Post # 1
Hi destination brides.
I’m not sure what to do or how to go about finding a stylist for my destination wedding. I will probably do a trial where I live, but what do I do about it actually being styled where I’m getting married/how do I find a stylist? I was wondering what everyone else is doing/has done. Doing it yourself? Having a friend/family member do it? Do a trial where you live and find a stylist at your destination? How did you go about finding a stylist? Thanks in advance.
Post # 3
I’m getting married at an AI resort. So I am having one of the stylists at the salon there style my hair. i am having a trial before I go though so I have pictures of exactly what I want.
Post # 4
I’m still trying to figure this out myself. One of my very good friends is a fantastic hair stylist so I am hoping that she comes to my wedding and she can do my hair, but I’m still not sure if she will be able to make it.
My back up plan is to have it done at a a salon in the area. I’ll probably have a hair trial in the US first as well, and take as many pictures as possible, and then I think I’m also going to set up a trial two days before the wedding, just to make sure that the stylist has an idea what I want and that we can hopefully work out any kinks before my actual wedding… I’m terrible at doing my own hair yet really particular about how I want it to look, so I’m going to do everything I can to not end up with some horrible prom like updo on the big day.
As far as finding a stylist, if you are working with a wedding planner or coordinator I would ask them for recommendations. If your not, I would just search online and see who has good reviews on yelp, etc, as well as post on wedding related message boards asking for recommendations. I just noticed that your wedding is in Southern California so I don’t think you will have a problem finding a fabulous stylist 🙂
Post # 5
I’m actually doing my hair myself. I will be getting married at an AI resort, but I am having extensions put in before we go. I don’t wear make up every day, so I wanted something natural, beachy, and fun. I’ll just play around with some hair and make up looks the week before we fly out. Good luck to ya!
Post # 6
I found a salon from reviews online and scheduled a hair trial for the day we land in Florida, 3 days before the wedding. I’m a bit anxious about it, but I wasn’t sure how a trial in my hometown will help me when I get there.
Post # 7
I’m going with a Las Vegas area salon called Stevee Danielle that will come to our hotel room to do my hair and makeup for our Las Vegas wedding. I’m going to just leave it all up to chance and not do a trial because I’ve seen many awesome pics and heard great reviews from this place. There’s a picture on the website of the kind of style I am looking for that I plan to print out and bring with me.
Post # 8
We found a hair and make-up person on Craigslist for our destination. We got references and brought pictures of what we wanted. Our assumption was that if her work was really bad or if she didn’t show, we’d do it ourselves. However, it all worked out in the end.
Post # 10
I’m getting my hair done at the Spa at my resort. I’m just going to bring a picture of my chosen hairstyle with me and have them give it a try – I’m not going to do a trial at home. I don’t care about it being perfect. I’ll be happy as long as it looks nice.
Post # 11
I was just at Sandals La Toc in St. Lucia. There were about 10 weddings that week. Several of the brides obviously had their hair done. It had to be in the spa. I thought they all looked good.
Post # 12
I booked with a local salon for hair and make-up after reading reviews. I definitely don’t want the stress of doing it myself and I will bring a bunch of inspiration pictures since I won’t be able to have a trial ahead of time.
Post # 13
Getting my hair done and make up done (with my own products) at the resort’s salon. Getting a hair trial 3 days before the wedding and bringing lots and lots of pics! 😉
Post # 14
I’m doing a Destination Wedding in Hawaii and I was worrying about the same thing. I’m comfortable doing my own make-up but I have zero hair skills. And since it’s on beach I don’t wanted to keep it natural but still look nicer than usual for pictures.
I looked on Yelp and found a hair and make-up stylist who came pretty highly rated. Bonus? She’s willing to come and do hair and make-up for my bridesmaids AND mom & Future Mother-In-Law. How cool is that?
Post # 15
I asked my photographer for a recommendation since I figure she knows how the styles turn out in pictures. I also asked my Day-of-Coordinator to see if she could recommend anyone. In the end I went with my photographer’s recommendation, which was neat because I also found the same makeup/hair artist using projectwedding.com or another site (been so many I can’t even remember now!).
Post # 16
I got a trial done where i live to make sure that I liked my inspiration style on me. I made some adjustments to the plan based on that run.
We weren’t going to the destination w/ time for a true trial before the wedding. Besides it was too expensive for me to feel OK, just going up to the room and taking it down. So, I booked at the fancy-pants salon in the hotel where our wedding was held (Color salon at Caesar’s in Vegas) to have my hair and make-up done for the rehearsal. I did the make-up the same and the hair different, but I figured that this would give me a chance to make sure that I trusted the stylist with the wedding day do and to get feedback from her as to how well she thought she could do it.
I’m SO glad that we did the dry run b/c she thought about how she was going to make the volume that I wanted and procured a special filler piece for me to help make it happen. It wasn’t exactly what I envisioned, but it was pretty, well executed, and stayed put.
I practiced doing it myself in case the Friday trial turned out to be a disaster.