Post # 1
My plans for hair and makeup fell through, so I contacted some traveling stylists and makeup artists. One who responded me gave me a $400 quote. This would be for my hair and makeup on the day of the wedding, one trial for hair and one trial for makeup, and to do my fiance’s hair the day of the wedding. Is this reasonable…?
Post # 4
It depends on where you live. It was reasonable for my San Diego wedding. If it were, say, small town Idaho, i’d be concerned ;-).
Post # 5
Mine is costing $280 for day-of and trial.
there is a $50 travel fee, and a total of $680 in services (and taxes and fees) being provided to various bridesmaids. There was a $400 minimum charge for bookings during summer though…
(this is in Vancouver, BC)
Post # 6
It’s all about area, and since you are getting travelling stylists I am unsure of that quote. For my area, when I was freelancing as a MUA I was charging $150 for trial and day of makeup on location. I didn’t do hair though.
Post # 7
I am getting married in an expensive urban East Coast area. I do think there are cheaper makeup artists/hairstylists out there, but the problem I ran into is that most of them have minimum amounts (generally $500 of services) to book them. Also, when I looked salons tend to be considerably cheaper, but I am getting married on a Sunday, and there is literally nothing open early.
Post # 8
That sounds reasonable given the stylist will include a trial for hair and makeup and do your fiance’s hair, given you said urban East Coast. Do you like this person’s work? Does that price include travel to you or do you go to the salon?
Post # 9
My wedding day hair and makeup together was 225 but that sounds about right since that includes a trial of each.
Post # 10
Mine is $320pp inc trail, hair and make up.
Post # 11
@chocolatecoveredstrawberry: My hair and airbrush makeup for the day of and a trial beforehand will be $350.
Post # 12
I live in Seattle and with trial my har and makeup will be about $280. The most expensive I found here was $350. So $400 definitely seems a bit much to me….
Post # 13
@chocolatecoveredstrawberry: Whattttt!!!!! Holy crap! I was quoted $215 for myself, trial of both and day of with airbrush. I am actually having a neighbor do my hair and makeup though since she will be coming to the wedding and she owns a salon. She is charging me $70 for hair and airbrush make and that is her normal rate…
Post # 14
I think it has to do with where you live. My hair+makeup trial is $165, and my day of hair+makeup is $150. Hair for the BM’s is $70 each. This is in Mississauga, ON though and we’re going to the salon.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Mine was $400 for unlimited hair and make-up trials, and actual day-of services. It was money WELL spent. 🙂
Post # 16
i am paying $60 for hair and $75 for makeup in Baltimore.
hair $60 per person plus $100 travel, free trial
makeup $75 bride, $50 everyone else, $50 trial, no travel fee