(Closed) when to book hair and makeup

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee

It depends on the place – I wanted cheap because I am paying for the wedding party so I went with an Aveda training salon in my area because I had good experiences with them and they were reasonable. But, because of this, they booked fast. My wedding is two weeks before yours and they open bookings a year in advance – call around to salons and find out. The place was also recommended by friends who were also married in the area.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@fitzly: Does the aveda do hair and makeup? I think I should get going on hair/makeup since you already booked and are getting married 4 months after me!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

@justeen: Mine is a training salon and because they are so cheap, yes, they book up really early! I don’t know so much about refular salons – I’m getting married in a different town from where I live but I go to a regular Aveda here and they do bridal hair and makeup, along with wedding parties, etc. Call and ask – the people at the salon were super helpful! I have always had fantasic experiences with Aveda (fell asleep during eyebrow wax…seriously!) and I am trying to do everything now while I am not so busy, so I am sure you are fine. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@fitzly: Thanks so much!! I think there’s a training salon or school… is that the same thing? But there’s one nearby. So maybe I’ll look into that. I have just started looking in my area for hair/makeup and OMG prices are ridiculous!!!!! I think I’m looking at 400+ for trial and day-of…. 🙁 I never wear makeup and cut my own hair so spending hundreds on this stuff is not worth it to me.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@justeen: If you never wear makeup (me either!”) I strongly suggest just a free trial at a department store or Sephora and just purchasing there. If that even intimidates you, some Mary Kay or Avon ladies will help if you purchase products. To my knowledge a beauty school/training institute are the same. You may want to check them out and schedule your trial just a few weeks before – make sure you have it in writing that you will have the same stylist! Also, they might take a LONG time but it is good because they check in with their supervisor – at least at mine, and you can fix any errors throughout the process instead of at the end. It is a HUGE money saver and I hope you can find one! Good luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I booked hair and makeup for myself and all my girls 4 months in advance. There are only 2 hair salons near where Im getting married and they werent booked at all the day of. I had my hair and make up trial a month ago and that was 2 months before my wedding…I think a year out might be a little too early! The thing is that you dont know timing and everything yet so you might want to wait until you have a better ide aof that

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I knew immediately who I wanted (because she did the hair and makeup for someone’s wedding I was in a few months ago), so I booked as soon as I knew my date and approximate ceremony time. It ended up being about 10 months in advance. Their schedule was still pretty open, so I guess that is a little earlier than usual.

One nice think about booking early though — I was able to lock-in current pricing..they are raising their pricing soon. Also, they were totally fine with putting a general timeframe on my contract. The exact timing can be flexible if I want, and I can add additional services later if I want. I would say start looking NOW, if you have time. Its a nice semi-easy thing to get out of the way. The vendors section of this site is a really good resource…the bride whose wedding I was in booked based on reviews and we were very happy.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@fitzly: So I looked into the Aveda school, and they are so cheap! But they aren’t open on Sundays, which is the day of my wedding. So I looked into other Avedas that do hair and makeup and luckily there’s one near my house! The girl I spoke to was so nice and they are going to work with opening on a Sunday just for me! I’m doing a free consultation next weekend! Prices are also less than half of those other places I was looking into so I’m really excited! I hope they can do makeup on my little asian eyes :p

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I booked mine just last week — around 7 1/2 months before the wedding, LOL 🙂 Hey I didn’t want her to be booked! 🙂

I think it should depend on how in demand your MUA is! Mine is in demand since she’s  priced really reasonably.

 

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