Post # 1
Seems like a lot of rules for my hair stylist/makeup person… well I am confused on one thing in particular.
It says that anyone who wants an updo or a half updo can’t wash their hair within 24 hours… ok, why is that? Because my hair will be a grease pit if I don’t wash it THAT DAY.
Then it says anyone who needs a flat iron will be charged for an additional cost (of like $80)… I have straight hair but I like to go over it with a flat iron. I mean, I’d think they might want to to make it nice and smooth.
Are they just being overly specific? Well, not much I can do now as they’ve got my money and I’m in contract. They have excellent reviews, however. Maybe they are just being overly specific so that people don’t show up with a nightmare and make everyone late or something?
Also, we are scheduled to be done with hair and makeup 2 hours before the ceremony. 2 hours prior is also the time the photographer is coming. I just thought the photog got shots of us getting ready, I guess he will miss that then? I’m confused on how to do the timeline. I just don’t want to rush.
Post # 3
They should be able to “dirty” your hair a little bit if it’s freshly washed–sprays to give it texture, backcombing, etc. It’s extra work for them, but it’s not impossible. You could wash that morning and use a little bit of spray, then flat-iron so their workload is minimized. But seriously, $80 for flatironing is insane.
Post # 4
@yassim: The not washing your hair for 24 hrs makes sense. Dirty hair holds better than clean hair.
Are you doing a hair trial? You could ask for your specific hair type and style if it MUST be dirty.
Also, I’m thinking with the flatiron they mean if you have naturally curly hair and want it made straight for your wedding day, but again, ask them when you do your hair trial.
Post # 5
I understand, because I have to wash my hair everyday. So I had a updo and wash my hair that morning. My hairdresser had some stuff that dirtied up my hair which worked pretty well. Also, I had all my hair and makeup done before the photographer came. The photographer took pictures of my putting on my dress, shoes, lip gloss etc. I think that is pretty typical for “getting ready” photos
Post # 6
I don’t understand the whole dirty hair holding better than clean hair. My hair only holds a curl if it’s freshly washed. If I try putting a curling iron to it more than 10 hours after a wash, I’d get NOTHING.
Post # 7
Thanks for these replies!
I didn’t do a hair trial because I only recently booked them and just did not have the time (or money, it was $175!) but what I want is fairly simple I think…
One other thing is they are allowing 4 hours for 3 people… does that sound crazy or no? (ok, well I told them 3-4, so perhaps they’re thinking in case of the 4th which really may not use their services)
Only issue I have with that is they’ll be there damn early! But as I said, I don’t want to
rush. So maybe is that is a good idea for them to be there as they suggested to be? (I’m going to ask them about this, but thought I’d ask here first)
Post # 8
I don’t know how long your hair is, but mine was long and thick and it took two hours for a simple side-bun with some curls. It seems crazy that they think they can fit your hair and everyone else’s into that slot…unless they have a second person, and one person will be working JUST on you.