(Closed) Anyone else experienced bad hair and make up trial?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Member
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Why don’t you find someone that offers a free trial or a cheap trial?

Post # 4
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I had to pay for three make up trials and two hair trials. I cannot even begin to explain how awful my first H&M trial was.

Some people are lucky and some not so much. While I do hate the wasted money I just consider it collateral damage for looking perfect on my day. I am too picky to NOT spend the money to be sure that the person I chose knows exactly what I want.

Post # 5
Member
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had a bad hair trial. Like, I really don’t even think she listened to me or actually looked at my example photos. It was something I could have done to my own hair in 20 minutes. She was supposed to be the one who did my hair on my wedding day (and makeup) but THEN she DIDNT SHOW UP!!! So my BFF ended up doing my hair (she is a cosmetologist) and it was PERFECT! Things always happen for a reason!

Post # 6
Member
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SamanthaLovesJames:  Totally happened to me 🙁 I feel EXACTLY the same.

Post # 7
Member
5220 posts
Bee Keeper

@SamanthaLovesJames:  It took me THREE times to even find someone who would call or email me back to do a MU trial! I know it is frustrating!

One thing I finally did was ask my friends who were either already married and used MUA/ stylist for tips and I also made a Facebook status asking my friends for references and I got some really great feedback from people I trusted and KNEW would point me in the right direction of a good MUA… because I know they’re not cheap!

 

FWIW, I did a MAC trial and was super disappointed and paid $50 for it.

Post # 8
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Mrs_Amanda:  Ugh me too although I needed things from MAC so I didn’t count that as an added expense. I sat there for over two hours and three different girls started and stopped. I honestly don’t think they had a clue.

Post # 9
Member
5220 posts
Bee Keeper

@Treejewel19:  I LOVE their products, but everytime I go and think my experience will be different when it comes to a makeup trial I am always disappointed!

Post # 10
Member
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I had the WORST hair/makeup trial – I did it on the day of my bridal shower and I seriously looked like a drag queen (even after trying to fix some of it).  

I didn’t feel hesitant doing a 2nd trial because I would  MUCH rather find out before the wedding day about the skills of my MUA!

That said – I also changed my method of finding a MUA (asked the hive vs. yelp!) and the results were STELLAR.

Post # 11
Member
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I did. But I told them each I was unhappy and they redid it on a later date for free and I was satisfied.

Post # 12
Member
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i “tried” it on my engagement pictures day and I hated both my makeup and hair.  Now I want to burn the pictures 😛  I don’t even know if I want to show the pictures at my reception now.

Lesson learned, don’t use the trial as a way to save money for pictures day.  BIG BIG BIG mistake. 

Now I don’t use neither of them for my wedding day.  I found a girl do both my hair and makeup and I have a few comments afterwards which I will follow up with her later. But overall she did a much better job than the other people I used for E-pic.

Post # 14
Member
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I too had a horrible experience. I’m glad to hear that people arent giving up on trials cause I had concluded that after this so called “professional” that I was going to end up doing my own makeup. which id really rather not.

Post # 15
Member
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just really dont feel like going through all that. We all put on make up everyday to look pretty, why all the sudden cant we do it ourselves on wedding day! I know, im kidding. But i dont wanna look like a drag queen so i am leaning towards doing it myself.

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