(Closed) Destination Bride Hair Trials

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My girl friend had a destination wedding.  It just so happens we go to the same hairstylist.  So we set a date with her to do a trial updo.  She showed me how to do everything.  She even made me practice in front of her.  For example, she would curl and pin, then take it down and have me do it.  We also took a tone of picutes from every possible angle.  Lastly, 2 weeks before the wedding we got together and I recreated the updo.  It came out pretty good.  The day of the wedding it looked perfect. It was just what she wanted.

Do you have a friend that can do it? If not, I don’t think there is anything wrong with having a bunch a pictures to share with the hairstylist.  You could tape it too.  The new hairstylist might not want to follow the video step-by-step though.   

Post # 4
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It depends what you know about the stylist at your destination. If you have seen his/her portfolio and he/she seems very experienced, shooting a video could be taken as a lack of trust. If you feel that the stylist is inexperienced with weddings and would not be offended, I guess it would not hurt to shoot a video showing the process. Another issue is that the local stylist may not be comfortable having his/her work videotaped so it is best to ask for permission and all the rights to the video b4hand.

 In my situation, the stylist at my destination is pretty experienced not only with weddings  but also with working on brides that she sees only for the first time so I don’t feel the need to give her any instructions. I may do hair trial locally just to try out various styles. However, given her big portfolio and experience, I have alot of trust in her and may even forgo local hair trials.Good luck!

Post # 5
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

If you know how you want your hair styled, I wouldn’t do the video or a run-through with another stylist, just bring lots of pictures of what you want to your destination stylist.  If you have no idea what style you want or what would look good, a trial run-through with a local stylist at home would be appropriate to give you an idea.  But I still wouldn’t do the video.

However, I do think a run-through with the actual stylist is a good idea before the wedding day.  How early are you getting to your destination before the wedding?  I did my hair trial on Wednesday before our Saturday wedding at our destination location.  Even if you’re not getting there days early, maybe you could do it before the rehearsal dinner so it’d look great for pictures?

Post # 6
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Great question! 

I am in the same boat as  you, I am getting married on Mackinac Island and there are only a few stylists. My plan is to do a trail run with a stylist prior to arriving at the destination and email back and forth with the stylists on the island (and make sure I see their portfolios)! Also, another idea if you can afford it, is to pay to have a stylist go with you (this option works if you are friends or if you find someone with a little less experience who may be less expensive. this is kind of extreme, but I am considering it!)

 Good luck 🙂 

Post # 8
369 posts
Helper bee

Take pictures of your ideal hair-do for your wedding day. Try to have the beautician recreate your favorite style.

Post # 9
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I agree with others that have said not to do a trial with another stylist.  If anything do a trial if you can, with the stylist in Ireland.  Maybe the a day or two before the wedding.  

I also agree that showing the Ireland Stylist a video tape of another stylist doing your hair would not be a good idea.  She may be insulted by that.  

Just bring a ton of pics of looks you like and hopefully she will have a clear picture of what you want and she will be able to make it work for you.

Good luck!! 

Post # 10
46 posts

i had a trial done with a local stylist and took a bunch of pictures of how it turned out.  When i picked the stylist at my location, i emailed her the pics ahead of time so she knows what kind of style i’m looking for before i show up.  She seemed appreciative of the info ahead of time, we’ll see how it works out!

Post # 11
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m having my only triel two days before the wedding.  It sucks that I can’t do anything sooner, so I picked a pretty simple style.

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