Pro hair option required for bridesmaids when bride is doing her own hair?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: If bride isn't getting her hair done by a pro:
    No need to provide bridesmaids w pro hair option : (20 votes)
    83 %
    Bride should still provide bridesmaids w pro hair option : (4 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t think you need to tell your girls that they have the option of a pro, but I do think you should mention to them that they will need to bring any styling products, hair pins/bands/accessories and styling tools they will need to do their own hair. If they aren’t comfortable doing their own hair once you tell them they need to bring their own stuff, that’s when I would mention the pro option.

    Post # 3
    Member
    1878 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

    My mom did my hair. My cousin did my mom and sister’s (MOH) hair. My other MOH, SIL and MIL brought in their hair stylist. And my cousins did their own hair.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Your stylists are attending as guests. I wouldn’t offer them up to work. If one of your maids really wants pro hair, I think she can probably research a pro on her own. They’re all big girls who can take care of themselves, right?

    Post # 6
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    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Shkragoldfish:  I think if you have a pretty unfussy style, a professionally done retro style might look out of place.  A sock bun (or one of those donut cushion things) is a really easy way to DIY an elegant updo if anyone is lost for ideas 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    744 posts
    Busy bee

    I agree that if you are not doing pro hair, it will look odd if the bridesmaids have elaborate, obviously professional styles.  That said, I’m not really comfortable doing my own hair and would want to know that at least someone in the bridal party might be able to help me out!  Are at least some of your bridesmaids good at doing their own hair and would be willing to help out others who might not be as comfortable with it? 

    I’d just confirm with everyone that you are planning on doing your own hair and see what everyone’s comfort level is with doing their own.  If people are really stressing out about their hair, you could also see if your stylist friends could do more of a quick style that would be faster, easier, and cheaper than a full updo.  I once had a stylist just curl my hair for a wedding (that I was attending as a guest).  It took her about 15 minutes and she charged me very little.

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