Post # 17
I’m not. I gave them the option of doing their own hair or getting it done. Two chose to have it done and one is going to do her own.
Since I chose a pretty pricey salon in our downtown (which has an affiliation with a local Aveda school), I booked my bridesmaids with two recent stylist grads that had a lower updo cost.
Also, if I was asking them to buy an expensive dress, I would have considered paying for hair/makeup. However, I’m letting them pick their own dresses, so they can choose something at a price point they feel comfortable with.
Post # 18
I’m not requiring my girls to get their hair or makeup done but they all are anyway. I was going to pay for part of their hair but decided not too – it was going to be too difficult because the salon is coming to us and there wasn’t an easy way to make it happen.
Also, they only paid $70 for their dresses so I don’t think I’ve asked too much of them – but like I said, they don’t have to get their hair done.
Post # 19
I prefer that they leave their hair down, but I do not require them to have it done professionally. It is more of a nice splurge for the special occasion – so I did give them a quote from the the girl who will do my hair on the day of. If the girls choose to have their hair done too, I will pay for it just to keep things simple on that day (in terms of payment/tip).
Post # 20
I’m paying for their hair & makeup. I figured that if I was in a wedding, I would NOT want to be responsible for doing my own hair and makeup (b/c I’m not confident I could make it look that good), and I figured it would be a nice gesture.
Post # 21
No – I gave them the option to get their hair and makeup professionally done if they wanted the pampering, but I also told them that they were more than welcome to make themselves beautiful if they wanted to save the cash. I trust them all to look nice!
Post # 22
The make up/hair person came to our suite. I didn’t require makeup/hair, but both sisters said they wanted it done. When it came time to pay, my older sister paid for her own, and my younger sister made it a point to leave the room , so I just paid for hers to avoid any type of argument.
Post # 23
i didnt – but i also didnt want my girls to have updo’s and they didnt want them.
everyone did their own hair except my sister – she came with me to the salon but i didnt pay.
i dont think its really in the rule book to HAVE to pay for them, though if you want them all to get their hair done i think its the nice thing to do. my girls talked amongst themselves at my shower and decided to wear their hair down which was perfectly fine with me. i had an updo though 🙂
Post # 24
I am not requiring my girls to get their hair done, but when I asked them about it they all really wanted to. For that reason, I decided to pay for their hair and make it a small part of their Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts. If none of them had wanted to get their hair done I would not have cared one bit!
Post # 25
If I had the money I would pay, but I don’t, and there are a lot of them! I think the deal is if you REQUIRE they have a SPECIFIC style you should absolutely pay. If you tell them to just wear it nice, and offer a hair stylist if they want then its fair game not to pay.
Post # 26
Hell no. Too expensive. I’m also not dictating what they should do with their hair. Whatever looks good on you, do it. If you want to pay, pay. If you don’t, don’t.
Post # 27
@vmec: My philosophy, exactly.
Post # 28
I cant afford to pay for their hair. They will all do their own hair. I will provide the hair accessory as well as salon quality hair products for them to use.
Post # 29
I’m not. If they want to get their hair professionaly done, they will have to pay for it. I am letting them chose who (including themselves) does their hair.