Friday, January 4, 2013
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
I am getting married at Franklin Plaza in Troy, NY this September. I am trying to figure out hair and make-up for myself and my bridesmaids. My bridesmaids will be paying for their own hair and make-up. I asked if they wanted to get one or both done and they all agreed that they wanted to get everything done together on-site and make it a girls morning.
So, we have two options:
#1 One of my bridesmaids cousin and step-mother are hair stylists and offered to do our hair on-site for $35-$45 per person.
#2 Find a salon to have come to our hotel.
- Timeless Up- dos: Charges $65 per bridesmaid and $90 for the bride. This is $30 more per bridesmaid and $45 more (twice the price for me).
- Shapes and Colors quoted $75 per person (cheaper for me than the first salon, but more expensive for the bridesmaids).
At first, I thought it would take longer to have my bridemaids step-mother and cousin to do everyones hair with just two of them, but then I found out that it takes about the same amount of time to have it done by people coming in from a salon.
Pricewise, the choice is an obvious one. However, I have one concern with option #1. As far as make-up and hair goes am do I need a professional for the day of - someone with experience specifically in bridal hair/make-up?
Anyone with any experience at all I would greatly appreciate your help. Also if you are specifically from the Troy/Albany area do you have any salon recommendations? I know of Rumors, Make Me Fabulous, etc., but I don't think I can justify spending that much money on hair and make-up for one day.