Post # 1
Hello, I need advice on how to handle this.
I found a girl to do my wedding hair through a girl that does my haircute. The wedding hair girl works at a salon and is licensed. I had my trial and was super dissapointed becaue it looked NOTHING like the photo I howed her. She especially could not get the sides right. I hated it, and a a week after my first trial I called her to schedule a new trial. I felt so bad because this was someone my friend knew, so I flt bad for not liking what she did. For the first trial she charged me $75 and I gave her $25 tip.
When I called to schedule the next trial she told me it would be full price even though I was driving 2 hours to her house. The first time she came to me because she was doing a wedding in the area and came over after. At my second trial I still didnt love my hair, but didn’t say anything about cancelling her for wedding day. We never signed a contract, I figured even though I didnt love it I’ll have her work on it more on the day of the wedding until she gets it right.
I accidentally bumped into an old friend the other day, and she is a hairdresser. As I told her about my hair situation, she told me she can try to play with my hair to see if she can ge it how I want. Well, I ended up loving it the way she did my hair. And she will charge me and each of my girls $20 less each. So I want to go wit this girl, but I feel horrible about the first girl.
My wedding is September 19, I texted the first girl and thanked her for her time and said I decided to go with someone else and she said she can work with me on the price because she already took off of work and turned another wedding away that date. I feel horrible, but I shouldnt settle. What do I say to her?
Post # 2
I understand you want to be nice and don’t want to let anyone down and be rude but its the first girl’s job to do hair as you wish. You should have said that you didn’t like it straight… I guess there is nothing wrong with saying you will go with someone else! Hair is surely important for any bride!:-)
Post # 3
You have to stick your ground here. DO NOT sacrifice your hair on your wedding day. You found someone else you like better for a better price. End of story. Tell her you’re sorry but that you feel more comfortable with this girl because she is a family friend or something. Don’t let her feel bad. She might be a friend of a friend, business is business…she already took enough of your money. Move on and don’t look back!
Post # 4
Go with your friend. This is your hair, your day, you don’t owe her anything. It’s harsh but it’s true.
Post # 5
You didn’t have a written contract and you are giving her plenty of notice. I say it’s fine.
Post # 6
I agree with the others, just be firm. You’ve already paid her more than enough (too much IMO) for the trials. You weren’t happy, but she has been paid for what she did. She didn’t have to go and book the day off, she never made you sign a contract. Simply thank her for her time and tell her that you going with someone else.
Post # 7
You already said it : I texted the first girl and thanked her for her time and said I decided to go with someone else.
If you feel the need to respond, I would just say “|I’m sorry you took the day off in the abscence of a contract, and I hope you find other work that day.”
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Post # 8
Thank you all. I feel a little better now that you all agreed I should not settle. Here are the photos to put things into perspective. The first photo is the photo I showed her and the following are the second trial. By the time I got home the bangs fell apart.