Makeup/ Hair cost

posted 9 months ago in Beauty
  • poll: How much did your hair/ makeup cost (each service)?
    $50-$70 : (8 votes)
    26 %
    $70-$90 : (3 votes)
    10 %
    $90-$120 : (8 votes)
    26 %
    $120+ : (12 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 2
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2020

    I’m paying $300 for my hair and makeup (including trial) and then $130 each for bridesmaids hair and makeup. I’m going to pay for them because even though it’s a lot, I don’t believe in asking your bridesmaids to pay for things for your wedding.

    I don’t think you should ask your bridesmaids to pay just to meet the minimum required by that makeup artist. Either you pay for them or you find someone who doesn’t have a minimum. It’s fine to offer to pay for one of the services rather than both, and get them to choose if they want to pay for the other service or DIY it.

    Post # 3
    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I am paying $400 for hair and makeup for the trail, and $400 for the day of, in addition to hair and makeup for all the bridesmaids (7 of them). I am paying for them because I also wouldn’t feel comfortable asking them to pay for their own.

    Post # 4
    7064 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I don’t think it’s fair to make them pay when there’s a minimum. Cover the price to meet your minimum, or hire someone else without mins and give them the option to diy.

    Post # 5
    2552 posts
    Sugar bee

    I paid a total of $3,400 not including tip for hair and make up.

    Broken down, it was $210 per Bm (4) and $210 for our moms.  My hair and makeup was $310.  I had two trials at $280 each and also paid for tattoo cover-ups, an early morning start and return hair service.

    Post # 6
    2436 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Whoa. Some of these prices are WAY high. My MUA charges $95 for bride and $85 for Bridesmaid or Best Man. For my best friend’s wedding we are using a different friend who is charging $85 for Bridesmaid or Best Man and $35 for hair just down and curled. I think anything over $100 is really pricey and the MUA better be like a high profile celeb artist because it really shouldn’t cost over $100. And I’m in SoCal where EVERYTHING is expensive for reference. 

    Post # 7
    769 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    DoubleD :  I’ve done a ton of research for my area (15+ vendors) and couldn’t find anyone under 150! I’m going with my regular hair stylist who is cutting me a deal because I go to her every 8 weeks 

    Mine will be 250 and my bridesmaids/moms are 150, I’m paying for everything because I want to treat them! I’m sure they would DIY if I didn’t and that’s fine too

    Post # 8
    5870 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I don’t think you necessarily have to pay for bridesmaid’s makeup but I think its presumptuous to book someone when you know some of your bridesmaids at least have to pay to meet your minimum. 

    What happens if you book this mua then ask your bridesmaids and no one wants to splurge on their makeup? 

    Post # 10
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn

    lucyinsky :  It’s $100 for my hair and makeup ($50 for each service). I’m paying for both of my bridesmaids hair and if they want makeup done professionally (they each do their own makeup daily and do a good job) they’ll pay for that service themselves.

    Post # 11
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m in Australia and the cheapest (also happened to be the style that I wanted) was $630 for 3 people and 1 bridal trial. So if you divide that by 4 it’s $157ish per hair & makeup service. Most of the others added up to about $1000 for 3 people for the same service.

    I was very happy with it though, natural looking and long lasting. I would’ve never got the same result myself.

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