- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2017
What area are you in?
What area are you in?
Where are you getting married? If there’s a Dry Bar nearby, your bridesmaids could get updos there for $80.
If people are in demand for their services, or very talented, they can charge whatever they like. Some people charge significantly more to go to your location or work outside of their usual business hours.
You don’t have to hire her, of course. Undoubtedly, there are many less expensive options.
That would be a hell to the naw.
Uh no. I had a stylist travel to me in downtown DC, and even I didn’t pay that.
Whoa, $300?! There’s no way I would pay that for each of the bridesmaids… I’m paying for everyone’s hair as well, but I have a close family friend who has done my hair for years. She’s only charging $45 per bridesmaid. Then again, this is in South Carolina, where most things are cheaper anyways. Plus, I know she’s giving me a deal.
UPDATE: I sent her an e-mail politely explaining that although I love her work and she was my number 1 pick, unfortunately her price point just doesn’t work for us.
Now, either she’s playing dumb or the cyber gremlins ate up my e-mail on the way to her because she contacted me with a contract and made no mention whatsoever of me saying I don’t want to book with her. Every form of communication we’ve had has been on the same thread (including my “thanks, but no thanks” style response). She has created a whole new thread for whatever reason – not a computer generated one someone may have set up in their system to automatically send for enquiries but she actually created a new thread herself. The lady that told me I didn’t have to book her in until 3 months prior to the wedding suddenly wants me to sign a contract.
Ignoring the fact that she used my information and exact head numbers, I replied attaching my previous e-mail and told her I think she made a mistake and sent the contract to the wrong person as I won’t be requiring her services. She hasn’t responded in quite a few days.
That isn’t what is odd to me though. What stuck out to me were her terms. I had a quick look over the contract and although the $300.00 includes travel, application of your self-provided extentions and any padding that may be required (so basically if you don’t need her to put in your extentions or need any padding, you’re paying the same amount as someone who does need all of that for no reason), that’s pretty much it other than the style itself. She states, “Hair MUST be already blow-waved prior to all appointments. We do NOT do this. If blow-waving is required, an extra charge of $50.00 per person will apply”. First of all, is it just me or does that seem high and mighty like blow-waving is beneath her? Isn’t that one of the basics of being a hairstylist? Oh and she states they do NOT do them but hey, if you want to pay me 50 bucks extra, I’ll do it after all. So which is it, you don’t do them or you can but you’re just trying to squeeze every last dollar out of your clients? She recommends in her contract that you visit someone else the night before and get your hair blow-dried (which of course, would cost you extra).
If I was still considering booking her before, I certainly am not now.
I dont even know what blow waving is. But she’s a special kind of nuts.
Please keep looking As that is insane!!!! My wedding was May 28 in Ontario Canada in the GTA – we used a mobile hair lady who was great- she was between $65-$85 per girl… We all had different variations of buns. For $300 you had better be getting some new quality extensions to keep! 🙂
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