(Closed) How much did your hair and makeup trial cost?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

TGold:  Mine charged $60 for a hair trial and $40 for makeup – so that does seem quite high!  Where are you located?

Post # 4
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My hair and makeup trial were free when I booked with my hairstylist and her MUA. That’s part of the reason I went with their services, lol… I love a good bargain.

Post # 5
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

TGold:  That’s high for this area.  How far away do you mind going?  I love my make up artist.  She’s $60 (for trial and the day of) but she’s in Avon, CT

Post # 6
7271 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine charged the same amount she charged for the actual day of hair and makeup. Made sense to me because I wanted to see exactly how it would be done so it takes her the same amount of time even though it’s a trial. 

Post # 8
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Mine charged the same for a trial as they did for the day of so I skipped it. But I am not too picky about it and have seen in person them do other bridal parties since I am just going to the salon where I normally get my hair done.

Other area MUA/Stylists included or discounted the trial if you booked with them, but if you did the trial and decided NOT to book with them you would be charged full price for those services and for me these routes were much more expensive to begin with than what I am doing.

Post # 9
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


TGold:  Mine came to $170 total….$170 to have someone make me look like a prostitute.

Post # 10
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

The cost of my trial was the same as the cost of my day of. It takes the same amount of product and time for a trial as it does on the day of, so I’m not sure why it is presumed that the trial should be less expensive.

Post # 11
1651 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine was $125 for trial, $125 for day of, and that’s hair only. Depends on quality and whether you like their work.

Post # 12
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

TGold:  My MUA is charging me $100 which includes the trial, wedding day, lip gloss and lashes. My hair will cost me $25 for the trail and $35-45 for the wedding day (because she is travelling to me on my wedding day, the trial I am travelling to her). If you are looking for a new MUA or Hairstylist whom might be a little more budget friendly, ask your vendors for some recommendations. My photographer’s been extremely helpful with suggesting vendors I may be interested in. 

Post # 13
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Here’s mine in SF Bay Area

Hair trial – $125

Hair day of – $150

Makeup Trial – $150

Makeup day of – $250 

Post # 14
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mine in Outer Banks, NC

Hair and Make up trial: $140 

Hair and Make up on the day: $140

Travel fee since they aregoing to me: $150

2 Flower girls and my sister hair: $180

= $610 (I paid for my flower girl and sister)

Post # 15
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

$125 for the full make up and hair trial

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