(Closed) Picking makeup artist and hair stylist?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My feeling on vendors, no matter what they do, is to go with someone who understands your personality. I think this is especially important with beauty experts! So when you go for your trials, see if you click. Are you comfortable telling the stylist what you like and hate? Is it hard to critisize her? Does she listen and give you something that is good looking and also suitable to you? Does she help bring you our of your shell and make you feel special? then keep her!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Yeah, with the stylist, I think personality is really important!  You want the experience to be enjoyable, and you want to come out on the other side looking the way YOU wanted to look.  So it’s important that you like the stylist, that they like you, that you’re comfortable giving them feedback on their work, and that they really listen to you.  Also, check as many online reviews as you can to make sure there aren’t any big red flags!  For me, I got a really good vibe from my girl, and we clicked immediately, I knew that I would be comfortable with her, I loved her portfolio, so her higher pricetag didn’t bother me.  My makeup and hair will be $150 total for my wedding day.  A little pricey, but I’m okay with that.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@bubbles2011 – The $150 doesn’t include my trial, so if you got quoted $225 for hair and makeup, INCLUDING your trial, that’s really good!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It really depends if they are coming to you or if you are going to them.  I am having my hair and makeup done at the hotel so its costs a little more.  Hair is $125 with trial and makeup/lashes are $50.  Its OK to ask them to lower thier prices.  I did and reduced them by like $50!  I found my makeup lady at a bridal fair and then she referred me to a lady that does wedding hair.  Good luck! 

Post # 9
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

I would suggest meeting with them in person so you can chat and see if your perosnalities match. I picked mine based on availability and her personality. She’s a ton of fun, reasonably priced and does awesome work.  It won’t hurt to at least meet at a Starbucks to chat!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didn’t shop around at all for my hairdresser. I’ve been going to the same girl for years and she does seriously amazing work for weddings. Plus I knew she’d give me the best price. It will be $150 for hair, which is truly a miracle in NYC.

Makeup was more of an issue. Nearly everyone I contacted gave me a price of $275 PLUS $150 for a trial. That is insane and I could not convince myself to spend that much.

Yesterday I got an email from a makeup artist that I LOVE who is discounting her rates (by 50%!) for brides who book in the next month. I feel so lucky because it’s much more in line with what I expected to pay and I can’t wait to go for my trial.

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