Question for hair stylist bees! (Kind of venting as well)

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
Member
1499 posts
Bumble bee

I get being from a small town, but $45 is super reasonable. I paid $85 for my bridal hair and girls paid $65 and no one thought twice about it. If you are comfortable lying about what the event is for, go ahead and book the same thing again. But shampooing your hair will only make the curl come out quicker. When they style your hair for the wedding, your hair should be a day old with just a bit of dirt in it so the style holds up. The day of, you have no idea how many emotions are going to come and go, sweating in a large layered dress, stress and sweat are bound to happen. I would rather have peace of mind than $30 in my pocket.

Post # 4
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1499 posts
Bumble bee

MrsRoberts52:  If they held up great then that is a good indication you could get away with it and be happy! I just caution because regardless of a flowy dress, the high emotions and inevitable stress on the day of make eveyone sweaty! I also have curly/frizz air, so once it gets humid and moist my bands start curling at the root and all sorts of things happen. By not shampoong and styling longer, beginning with perfect curls, they were able to relax by the time the ceremony was a go they were sot and what I had wanted. Had they not been essentially shellaced in place, as trhe day went on I would have had curly weird roots for sure. Not that anything really went wrong in te day, but a summer wedding is warm plus nerves etc qual perspiration!

Post # 6
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1242 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

MrsRoberts52:  I was a stylist for 4 years. Honestly, I wouldn’t have the heart to charge someone $30 more for the same thing just because its their wedding. Doesn’t seem right to me.

Post # 7
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761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

This is a perfect example of the irritating “say it’s a wedding and price goes up 100-200%” thing. No getting around it, sadly 🙁 Unless you lie, of course. But now they know it’s your wedding day, so you’re stuck. Sorry 🙁

Post # 8
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1413 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Are you going to the salon or is the stylsit travelling to you for the wedding? That factor may explain some of the cost. 

Those prices are extremely reasonable. 

Post # 10
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194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

MrsRoberts52:  I totally get what you mean, that’s unfortunately the industry. Businesses tend to mark up their prices once they hear “wedding”. Myself, also being frugal, was beyond aggravated with this. I even toyed with the idea of  telling our baker the cake was for an anniversary (equally as large, beuatiful cake, on average half the price of a wedding cake). I couldn’t  bring myself to be dishonest though. But I totally get your frustration. I tell myself I guess it’s smart business on their end, charge what the customer is willing to pay. But I still find it to be a total sham. No joke, I toyed with the idea of going into the wedding industry once I realized how much vendors are able to mark up prices haha. 

Post # 12
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1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Here’s the deal. My mom owns a salon, so I like to think I know what I’m talking about. First of all, needing “dirty” hair is a fallacy. A good salon has the right products to give your hair the grit and hold it needs. I personally want to be fully showered and clean on my wedding day. My hair will be shampooed with a proper blow out. Secondly, here is the thing with jacking up the price. A lot of brides end up changing what they want the day of their wedding, or they will insist their hair is not in the right place or this curl needs to be in a different spot, etc. I am not saying all brides go bridezilla, but that happens too. Most brides are stressed out and want everything to be absolutely perfect. A bridal updo takes longer than a trial run, usually no matter what. Your stylist is going to book extra time for your special day, whether you end up needing it or not. She will not want to shove you out the door unhappy because her next client is waiting. That will always equal bad reviews, and in this world of the internet, all those reviews over time can make or break a career. So her time equals money, and she needs to be paid. Most stylists are not paid for sitting around, they are paid for doing hair. They either rent their station or work on comission. Is that helpful? 

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