Post # 1
Hi Ladies! I am having a hard time deciding whether or not to spent another $100 a makeup trial and I know there are many threads on this but I love doing these polls – I would love to see some numbers on people who booked based on portfolio and testimonials vs. people who booked after an initial trial? I have already had one trial that I was disappointed with and the artist that I am now highly considering requires 50% deposit which is a lot of money!
Post # 3
if you have the time, i would do another trial. you don’t want to be disappointed on your wedding day!
Post # 4
Dang that is alot!
My stylist charged only $30 and when you booked this went into the cost for the day of.
Even though its alot, I think hair/make-up is one of the most important things to be sure about before the day of the wedding. So if I were you, I would do the trial 🙂
Post # 5
I booked with a salon because it was free to hold the appointment. I then scheduled a trial. The trial was full cost. I was not very impressed. I decided to have a second trial with another MA (based on a referral) and I LOVE her work. I had to pay a small fee for the trial but it was worth it. I also was able to see some pics of previous clients. I booked her and cancelled the previous booking.
I say all that to say definitely do a second trial or at least see a portfolio.
Post # 6
@annieAAA – yeah boston is expensive when it comes to pretty much everything. $100ish is the average that i have been quoted.
there are some MUA’s that charge $60 for trials and the highest that i have seen is $250 for a bridal consultation with an artist on newbury street!!
Post # 8
I’d like to see more votes on this poll, too 🙂
Post # 9
I’ve booked based on reviews and recommendations. Will do the trial run closer to the wedding.
Post # 10
for those of you who booked before your trial, how much was your deposit? I wonder if that affected whether people did their trials before or after booking…