But obviously it would look that good.
Also…i dont wear much makeup so i just want a natural beautiful look.
Where did you do your makeup??and how much was it??how about your hair?
Post # 3
the pictures above are right after they were curled and an 1.5 hour later
Post # 4
So I heard about going to Aveda schools and they do hair and makeup for great prices. But it’s while they learn so it’s not so painless. I’m opting for an Aveda salon that does hair and makeup since my wedding’s on a Sunday. It’s half the price of all the bridal hair/makeup people I got quotes from. I haven’t been to a trial yet, but I’m hoping it’s good enough!
Post # 5
Wow. i can’t believe the curls fell like that! I recommend Tigi Hard Head hairspray. As a stylist i never charged what the salon wanted me to charge for an updo. Just because it’s someone’s wedding doesn’t mean I should charge double. That’s always ticked me off.You could try a beauty school.
With that said I think you should go to MAC for make-up, just tell them you don’t want it too cakey. Buy powder and lipstick or something for touch-ups. Explain that you are getting married and there will be pictures so your foundation won’t reflect the light and make you look ghostly.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t recommend airbrush if you don’t normally wear make-up. Where some people make it look great, when I had it done for a friends wedding I nearly scared my (now) FI, and I normally wear a decent amount of make-up daily. One of my BMs is a manager at MAC and in working with her and her staff over the years I trust them most. I know she encourages her brides to look as natural as possible. I’m sure they can use a different blend of make-up if it felt too cakey?
Maybe if you post what city your wedding is in/near there might be someone to recommend a good local stylist. I did the same thing and got a few promising responses. I would do a trial no matter what it costs if that’s the only way. You wouldn’t want to have happen with your curls what did in the last trial?
Post # 7
Where are you getting married? Maybe some of the bees that live there can give you some insight?
Post # 8
I had to change somethings after my trial too. I was going to wear my hair half up and curled but my hair doesn’t hold the curl long (It has always been like this) and it will be hot outside. I decided i am going to wear my hair up to avoid being worried about it falling out and being hot. On the makeup I am using mac and I am the same as you- i usually don’t wear makeup so it seems like a lot but with it being an all day thing, the heat and pictures I think it will work best. And they didn’t make me pay anything for my trial run because the girl from MAC does freelance and will be doing all the BM makeup too. And my hair trial was $45.
Anyways $200 for a trial run is ridiculous…. I am paying less than that for the wedding day!
Post # 9
It does stink that the trials are so $, but just think of the photos and how in the future you will want to have looked perfect on your wedding day!
My hair trial is: $85 and make-up is $50. Wedding day costs are: $150 for hair and $100 for make-up (since they are coming to my wedding location which is 30 miles from where they are located)
Post # 10
I just ended up doing my own makeup after numerous failed trial attempts. I had someone do my hair, they even washed and blow dried and used a special setting spray and my curls lasted all day. I still have it, if you want the name, I highly recommend it. It’s a spray I got at a salon, where they swear by the stuff! My hair and MOH’s hair washed, blow dryed and curled was $120 which I thought was pretty good. Pic attached. More pics in bio.
Post # 11
@justeen: just an FYI – Aveda institutes are great, but they take FOREVER to get your hair done because they are in training. Got a hair cut there once and it took almost 3 hours. Its because their instructor needs to check every little move they make and sometimes make corrections. I would just be really careful about going to one on the day of your wedding!
Post # 12
Your wave pattern is probably naturally very straight. While you can go for curls, it may not keep. I am one of those girls that can barely keep curl. I would either utilize your gorgeous straight locks or go for a curled updo- that way the curls have more structure and will be pinned to stay longer. Even a half up do will take some weight off the curls that are left down!
Best of luck to ya!
Post # 13
I paid for every trial I did–I’ve never encountered a place that will do a trial for free. The place I went with was $300 for trial and day of, hair and makeup. Generally, anything having to do with a wedding is automatically twice what it would normally cost. That’s just the nature of the beast! If you tell us where you’re getting married, we may be able to give you a suggestion or two!
Post # 14
thanks ladies. So it seems like going with MAC might be the safest thing to do for my budget. I live in California
Post # 15
Mac can tend to be cakey and more of a ‘going out’ look. It’s a shame your curls fell, they looked gorgeous. I second TIGI Hard Head, however, have you thought about doing an updo? It might not be your fav look but it will not fall out and it will last longer.
Post # 16
They need to add more spray or something to keep those curls held into place.