(Closed) You Want HOW much!?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

be honest. tell her that you like her work but it is out of your budget! she can’t take offense at how much you have to spend!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree.  I would tell her that you love how she does your hair and would really like to have her do it for your wedding but that you can’t afford that much. She can’t get mad at that, and she might even offer to do it for less!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

its probably so high because she has to come to you.  that means she cannot fit any other clients in and basically will only make $175 for the entire day.  if its a saturday, i know those are big money days for hairstylists.  I would see what the price would be for you to go to her, or if she offered a discount based on volume (if she did everyone in bridals party hair).

My long-time stylist charged by $60, but I went to her salon.  I was quotes prices from $100-$250 for the stylist to come to my hotel (we married in MI not LA).

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yeah, I would say to respond with, “Thanks, but unfortunately, that’s out of my budget.”

If that includes the trial as well, it actually doesn’t sound outrageous to me. But I would also ask if there is any price difference between updos and styling. If your hair is short, you’re obviously not getting an updo, which always cost more money. You simply want a styling service. It won’t hurt to ask, right?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow that’s a lot of money if your hair is that short.

I would do what @vistagirl recommended and just say that is more than your budget for hairstyling allows. She’ll either drop the price or say sorry tough luck. Or since you haven’t made any formal arrangements with her you don’t have to tell her anything.

If you decide not to go with her just make a “statement” that your Fiance can say if she asks who is doing your hair for the wedding “Well Osakagrl has a wedding hair budget and as much as she wanted to have you style her hair for our big day we both decided that we just couldn’t swing it.” Or something similar just make sure you both show a united front and your Fiance knows exactly why you aren’t using her so he’s not surprised when/if she asks.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

wow that is for YOU going to her salon? That is way overpriced in my opinion. I think you can find someone who is equally as talented for what you want your hair to look like at a fraction of the cost.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That seems really high for an in-salon hair style in Sacramento. For a cut, color and highlight at a Midtown salon, I pay $155, and that takes 2 1/2 hours. This strikes me as just an example of wedding-related inflation.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

if you were getting your hair done for a night on the town, would they still charge that much? how much do they charge for a blow out? 

it sounds like this may be a standard wedding price that would be the same for a bride with a military haircut or Rapunzell herself. 

just be up front and tell her that’s more than you budgeted for, and you’re sorry you didn’t ask sooner. maybe ask her if there’s a way you could just schedule this as a regular hair appointment for that morning, especially since you don’t have long hair?  or maybe if you book other appointments at the same time they’d make a package price?  i’ve noticed some salons offer a lower rate for services if you buy 3 at once. 

would you be willing to do your own hair?  you could explain the budget issue and then ask how much it would be for a session where she teaches you how to do a style yourself.  my stylist taught me how to do a basic up-do in college, and i think i also booked her for a makeup lesson once. 

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