How much does a bride’s wedding hair cost?

Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day to slay those wedding photos—so be sure to entrust your hair to the professionals! Of course, you’ll have to pay to have your hair done, but it is certainly worth it. If you’re a boss hairstylist like a couple of my brides, then go for it! Just be sure to factor this time in your wedding timeline so you’re not rushing to do it.

The average cost for a bride’s hair is around $100 to $1000 and depends on both your location and the intricacy of the wedding hairstyle you’d like.

How much does a bridesmaid’s hair cost?

Just like the bride’s hair, the bridesmaid’s hair cost depends on the location and the intricacy of the hairstyle desired. The average cost is $50 to $300.

What is included in the price of a bridal hair package?

Right off the bat, your wedding hair cost will include your stylist’s time on your wedding day. Some hairstylists charge by the hour, so the longer you need your hairstylist to be present during your wedding, the more you’ll pay. Other’s charge a flat fee per person and may also have a minimum number of heads required per booking.

The cost for the products and tools that will be used are also factored in their fees. Some stylists will allow you to bring your preferred products if they don’t use that particular line. Please note though, that it would not drastically reduce their fees. On the other hand, some won’t because they aren’t familiar with the product and they don’t want to be doing a trial run on your most special day.

Some stylists may include a hair trail while others charge additionally for it. Transportation to your venue is always billed additionally.

What are wedding hair trials? And how much do they cost?

A wedding hair trial allows you to meet with your hairstylist a few months before your wedding to see how exactly your hair will look on your wedding day. You can also make any tweaks or adjustments if necessary. If your hairstylist charges extra for a trial, the average cost is around $50 to $100.

Are there any add-on costs for wedding hair?

Depending on your style, needs, and budget, there are many different possible add-ons to bridal hair packages:

∙         Extra services: Some hairstyles require either a full body/ thickness, length or a combination of both. Your stylist will recommend the type of extension, clip in, weave or wig best suited to achieve your style. Be sure to factor in these additional costs.

∙         Travel: If your wedding hairstylist works out of a salon, you may have to pay extra for them to travel to your wedding location as this means that they may have to close their salon for the better part of the day to attend exclusively to you and your girls. If it’s an especially long distance, you may have to pay even more for mileage.

∙         Additional people: If you’re planning on having your hairstylist also provide services to your bridesmaids, mom, etc., you’ll have to pay more. Your hairstylist or makeup artist may choose to bring an assistant to help speed things along on your wedding day—another add-on to your wedding makeup cost or wedding hair cost.

∙         Additional hours/touch-ups: Should you want your hairstylist to be on hand at different times throughout your wedding day to provide touch-ups or even a new ‘do for your reception is the more you’ll pay for your wedding hair service.

∙         Trial: As mentioned, many wedding hairstylists charge extra for a trial run while some include it in their packages.

Do I have to pay for my bridesmaids’ hair?

Being a bridesmaid can be quite a financial undertaking. If you are requiring that your bridesmaids have their hair professionally done, you should pay for it. You may also opt to have them pay for their outfits and you can gift them their hairstyle.

If your bridesmaids are given the option to either have their hair done by a pro or to DIY, then they can pay for it themselves. Should you opt for them to do it themselves, hairstyles like a ponytail whether center or side parted or a bob are quite easy to achieve.

How far in advance should I book my hairstylist artist?

We recommend booking your wedding hair stylist at least three months before your wedding. Start by reading online reviews of hairstylists near your wedding location or have done your preferred style well, and then reach out to a few to find out availability and pricing. You may want to interview a few wedding hairstylists  to find someone you’re comfortable with, and whose style and vision matches yours.

What do I need to ask my hairstylist before hiring?

Here are a few questions to ask the stylists that you’ll be interviewing:

–       How much is it to book you?

–       Do you charge extra if you come to my venue?

–       Should I send you inspiration pictures?

–       Do you have a portfolio of your work that I can view?

–       Do you have a team of assistants or will you be the only stylist on the day?

–       How long does it usually take per person?

–       Do you offer hair extensions?

–       Do you also offer makeup?

–       What kind of products do you usually use?

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About The Owner

Our Owner and Senior Event Planner, Franciene Foster, is a certified wedding consultant with a decade of experience in the business.