Would you pay $30 for hairspray and bobby pins?!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Would you pay $30?
    Yes : (22 votes)
    52 %
    No : (18 votes)
    43 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Are these specialty bobby pins? I’m not a stylist, but they might have better “grip” to hold the hair? Is it $30 for one pack of pins and one bottle of hairspray, making each item roughly $15?

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Id go have it done at the salon. It just seems like a logistics/time issue not even a financial matter. How is one person going to get everyone done. But I also dont see why your aunt would charge your friends practically the same amount as a salon, and then not bring the things she needs with her. Thats not professional. 

    Post # 6
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    BakerBee16:  Eh, I doubt any salon would use Pantene hairspray and Goody bobby pins on your bridesmaids. It was rude of her to speak to you that way but $30 isn’t an insane amount. If I may ask, how much is she charging them for the style?

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I used to work at a beauty supy store and yeah….that is what hairspray there costs.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    BakerBee16:  That price sounds about average (including supplies) to be honest. If you feel more comfortable going to the salon then do it but either way you’ll probably be spending the same amount.

    Post # 10
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    588 posts
    Busy bee

    Honesty, she’s doing you a favour. I think buying her the supplies she wants to do it seems reasonable.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It depends though…I mean if your friends have thick hair, plus she’ll probably hairspray the bejesus out of it so it doesn’t fall/get wrecked by heat/humidity. Is she going to use every drop? Definitely not, but better not to run out.

    And if she’s retired, she probably doesn’t have that stuff on hand.

    But I would say she should have factored that  cost into the price…a salon doesn’t charge you for shampoo.

    Post # 14
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    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think I would go ahead and get the bobby pins, they may have thicker teeth or something and they will hold better. I would find a cheap/smaller bottle of hairspray though. I personally use Big Sexy Hair and it’s never failed me.. and it’s around $10 a bottle [cheaper on ebay].

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I am not a salon professional, but I have a very strong preference for a particular salon hair spray, because it offers fantastic hold with no hardness or stickiness, which cannot be said of all hairspray brands.  The type I purchase retails for about $18 for a standard-sized can.  Given that, it doesn’t sound at all outrageous that your aunt chose a large can of salon-quality hairspray and pins that would cost a total of $30.

    As for the updos for your bridesmaids, many salons charge a mininum of $75, so I think a $30 updo, done by a professional, sounds very reasonable.

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