Post # 1
I’ve been looking into hairdressers for my wedding. Ideally I’d like the person to come to my house, which is about 3 miles from the ceremony venue, very cllose to downtown. I just want my hair curled, maybe teased or pulled back a little, nothing fancy. Most of the places I’ve looked at charge about $80-175 for bride’s hair, and some require me to have my BMs get their hair done to, at about $80+ per person. I thought that was expensive and considered having my teenage cousins just do my hair, but then I worried that they wouldn’t use the right products to make it stay all day.
I just called a place today that wants to charge me $550. That. Is. Insane. $550 for me and $125 for BMs. I asked if that was still the same if I wanted simple curls and not an updo and she said yes.
Holy hell I’d be paying her more than our DJ!
I think it’s time I asked my cousin or just drove down to my regular salon.
Has anyone else paid that much for hair? Was it worth it? Can I just have my cousin curl and style it and will it last all day?
Post # 3
I paid $60 for simple curls, not sure what they’re doing to your hair for $550…must be very fancy lol.
Post # 4
@SarahCF: Totally depends on the part of town your in, honestly :-/ I’ve paid double that for fusion hair extensions on a couple of occassions…but for a *style*? Wouldn’t pay more than $300.
Post # 5
@SarahCF: That’s crazy. I’m paying what I’d consider ‘top dollar’ and it’s costing me 525 USD for my hair and make-up; the hair portion is approx 275.i would NOT pay more than 300 because frankly it isn’t worth it IMPO.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I paid $200 for hair and makeup including trial run… based on results I wish I would have paid more. I didn’t like my hair or makeup at all 🙁
I just was so shocked how much people charged for on-site hair/makeup. My local haircut place would do it in-salon for $35 but they don’t travel. $200 was the cheapest I could find to come to us, and still wasn’t satisfied (I didn’t need anything complicated, just curled and pinned back from the face)
Post # 7
@SarahCF: $500…just for hair…? That should include the hair, makeup AND an orgasm
Post # 8
I am a black woman and our hairstyles are usually expensive.
When I got married, I wore a curly and long lace front wig that cost less than $100. I pined it half up for my wedding.
When we renew our vows, I will have my hair relaxed with a ponytail added for length. It won’t cost me more than $100 and that includes accessories and cost of ponytail.
Post # 9
@Nona99: Haha that last bit is for after the wedding, not before 😉
Post # 11
@SarahCF: i’m paying $350 for hair and makeup but if i was just doing hair the same person would charge $200. (not including travel fee) $500 is way way way too much
Post # 12
I can’t remember but I’m sure mine was between $100-150. My makeup artist was amazing, but a little on the expensive side, so I was trying to use a woman in our community who would be a bit less expensive. In the end it didn’t work out with her so I called my makeup artist about a week before the wedding and asked if she could do my hair. I didn’t have a trial, but I just wanted curls so I was happy with the way it came out. She did my hair and my sister’s hair, but I don’t remember how much she charged because it was so last minute and I didn’t do any price checks anywhere else. She charged $180 for the bridal makeup, so maybe it was around the same or a little less for the hair.
Post # 13
Yeah for $550 I expect her to weave diamonds and gold into it, throw in a hot stone massage, and do a tap dance for me. But to curl it up nice and get it out of my face? Goodness gracious that’s expensive.
Post # 14
$550 for hair??? I paid $170 for my hair trial and having it done on the day, and I thought she did a fantastic job. I had my hair done at a salon that is closer to my home than my regular salon. Anyways, best of luck finding a more reasonably priced hair dresser! I would have to say I think it’s worth it to get a professional and not just a family member though, even if it means you aren’t able to get it done in your home, because you will want a hair style that will last well through-out the day.
Post # 15
I think I paid $125 and that included the trial.
Post # 16
@Nona99: lol 😛
Uhh $550 just for your hair?!? I realize the word “wedding” inflates everything but that’s outrageous.
The lodge we had our wedding at has a salon in-house and they did hair and makeup for me, my 5 BMs, our officiant and our flower girl, catered mimosas and lunch for everyone and the bill with tax and tip came to about $700, including my hair trial. I was pleasantly surprised. I figured it’d be closer to 1k. We went over budget for almost everything else but this!