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Sahily Anais MUA
Posts: 101
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


Hello,

I had a bride ask me to stay for touch ups after the initial makeup process for her and her bridal party. She would like me to stay an additional 6hrs. I was planning on charging her one price for initial application, and an hourly rate for the additional 6 hours. I have never been asked to stay for touch ups in the past, so I'm looking for some advice.

What you do in these circumstances? Hourly? Flat rate? Also, if hourly, what do you charge?

I appreciate your help.
Dec 04 12 07:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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LisaJohnson
Posts: 10,525
Nashville, Tennessee, US


If it is to touchup the bride only - the rates depend upon what you want for your time - it's that simple.  I charge a flat rate for day up to 10 hours total - you can start so early with a bride and party that by the time you get to after the ceremony and into the reception it's 16 hours and up - so you have to nail down the hours in a contract preferably - i charge day rates for the day and if it's over 8 or 10 hours total it goes UP.  I charge 1000.00 for 10 hours on the wedding day.  You have to do your research and determine what your time is worth for that service - nothing I can say other than that.

You are talking about driving around a lot, packing and repacking your kit and touching the bride up on the fly in a lot of cases, so... you charge what you think your hour per that day is after - is my advice.  You have to deliniate start and end time, or you will be there FOREVER and they will always ask you to touch others up too - while drinking and partying - so do be aware.
Dec 04 12 09:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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FacesByNiki
Posts: 51
Germantown, Maryland, US


LisaJohnson wrote:
If it is to touchup the bride only - the rates depend upon what you want for your time - it's that simple.  I charge a flat rate for day up to 10 hours total - you can start so early with a bride and party that by the time you get to after the ceremony and into the reception it's 16 hours and up - so you have to nail down the hours in a contract preferably - i charge day rates for the day and if it's over 8 or 10 hours total it goes UP.  I charge 1000.00 for 10 hours on the wedding day.  You have to do your research and determine what your time is worth for that service - nothing I can say other than that.

You are talking about driving around a lot, packing and repacking your kit and touching the bride up on the fly in a lot of cases, so... you charge what you think your hour per that day is after - is my advice.  You have to deliniate start and end time, or you will be there FOREVER and they will always ask you to touch others up too - while drinking and partying - so do be aware.

Agree with everything.

Please nail it done in your contract. I have it, where I only touch up people who I did makeup for. They got me once and I was touching up everyone that wanted a touch up.

Dec 05 12 12:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sahily Anais MUA
Posts: 101
West Palm Beach, Florida, US


Thank you so much!

Getting stuck there touching up everyone on there mother for 10+ hours is exactly what I'm afraid of.
Dec 05 12 02:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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