Post # 1
Ok… so my plan was to have my step sister do my hair… she saw the picture and said “EASY! i can do that… i’ll do your hair” sweet easy! done! she wasn’t expecting to be paid either so i was planning on getting her something on the day after doing my hair… sunday that has just been… we planned on doing a trial to see how long it would take… almost an hour, which was ok i was expecting longer… but… although it looked ok, it wasn’t what i wanted, she asked if it was ok and i said are you about to make it sit higher like the picture (i’ll upload the picture) and she was like OH YEAH SURE… i sat back down again and she ‘fixed’ it… only to have me look at it again and still flat to my head… i didn’t say anything more…
I’ve found a hairdresser who will do my hair for $85 (normal price $125) which is awesome… i’m willing to pay $85… but then i noticed that trial is $85 too…. kindda not in my budget…….. my partner (and a few girls here at work) think it’ll be fine not to have a trial and just do it on the day.
what do you girls thinks?
Post # 4
If you don’t do a trial, you will easily have an experience like that with your sister. The trial is done to ensure that both you and the stylist are on the same page and that the stylist is able to see how your hair reacts to the style chosen, and if you need to change to something else for some reason. If just for the peace of mind, work your budget around so that you can afford a trial. If that means cutting out favors or other items that are not important to you that your guests won’t miss, then do that.
Post # 5
by budget i mean personal budget not wedding budget as we’re not having a “wedding” as such so i could work out what i could go without for a while to have the trial lol
Post # 6
I definitely think you should do a trial. One of my best friends did not do a trial before the wedding and ended up hating her hair! She spent so much time taking it out and trying to fix it that everything else got delayed. If there is any way to squeeze it into the budget, I think it would certainly be worth it!
Post # 7
ok… maybe it would be a good idea to have the trial.
now my other problem is telling my step sister that i won’t need her… should i just tell her the truth that i’m getting it done by a hair stylist… (after having the trial lol)
what if they can’t get your hair the way you want it? ha ha ha do you have to pay?
Post # 8
It’s always great to have a trial~ I had 2 separate ones…and i wasn’t happy about either because it just didn’t suit my style. But I got to try different things out because I wnet to the same salon for my hair (as my wedding hair dresser) so when I received a service like a full coloring, she would play around with my hair and it got me thinking.
And I am glad i did it! i was super happy with the result. I just think that flowers wade, food gets digested – only how beautiful you feel and look (in the photos!) matters! ^^
Post # 9
I was trying to stick to a budget too and I lost a possible hairstylist that I liked because of that. After doing multiple trials with other stylists, I never managed to find one that completely made me happy. Your wedding is a very important day. Don’t be stingy like me and regret it. I ended up settling for another stylist.
If I could do things over, I would just suck it up and pay for the trial with the expensive stylist that I was considering.
Ask if she could do a discount if you decide to use her for the actual day or if your bridesmaids use her too.
Post # 10
She’s done a discount for me for the actual day price, was $125 now $85…
I think i will go through with it… even though we are having a simple ceremony with 4 other people (2 being his children) i still want to make him go WOW when i walk towards him 🙂
Maybe i should give my stepsister a thankyou/sorry card lol… i do feel bad that i’m thinking about not using her anymore…