Post # 1
I’ve been planning to have a hair trial before my wedding all along, and I knew I wanted to wait til close to my wedding so we’d have a better sense of what my hair would do in summer weather (super hot and muggy along the coast in Georgia in late summer). So I’ve been planning all this time on scheduling a trial sometime in July. WELL- FH recently accepted a job promotion within his company that requires us to move to Northern VA in less than 2 weeks. This is GREAT! The problem is, we can’t make a trip home to Savannah before we move in 2 weeks- we ARE going to be in Savannah for a day or two during the move to VA to drop off wedding things, get our marriage license, and tie up any loose ends before we head to VA since we won’t be back until 2 days before the wedding in August. The problem is, the salon I’m using for my hair isn’t open on Sundays OR Mondays… the only 2 days we’ll be in town! I just don’t see how I’m going to be able to get a hair trial done since the salon is closed both those days.
So my question is: did any of yall NOT have a hair trial? If so, did you have any problems on the wedding day getting your hairstyle perfect, or did your stylist manage to create the look you wanted without a trial? I am thinking I can send the stylist pictures of hairstyles and of my hair and get his opinion on how doable they’d be, and hopefully that’ll be good enough. It’s definitely not preferable but I don’t think I really have a choice.
Post # 3
I didn’t have a hair trial because I had a destination wedding down in Mexico and we didn’t do a site visit.
The day of the wedding I just went to the salon with a picture of how I wanted my hair. I brought my mom along as well so she could have said something if it wasn’t looking good. But everything turned out great. My hair looked awesome.
I think you just have to go in with somewhat of an open mind. I was pretty open about my hairdo, I just wanted it to look nice. If you have a very set idea of what you want, then I think you need a trial.
Post # 4
Technically, I didn’t have a trial. My stylist and I had a kind of trade going on. I babysat her kids, and she did my hair for my wedding. She did my hair for my engagement pictures and it turned out great, so I felt comfortable not having a trial. I had a couple pictures and told her some specifics about how I wanted it. She did a great job! I was totally satisfied. I was a pretty laid back bride though. I was just glad I had someone to do my hair! Lol. I think if you aren’t terribly picky about how you want it, you should be just fine.
Post # 5
I didn’t have a hair trial because I trust my stylist. I told her what I wanted and she executed flawlessly. If only it wasn’t windy as Hell, so it would’ve stayed PERFECT. The pictures still looked damn good even though my hair had fallen.(Hair done by 11pm but ceremony @ 6pm after an hour of wind swept bridal pics.)
Post # 6
I didnt because I trusted the person. She had done a lot of my friends weddings. I did provide an inspiration pic and told her the “feel” I was going for.
Post # 7
Congrats on the promotion and the move! Good luck.
I did have a hair trial to allay my fears, but in the end, it didn’t really do any good. I knew exactly how I wanted my hair and took a pic, and that’s what she did. It fell out after the trial, and I told her so, but it fell out at my wedding, too. Oh, well. The only things with the trial were that it gave her a chance to check how she was doing as she went. So when I thought it seemed like the curly updo part was too high on my head, she took it all apart and moved it down just to be sure it was exactly what I meant. Obviously, this took time, so it would possibly be difficult on your wedding day.
If I were in your situation, I’d have a hair trial done somewhere when you move, and then once it’s to your liking, take copious pics from every angle. That way your day of stylist isn’t trying to mentally translate a style from an inspiration pic to see how it will be on you. It’ll be like instructions!
Post # 8
Funnily enough I live in Nothern VA and had my wedding in Savannah. I didn’t have a hair trial because I just didn’t have the time to get down there before the wedding. Had my haird done at Color Boxx and they were amazing. Told me they would work on me till I 100% approved of their work! Luckily the first try was beautiful and off I went that day to get married!!! It really wasn’t an issue at all, I had a specific picture I wanted and I played around with my hair before so I could get a sense of what I wanted.
Post # 9
i was like SuperKate and had a DW with no hair trial. i also brought a few pictures of example of the style i was going for. and my friend was there to tell me what she thought. i was a bit nervous about not getting a trial, but i really didn’t have the extra time or money before my wedding to schedule one.
Post # 10
I didn’t have a hair trial…and I loved it! I didn’t want to spend the 40 or so dollars to see what it “might” look like the day of.
It was perfect! She put my blue flower head piece on for me, and pinned my veil, too! = )
Post # 11
Okay, whew! Luckily I just have a pretty general idea of how I want it to look (back, low, loose curls, lots of volume) and not a super specific style so hopefully I can just give him the general idea and let him loose that day.
Post # 12
My stylist actually recommended NOT having a trial. She said that there is no way to make your hair look exactly the same way twice so hair trials often make things more difficult. I was a little worried b/c I am usually picky about my hair but it turned out GREAT on our big day!!