- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
Has anyone had their makeup done in a salon setting? The salon chain (there are 6 of them in my state, this chain doesn’t exist outside of my state) I get my hair cut and colored at has bridal hair and makeup services that are about 50% less cost than that of a MUA. This would come with a trial, and the location is 8 minutes from the venue. We are having an intimate ceremony, so there’s not a ton of stress to begin with. The same chain did my engagement photos and with the exception of not liking my brows, they did well.
The MUA who I have an appointment with tomorrow is normally about $750 and has amazing reviews and is well known for her hair and makeup talents. She was willing to cut the price of the package for hair/makeup AND a trial in half.
My my wedding is in 3 weeks and I already lost out on one deposit from a shady MUA (I posted about it). For those who have gone to a salon, did it stress you out not to be AT your location? (Also one person would do my hair, another would do my makeup). All together, the well known artist will cost me about $450 and the salon would be roughly $200, though I would have to find a means of travel to and from the salon. I think I am nervous about spending so much, however I am also nervous to be in a setting where appointments may run late and there’s a bunch of hustle and bustle around. I’d love opinions on cost, salon vs. at the venue, and any other tips you have!