(Closed) Bride vs. bridesmaid hair/makeup

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Ugh.  The wedding tax is insane.

I haven’t started looking at salons yet, but I would have smacked someone when they refused to budge after I removed the things that made the price “bridal”.

Post # 5
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Why don’t you just call around and say you need a quote for hair and make-up for an event? Once you get the quote then you can say it’s for a wedding, no need to go throughing the M word around before you hear the #’s.

Post # 6
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Thats just how wedding related things prices are. Also they charge more for the bride because its her special day and if anything goes wrong or she is unhappy with it she can and will sue. bridesmaids and others are less likely to sue, file a complaint or give a bad review. I had this same problem there were charging 75 for the bridemaids and 175 for me for the exact same hair style which is a simply bun. I decided to go to regular salon instead of having a special bridal hair person come to me and its like less than a quarter of the cost!

Post # 6
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It’s so frustrating.  My makeup artist charged me double…my face is not double the size of my BMs!  I was so angry, but I looked aruond and found out that it’s just the way it is everywhere.  Sigh…

Post # 9
5788 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

My Hair/Makeup person charges the same for the bride/bridesmaids, its one of the reasons I booked her. She thought it was idiotic to charge more for the bride.

Post # 10
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a make up artist and beauty therapist. Bride’s make up appointments are normally more expensive as your appointment in the salon is often given to the most experienced make up artist.

When I was working in the spa, often, more time was alotted for the bride aswell. Ordinary make overs are normally booked for the bridesmaids (just what you would book if you were going out on the town or whatever…)

The price for brides may also include a trial (as you mentioned) and false lash application. Also bear in mind the consulation time – with a bride that will be much longer too. Hope that helps!  

Post # 11
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yea its just stupid. Most salons have set prices and while they’ll charge more if what you want is MORE complicated than the norm, they wont charge less if it is easier. For example I had extensions put in for my wedding day, which is an up charge of $20. But they did not give me any discount for the fact that I wore my hair down rather than some complicated up-do. 

Post # 12
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hate that when you mention wedding everything gets so much more expensive but brides are much more high maintenace when it comes to hair and makeup, understandably. You are the center of attention and it sucks to spend more money but if they truly take the extra time and care then it’ll be worth it.

Post # 14
31 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

@sit1010: +1


Makeup artist

I charge more for the bride because the bride gets 1 hour for makeup on the day. This prevents any rushing so less stress on the bride!
bridesmaids are 30 minutes…

Post # 15
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Say wedding and they add a 0 to the total. Just tell them its for a party.

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