Post # 1
My hair and make-up trial is supposed to be this weekend. I called to confirm and found out that I probably can’t have a make-up trial. To top it off, they can’t even be sure who will be doing the make-up on the wedding day until the end of this month.
It’s going to be a major pain to switch salons at this point, so I’m tempted to just trust that whoever does my makeup will do a good job. But (and this might sound snobby) they are a small salon in a small town, and they don’t even do false eyelashes. I don’t know what, if any, bearing that should have on my decision.
So, bottom line: would you trust someone to do your make-up on your wedding day without having done a trial with that person?
Post # 3
No I would not let someone do my wedding day makeup if they hadnt done it before. I am having my hair done without a hair trial but that is only because my hair style is simple pulled back bun, and wil be covered by my veils, but makeup is VERY important and will show in every picture
Post # 4
I know it may be a pain to switch salons but you just need to let them know that you’ll have to go somewhere else if they can not accomodate you. That is just bad business.
Post # 5
I know, I’m so angry!
I booked this salon for 6 people already and my wedding is on a Sunday next month. A lot of salons around here aren’t open on Sundays, and it’s such short notice at this point.
Post # 6
No, I wouldnt. I have a similar issue. We are having a destination wedding in a smaller town than I’m used to. We are going to be there a week prior, so I was able to get a trial a few days prior to the wedding. If the trial doesnt work out, I dont know what I’m going to do.
I had problems scheduling with salons for the exact reasons you laid out. I agree with telling them you will have to take your business elsewhere if (1) they do not follow the agreement with providing a trial and (2) an actual name for who will be doing your makeup. That’s crazy that they dont even know who will be doing your makeup. Bad business. If they don’t follow through, then I wouldnt go there. And write a lot of reviews so future brides know.
Can you go to a mall counter? I’d try MAC if you have one. Or could you change salons?
Post # 7
@EleanorRigby: A lot of salons will actually open on a Sunday if you are bringing wedding business. Most salons note that they will open on Sundays by appointment only. Don’t dismiss the idea until you’ve actually called other places to find out. Also, you can find your own make-up artist from the mall and see if they will make a trip to your house or hotel room that morning.
Post # 8
Yikes. I definitely would NOT do one. I’m really persnickety about my makeup when other people do it.
I’m surprised your salon can’t make a specific appointment a month in advance. I already have my trial for hair and makeup and my wedding day appointment for my BMs, mom, and I, and it’s 13 months away.
Post # 9
The salon is usually closed on Sundays, but is opening for the 6 of us. I made an appointment for a hair and makeup trial a month or two ago. I called today to confirm and the woman said I was just down for hair. I told her that I scheduled an appointment for both hair and makeup. It then comes out that the makeup artist has put in at her other job to get Sunday off and won’t know if she got it off until the end of the month. If she doesn’t get it off, the owner will just do the makeup. The woman was really nice, but I’m pretty angry about this. I feel like it was either careless or dishonest.
I’m also worried that if the make-up artist doesn’t get off, the owner will have to do 4 people’s hair and 6 people’s makeup. Is that even possible? We have to leave the salon to get to the venue by 3:00.