Post # 1
Hey Bees! I just started looking into hair and makeup places and I’m shocked at how expensive some of these places are! Do you have any suggestions for places that are reasonable (i.e.-not charging $350 just for makeup!)? How much is reasonable for the Atlanta area? I was thinking that $200 for both would be a good cost. Am I off-base here? I apologize for my cluelessness here, but appreciate any and all assistance you all can lend me!
Post # 3
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
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
@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 # 6
@RingAroundtheRosie: Keep looking…thats TOO expensive. =% I am having my makeup airbrushed and its $90….
Post # 7
@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 # 8
@YSQueen: I’ll definitely look into MAC and Sephora and related places. I’m a little wary of Craigslist… but thanks for the suggestions!!
@RichardKristen2011: I know right! How many people can actually pay that for their makeup?? Craziness…
Post # 9
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
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! 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
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
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
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
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!