Post # 1
I have been researching getting my hair and makeup done for my wedding and have been completely blown away by the cost!! Maybe I am just being cheap or something, but I think it is outrageous to pay $400 to get my hair and makeup done for a few hours. I want to look beautiful but really, that much?! ::GULP::
I am for sure getting my hair done because my skills are at about a 10 year old’s level when it comes to anything cute, but I am seriously considering just doing my own makeup with makes me sad.
Have any of you run into this problem? Anyone willing to share approximately how much it is going to cost you?
P.S. I’m near Los Angeles, so if anyone know of someone who is reasonably priced, I would love to hear about them.
Post # 3
yikes! that Yikes! That is very spendy. I’m paying $300 for myself and my 5 bridesmaids to get their hair done. As for Make-up I’m having a friend do it so I’m not sure what the cost of that would be on top of it. you might want to look into an independent hair/make-up artist versus a salon. They would be willing to negotiate on the prices.
Post # 4
I have been wearing MAC for 7 years and have had a few special occasions/modeling gigs where I asked them to do my makeup since they are professionally trained. They do not charge you for applying the makeup and only ask that you spend a minimum of $50.00 on product for them doing this service.
Call your local MAC store and see what their specifics are.
EDIT: If you ask around…many photographers, models and etc. use their products because they were specifically developed for photography and are widely used today. I wouldn’t ever go anywhere without all my MAC makeup 🙂
Post # 5
I love MAC products, especially the eye shaddows. They are long lasting, blend really well and are affordable. I plan on doing my own makeup, because I refuse to pay hundreds of dollars for someone to make me up. I found a really great website called makeupbytiffanyd.com. Tiffany gives great makeup application turtorials and creates looks for all kinds of occasions. I’ve tried a couple of her looks and feel more confident now in doing my makeup for the wedding. I highly recommend you check out her website. Good Luck:)
Post # 6
I got married in Los Angeles in 2009 and I paid $1500+ for myself, my moms, 1 auntie, and my Maid of Honor and the artists/stylist did not travel to me – we traveled to Them. If you want the best, you pay for the best.
I’d love to direct you to another recent thread on this board instead of repeating what I said here~
Hair and Makeup Sticker Shock
The Gist is: you are paying for a service and perhaps you expect a certain quality to the service – it’s not something you can get else where. Quoting a photographer: “You get what you pay for, but you NEVER get more than what you pay for” – it’s an investment for your big day, as well as for the photos/videos of that day. No offense, but you wouldn’t go to your dentist and expect your dentist to give you a filling for 50% less of their normal price, would you? Why would you expect makeup and hair professionals, who are performing a different kind of professional service, to get paid less than their rate, which is their salary? If you are OK with a junior stylist/less experienced person doing your makeup/hair on your big day then that’s a different story. In that case, you can ask your artist for a referral to his or her assistant and have them give you a quote instead.