Post # 1
My friend/stylist is asking $300 for bridal hair. This doesn’t include cut and color, just a trial and day of style! I thought this was normal, until I called around to some nice salons and learned that the average wedding day trial and day of do is about $100. How do I politely tell my friend I’m using someone else? Should I ask for a discount?
Post # 3
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
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
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
hmm, thats actually about how much I’m paying. I don’t think its a rip off (if she is good).
Post # 7
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
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.