Hair trial not included in price?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Why would the trial be free? What if you don’t use them? Additionally, during the trial they will do more than one hairstyle on you to find out what you like which will most likely take longer than the actual hairstyle session. You still have to pay someone for their time.

Post # 3
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The trial isn’t included anywhere I have looked. Since I have to pay for both, I am going to do my trial the day of my bachelorette party, that way I actually have a reason to have my hair done and do my trial at the same time. You could also do your trial the day of your bridal shower. Just a suggestion. 

ADD: I live in a big city, so it isn’t just because you live in a small town. I think it is completely normal to charge for both regardless of where you live. 

Post # 4
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1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

cirk:  I was surprised at first too but this was true in my area as well. Just had to accept it. It’s worth the peace of mind to me. 

Post # 6
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1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve never heard of it being included in the full price… Although mine is discounted but I know the girl well so its definitely a perk. I would not otherwise bat an eye. The trials are normally a lot more intensive than the day of.

Post # 7
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5286 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

The trial has to be a separate thing.  As PP stated, you may end up with a different stylist the day of for a number of reasons; it wouldn’t make sense for a stylist not to treat both transactions separately.

Post # 8
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721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Ah ok. I thought you meant it should be free.

Well, I know some stylists will say it’s $200 for bridal updo and that includes a trial. So, essentially it’s $100 for the trial, and $100 day of. 

I guess it depends on the wording they use. 

I wanted to use mine for something special but unfortunately my bridal shower is only 6 weeks before the wedding and  I’m not sure that’a enough time. 

Post # 9
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

cirk:  That’s pretty standard … The salon I go to is charging me a regular updo rate for the trial and then the bridal rate for the day of. I don’t see why that should be a surprise – it is a lot of work.

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