Pro hair or DIY? I can't decide!!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: I want to wear my hair down and simple: Should I do my own hair for the wedding or hire a pro?
    DIY- I did my own hair and loved it : (5 votes)
    10 %
    DIY- I hired someone and it wasn't worth the money : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Hire a Pro- I did my own hair and wish I hadn't : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Hire a Pro- I hired a pro and it was worth it : (22 votes)
    43 %
    Other- explain if you feel like it : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Hire a Pro- it's what I'm going to do : (15 votes)
    29 %
    DIY- it's what I'm going to do : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    795 posts
    Busy bee

    If you like how it looks when you do it, just DYI. That’s a ton of money for a simple blow out. Just start now with “trials” to make sure you know exactly what you’re going to do. 

    Post # 4
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Could you get it done the day before and then just give it a touch up day of with a straightener or curling iron?

    Post # 5
    2064 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think it would be helpful to see some photos of how it looks when you style it in the style you would want to wear on your wedding day. 

    Post # 6
    1164 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would just do some hair trials on yourself and see how you like them. If it doesn’t seem to work then I’d go with a pro. But if you can get the look you want, DIY.

    Post # 7
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I was going to say have a pro do it before I read your post, but at that price for a blow out, I would vote DIY. Are you sure you have exhausted your options for a stylist nearby?

    Post # 9
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m hiring a pro because I want an updo and I’m useless at that. But for you it really sounds like DIY is best. 

    Post # 11
    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @SleepyBee99:  sounds like a good plan, if you aren’t comfortable with DIY. If what you want is pretty simple, maybe not mention it is for your wedding? Because prices seem to skyrocket when you add bridal anything  

    Post # 12
    8387 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @SleepyBee99:  I got my hair done for around $60 (salon right next to my venue), however, it would’ve cost me more to DIY my hair since I don’t even own a hair brush.  By the time I purchased the brush, curling iron, hair dryer, pins/clips and hair spray/gel, it would’ve cost me more than just going to the salon.  If I already had the equipment, I don’t think I would’ve gone to a professional.  I did DIY my make-up though (cheaper to purchase the items than hire a pro).

    Post # 13
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d also normally always recommend getting a pro to do it (especially since I can’t do my own hair to save my life) but if all you want is just a blowout…I wouldn’t pay that much.  Your new plan sounds food, although $100+ still seems like a lot for a blowout.  But weddings are when people are prepared to spend a lot more than usual for things, so why not? 🙂

    Post # 14
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @SleepyBee99:  what city will you be staying in? A lot of cities have blow dry chains (like dry bar for example) and you could get a blow out for probably $50 or less if that’s what you want. Attaching “bridal” to it allows them to charge you way higher prices. I would just get a blow out and not call it bridal so as to save money. 

    Post # 15
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @SleepyBee99:  your new plan was exactly what I was going to address. Depending on the time of the ceremony,  some places would open early for you to get your hair done. 

    Post # 16
    1028 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @Bearimbolo:  +1 for the suggestion! Also SleepyBee99 – have you thought about checking out youtube? There are so many people on there, from professional to every day gals like us, who can give you some amazing ideas and also walk you thru the process of the style step by step. Good luck!

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