(Closed) NYC Hair and Makeup Cost — weigh in please.

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@multinational:  Yep, pretty reasonable for NYC–especially including 2 trials. My on location hair/makeup will be $620 total (including 1 hair trial, and 2 makeup trials) and my hair/makeup people are just outside the city. Places I contacted in the city were much more.  FWIW, My hair will be $250 (but I already paid $70 for 1 trial, so that makes it $320 total), makeup will be $300 (includes 2 trials).


ETA: These prices include airbrushed makeup and individual eyelashes.


Post # 4
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

You CAN find it cheaper.  Bridal makeup is usually around $150.  I’ve understand bridal hair to be around $250+. 

You can usually find bridal makeup cheaper by going to a makeup counter at a dept store (MAC, Lancome, Chanel, Bobby Brown, Clinique, etc – pick your fave) and asking one of those girls if they can do it for you.  My friend went to a MAC store and got one of the girls there to do a trial for her in the store.  The cost for the trial was the makeup she bought that day.  I don’t remember how much the girl charged her, but it wasn’t more than $150. 

My friend paid $150 for bridal makeup and it included airbrushing. 

My friend right now is paying $75 for makeup and $80+ for hair per Bridesmaid or Best Man.  I don’t know how much her own hair is costing her, if it’s the same price or not.  It’s outside NYC, but it’s on location. 

Post # 7
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@futuremrsk18:  This! I think you can get made up for $50 at Sephora (they let you spend the $50 on makeup at the store, so that can include the fake eyelashes that you use, etc). That is what I am planning to do for my elopement.

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