(Closed) Is this hair/makeup pricing normal?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Your base prices are definitely reasonable.  I don’t know about the airbrush makeup but I would assume it’s more expensive due to what is required (and they would need the same for the trial and the actual day).

For the extensions, it’s normal that you buy them yourself (and $90 is about right).  Is there any way you can buy them before the wedding day and practice and learn to place them yourself?  I have some that I bought for my boudoir photos and I wear them when I go out (they’re simple once you get the hang of it).  Also, are you doing your hair up or down?  If you’re doing an updo, my stylist actually told me not to wear the extensions because they’re more easily seen and they’ll make your head extremely sore.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My bm’s hair is the same, $100. Mine is $150, and if I want extensions it is an additional $320! I don’t have to provide them, but I do have to pay for them.

In regards to makeup, maybe a little high? My base is 75 for the bm’s, add 10 for airbrush.

My makeup, airbrush or not, is $150. All trials are $50, airbrush or not. I am using a pretty well-regarded makeup artist for my area also, she has done a lot of celebrity makeup, if that helps for a comparison.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Mackinaw Valley Vineyard; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

I think the base prices seem reasonable.  The airbrush seems a little high.  Mine was an additional $30 at the trial, and nothing additional the day of.  I don’t know anything about extensions, but it seems pricey to me.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think the base prices are about average.. Its the extras that will get you everytime. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I got married in Tampa and so my makeup/ hairstylist was from there. And I think for the area the amount seems average. I paid $125 for hair and makeup and $50 extra to upgrade to airbrush so a total for me of $175.00. And then with a signed contract the trial was free/ included. I did not go with one of the companies everyone recommends (on the other wedding sites) because it seemed like thier websites were never updated and all their pics looked dated to me… AND they seemed expensive. I searched for someone that I liked thier style and was cost effective for us. My 2 ladies were $100 each for hair and makeup and my moms hair was $40.

 

ETA I just looked at my contract and I did pay an extra $50 for the trial for airbrush but other than that the trial was free.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I used Beauty Brought Out, her name is Julissa, it is her own business and she has her studio in her house. She was really great and friendly. She was on time and had everything  she needed and more. Brought her ipad and looked up the pictures of the styles my sisters wanted because we forgot the pics. I can’t say enough good things about her, she was fantastic. Everyone was very pleased with everyhting and it is a hard crowd to please when it comes to hair and makeup! (and she even made a mistake on my contrat at first..lol)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

google gigmasters.com for your area- and check for a make up person.. and in this economy NEGOTIATE.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

She was really awsome I think you will be very happy with her. No problem 🙂

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Everything sounds normal. I’ve never heard of a free trial with airbrushing.

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