(Closed) Hair and Make-up for the bridesmaids

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m getting two hair dressers to come to my parents’ house where we’re getting ready and I’m paying for the bm’s hair and my own. The one is going to do my hair and makeup, and the other is going to do just hair for the three girls. They’re going to do their own makeup.

Post # 4
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I offered to pay for either hair or makeup, if they would LIKE to get one of those done. I am not requiring them to.  I made appts for those who wanted one or both.  If you would rather them get their hair done by a professional, I would offer to pay.  If they don’t want either of those, I would offer to pay for a portion of their dress to make it evens stevens.  After all, brides aren’t made of money! 🙂

Post # 5
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

A lot of my girls can do their own hair and makeup and make it look professional! That being said i let them decide what they wanted done. I had 2 hair girls (from my local salon) and 2 makeup girls (from MAC) come to my house the morning of the wedding. Beforehand i made sure to get everyone’s yes or no on hair and makeup and let them know the cost and to bring enough cash to include tip (I paid for dresses and shoes so this was on them- and they had the choice to do their own if they wanted). It worked out really nice because they all came over, we served breakfast and hung out.  It also made it nice for me so that i didn’t have to run all over town. 

Post # 6
5887 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

general rule of thumb: if you want a specific hair/makeup style, or if you are requiring it be done professionally, you should cover the expense.  if not, it is nice to offer them some kind of access (i.e. offering to bring in hair/makeup people), and provide them with a pricing list with the expectation that each girl will pay for themselves, but this certainly isn’t mandatory.

Post # 7
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have a hair dresser and a make-up artist coming to my house.  They are on the pricey side, so I just mentioned the prices to my bridesmaids and leave it up to them whether they want to use them.

Being able to pay for them would be nice, but there is just no way I can pull this off.

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