Hairstylist & Makeup Artist Travel Rates
When preparing for your wedding it is important to consider travel and lodging accommodations for vendors. Makeup and Hair by Traci and team try our best to find stylists nestled in different regions to help soften the travel fees incurred on wedding day.
Sometimes it is inevitable to have an influx in travel fees if your wedding is in the mountains or in a destination area. If you find someone with minimal rates this is a great start to your vendor search. Keep in mind most often if you are paying a cheaper amount for an industry professional they may not be as equally established as a credited or published stylist.
Here's what you need to know and why:
- Travel Takes Time: Often times a wedding that is 2 hours away doesn't seem so bad. Until you have to drive back the same day. Most fees are based on travel to the location and returning from the location.
- Hidden Costs: Mileage on our vehicle, gas, and maintenance following.
- Loss of Time and child care: We have families and most of the time they work a 9-5 or attend school Monday through Friday. We love what we do and do it out of love for our brides. But please keep in mind when we choose to work with you we are deciding not to see our loved ones at all this day and some of our stylists pay a lot for weekend child care.
- Potential Jobs: vendors can book 4-5 local weddings per weekend. Keep in mind if you want your stylists to travel to your destination an incentive should be in place to take precedence and weigh out the cons.
If you want the best services in the industry it pays to fork out a little more. If you have multiple stylists traveling to your weddings the travel fees apply for each individual as they are coming from different locations.
Basic travel is $25 within 10 miles of each stylist location
If your location exceeds 30 miles the rate for one stylist is $25/hr
the rate for two stylists is $40/hr if your location exceeds 30 miles
the rate for three stylists is $60/hr if your location exceeds 30 miles
the rate for four stylists is $80/hr if your location exceeds 30 miles
Gratuity of 20% will be factored in for all destination weddings
Valet Parking fees will be included as well as we have a LOT of equipment to carry and tipping valet, bellmen etc. all adds up!
Relocation fee of $50 will be added if you have our stylists travel to one location (ie hotel) and unpack/pack then travel to an additional location (ie venue).
If you have an early morning wedding we request lodging be provided the night prior to the event.