(Closed) Did anyone NOT have a hair trial?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2453 posts
Buzzing bee

I didn’t have a hair trial because I had a destination wedding down in Mexico and we didn’t do a site visit. 

The day of the wedding I just went to the salon with a picture of how I wanted my hair. I brought my mom along as well so she could have said something if it wasn’t looking good. But everything turned out great. My hair looked awesome. 

I think you just have to go in with somewhat of an open mind. I was pretty open about my hairdo, I just wanted it to look nice. If you have a very set idea of what you want, then I think you need a trial. 

Post # 4
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Technically, I didn’t have a trial. My stylist and I had a kind of trade going on. I babysat her kids, and she did my hair for my wedding. She did my hair for my engagement pictures and it turned out great, so I felt comfortable not having a trial. I had a couple pictures and told her some specifics about how I wanted it. She did a great job! I was totally satisfied. I was a pretty laid back bride though. I was just glad I had someone to do my hair! Lol. I think if you aren’t terribly picky about how you want it, you should be just fine. 

Post # 5
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I didn’t have a hair trial because I trust my stylist.  I told her what I wanted and she executed flawlessly.  If only it wasn’t windy as Hell, so it would’ve stayed PERFECT.  The pictures still looked damn good even though my hair had fallen.(Hair done by 11pm but ceremony @ 6pm after an hour of wind swept bridal pics.)

Post # 6
4822 posts
Honey bee

I didnt because I trusted the person. She had done a lot of my friends weddings. I did provide an inspiration pic and told her the “feel” I was going for.


Post # 7
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Congrats on the promotion and the move! Good luck.

I did have a hair trial to allay my fears, but in the end, it didn’t really do any good. I knew exactly how I wanted my hair and took a pic, and that’s what she did. It fell out after the trial, and I told her so, but it fell out at my wedding, too. Oh, well. The only things with the trial were that it gave her a chance to check how she was doing as she went. So when I thought it seemed like the curly updo part was too high on my head, she took it all apart and moved it down just to be sure it was exactly what I meant. Obviously, this took time, so it would possibly be difficult on your wedding day.

If I were in your situation, I’d have a hair trial done somewhere when you move, and then once it’s to your liking, take copious pics from every angle. That way your day of stylist isn’t trying to mentally translate a style from an inspiration pic to see how it will be on you. It’ll be like instructions!

Post # 8
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Funnily enough I live in Nothern VA and had my wedding in Savannah.  I didn’t have a hair trial because I just didn’t have the time to get down there before the wedding.  Had my haird done at Color Boxx and they were amazing.  Told me they would work on me till I 100% approved of their work!  Luckily the first try was beautiful and off I went that day to get married!!!  It really wasn’t an issue at all, I had a specific picture I wanted and I played around with my hair before so I could get a sense of what I wanted.

Post # 9
7294 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i was like SuperKate and had a Destination Wedding with no hair trial. i also brought a few pictures of example of the style i was going for.  and my friend was there to tell me what she thought.  i was a bit nervous about not getting a trial, but i really didn’t have the extra time or money before my wedding to schedule one. 

Post # 10
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I didn’t have a hair trial…and I loved it! I didn’t want to spend the 40 or so dollars to see what it “might” look like the day of.


It was perfect! She put my blue flower head piece on for me, and pinned my veil, too! = )


Post # 12
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My stylist actually recommended NOT having a trial.  She said that there is no way to make your hair look exactly the same way twice so hair trials often make things more difficult.   I was a little worried b/c I am usually picky about my hair but it turned out GREAT on our big day!!

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