Post # 1
For people who have done it, please post pictures and tell me about your experience good or bad.
For people who have not had their wedding yet or didnt for their wedding why or why not get it done at a beauty school.
I am getting a very simple updo and I would like to keep my hair and makeup down to about 50 bucks max.
Post # 3
I didn’t for a wedding, I just went for an updo (I think it was a prom?) and it turned out awful but that’s just my experience. I was nice, told her I liked some parts of it etc and paid but I wasn’t happy and ended up redoing it myself. They are there to learn and practice and sometimes some are further along than others.
Post # 4
i didn’t do this, but i am a hair stylist and when i was in beauty school it was very common for girls/women to have their hair done for weddings, prom, quinceaneras, etc. you should get a trial just like any other salon and you might be able to ask for a student who is more experienced or you can try different students until you find one you like. i would just contact the schools in your area and see what their policy is.
Post # 5
@Bazinga: Did you ask for someone who was close to graduating or something along those lines. I am looking into going in and asking someone who is at the top of their class. Maybe I will go in for a trial now and then see if it is okay.
Post # 6
@lilchicana: Thank you I will look into this. I am having quite possibly the simplest up do I dont see how it can get messed up but we shall see. I wanted to do it myself my mom is insisting that I go get it done. because it is a “bride’s luxary”
Post # 7
I got all of my high school up-do’s at a beauty school and loved them. One of my BMs is also getting her hair done for my wedding at the same beauty school close to my parents house.
I would suggest a trial for any bride out there, especially if using someone with little (or no) experience.
I am having the person who has cut/dyed my hair for the last 15 years do my wedding hair. She was too expensive in high school, but my wedding is a once in a lifetime thing so I am taking on the expense.
Post # 8
@Waitingbee57: I don’t think it matters if the person doing your hair has “graduated” or is a new student. I think what matters is: they know how to interpret your vision and know how to work with your hair.
I just got married this Saturday. I used the girl my sister used for her wedding hair. I like my hair how she did it at my sister’s wedding. I LOVED my sister’s hair on her wedding day. I LOVED my bridesmaids hair on MY wedding day. I HATED my hair.
She knows how to do hair- that’s for sure. She just wasn’t working with my vision very well. I showed her pics, and we did a trial. We didn’t “complete the look” at the trial- but we were pretty dang close. My hair was one of things I hated the most of my wedding day– the one day I really, really cared what it looked like. I honestly feel like I could have done my hair better than she did it. That said- I also know this girl can do amazing things with hair. So I really don’t know what happened. My hair has it’s days, but it’s usually pretty OK to work with.
I’m telling you this because: I have had people who have never gone to beauty school do my hair and have it be amazing. I just had a professional do my hair and sadly, because she wasn’t seeing what I was seeing (it was simple- nothing complicated)- it was a mess.
So focus more on finding someone you feel will be on the same page as you, vs thier credetials on paper.