(Closed) Bridal hair and makeup…why is it more expensive?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
8 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

EVERYTHING with wedding price tag is double.

Thank you.

I am paying $1500 for hair & makeup for the bridal party (4 BMs, 2 Moms, and me)

Post # 17
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Some people think it’s inflated because it can be, but when I’ve asked about it myself I was told that makeup and hair for weddings is a Big Deal and needs extra effort and attention to be done right. 

Post # 18
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

There are a lot of factors involved in the pricing especially if you’re looking at someone that has excellent ratings. The pricing comes from factors like experience and ratings, and most of the good artists are very busy. They also use top grade products and have to maintain an ongoing stock of disposables and disinfectants and cleaners in order to keep their applications sanitary and safe, literally give away hundred of bobby pins and touch up kits, keep up with current licensure and insurance (did you know it is illegal to charge for hair and makeup services without a cosmetology or esthetician’s license in some states?), continue to do education and development, pay for health insurance and self employment tax while having a physical job that requires long hours of standing and breathing in chemicals and particles!

It is a hard job and a luxury service, and there is an incredible amount of stress involved as well as months of customer service. I am a hair and makeup artist and trust me, we don’t make these numbers up arbitrarily it really is just an expensive business to run and it requires a lot of dedication and dedication to perfection! 

Post # 19
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I paid $1200 total for bridal hair & makeup, and hair & makeup for 3 other girls.

Pretty expensive, but well worth it – we were all SUPER gorgeous.

And the makeup didn’t come off until we took it all.. with all of the crying/dancing/ect going on, you want to make sure it’s not going anywhere.

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