(Closed) What is a reasonable price to pay for bridal hair and for bridesmaid hair?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
14661 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I ended up at 75 for bm hair, 55 make up.  For me, 75 for mu and 100 hair. 

Post # 4
1425 posts
Bumble bee

Well, I’m not sure if this is average, but all of our hair’s cost 65 ea for mine, MOH’s and my Mom’s.  Mind you, we chose pretty simple styles (mine was just curled, given volume and added extensions).  And we know her family quite well.  I’m pretty she gave us a damn good deal because she also came to the house where we were getting ready…

Post # 5
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The hairstylists around here charge around $50 for an updo. Nothing I’ve booked so far has any markup for a wedding so I’m expecting around there for each person… though if you add a trial, it would be $100 since I haven’t heard of anyone giving discounts on the trial.

My cousin is a Mary Kay consultant and she said she’d makeup for $15 per person. I’m not sure if she was giving me a deal or not, she didn’t say, lol.

But I’m not requiring my BMs to get their hair or makeup done professionally so I’m not paying for it if they do, I can’t spend $100s on their looks.

Post # 6
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

This is what we’ll be paying.  She even coming to the condo to do everything for us.  I’m also not requiring my girls to have anything done, so I won’t be paying for it.  I sent them the prices and they can decide from there.

Special Occasion Style  $45 – $55
*curl iron set or flat iron – hair is worn down
Updo     $65 – $80
*hair is set with curing iron or hot rollers and is partially or fully swept up and secured. 

Flower girl hair    $25 – $35

Makeup application. $30
Add $10 for lashes 

Post # 7
11418 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My salon charged $75 for up-dos and $75 for make up.

Post # 8
34 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I usually expect to pay around $75 for hair as a bridesmaid.  It depends where you live, though.  I’m the city and it’s a bit higher than that.  My sister is getting married in a rural area and her stylist charges $40.

Post # 9
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

For me $125 for hair & $125 for MU.  For everyone else it’s $85 for hair & $85 for MU.  They are both coming to the hotel to do everything onsite.

Post # 10
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ours is $60 for make-up, $70 for hair. I’ve been told that this is a pretty cheap rate for the area I live in. Some places were charging almost $200 for hair and $150 for make-up. Insane!!

Post # 11
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I paid $50 for makeup @ the MAC counter so really i got $50 worth of makeup and they did my makeup essentially for free – Hair was $60 before tip.

Post # 12
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I paid $60 for my hair for a simple updo with $40 extensions so it was a total ot  $100.

I did my own makeup. and my bridesmaids did their own hair separately.

Post # 13
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

In downtown Chicago, with the artists coming to us, I am paying $225ea for Hair and Make up and attendants are $85 for each service.  I have a hard time swallowing the cost for mine, but it’s airbrush makeup and they build the travel cost into the brides service.  Most other places I checked were in the same ballpark.

Post # 14
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve called around a bit here in Southern California and found that bride hair is running about $250 and make up is about $150.  Bridesmaid is $150 for hair and $75 for make-up. 

I am simply refusing to pay those prices because I’m a bride.  My next step is to ask around at my favorite salon to see if any of the stylists want a Sunday morning gig. 

Post # 15
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Here’s what my person is charging:

Bridal Rates (Wedding Day and Portraits)– 
Hair and Make-up $140
Hair and Airbrushing $170
Hair Only $85
Make-up Only $75
Airbrush Only $105

Wedding Party/Additional Attendants– 
Hair and Make-up $125
Hair and Airbrushing $155
Hair Only $70
Make-up Only $60
Airbrush Only $90

Post # 16
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am paying $60 for hair (same price for BM’s and mom) and $60 for makeup (same price for BM’s and mom). The price includeds a trial for both, and both people are coming to the house to do our hair and makeup.

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