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Hair and Make-up (dc area) - Affordable Options

Laura, on July 13, 2020 at 10:37 AM Posted in District of Columbia Planning 0 8
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I've been searching for a hair and make up artist for my wedding in the DC area. I have yet to receive a credible quote that would not set me back another $800-1,000k for hair and make up for me + 3 bridesmaids (I got one lower quote, but it seems a little shady because the same vendor sent me different pricing previously.) I'm looking for pretty simple hair styles and very light make up. Has anyone on here found a relatively less expensive options in the DC area for hair and make up? Is there another *creative* way to get these service for less?

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Latest activity by Kacie, on January 22, 2021 at 7:47 PM
  • Stacey
    Super May 2021
    Stacey ·
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    Have you looked into Ulta? I'm not sure if they are more affordable but I've seen some brides choose that option. I've heard they've suspended that service right now due to COVID, but maybe it would be back online before your wedding.

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  • Nicki
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Nicki ·
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    I’m in the same boat! Check out Glamsquad
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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    As soon as you tag your needs as wedding the price inflates exponentially.

    Try a beauty school and seek a student in person

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  • Leanne
    Super September 2020
    Leanne ·
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    Are you paying for your bridesmaids? If so, traditionally bridesmaids cover those costs and that could help the budget.
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
    Julie ·
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    $800 seems about right for both hair and makeup for 4 people in DC (I grew up there). I got married in Baltimore and it was the same. $1000 because it was hair and makeup for 5, plus she stayed to touch up BOTH hair and makeup after the ceremony for all 5 of us. Worth it as we all cried, and some updos can get scruffy, so all of that was smoothed out
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  • VIP August 2020
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    If you've been getting quotes for hair and makeup people coming to you, ask what it would cost for you to go to them instead.

    The quotes you got are close to what we'll be paying (going to a salon) for four people and I live in a similarly expensive area. It would've been double the price to have them come to us.
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  • Felicia
    Savvy June 2021
    Felicia ·
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    I'm using Makeup By Vanessa. She's out of Woodbridge, VA.

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  • Kacie
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Kacie ·
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    Check out Kristin- she is amazing
    https://www.kristinelizabethmua.com/

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