Post # 1
She’s always been slow to respond, but I booked her anyway because I liked her and I liked her work. I figured it would be something I could deal with.
I emailed her last week about finalizing everything since my wedding is getting close. I have 6 people (including myself) that she has to do hair for. We had initially talked and said she’d start at 930am (I need everyone ready by 2pm).
Well, she finally emailed me back last night. She booked anothr wedding about 30 minutes away and will be doing THEIR hair (just two people) from 730 to 930 on my same date. That means she won’t get to me until at LEAST 10am and what on earth happens if she’s running late??
Should I say something about this to her? Something else I’m annoyed about is that she told me she’d charge me the Flower Girl price for my Jr. Bridesmaid or Best Man (Jr. Bridesmaid or Best Man is 10) but now she wants me to pay the full $75 because it’s and “adult” hairstyle.
Ugh. I don’t have an “offical” contract, she doesn’t do them, everything had been over email.
Post # 3
If you like her work maybe she can do just you, and look into another stylist for the others. That way you still have her to produce the type of look you want for yourself, but don’t have to worry about her running late for the others.
Post # 4
I think if you feel that uncomfortable, look around for another stylist you like. Have you given this stylist a deposit or anything? You said yourself you don’t have a contract, so you are not bound to use her if you don’t want to. I agree, things could get very messed up if she is late. Before you tell her you don’t need her services, though, I’d tell her that you feel uncomfortable with her being unavailable at 9:30 and the potential to be late, and that you are considering taking her services elsewhere. Considering your wedding party is 6 people, and the other is only 2, she’ll make a lot more money off you and if she has any business sense, she’ll cancel the other wedding.
Post # 5
@Krises: I’ve actally already given her a deposit and paid for my day of hair. 🙁
Post # 6
Well that’s very much a different story! I would still talk to her and see if she can push the other wedding back from 7-9, then theoretically, she could be there by 9:30 to do your hair. Even if she is late, it would only push you back a half hr. Considering you originally agreed to have her start at 9:30, its not an unreasonable request.
Also, baldor1 has a good idea. That way you don’t lose money on your deposit, and time constraints aren’t an issue. At my friend’s wedding, a friend of the Bridesmaid or Best Man did all of our hair for much cheaper than what the bride was paying at a salon.
Post # 7
I would first call her up and explain that this makes you uncomfortable, and since you both originally agreed on 9:30, you’d appreciate it if she’d start at that time. Then see what she says after that.
If she still won’t budget, perhaps hire another stylist for you and a few other BMs that WILL show up on time, and then inform the stylist that since she couldn’t adhere to your original agreement, you had to hire an additional stylist to stay on time, but that you’d be happy to use her services for, let’s say, three or four of the girls.
Post # 8
I would start calling around to local salons. $75 is A LOT for a 10-year old (My salon is only charging $15 for my 9-year old) plus she has already proven that you can’t count on her. Trust has to be earned and it sounds like with the slow responses and the double-booking (almost) she hasn’t done anything to earn your trust.
Another thing to consider is you probably want more than one person available to do hair for 6 people, it will just take way too long with one person. The salon I booked is basically renting the salon to us for the period of time that we are there, there will be 3 stylists and no other customers. They also serve free snacks and refreshments during this time so I am excited because it will be like a mini-party.
You don’t want any screw-ups due to a flighty stylist, good luck with your search!
Post # 9
What if you got another stylist to do like half of your girls? Then you could have your hair done by this lady, since you like her work, but you don’t have to worry about her screwing up the schedule. Even if she were an hour late, she could still do 3 girls’ hair (including yours) on time I bet.
Post # 10
Thanks for all the responses.
I just emailed her and addressed my concerns (the other booking and her possibly running late) and the charge for the Jr. Bridesmaid or Best Man. Hopefully she’ll get back to me soon.