Post # 1
My sister in paying for the salon appointment for my wedding as my wedding gift (love her!) and she told me she booked the appointment and that in the price they don’t include a trial hair run. It’s an Aveda salon, so my sister isn’t too worried about it, since they’re usually really talented. If I wanted to do a trial, I’d have to pay an additional $50! oh my. But they do include a 15-minute consultation, where I meet the stylist, show her the style I want and get a feel for it and all that.
Are many of you not doing a hair trial? I’m just afraid since I never wear my hair up that what if the day of the wedding I hate it!
This is the style I am going for:
My hair isn’t nearly as long as Blake Lively’s, it’s a couple inches past my shoulders dark brown/soft black, wispy side swept bangs, medium volume.
I know my hair won’t turn out to be as full as hers in the picture, but what do you think??
Post # 3
I would worry that since it’s not a style you wear everyday, you might not be happy with the stylist’s interpretation, how it looks with your hair and face, etc. If it was a simple style like a chignon or French twist I’d feel a little better about it… but that’s just my two cents! If you’re really stretched on money, you should probably just see what they say at the consultation and trust the hair stylist.
Post # 4
yeah, lilyfaith, that’s my concern too. The appt is at 9am, and ceremony is at 1, so I don’t really have time to change my mind the day of the wedding!
Post # 5
i’m doing a trial for the same reasons – i’m worried i won’t like the style i picked and it might need tweaking. i’ll be with a stylist i’ve never worked with before and i pretty much never do anything special with my hair. and i’m very visual person, so seeing the style on me before committing to it for the wedding day is really important to me. but if you trust the person to do a good job and you’re confident that you love the style and don’t have doubts about it, then you might not need to have a trial.
Post # 6
@miss-spunkin – imo, I would totally get a hair trial. I’m really glad I booked one as I ended up disliking the way the stylist did my hair and also she took 3 hours to do it! I just don’t want my hair to take that long and all of my friends agree that she took far too long. Unfortunately this means I’m going somewhere else for another trial, but I’m glad I found out otherwise I’d probably have been late for my ceremony with hair I would have ended up not loving in all of my photos!
Post # 7
I have an extremely low budget wedding, but will DEFINITELY be having a trial of my hair (and makeup actually too.)
Its your big day, and you don’t want to feel uncomfortable, unhappy, or ugly on it!
I would go ahead and purchase the trial 🙂
Post # 8
I agree with the PP. My budget is really small but I’m planning on a hair and makeup trial a couple of weerks before. I just don’t want to take any chances – I want to know I’m going to love it and have time to make adjustments if I don’t! Especially because I haven’t gotten established with a new salon since I moved in with FI so the place I booked is all new to me. I’m actually thinking, even though I’m growing my hair out, I may stop in this spring and get a trim there, just to get a feel for what the place is like.
Post # 9
I ended up not paying for the hair trial and my hair turned out BEAUTIFUL!! they couldn’t have done a better job… and it only took about an hour and fifteen, and most people said wedding hair takes like three hours. I was thoroughly pleased and happy I didn’t waste the $50, because we were already over-budget for the wedding.