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Makeup artist for everyone but the bride

Kalyn, on January 20, 2022 at 7:24 AM Posted in Hair and Makeup 1 9
My best friend/maid of honor will be doing my makeup and her own for my wedding. But she does not want to do everyone's makeup as it will take too long and she does not want it to get in the way of anything else she needs to do as MOH. Do you think a MUA be okay with doing everyone but the brides makeup? It would still be around 6 people with bridesmaids and moms.


Latest activity by Tara, on February 1, 2022 at 2:48 PM
  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
    Cece Online ·
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    I would reach out to some HMUAs for quotes, and to verify that information. But, in my experience, none of the HMUAs specifically stated that services had to be provided to the bride; only that a particular number of services had to be scheduled.
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  • Candace
    Super March 2022
    Candace ·
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    The MUAs I researched only had a minimum number of services required and hair and makeup are 2 services, so I don't think there will be an issue finding one.
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  • Amanda
    Devoted May 2022
    Amanda ·
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    Yea that’s ok. I’m particular, so I’m doing my own makeup but hiring a makeup artist for bridesmaids. Everyone I’ve contacted for quotes was fine with it.
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  • Rosie
    Master February 2022
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    Yes, I don't think this would be a problem - like the others have said, it's usually only a minimum number, not a requirement the bride also be a part of the deal. Someone mentioned once how she had separate makeup artists come to houses for her mother and MIL and another separate person for her and her bridesmaids, so I'm pretty sure what you're asking is common!

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    I don’t see it as a problem. Make sure whomever you hire is able to bring along an extra person to get everyone done on time. It’s common for hairstylists and makeup artists to bring along a coworker or two when you have large groups and not a lot of time to get ready.
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  • Sarah
    Savvy May 2022
    Sarah ·
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    I don’t see why it would be a problem. My hair and makeup girls have to bring an extra person due to the number so what difference would it make? They’re still getting paid.
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  • Jay
    Devoted September 2021
    Jay ·
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    Just be up front about it. I had one person for hair & makeup but I did my own hair, and that was fine. I interviewed a few other HMUAs & none had an issue with it (a few had minimums).
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  • Jacks
    Champion November 2054
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    I'm sure that would be totally fine! One thing to consider is the style of the makeup artists. I would make sure the "feel" of the makeup is cohesive.

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  • Tara
    VIP November 2016
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    I absolutely think that will be fine!!! A makeup artist will do just one person's makeup if they want to pay them.

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