Post # 1
I have no idea how to go about hiring a hair stylist and makeup artist for myself and my bridesmaids the day of the wedding! Are you supposed to go to their studio, or do they come to the hotel? What is a reasonable cost for six people? How far in advance should you book these services? How early before the wedding should these things be done?
Thanks for any and all advice!
Post # 3
@gm234: It all depends on what you want to do! Some people like going to the salon, some like the hair and makeup artist coming to their location. Just keep in mind, if you want them at the hotel you often have to pay a travel fee which can get expensive.
Cost really all depends on your location. I’m in Oregon and my day of hair and makeup cost me $175 (which she gave me a huge discount on because she’s a friend of mine, she normally charges $300) and then I paid $100 for a trial with another artist that flaked on me the week of the wedding. Generally, up here you can expect around $250 for the bride’s hair and makeup (without trial) and around $70 per bridesmaid.
I went for my trial about a year before the wedding, which is apparently pretty early. I know a lot of girls on here usually go about 6 months or so before their wedding, but since we wound up eloping 3 months before our wedding date it worked out.