Post # 1
I am weighing the pros and cons of having a hairstylist come to the venue or meeting her at her salon. Cost and time/distance are not an issue. What I worry about is how well a hairstylist can perform on location versus with access to all her aresenal. For example, my venue will have a Bride’s Room with a mirror, but I’m not sure if there is a sink. I *think* there will be electrical outlets, but again, I’m not sure. (The venue is currently renovating the room.) Also, a hairstylist in a salon can trim hair and do touch-ups whereas (I assume) a hairstylist on site cannot. Does anyone feel like a hairstylist can do a better job in their salon than on site? Thank you for your input.
Post # 2
Corai: I voted for having them come to you onsite. When one of my bffs got married, we had appointments at the salon.. However the hair stylists were running behind schedule and we ended up 40 minutes late to her wedding bc we still had to go back to the hotel and get her dressed. I know a lot of people havent had any issues… But that has always stuck in my head. Especially since I tend to run late all on my own lol
Post # 3
Hairdressers travel with all necessary tools. It helps to have trial run in salon first so they know what to bring/they are doing.
Post # 4
Well I would ask the stylist if it’s ok if there is no sink. You will definitely need outlets I’m sure. We went to the salon to save money but it rained the whole day. A lot of women were nervous about their hair holding up. (All of our hair stayed and looked great!) But it’s definitely something to think about.
Post # 5
Corai: I think it all depends what you are having done etc. I’m having a hair trial done in her salon before my wedding so she’ll be able to cut/trim my hair than or tell me what I need to have done before the wedding to create the look I am going for. She will be coming to me and my girls on the day of the wedding but she is use to travelling as she does hair competitions. She’ll have outlets and sink access in a hotel room where we are getting ready and will bring all the supplies she’ll need with her so I’m not worried about it. I’m actually paying less (in my area) to have her come to me. Most salons around here charge $60-70/bridemaids and $70-90 for brides depending length thickness/what you want done etc. For myself and my girls its between $35-45 and thats for her to travel about 30-40 minutes away from her salon (not sure where she lives). Her work is amazing so I’m surprised she doesn’t charge more. I am going to be voting onsite because at least you wouldn’t have to worry bout travel times and being late to your wedding if your hair appointment in a salon goes over.
Post # 6
I had my stylist come to me. But we were getting ready at a hotel and our room had two bathrooms along with a small kitchen so 3 sinks if needed. She and her two assistants each brought a rolling suit case full of tools and we had no issues getting me, 3 bridesmaids, my mom and mil all dolled up. They did makeup too. It was nice not to have to stress about getting to and from the salon, arranging transportation, etc. Plus, we got some very cute getting ready pictures when my photographer showed up.
Post # 7
Corai: I had my stylist come to the venue and I’m so glad she did. I feel like she did just as good a job as she did when we had my trial in the salon. But then again, my venue had a nice-sized dressing room with a long vanity table, lots of mirrors, seats, a sink (which she didn’t end up needing, btw), plenty of outlets, etc. If you can find out for sure that there’s outlets and adequate space for a stylist to do hair on-site, I’d definitely recommend it.
Post # 8
Wow – Fastest responses ever. 🙂 Thanks, Everyone, for the input so far. I’m fairly confident there will be access to some sort of outlet, just not 100% sure. The sink I’m less confident about, although I suppose there’s always the bathrooms… ><
Cost isn’t a factor because my hairstylist is so close she isn’t charging me a travel fee. (Hopefully) time isn’t an issue since the salon is 15-20 min away my venue and the ceremony starts at 4pm. I’m not too worried about rain since the wedding is in September in California. I will have a trial beforehand, but haven’t decided on half-up curls or an updo.
I am a little undecided because when I’ve had my hair cut and slightly styled in a salon, it was always much better when the stylist did the whole process- from washing to trimming then styling. I’ve never liked the results as much when I washed and dried my own hair, then got a trim. (I don’t know if the secret is their shampoo or the high-pressure hose.)