Post # 1
My hair stylist originally took the whole day off work to do my hair. Now her boss wants her to work the whole day so she wants to do my hair at 8am so she can get to work on time. I refuse to wake up early just so she can come and do our hair EIGHT HOURS before the actual ceremony.
I’m half tempted to just cancel her and try to find someone else. Also, I already paid her 🙁
Post # 3
I kind of think that’s pretty typical. Our ceremony as at 6, but we were starting photos and stuff at 3…so we needed to get to the venue by 2, plus we wanted to eat…so my stylist started my hair around 11. My hair looked great for the ceremony, in spite of the intermittent rain. If you don’t think your hair will be able to last, then I would talk to her about it–you paid her with a certain understanding of when she would provide the service, and if she’s going to change that, you have a right to get your money back and go with someone else. But a long time between hair appointment and actual ceremony is pretty average.
Post # 4
I think that my hairdresser is gonna start hair at around 11 am to be ready for pics at around 4 (6 bms plus Future Mother-In-Law and my mom) I am going to be last for hair and make up so it is the most “fresh” I think that if you dont like the new arrangement with your hairdresser than you should talk to her about it and get your money back if you think its too soon. is she doing your bms too?
Post # 5
My hairdressers started at 8am for our 4pm wedding. My hair was done at 9:30am. We did all pictures beforehand though, so at 12pm I went to go meet for our first look. By the end of the night, my hair still looked great! Here’s a picture of my hair around 9pm. (Ignore my pink shoulders, my sunscreen didn’t work apparently.)
Post # 6
My hair was done 6 hours before our ceremony at 12. We had our photographer coming at 4 and I was also getting my make up done right after my hair. I also wanted time to have a snack and just relax with my mom and friends before the photographers got there so it worked out really well.
Post # 7
That seems awfully early but then again, I’m still 10 1/2 months from our wedding so I haven’t really done much research on this yet. I would be concerned with my hair falling flat in 8 hours (my hair does not cooperate, EVER) so for me, I would probably try to find someone else.
Post # 8
My hair was done 6 hours in advance. I think early hair appointments are pretty common for weddings.
My hair was mostly down, and it lost a lot of curl by the end of the night. My friends that had updos had no issues, and the style lasted through the evening. I think it just depends on how you get it styled.
Post # 9
Mine was done 6 hours in advance also.
Post # 10
My hair will be done about 7 1/2 hours early… Our ceremony is at 2 pm, first look around 11 am and I will start getting my hair done at about 7:30 am… I have been in several weddings and typically our hair has been done at least 6 -7 hours early, one wedding our hair was done about 10 hours early and everyone’s hair still looked great for the 7 pm ceremony.
One thing to keep in mind is you want to allow PLENTY of time for transportation, photographs, greeting people, etc. You will be amazed at how fast 8 hours will go and you don’t want to be frazzled trying to fit it all in.
A good stylist will know what type of product to put in your hair to ensure that it will hold not just for a couple of hours, but for an entire day.
Post # 11
Now that I think about our time line, mine will be done about 7 1/2 hrs before the ceremony think as long as you have her do a trial run first to see how it holds up. But that is pretty shady of her boss to do that.
Post # 12
Maybe you can speak with her and let her know that you’re having some doubts. Ask her if she can do a hair trial, so that you can see if your hair will look good/ hold the style for a long enough period of time.
Also ask her what happens if it really isn’t feasible for you? What are your options? Would she just not go to work? Would you go in to see her at the salon while she’s at work (for the price she’s already quoted you? If not, will she give you your money back? Or is she basically just telling you that you have to get it done on her schedule or you’re SOL?
Post # 13
I agree with @JenniMichele. Try to do a hair trial early on, and see how you look at the end of the day. I feel like it should hold. For the weddings I’ve been in, our hair has all been one pretty early.
Post # 14
I had my hair done at 10am for our 5pm wedding and it held very well. It still looked good the next morning actually. One thing to note though, when I did my trial, it wasn’t as tight and didn’t have as much product as she put in on the day of. My trial hair loosened up within 3 or 4 hours, so if you want a realistic idea of how long it will last, make sure to ask her to do it exactly the way she will on your wedding day, hairspray and all.
Post # 15
We start hair at 10:00am for a 7:30pm ceremony. We have one stylist/one makeup artist for 7-9 people.
Post # 16
My wedding is at 7PM and our hair and makeup is scheduled from 12-1:30. We really needed it done by that time to have time for pictures and other things that day. I wouldn’t worry about it too much if you like the stylist. If you find a new stylist, you’ll have to find someone you like and that can do your hair later…might not be easy.