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Wedding Prices: Beauty

Looking stunning on your wedding day is something no bride should have to give up. And although at Bridebook, we believe it’s impossible for happy brides to not look absolutely gorgeous, it’s always a relief to know you have a professional taking care of your hair and makeup.

But how much does it all cost? What are the average wedding makeup prices? And how much should you spend on hair? Well, fear not! We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to all your wedding beauty costs. And once you have an idea of how much you want to spend, you can go ahead and add your hair and makeup to your wedding budget.

Bridebook’s Ballpark Figure:


This can get you:

Bride’s wedding day makeup and makeup for one bridesmaid (Kristina Gasperas), or bride’s hair and makeup by an exceptionally experienced artist (other artists at Kristina Gasperas studio). Here are a few examples: 

Kristina Gasperas:                                                                                          

Makeup trial at a make-up studio£90
Makeup trial at a location of your choice£150
Wedding day for bride, including eyebrow tidy and individual lashes£180
Wedding day for bridesmaids and other wedding party guests including individual lashes if required£80

Christina Jessel:

Wedding DayHairMake-upHair and Make-up
Mother of the BrideFrom £45£50£95
BridesmaidsFrom £45£50£95
Bridebook.co.uk- bride having her make up done by artist
By Guy Hearn


What Affects Wedding Beauty Prices?

Expertise: Much like any other wedding vendor, makeup artists and hairstylists will base their prices on their own experience. For example, a recently qualified or novice artist might charge as little as £50 for doing your wedding makeup. An experienced artist with an established reputation, on the other hand, could charge upwards of £180 for bridal makeup.

Location: You can have your hair and makeup done at a salon or you can ask the stylists to come to you. If your stylists are travelling to you, they’ll add travel fees to their wedding makeup prices. That means that travelling to your stylist’s salon can save you as much as £60 since it doesn’t require any petrol, toll charges or extra time from the artist.

Bridebook.co.uk- bride having her makeup done
By Especially Amy

Trials: If you’re planning to have a make-up trial (and we strongly recommend you do!) prior to hiring your artist, many will charge you because trials still use up both products and time. An experienced artist could charge you as much as £90-£150 for a trial. To save some cash, look out for a package deal which will include both the trial and the makeup for the day. Novice stylists may even offer you a free trial and then just charge you for their work on your W-Day.

Need more makeup guidance? Discover the correct wedding makeup for your skin tone! 

Number of People: In addition to having their own makeup done, many brides like to treat their bridesmaids or mum to professionally done hair and/or makeup. Since this doesn’t require as much time as bridal makeup, almost all stylists will charge a little less for this service. A trial and day-of make-up for a bridesmaid or mother-of-the-bride tends to come in at £85, compared to around £175 for the bride.

Should your bridesmaids pay for that? Here’s what you bridesmaids should and shouldn’t pay for! 

Bridebook.co.uk- bride putting on mascara in the mirror
By Lawson Photography


DIY Makeup: Many brides, including Kate Middleton herself, choose to do their own makeup for their wedding day. However, we would strongly advise that you book a lesson beforehand. It’s the best way to learn some new techniques and find the best products for a long-lasting look. Head to your favourite makeup counter (our favourites are Bobbi Brown and MAC), where you’ll be able to get some free tips and stock up on beauty products! Read our very own article with Bobbi Brown here to find out her wedding beauty tips and tricks. 


Bridal Hair:

The price of your wedding hair-styling will depend on the length of your hair and how elaborate you want your ‘do’ to be. Prices can vary between £100 for a trial and day-of styling and £300 for a full consultation, trial and day-of styling. Make sure to clarify exactly what your stylist’s wedding package includes and that it will achieve the look you want come W-Day.

Bridebook.co.uk- bride having her makeup done sitting in a professional makeup chair
By Ten Twenty One

Can’t decide how to wear your hair? Check out Hair Up Or Hair Down?

We hope this answered your questions about wedding makeup and hair prices! No matter what you decide to spend on your wedding beauty, you can browse wedding beauty, hair and makeup specialists for all budgets on Bridebook.com!

Happy Planning!

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