Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Hair and Makeup Costs

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Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Hair and Makeup Costs

Weddings can be expensive, we all know this. Most couples allocate the majority of their budget to the venue, planner, and photographer, but hair and makeup should not be overlooked. Especially if you are having professional photos taken, since your hair and makeup will be reflected in your photos and you want to like the way you look after all. 

The majority of the couples that I encounter don’t realize what wedding hair and makeup costs. This often leads to unrealistic expectations and couples wanting to go cheaper on hair and makeup options to save money. However, you do get what you pay for and when you go cheap on your hair and makeup, you run the risk of getting subpar quality on your wedding day. 

Since more and more couples seem to not know what wedding hair and makeup costs, here is a quick rundown of how much you should allocate in your budget for these services. Remember, pricing ranges based on the area and specifics, such as the hair and makeup style you are wanting, experience level of the artist(s), and their expertise (glam, natural, etc.). 

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Average Wedding Hair and Makeup Costs In San Diego / Temecula

  • Bride Hair + Makeup: $300 – $400
  • Bride Hair or Makeup: $150 – $200
  • Bridal Party Hair + Makeup: $170 – $200
  • Bridal Party Hair or Makeup: $85 – $125
  • Bridal Trial (Hair + Makeup): $170 – $200
  • Bridal Trial (Hair or Makeup): $85 – $125

*false lashes included as complimentary

Airbrush is additional and ranges from $10 – $25 per person

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Photography: @amygoldingphoto

Average Wedding Hair and Makeup Costs In Los Angeles

  • Bride Hair + Makeup: $350 – $600
  • Bride Hair or Makeup: $200 – $350
  • Bridal Party Hair + Makeup: $170 – $250
  • Bridal Party Hair or Makeup: $100 – $175
  • Bridal Trial (Hair + Makeup): $170 – $300
  • Bridal Trial (Hair or Makeup): $100 – $200

*false lashes included as complimentary

Airbrush is additional for party members (included for bride) and ranges from $25 – $50 per person

Travel is on average $50 per artist depending on the distance to location

Elwynn and Cass Beauty Concierge / Wedding Hair and Makeup Los Angeles

Average Wedding Hair and Makeup Costs In Palm Springs 

  • Bride Hair + Makeup: $300 – $450
  • Bride Hair or Makeup: $200 – $250
  • Bridal Party Hair + Makeup: $200 – $300
  • Bridal Party Hair or Makeup: $100 – $175
  • Bridal Trial (Hair + Makeup): $200 – $300
  • Bridal Trial (Hair or Makeup): $125 – $175

*false lashes included as complimentary

Airbrush is additional and ranges from $10 – $25 per person

Elwynn and Cass Beauty Concierge / Wedding Hair and Makeup Palm Springs

This is the average range of what wedding hair and makeup costs in each area and it can be more than these costs as well, depending on the artist and the level of experience you are looking for. However, it is important to note that any less than the minimum pricing above per area, you are potentially risking the quality of work on your wedding day. 

In my experience as a beauty concierge, when you go cheap with hair and makeup, you risk a few things: 1) the artist cancelling on you, 2) the artist is inexperienced and not adept to different skin tones, hair textures, etc. and 3) the artist won’t provide the level of professionalism that you deserve (i.e. being on time, keeping it light-hearted / no drama, etc.)

The pricing above is purely a guideline, so when you are planning hair and makeup for your wedding day, you know how much to allocate in your budget to get hair and makeup artists that provide the quality you deserve. Hopefully this helps in your engagement process!

Xoxo,

Katelyn

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