(Closed) Help! Am I Crazy..or just cheap?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I only paid around $100 for my hair trial and day of.  For the makeup, I spent $100 but she did have to travel to me so that was probably included in the price.

Post # 5
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

A LOT depends on where you are, IMO. I’m in NYC, and hair will be $150 per person. My Makeup will be $225 and my  bridesmaids’ and the two moms’ makeup will be $85 each.

Are you paying for your bridesmaids’ hair and makeup? I’m not, since I’m not “requiring them to get it done. They all want to, and they seem okay paying those prices.

Post # 6
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hear ya on this one!  Everything is soo expensive! It makes me so mad!  Like you said whats the difference between the bride’s hair and her BM?  NOTHING!

Post # 7
14 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I guess it depends on where you live here in MN at an average salon, updos run about $65 and up depending on time.  The reason it becomes more expensive when you say bride is because most salons like to take more time with you to get the desired look you are going for.  My hair is going to cost me for my consult and trial run through about 100$ and that is going to a more upscale salon here but she may also have discounted me because I am a regular.

Post # 8
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I totally feel you.  An updo and makeup at my salon is $55 apiece.  A bridal updo and makeup is $180 apiece.  It’s insane.  I’ve encountered this with nearly every vendor, though.  I’ve been saying all along “whatever you THINK it will cost, triple it, and that’s what it will ACTUALLY cost.”

None of my bridesmaids wanted to get their hair or makeup done, so I only have to pay for myself, at least.

Post # 9
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

For me, hair is $85 for the day, $35 for the trial.  For makeup, $110 for the day, $50 for the trial.  Both artists are coming to my hotel room.

I’m NOT paying for most of the bridesmaids, but the bridesmaids have the option of getting their hair/makeup done.  All my bridesmaids are getting their hair done, and no one is getting makeup.  I am paying for my Maid/Matron of Honor because she paid for and threw me a great shower.


Post # 10
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Paying $200 for hair is not in my budget.  I used Craigslist and found a hairstylist who is willing to come to me and do my hair and makeup for $80 (including the trial).  I would suggest maybe you give that a try?  🙂

Post # 11
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d try to find a salon that you liked for general hair styling.

To see if you like their work – I’d tell them you’d like to get your hair done for formal dinner you’re going to – since bridal styles are less and less traditional I think you could find an image that doesn’t have any sort of bridal stuff in it for them to reference. 

If that goes well you could schedule an appointment for your wedding – tell them you really liked the hair they did before and you’d like them to do it again because it’s your birthday and you’re having a big party. 

I don’t think there is any reason they need to know it’s for a wedding.

Post # 12
4547 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes as soon as you say the word “wedding” the price goes skyhigh. A hair and makeup trial for me is required and is $105. Then, the day of, the total bill for me, four girls, and my Mother-In-Law is almost $700! Mine alone is like $200. It’s ridiculous!

Post # 13
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My friend is doing ours, she’s a cosmetologist but she’s not in a salon so she’s only charging $45 for each. not bad at all!

Post # 14
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well I can see up to $150 for both wedding day hair and hair trial, sure. Some offer it together, others make you pay separately. (Figure it’ll be 45-1hr of work, maybe longer for a trial)

Having had my hair done several times for weddings and never quite loving it (aka hating it), I’m really looking forward to a trial run first! haha

Personally, I don’t mind somethings being more for weddings. I mean, I expect a closer eye, more skilled hand, more attention to detail, more meetings and consults with me. Owning my own business though, I appreciate that a little more… and when you can use salons/companies you use normally, I’m happy to give them business to them.

Post # 15
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My stylist did my hair for free as a wedding gift. Did my own make-up and my BMs took care of their own hair and make-up. IMO, there’s better things to spend money on.

Post # 16
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I paid $40 for my hair and makeup trial, and on the wedding day $90 for both. 

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