(Closed) Hair and Make Up advice!!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

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
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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.  

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