(Closed) Timing for Hair & Makeup

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

How many girls need to get their hair and make up down?

I am a 3PM start time for the ceremony and the hair & make up artist recommended we start getting ready by 9AM (there are myself & 3 girls using one company and then another 3 girls using another, who will all be coming to my parents house the day off).

Post # 4
825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@TorontoBride2be:  I have a 3pm ceremony start time. My six bridesmaids are starting their hair at 8:30 while the MUA does makeup for my mother, mother in law, and lastly me. I will finish my makeup around 11:30 and join my ladies at the salon. My hair should be finished by 12:30 or 1 and then we’ll all get dressed and do finishing touches before heading to the church by 2:30. I suggest starting early if you don’t want to be rushed. 

Post # 5
1146 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@wakeupxnj:  I had a 3:30 ceremony, but started with hair around 9. I had three bridesmaids, and only one girl doing our hair, and then a friend from work came in around noon with some lunch and did our makeup for us. I didn’t get my hair done until last, mainly because the photographer wasn’t scheduled to arrive until around 11 or so.

For you it will depend on how many girls need their hair/makeup done, how many people you have doing that for you, and so forth. Do you plan on doing any photos prior to the ceremony? Will you need to drive a great distance from getting hair done to the venue? Will you need to account traffic or weather?

I’d say the earlier the better, because you can always catch some sleep sitting upright if you need too, but you’d be surprised at the last minute things you can find to do before the ceremony, so even if your hair and such gets done early, you’d have time to finish those extra things up.

Post # 6
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You should ask your hair and makeup people. Mine said it would take approximately an hour per person but a little longer for me. We had two artists there for six people, so about three and a half hours. We started at noon for a 5pm ceremony, so that we could be done in time to do first look and bridal party portraits around 3:30 and get done with those before guests started arriving. 

Post # 7
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It depends on how many people are working and how many people are in your bridal party. If you go to a salon and everyone is getting their hair done at the same time it should only take about 2 hours total. If one person is coming to your house and everyone has to wait you should budget about 45 minutes per attendant and and hour for yourself. 

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