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Bridal Hair Costs

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NurseButtercup Thu 20-Apr-17 09:50:38

My friend is getting married later this year and I offered to pay for her hair to be done (this will be her only wedding gift from me). I've found someone who was recommended and she charges:
£50 for save the date
£100 for all day at wedding unlimited touch ups and two preplanned hair styles (wedding and reception)
£50 for pre-wedding hair trial to figure out the styles.
So that's £200.
I'm a bit surprised at the £50 save the date, seems like a bit of a fleecing opportunity, but I know weddings are a money spinner for some professionals.

Is this the going rate??

Thanks for input smile

sonyaya Thu 20-Apr-17 13:31:18

I've not known of the save the date either! It would be cheaper to have just one hairstyle for the day. For her to be there all day and do 2 hairstyles i think £100 is reasonable, as is £50 for the trial.

Mamabear14 Thu 20-Apr-17 15:02:32

I have a hair and make up person in one. Trial, hair and make up is £200. She's not staying for touch ups though. You can always ask what lipstick they use at your trial and touch it up yourself

NurseButtercup Fri 21-Apr-17 07:20:39

She's not doing makeup, just doing hair. confused

NurseButtercup Fri 21-Apr-17 07:21:13

She's not doing makeup, this price is just for hair

NurseButtercup Fri 21-Apr-17 07:23:17

It's a flat rate of £100 for the day, so the price is the same for one or two hair styles.

CaraCranky Fri 21-Apr-17 15:27:27

What's the £50 save the date? A booking fee? I'd go elsewhere that's way more than what I've send quoted usually about £50 for a trial and £100 for the day.

beekeeper17 Fri 21-Apr-17 15:35:43

It does seem a lot, but then I just had someone do my hair that morning, they didn't stay the whole day and I didn't have a different hairstyle for the evening. Guess it depends on what your friend is expecting, but I would have thought most people just have their hair done in the morning and then their bridesmaids are on hand during the day to add a bit more hairspray if needed and help take the veil out of there is one etc. Think I paid about £70 for mine.

beekeeper17 Fri 21-Apr-17 15:36:36

Oh and I did also pay for a trial, it was less, around £40 I think.

Underthemoonlight Fri 21-Apr-17 15:39:17

The hairdresser is taking the piss I paid 20 for my hair which styled in all day and my BM 15 each

beekeeper17 Fri 21-Apr-17 15:42:40

And the save the date charge sounds like a money spinner for doing nothing. If it really was a save the date charge I'd expect you then to get that money off the price i.e. You put down a £50 deposit to save your date which you lose if you cancel, and then you pay the remaining £50 on the day, but it sounds like she's really charging £150 which includes a £50 non refundable deposit, but trying to make it sound better by saying it's only £100!

Mamabear14 Fri 21-Apr-17 16:44:04

Yeah saving the date but not coming off the bill is taking the piss. I paid £30 to secure my date which comes off the final bill.

NurseButtercup Tue 25-Apr-17 00:31:03

Thank you for your messages. The £50 save the date has put me right off. I don't think I'm going to bother.

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