Recommendations for Asian wedding hair/makeup stylist in NY/NJ?
December 8, 2013 12:28 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have a recommendation for a hair & makeup artist (for my wedding/wedding party) who both a) has experience with Asian hair/makeup, and b) doesn't cost a zillion dollars?
posted by alleycat01 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Everyone I've contacted wants between $300-500 for me for the day-of, $170-$220 per bridesmaid/mother, and ~$200 for the trial. I understand that the going rate is just higher in the northern NJ/NY area, but ... man. That's so much money. (Plus that's all before gratuity! Yeech.)
These are mostly salons or recommendations for freelance artists from Weddingbee or the WeddingWire forums. I know the stylists' time is valuable and don't want to short-shift anybody, but I just can't believe there aren't some young, up-and-coming artists who would be willing to do this freelance at a lower rate. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Ideally this person or people would also have experience with Asians -- my party is almost all asian and a lot of times make-up artists who aren't used to working with us don't know what to do with the eyes and end up trying to create the "crease" by troweling on eyeshadow.
Thanks for your help!
Note that I know that I don't "need" to have these services, but I do want to explore the options. My mother wants hers done, and most of the women in my party whose weddings I've been in have also provided this. I won't do it if it's not in my budget in the end, but I want to explore all the options before cutting it. Thanks!