How much does a wedding hair stylist cost?

Average cost in 20149: $175 See National

$75

low cost

$175

avg cost

$395

high cost

The average cost for a hair stylist is $175. You are likely to spend between $75 and $395 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated March 1st, 2017

Next Step: Find out exactly how much your project will cost.

Wedding hair styles are available for the bride, bridesmaids, flower girls and family. Wedding hair stylists work with all lengths of hair, from pixie-short to waist-long. Common hair style requests for weddings include half-up-half-down, updo with loose curls, down and straight, down and curly, sleek updo, braids and side curls. Many people request hair accessories such as a tiara, veil, flowers or accent clips. Several factors affect the cost of bridal hair services.

Stylist reputation

In-demand hair stylists may charge a premium for their services, especially in cities or metropolitan areas where the cost of living is higher than average.

Number of people

The number of people receiving hair styling services will affect the overall cost but may not reduce the cost per service for wedding hair. Stylists may charge an additional fee for wedding day hair services for large groups if an assistant is necessary.

Client

Typically, hair services for the bride cost more than other members of the bridal party. Hair styling for flower girls generally costs the least. Here are some examples of wedding hair pricing:

Bridal hair

Bridesmaid hair

Flower girl:

Trial

Often clients request a trial run for wedding hair styles. Hair trial costs are lower than day-of wedding hair, but pricing still accounts for the time, skill and effort of the stylist. Here are a couple examples of wedding hair trial fees for brides:

Day of the week

Some stylists may offer discounted prices for weekday weddings. Many stylists are in high demand on weekends, especially during wedding season.

Makeup

Many hair stylists also offer bridal makeup services. By bundling hair and makeup, customers can save money. For example, Knots for Me charges $100 for wedding hair styling, $85–$125 for wedding makeup, or $150 for wedding hair and makeup together.

Pro tip:

  • Calculate travel into your wedding hair budget. Many stylists charge a travel fee or a mileage rate to account for the time and expense of travel. Ashley Sedmak Hair and Makeup offers hair styling in the salon, but if one of their stylists travel to you, there is a 57 cent travel fee per mile.

Recent reviews

Rock n Hair

Amanda recently did the hair styling for my wedding last weekend and I can't say enough great things about her! First off, she was very flexible, calm under pressure, and was very reliable (even working with a very sore thumb & wrist!). Her pricing was also so reasonable, it was truly a bargain for the quality work she provided. She didn't charge me a travel fee, nor an extra amount for the assistant she brought to help her finish sooner with my 4 person bridal party, nor did she charge anything extra for the bridal hairstyle relative to everyone else (instead, a very reasonable flat rate for each head of hair styled). I received so many compliments about my hair at my wedding and didn't have any problems with it falling out or the curls uncurling as the day progressed. (Even without another application of hairspray, part-way though the night, which was recommended, but of course I forgot to do.) She was so kind, friendly, reasonable, and flexible that I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a hair stylist. Not only this, but I would even recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great, reasonable hairstylist in general. She clearly knows what she's doing and is worth what she charges... and then some!

Attraction Makeup and Photography

Brandie did a fantastic job throughout the process, from answering questions early on to making sure my bridesmaids and I were happy with our hair and makeup. She was professional, fun to have around on the day of the wedding, fast and did an amazing job! Plus, her prices were much more reasonable than any others! Highly recommended!

Love-n-Lashes

Janay did an excellent job! My sister, my mom and I got exactly what we wanted for my wedding. She traveled to us and finished with plenty of time to share. You get quality work for a beyond reasonable price. I highly recommend her for any event!!!