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Wedding Prices: Beauty

Look like your best self on W-Day, on any budget! bride having her make up done by artist
By Guy Hearn

Bridebook’s Ballpark Figure:


This can get you:

Bride’s Wedding Day make-up and make-up for one bridesmaid (Kristina Gasperas), or bride’s hair and make-up by an exceptionally experienced artist (other artists at Kristina Gasperas studio).

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

Factors affecting price:


Much like other wedding vendors, make-up artists and hairstylists will base their prices on their own experience. For example, a recently qualified or novice artist can charge £50 for doing your wedding make-up, whereas an experienced artist with an established reputation will charge £180 and above for bridal make-up.


You can have your hair and make-up done at a salon, or you can ask the stylists to come to you. Travelling to your stylist’s salon can be as much as £60 cheaper, as it doesn’t require any petrol, toll charges or extra time from the artist. Therefore, if your stylists are travelling to you, they will add the travel fees to their overall price. bride having her makeup done
By Especially Amy


If you are planning to have a make-up trial (which we strongly recommend you do) prior to hiring your artist, many will charge you, as the trials still use up both products and time. An experienced artist can charge you as much as £90-£150 for a trial, but many artists will have a package deal for the bride, which will include the trial and the make-up for the day, making the prices gentler on the budget. Novice stylists may give you a free trial and then just charge you for the styling on your W-Day.

Number of people:

In addition to having their own make-up done, many brides like to treat their bridesmaids or mums to professionally done hair and/or make-up. As this does not require as much time as bridal make-up, almost all stylists will charge less, with a trial and day-of make-up for a bridesmaid or MOB coming to £85 in comparison to the bridal trial and day-of make-up at £175. bride putting on mascara in the mirror
By Lawson Photography

DIY Make-up:

Many brides, including Kate Middleton herself, choose to do their own make-up for their wedding day. However, we would strongly advise you book a lesson beforehand, to learn some new techniques and to find out the best products for a long-lasting look. Head up to your favourite make-up counter, like Bobbi Brown or MAC and ask for some tips for free and stock up on some beauty products! Read our very own article with Bobbi Brown here to find out her wedding beauty tips. 

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 from £100 for a trial and day-of styling, to £300 for a consultation, trial and day-of styling, so make sure to clarify exactly what your stylist’s wedding package includes and that it corresponds with the look you want come W-Day. bride having her makeup done sitting in a professional makeup chair
By Ten Twenty One

Happy Planning!

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