(Closed) My friend/stylist is ripping me off!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Member
75 posts
Worker bee

Is she working for a salon? And having it charged thru them? If so, she may not be able to provide a discount. Some stylists will include travel or onsite location fees as well. But if she is doing it on her own, then see if you can talk to her about having it fit into your budget.

Post # 4
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Just let her know that’s more than you’ve budgeted.  Hopefully she’ll be able to work with you.  If she can’t offer you a discount because it’s through a salon, maybe she can pay for part of it as your gift?

Post # 5
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s bananas!  Is she a close friend?  Close enough to be invited to the wedding?  Why would she charge you so much?  You’d think if she was a friend she’d do this as a wedding gift.  I’d tell her honestly that you realized you can’t afford to pay so much and you will have to go with someone a little less expensive. 

Post # 6
Member
257 posts
Helper bee

hmm, thats actually about how much I’m paying. I don’t think its a rip off (if she is good).

Post # 7
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2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You did the right thing – Learned her quote then researched other places to find out quotes around the area – I suggest letting her know you love her work and want her services..after looking at your budget and learning of other quotes in the area her quote is too high.

Do you feel comfortable letting her know that?

 

Post # 8
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1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Just tell her that while you appreciate the offer, $300 isn’t in your budget.  She must know that the price is high, and if she’s a reasonable friend and business person she won’t be mad.  Just make it about finances rather than personality.

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