(Closed) Bridesmaid Hair

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SouthernTulip:  Technically youre right – if she wants it done a certain way, then she should be paying for it.

 

However.

 

Part of accepting a bridesmaid position comes with costs associated with it.  As an example, in Canada its usually the bridesmaids who pay for their hair and makeup regardless.

 

This may vary across cultures, etc, but thats how its done here.

 

If you really dont want to, approach the bride and let her know.  If she insists – suck it up and pay the money, go somewhere cheaper beforehand, or drop out.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

In my region the bridesmaids typically pay to have their hair done, however, I know that this isn’t true everywhere. You are definitely not required to pay to get your hair done. Have you guys brought this up to her? Maybe you could all do your hair up in the way she wants to show her how simple it is. Otherwise if she still insists on having it done professionally ask if you can find your own salon. I have had much more extensive updos for cheaper than $75.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SouthernTulip:  It could be a price thing, too – My hairstylist is cheaper if I have over 5 people get their hair done on the same day.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think bridesmaids should have to pay to get their hair/makeup done… but I have never seen a clear consensus on this. I paid for my girls’ hair and makeup. The ones who have been bridesmaids before said they didn’t expect me to, and that they had to pay for it or do their own at other weddings. But then they also said I was an exceptionally easy bride to deal with compared to the other weddings they’d bridesmaided at, so, there’s that.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

If she’s making you get your hair done, she should pay for it. I want my girls to get it done but don’t want to pay for it so I didn’t offer to pay (I have 7 girls!).  There are some styles you can do yourself that look professional- check youtube.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SouthernTulip:  I don’t think you’re out of line at all. I think she should be more open to your suggestions and she should have been more up front about it to begin with. The weddings that I have been in and had to pay for my own hair- the bride always let us know fairly early. And really if I had asked any of them if I could just do it myself they probably would have let me. $75 is a lot of money for a basic hair style like that. It seems like if you and the other BMs all went to the cheaper place you could all still have the same hairstyle. FWIW I wouldn’t ask my BMs to get their hair done unless I was planning on paying for it.

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