(Closed) Atlanta Bees – How much for hair/makeup?

posted 7 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You may want to consider looking on Craigslist to try and get someone more affordable. Or you could always go to the MAC counter. Most artists in the malls will do it if you purchase an item or will do it on the side for a fee.

Have you thought about DIY? I had inteneded on DIYing my makeup, but a MUA friend of mine graciously offered her services.

Post # 4
736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was thinking the same thing. I have my regular hairdresser that will do my hair, but I was curious about getting someone to do my makeup. I honestly did not realize that they charge so much. From what I found it was around the $150 or more for a make-up artist. Is Craiglist reliable for something like that?

Post # 5
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ADBK2011: It’s a great way to find any type of vendor, but like any vendor on the street, get references, have them do a makeup trial, have them sign a contract, etc.,


Post # 7
13 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ADBK2011: Please dont go to Craiglist.  It just worries me as to who may be on there.  Just in case…better to be safe 😉

Post # 9
42 posts
  • Wedding: March 2010


The cost depends on if you want someone to come to you or if you are planning to go to the salon. Sometimes the time of your wedding also means the makeup/hair artist will have to charge a higher rate (if they have to come early in the morning).

For salon work, I have gotten quotes for $200 including trials for both makeup and hair. For on-site work, I have quotes from $100 for both makeup and hair (for 1 person team who can do both) to as high as $150 per person (separate artists for hair and makeup).

Regardless of price, I think having a trial is important to ensure you like his/her work.


Post # 10
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree, I found the prices to be pretty outrageous when I first started looking too.

The girl I’m using charges $150-250 for the bride only, depending on which package you get, but she’s with you most of the day.  She does your make up and then touch ups between pictures, etc., so she’s there for several hours.  I’m banking on getting teary, and I tend to get red and splotchy when I cry, so I definitely want her there for touch ups!  Laughing  She also offers different pricing for BMs depending on whether they want full makeup or eye makeup only, and they’re much cheaper than prices for the bride.

Ask if the MUA’s offer package deals if some of your BMs or moms want to go in on it with you — you may be able to get a good deal that way. 


Post # 11
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Depending on how picky you are, I would just get a Mary Kay consultant. They will come to your wedding, stay all day and do touch ups for onlt $25. They will do the same for any bridesmaids and mother for $25 per person. And I think it’s like $10 for anyone under the age of 15. I’m not a big make up person, so I’m going to try a free consultation with my Mary Kay consultant to see if she does a good job. If so, she’s hired.

Post # 12
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m from ATL but got married in Key West.  i think similar prices in the south. 

For mine, it was 250 and she was absolutely amazing.  I used the Glam Squad and she did airbrush makeup, and amazing hair!  Absolutely fabulous and she came to where we were and even brought champagne for me to sip (before lipcolor though)! 

Post # 13
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Have you tried department stores like Belk, Macy’s, etc…? My friend used to work for Clinique at Belk and they always had wedding parties and prom girls come in to get their make-up did. They go through SO many classes on application, I would consider them just as good as a “makeup artist”. I don’t think they’d be too expensive either. Oh, and you can most likely get a trial done there for free, too.

Post # 14
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Im using Brushworx.  Her name is Patti Simmons. She has a team that comes on location and will do everything at your convenience. I am a freak about makeup…cant stand alot.  I have seen her work and it is absolutely amazing.  Like ready for the cover of a magazine amazing.

She might work with your budget…Im not sure though.  It never hurts to ask!

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