(Closed) What is the deal with the price of bridal hair/makeup?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@rcorral:  No idea, I paid $60 to have my hair done on the day of my wedding, but I think this was just her standard price for styling.  I did my own make-up, but it seems like there’s a huge mark-up on everything as soon as you mention “wedding.”

Post # 5
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1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@rcorral:  I’m debating even HAVING professional makeup done, because it seems the expectation is for me to pay for everyone to get their makeup done, and at $100 a person I just can’t afford myself and my bridal party’s makeup. I’m already paying for their hair. =

Post # 6
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867 posts
Busy bee

Word, I resent how everything gets marked up with the word “wedding” attached to it. I was just charged $100 for bm hair because It was her “flat bridesmaid rate” uh ok? 

Post # 7
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1287 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve been trying to find someone to come to our hotel to do my hair/makeup and my MOH and daughters hair. Everyone has a # of people minium.  We don’t have time to go to a salon!  Our wedding is a DIY, so we will be setting up all morning.  Ugh!  Looks like I’ll be doing everything myself, unless I can find a close friend, or the girl that usually cuts my hair, to come to the hotel to do my hair. 

Post # 8
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8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@rcorral:  That seems crazy expensive, even for LA.  As long as you don’t have to sign a contract, I’d say do whatever you have to in order to get the best price lol.

Post # 9
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@rcorral:  It’s overpriced and ridiculous, I agree. But I also know I can’t do it on my own. When I am incapable of something, I hire experts. Sure, I could do make-up but it won’t look anything like what I want. I don’t want to pay, but I’m willing to suck it up for the day.

Post # 10
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5421 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@rcorral:  I didn’t find there to be a mark-up TBF. Mine is at the higher-end, but they are excellent, and I was prepared to pay a little extra; it’s costing £350/$500 for hair and make-up including the trial and travel expenses (they’re coming to my house for the trial, and the venue the day-of). A standard hair-up at my hairdressers would have cost £50/$70; so, $140 for a trial plus day-of, and that would have involved me going to them. Special occasion make-up at local beauty salons is priced at about the same.

So, going to a local salon and not mentioning the W word would have saved me around $200 but wouldn’t have included travel and would have meant I’d have had to gone to them. If I’d wanted them to come to me, and had had to pay travel, it’d have been about the same as I’m paying, even if I said it was just for a party

Post # 13
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@rcorral:  I can totally do my own too. But not airbrushing, false eyelashes, and the perfect amount to look great in pictures. I don’t think I could do my wedding make-up and I can’t be fussed to try. I figure I can use the trial for my engagement shoot so not a total waste of money.

Post # 16
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rcorral:  i shopped around.  i found places that specifically cater to brides that charged $150+ for each service for the bride and $100+ for each service for other wedding party members. plus you still have to pay for the trials.

 

i went with a hair person who does special occassion hair styles as her business and also does weddings

my MUA works out of her home and travels to locations for weddings.

 

hair is $60/person

 

makeup is $50/person, $75 for bride

 

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