(Closed) Weird dilemma day of hair stylist prices

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m in school for cosmetology.  I would personally raise my price ever so slightly and include any smoothing (and washing) services in my wedding price list.  However, if you love the job she does, why risk a stranger.  If you’d rather not mention it to her, then I’d pay for the blow drying since it’s your wedding and the last thing you need is the stress of an unknown doing your hair.

ETA That is one amazing head of hair you have there! 

Post # 5
3140 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

All my bridesmaids showed up with clean dry hair and paid $65 each. I don’t have the same issues but I washed and dried my own hair and my day of hair / make up and trial with travel to my home was $260 so you are already getting an amazing deal just pay the extra as it takes more time and requires her to bring another tool 

Post # 6
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@midory:  Typically when a stylist does event hair, the hair is already dry. She should start by smoothing out your hair though.. I can’t imagine her starting your hair without prepping first though! 

Post # 7
11465 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

This is a fairly common practice. Most stylists seem to prefer that clients arrive with clean, dry hair, and the stylist will then style the hair in whatever manner the client has requested upon booking the service (for example: an updo.)  However, any other services, including blow drying, straightening, etc., would be considered an additional service.

When I was scheduling my updo for my DSD’s wedding this past fall, I called two salons in her area to find someone who could do my hair.  I explained that I have very curly hair that would need to be straightened before the sleek updo I wanted could be done, and the receptionist informed me that the stylist also could straighten my hair for an additional $50 on top of the $85 price for the updo.  I politely declined to add the straightening service and blew out my own hair.  Thankfully, the stylist actually uses a flat iron to create the curls for her updos, so, between my blowing out my curly hair and her creating each curl with a straightening iron, my hair turned out beautifully.

Post # 12
11465 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@midory:  It IS confusing, isn’t it?

I have close friends who own their own salon in my former city, and one of my other friends finds it confusing and frustrataing that, when she goes in for a color appointment (root touch up and/or highlights), she has to pay an extra $25 on top of the price of the color services, if she wants the stylist to blow-dry her hair, but, when she has her hair CUT also, the blow-drying is considered to be a part of the haircutting service and pricing.  Our mutual friend (the salon owner) has explained to her that this is a standard, industry practice.

Post # 13
15 posts

ETA That is one amazing head of hair you have there!

Post # 15
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

this is normal.Im exactley the same. I style hair the blow drying and washing isnt part of it. i add extra if they want it dried. pleas Also bare in mind if i have 4 people on a sat and they all wanted a free b dry. that could add an extra 1hr and a half. that also means the bride getting up that much earlier. if everyone does there own save alot of time too.x

Post # 16
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sounds like a mess, but that’s super cheap.

Compared to mine anyway, I’m paying 175 euros ):

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