(Closed) When to book your hairstylist/make up artist??

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I booked about 3 months out – I wanted to make sure that I could get the one I wanted, but was also concerned about the economy and worried that if I booked too soon, she could have been out of business, etc.

Post # 4
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I booked both my hairstylist and MUA without doing a trial.  I know it was risky, but I was very impressed with both of their work and I’d read great reveiws on both of them as well.

I should also add that I’m generally the person is very happy with any professional make-up application or hairstyle, so if you are that way too, then it’s probably ok to book without the trial.  If your pickier than I am, I’d definitely do a trial first.

Post # 5
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Supposedly May to September is the peak bridal ‘season’ so chances of your artist and hair stylist being booked for your date if you don’t secure your date with a deposit and contract is lower if it’s not during the ‘season. But if your month is popular in your area (it depends on weather, where you live, etc – I would say in LA or warmer climates where the Fall is a much more comofrtable temperature to get married in for the couple and the guest) then perhaps you should make your move and book the MUA/Hairstylist soon. Usually vendors recommend 6 months advance to prevent conflicts in schedules!

However another thing to keep in mind is, unless the MUA/Hair only does bridal, many MUA/Hair have other jobs like events, photo shoots, film/print, etc.  and a job is a job, so she or he will not be able to reschedule their current appointment to accomodate you if they already have bookings!

Post # 6
39 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I booked my hair stylist and makeup artist in January because I really wanted to make sure I got someone that I liked. It was nice because we did a meet and greet before I actually put a deposit down to hold the date. We spent an hour discussing my thoughts on how I wanted to look, my concerns and she took meticulous notes about me and my bridesmaids which I really liked. By the end of the of the meeting I felt really comfortable leaving a deposit with both the hair stylist and the MUA. My trial will be some time in August.

Post # 8
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

That stinks that the mua you wanted is booked.  I really hope the other team member works out for you! 

I think its pretty common for people to book (make a deposit/contract) with stylists prior to the trial run.  Stylists that work on weddings tend to book up fast and far in advance.  I think most people tend to rely on reviews, photos and resume´ of the stylist when choosing who they want to book.  

Best wishes and I hope everything turns out wonderfully!

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