(Closed) Hair and Make-Up Disaster…Maybe…(LONG…rant…kind of…)

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh you poor thing. Her attempt at your hairstyle looks nothing like the inspiration pic, and I don’t mean to be rude but it looks like a hot mess. There is not sophistication or sleek styling at all. You are well within your rights to not use her!

Post # 4
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

2 tries and no good?  Cancel for sure. The top pic isn’t bad and might be nice in the front but it is no where near what you asked for. 

Post # 6
5886 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Get a new person ASAP!!

After UPDATE– you have two choices, learn to let go and love whatever she does or take the hit, lose the money and get someone better!

Post # 7
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lovelylight99:  i would cancel and run! It looks nothing like what you wanted…and she should have given you what you wanted. I think your inspiration hairstyle is so so cute, not high school prom at all!

Post # 8
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lovelylight99:  Can you approach her and state that her services are no longer required and ask for the deposit back?

Post # 9
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

WTH? definitely get a new person, there are a thousand talented hairstylists and I’m sorry but she certainly is not one of them!

Post # 10
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Do you have a contract at all with her?

Post # 11
1655 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

God, that looks kind of terrible, sorry! I’m glad you’re going with a different person. The hairstyle you picked out looks gorgeous and it shouldn’t be too hard to do either.

Post # 12
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion

That looks nothing like the inspiration!  Definitely cancel and go with the other stylist.  Even if you lose your money it will be worth it.

Post # 15
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Agree that it is NOTHING at all like your inspiration pic. I think a second trial was totally fine, especially since she had artistic license for the 1st. if she’s off her “A game” for a trial, how can she guarantee that she’ll be ON for teh wedding? And also, damn, that’s a lot of time. For a while, I did freelance makeup and trials did often take up more time than day of, but that was typically b/c during teh trial we’d try several different looks. The first picture of your hair isn’t bad, but still pretty sloppy and… looks nothing like what you wanted! I don’t care if a braid is prom-y (um, it’s not but whatever), if it’s what the bride wants, at least give it a shot! I say send her a nice email but let her know you are going in a different direction. Or if you don’t want ot say that, say a family friend offered as a gift? idk. On teh plus side, at least you’re finding out now with a good amount of time that she’s lousy.

Post # 16
2372 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

You’re definitely not wrong. I’d definitely have gone to a different stylist.

I will say that it’s not unusual for a hair/makeup trial to be in the artists’ home if they are exclusively doing weddings. My MUA did trials in her home studio because it would be a huge waste for her to rent out a salon- she *only* does weddings so she’d never use it.

HOWEVER it’s completely not her place to insult the hairstyle you want and to basically try to tell you that you wanted something different. I’d also be extremely nervous that she wouldn’t be on her ‘A-game’ the day of the wedding.

And telling you that you need to cut your hair is silly. I have long (waist length long) extremely thick hair and I asked my hair stylist to make my bun smaller than it was in the trial. So she twisted up the very middle of of my hair super tight and pinned it down and created the bun around it so it was completely hidden- and smaller like I asked!

ETA: I just noticed in the last pic that there are a couple of huge bobby pins sticking out! Not cool. :/

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