(Closed) Is it normal for makeup artist to charge for a trial run?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t know about a makeup artist solely because mine is doing hair and makeup and she’s charging me for the trial run.  I just thought it was reasonable because she’s taking her time and products out to do a service.

Post # 4
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was going to have to pay for my hair and make up trial. The only reason I didnt have to is because I flew down to Georgia and the morning of my trial they changed the time and the make up artist had to reschedule for the next day so I got it for free. It was going to cost me half the amount of the actual make up though!

Post # 5
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes, most trails (hair and make-up) do have a cost associated with it.  This is simply because you are using their products and time, so they expect to be compensated for it, especially in the event that you do not choose them for the actual wedding.  Some MUA and hair stylists will include a free (or cheaper) trial, but usually you have to book them in advance to get that.

Post # 7
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Yeah, I had to pay for mine.  

Post # 8
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yup, paid for mine too.  About 1/2 of the cost for day of. 

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