(Closed) Getting wedding hair done at a beauty school?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I didn’t for a wedding, I just went for an updo (I think it was a prom?) and it turned out awful but that’s just my experience. I was nice, told her I liked some parts of it etc and paid but I wasn’t happy and ended up redoing it myself. They are there to learn and practice and sometimes some are further along than others.


Post # 4
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i didn’t do this, but i am a hair stylist and when i was in beauty school it was very common for girls/women to have their hair done for weddings, prom, quinceaneras, etc. you should get a trial just like any other salon and you might be able to ask for a student who is more experienced or you can try different students until you find one you like. i would just contact the schools in your area and see what their policy is.

Post # 7
957 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I got all of my high school up-do’s at a beauty school and loved them. One of my BMs is also getting her hair done for my wedding at the same beauty school close to my parents house.

I would suggest a trial for any bride out there, especially if using someone with little (or no) experience.

I am having the person who has cut/dyed my hair for the last 15 years do my wedding hair. She was too expensive in high school, but my wedding is a once in a lifetime thing so I am taking on the expense.

Post # 8
2837 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Waitingbee57:  I don’t think it matters if the person doing your hair has “graduated” or is a new student.  I think what matters is:  they know how to interpret your vision and know how to work with your hair.


I just got married this Saturday.  I used the girl my sister used for her wedding hair.  I like my hair how she did it at my sister’s wedding.  I LOVED my sister’s hair on her wedding day.  I LOVED my bridesmaids hair on MY wedding day.  I HATED my hair.

She knows how to do hair- that’s for sure.  She just wasn’t working with my vision very well.  I showed her pics, and we did a trial.  We didn’t “complete the look” at the trial- but we were pretty dang close.  My hair was one of things I hated the most of my wedding day– the one day I really, really cared what it looked like.  I honestly feel like I could have done my hair better than she did it.  That said- I also know this girl can do amazing things with hair.  So I really don’t know what happened.  My hair has it’s days, but it’s usually pretty OK to work with.  

I’m telling you this because:  I have had people who have never gone to beauty school do my hair and have it be amazing.  I just had a professional do my hair and sadly, because she wasn’t seeing what I was seeing (it was simple- nothing complicated)- it was a mess.


So focus more on finding someone you feel will be on the same page as you, vs thier credetials on paper.


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