Post # 1
Has anyone ever used a student service for their bridal hair? We have a number of schools in the area where I’m getting married, and I don’t want anything complicated, but my own hair abilities are woefully inadequate. Any stories, good or bad?
Post # 3
@jdhall89: I can’t say I’ve had a beauty school student do my hair for my wedding, but I have had them do my hair. One friend was going to CAPRI Institute, and I had her give me a total change — from a life-long light blonde to a two-tone — the underside of my hair a walnut color and the top half “cherry cola” (real reddish brown). It was gorgeous, but it took freaking forever. She needed a LOT of guidance, but the result was great. If you’re worried about time constraint, I’d say that would be a concern — but then again, you’re going for the student to style your hair, not color it the day-of. LOL
My best friend is actually now a practicing hair professional, but she’s been doing my hair since she was a Paul Mitchell student without a license. She had more hands-on practice and I honestly think she’s more talented flat-out than the prior girl who did my hair, and I’ve always had amazing compliments on my hair with her doing it. She was, though, much slower back in the day than she is now. Again, not as far as styling goes.
I would just say that you should have a practice trial-run with the person you choose, in any case of choosing a hair person, before the big day. =] Styling your hair isn’t something I think you NEED to have a license for. I’ve done my friends’ hair for proms and whatnot, and they got asked where it was done (and I’m nowhere near a beauty school student — just a hair-lover. lol)
End story: Go for it. Different people have different strengths, though, so make sure you “test out” the person you choose and see what they’ve done. Some students keep portfolios, too, and you can have a few test-runs. Most of the time, they’re grateful for a “head” to practice on whether you choose to use them or not and you’ll save money! The Paul Mitchell school invites people in to get their hair done in the in-school salon at a fraction of the cost — I think 20 bucks to color your hair at the one by us, but you just recognize that they’re students, though they’re well-guided while you’re there. See if you can arrange that!
Post # 4
@jdhall89: I am currently in school right now and we have some people who are absolutely fantastic. Just remember that some of the students are nearly finished, and could be the ones charging salon prices in a few weeks.
If I were you I would look ’em up on facebook. I know our school posts a lot of pics from our updo competitions and different things. It also helps to call! See if they can do a trial run on you.
Post # 5
Once when I was a bridemaid in a wedding, I had my updo done at a beauty school. They did a great job and it was very inexpensive. Another BM did it as well and had good luck.