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Hair and Makeup

Sarah, on March 8, 2020 at 5:49 PM Posted in Planning 0 9
I hired a more expensive hair and makeup team for myself and was curious if it was rude or unheard of to hire a cheaper team for my bridesmaids since I do not want them to feel like they have to pay a higher price.


Latest activity by Elizabeth, on March 14, 2020 at 5:56 AM
  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
    Dj Tanner ·
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    I think it really depends on what they think. I think it would be ok if you were paying for it. But from a personal standpoint I wouldn’t be too thrilled if I had to pay for hair n makeup done by a crappy artist. Just IMO
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  • Sandy
    Dedicated December 2021
    Sandy ·
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    I would say the general consensus for most brides on here is - if you require your BM to get their make up and hair done professionally, you should pay for it. If you don’t require it but make it an option, I don’t see why you couldn’t go with the different team.
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  • W
    Super September 2020
    Willow ·
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    Check the contract. Your vendor might not be ok with not being the sole HMA
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  • Eri
    Super October 2020
    Eri ·
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    I definitely second what Willow said. My MUA has a $500 forced collaboration fee if other people in the party go with a different artist. I have one girl who is doing her own makeup, and that's totally fine - this clause is just about other professionals. For the others, I let them know the cost, since it's optional, and they all opted-in. (My MUA is a luxury/high end artist and her bridesmaid prices are in line with other artists -- it's mainly the bridal cost that's the differentiator.)

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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
    Kari ·
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    Yea, I would be pretty surprised if your primary team (the HMUA doing your hair and makeup) was okay with this. I'd definitely check before even considering having other pros there.

    In my area there is a minimum number of people or dollar amount of services for a HMUA to come to a venue and perform services on site. Because it's just me, my MOH, and my mom, we have to go to the salon. I'd also double check this and get a confirmed number of how many of your maids would actually use the service before booking a second team. You don't want to have them show and then just have a couple of your girls use them and not meet the minimum (you'd probably have to make up the difference).

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  • Shanna
    Dedicated May 2021
    Shanna ·
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    No, that’s completely fine. The lady that’s doing my hair and makeup is also doing my girls, but my girls are responsible for paying her themselves. Some ladies don’t want their hair done some don’t want makeup. So for the ones that do they have to pay her. But honestly you are probably going to want to hire someone to do their makeup and hair so maybe y’all can get done around the same time.
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  • Cristina
    Expert April 2021
    Cristina ·
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    I will be having my own MUA but she will also be doing my mom's makeup. My hair stylist will be doing my hair and my bridesmaids hair and makeup. The only reason for this is because I had already found my MUA and didn't know my hair stylist also did makeup but it's not an issue.

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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    I would ask their opinions and see what they would like to do

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  • Elizabeth
    Super June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    The general rule of thumb is that if you're requiring them to have it professionally done, you have to pay for it. I'd check with the vendor you booked for yourself to see if they're okay with not being the only vendor there, but also check with your bridesmaids to see if they're even willing to pay for that at all. Once you book it, they'll expect a minimum fee or at least a cancellation fee, so I'd make sure you know how many of each service you'll actually need and make sure they all know what they're agreeing to pay ahead of time.

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