Post # 1
Being tight on money and having no friends or family with any make up or hair skills I was thinking of just going to a beauty school since they are so much cheaper than an actual salon. (To get my hair done on a test and on the day is $50 at the school and $170 at a good salon). Has anyone else done this? Good experiences? Bad experiences?
Post # 3
I have gone to a beauty school for regular hair cuts and all I would say is BE CAUTIOUS! There are some REALLY great students and some REALLY REALLY bad ones! They also take a lot longer to do things so you need to budget a lot of time. Honestly, I wouldn’t chance it for your wedding. It might save money, but you also may leave crying. You can try calling the school to see if they will give you one of their best students. I don’t know what their policy is. Definitely get a trial there if you want to go this route and make sure whatever student they give you, will still be a student on your wedding day because there is a lot of rotation among them. Good luck!
Post # 4
It can be a great way to save money, but yes, it can be risky. Some tips for getting it done great:
Ask for students that are about to graduate
Go to the nicest school in your area (will be a little more expensive than other schools, but worth it!)
Be very specific about what you want/don’t want.
BUDGET A TON OF TIME.
They tend to take FOREVER, but that is a good thing, they are making sure it is just right.
All in all, I think that if you are smart about it, you can get a great hair do for cheap 🙂
Post # 5
I was considering doing this for my make up. My cousin and grandma are both cosmetologists. I’ll ask them for advice on this and follow up on this thread 🙂
Post # 6
Another option could be to contact the school and have them put a post for recent grads looking to expand their portfolio. Their rates will be low or none if you agree to let them use a cople of photos for their port. This is how i started out and many friends of mine as well.
Post # 7
If you have the same person for trial (and like it) and the day of, then go for it. Don’t trust someone for the first time on the day of because you may regret it. I’ve had good and bad styles at beauty schools in high school and you probably wont get anything unique, prob a standard updo (which I kind of hate but to each their own) but yeah, if its the same person for both days and it turns out well, go for it.
Post # 8
@FutureMrsMcDermott: that would be great thanks