Post # 1
Ummm okay so I know hair and make up for a wedding isn’t cheap but I don’t think I was really thinking about the whole scope of things here or maybe this is too expensive?! I’d appreciate your input here Bees!
My hair – $100
Bridesmaid or Best Man hair – $65 (short) or $85 (long)
My make up – $100 (includes my trial and a touch up kit)
Bridesmaid or Best Man Make up – $70 (includes false lashes which I didn’t ask for)
I was planning on telling my Bridesmaid or Best Man that their hair/makeup would be $100 flat and I would secretly pick up the rest, but with SIX count’em SIX bm that really adds up! I’m trying to be sensitive to the fact that 4 of my Bridesmaid or Best Man don’t have a lot of money. Should I get another quote for makeup or is that a reasonable price and I should just suck it up?! I have no idea how much these things should cost!!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Are you going to require that they do both hair and make-up? If so, I definitely recommend helping them with part of the cost, or keep looking. Although those prices sound really reasonable for wedding hair and make-up; you might have a hard time finding much better.
Would you be open to letting the girls do their own makeup? That might make it easier.
Post # 4
That’s actually pretty reasonable for what I’ve seen in my area.
Post # 5
I think some of the girls might want to do their own makeup. One of them in particular is really low maintenance, for the others I think it would be something they’d be interested in. The hairdresser is a good friend of mine and the make up artist is a girl who used to work for him that I met a few times at the salon. How much of the cost do you think I should cover? Should I stick to them paying $100 and I just suck it up and pay the rest? LOL!
Post # 6
Bakerella, I was recently a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding in Mississauga, ON (it’s my hometown!! but now I live in Calgary). We had a hairstylist and makeup artist for $50 each so that would be in your budget. I’ll find out the numbers of the ladies and PM you.
Post # 7
@MAlove – That would be awesome! Thanks!
Post # 8
my hair = $80, Bridesmaid or Best Man hair =$80, my makeup = $55 (including false eyelashes)
i’m paying for their hair and they’re all doing their own makeup 🙂
when i was a Bridesmaid or Best Man, it was the same… i did my own makeup and my bride friend paid for the BM’s hairs..
could you research other stylists in your area?
Post # 9
I’m just starting my search for other make up artists. I love my hair stylist and there’s no way I could go with anyone else, LOL!
Post # 10
That’s actually pretty reasonable from what I’ve found, cheap actually. Does the makeup/hair come to you or do you go to them?
Post # 11
That seems normal. My prices are:
Hair: Bride & Bridesmaid or Best Man = $95 each
Makeup: Bride + 2Bridesmaid or Best Man = $85 Bride, $65 Bridesmaid or Best Man
Bride + 3BM = $80 Bride, $60 Bridesmaid or Best Man
Bride + 4Bridesmaid or Best Man = $80 Bride, $55 Bridesmaid or Best Man
I am paying $30 towards each of their hairstyling since I want everyone to have something ‘done’, but makeup is totally up to them. Some of my BM’s don’t care about the cost but don’t want makeup done, that is totally fine with me.
Post # 12
You know, I dont know what your timing is or anything. But what I am doing is going to mac and having them do my makeup. its free and easy. and also, they ask you buy some merchandise for the services. so ill just buy the lipstick etc etc for touch ups later. super cheap!
Post # 13
those prices sound about right. but perhaps some of your BMs prefer to do their own makeup. as long as they’re comfortable, and you’re okay with it, it’s perfectly fine to save some money that way!
Post # 14
That sounds good actually…Id say Ive heard more for the bride on both hair and makeup, but about the same for bridesmaids.
Post # 15
Okay so then we’re good. Yes both hair and makeup are coming to us, but we’re going to be about an hour outside of the city, so the price includes travel. The hair stylist is a good friend of mine, so I think he’s cut me a bit of a deal. I’ve polled the BMs and they all want both hair and makeup done which surprised me a bit. Anywho, I think I’ll ask them each for $110 and I’ll cover the rest. Thanks for your input ladies!
Post # 16
That is cheap! My trial cost me $100. Day of will be $200 for hair and makeup.
I emailed several different MUA and they quoted me $400 – 500 for just the bride!!!