(Closed) What is a reasonable quote for makeup and hair for the bride?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It depends on where you live. It was reasonable for my San Diego wedding. If it were, say, small town Idaho, i’d be concerned ;-).

Post # 5
324 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mine is costing $280 for day-of and trial.


there is a $50 travel fee, and a total of $680 in services (and taxes and fees) being provided to various bridesmaids. There was a $400 minimum charge for bookings during summer though…

(this is in Vancouver, BC)

Post # 6
1299 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s all about area, and since you are getting travelling stylists I am unsure of that quote.  For my area, when I was freelancing as a MUA I was charging $150 for trial and day of makeup on location.  I didn’t do hair though. 

Post # 8
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That sounds reasonable given the stylist will include a trial for hair and makeup and do your fiance’s hair, given you said urban East Coast. Do you like this person’s work?  Does that price include travel to you or do you go to the salon?


Post # 9
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My wedding day hair and makeup together was 225 but that sounds about right since that includes a trial of each.

Post # 10
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Mine is $320pp inc trail, hair and make up.

Post # 12
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I live in Seattle and with trial my har and makeup will be about $280.  The most expensive I found here was $350.  So $400 definitely seems a bit much to me….

Post # 13
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@chocolatecoveredstrawberry:  Whattttt!!!!! Holy crap! I was quoted $215 for myself, trial of both and day of with airbrush.  I am actually having a neighbor do my hair and makeup though since she will be coming to the wedding and she owns a salon.  She is charging me $70 for hair and airbrush make and that is her normal rate…

Post # 14
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think it has to do with where you live. My hair+makeup trial is $165, and my day of hair+makeup is $150. Hair for the BM’s is $70 each. This is in Mississauga, ON though and we’re going to the salon.

Post # 15
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Mine was $400 for unlimited hair and make-up trials, and actual day-of services. It was money WELL spent. 🙂

Post # 16
8883 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


i am paying $60 for hair and $75 for makeup in Baltimore.

hair $60 per person plus $100 travel, free trial

makeup $75 bride, $50 everyone else, $50 trial, no travel fee

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