Last updated: 23rd Apr 2017
The average cost of wedding hair and makeup services is approximately $95/hr. However, there are hair and makeup professionals who charge as low as $89/hr, and there are also businesses that offer their services at around $110/hr.
According to Angela of Lovelyfaces Makeovers, a typical wedding hair and makeup package can cost $130 – $170. The price usually depends on hair length and the extent of makeover the bride wants. Some only want a light and natural look, while others prefer heavy makeup.
Angela also says that they offer extras like false eyelashes and kits for touch-ups and they charge additional fees to cover for parking.
Cost of common hair and makeup jobs
|Hair and Makeup Task||Typical Quoted Prices|
|Makeup and hair styling for a party||$200|
|Natural makeup and simple hair styling||$150|
|Hair and makeup trial session||$120|
|Hair and makeup for bridal party||$200|
|Hair and makeup for a ball||$300|
Bridal styling services per project
Typically, wedding makeup and hair styling services cost approximately $160.67. This rate, though, is for a standard service that covers a simple bridal makeup and hair style. If you wish to use high-end cosmetics and hair styling products, this can increase the price that you’ll have to pay.
Professional pricing factors that make up total costs
These things are often considered by businesses when quoting on a hair and makeup job:
- Products – Makeup artists and hair stylists have a wide array of makeup and hair styling products to choose from. If you want high-end products, be ready to shell out more money for that.
- Travelling costs – Destination weddings are gaining popularity these days. Businesses understand this, and they are prepared to do some travelling at a certain cost. Ready your pockets because you’re likely to pay for their travel expenses too.
- Level of expertise – The longer they have been in business and the more experience they have, the more expensive their services are.
- Add-ons – Weddings and receptions usually last for hours, and most brides (and even bridesmaids) want a touch up in between to keep their makeup looking fresh. This request can be accommodated at an additional cost.
Difference in Rates Charged Across Australia
The average cost of wedding makeup and hair styling services in Queensland is approximately $95/hr. Meanwhile, hair and makeup professionals in New South Wales charge about $100/hr. In Victoria, you can get hair and makeup services for an average price of $50/hr.
When hiring a makeup artist and hair stylist for your wedding, look for someone with enough experience. You can find plenty of qualified professionals who are keen to do your wedding makeup and hair styling at ServiceSeeking.com.au.
Pricing information correct as at August 2016.
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