(Closed) Hair and makeup in MD/DC/VA area, is HOW MUCH??

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
37 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m paying $475 for just me. It sounds like what I encountered… Makeup and hair was the hardest vendor for me to book! Prices up here are ridiculous.

Post # 4
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

I think around $400 is reasonable, even if they have to travel a little bit. My mom owns a salon so she is bringing a girl with her to do our hair and we are DIY make-up. In my area hair and make-up for bride and one bm is $425 and it is considered an expensive area. Can’t imagine why they are charging so much. Keep scouring the internet! What do you think of checking out beauty schools? 

Post # 5
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I paid $45 each for hair (7 people total) and my stylist did my makeup as a gift. I used my regular stylist and she did an amazing job. Do you have a regular hair dresser that could do it or recommend someone?

Also ask other married friends who did their hair/makeup and if they recommend them. I didnt have to shop around because it was a given that my girl would do it, but in my experience as a bridesmaid/bride, $45 per updo is about average. The prices you are finding sound outrageous!!

Post # 7
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I used Amber from Make-up Memories for onsite hair and Courtney Shampaine for onsite make-up. Both are based in Annapolis, but will travel for a fee. They were $200 per service for trial + day-of. Everyone else in my party was $85 per service. They were some of the best money I spent and I couldn’t recommend them more.

For a somewhat less expensive alternative, my friend used Andrea Edwards (based out of Cavallaro in Columbia, but she runs a side business for onsite hair and has a partner for make-up) and they were also fantastic to work with.

Post # 8
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Oh, no way! I spent $400-something for me and two-MOHs for hair and makeup (including two w/false eyelashes) at my hair salon. They probably would have travelled if I’d been willing to pay for it.

You’ll also save some if you go directly to a salon, versus having someone travel. Check wedding wire.

Post # 10
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@PS012:  For us, salon was ideal- we “took over” the place. 🙂   Your hair and makeup will/should last ALL day (I had to use three makeup wipes, and spend five minutes trying to brush out my hair). The only thing I touched up all night was my lipstick. I went to Sephora beforehand to decide on a lipstick color, so I’d have it for my touchups. My hair dresser also put netting on two of our hairstyles, specifically to help set them.

Post # 11
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i used up-do’s for i do’s. they were great& came to the hotel where we were staying. i think it was like $250 for me for hair/makeup andless for my bridesmaids.

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