Post # 1
I dont know if i like this.
My friend (not a close friend) just opened a salon and its right around the corner from the spa where i’m getting my make up done so i told her i’d come to her shop w/ my bms for our hair. She’s not giving us a discount really…I think she mentioned taking $5 off per girl but she’s been stating the full price lately, $45.
I know she could really use the business so im kinda ok with paying more…but i know i can get it for $25 else where…
She did one hair trial for me for free
(ignore my ROOTS!!!)
But i didnt feel it was…fancy enough…
I really LOVE this pic and went for a 2nd trial to see if she could do this
So this was her take on it
The back should look a bit better next time but she had to take the top part down and tried to make the front wavy then ut it back up and took a pic…so it wasnt as messy b4
Its not right in the front so she said the day of the wedding she’s going to have my hair set in curlers then work on the bms and come back to me to get the kind of curls.
Should i go with it? does it look messy? Should i go to a different salon and see if they can make it look more like the pic?
Im afraid of hurting her feelings too…
Post # 3
I like the second one a lot better. If you aren’t happy with it though, see if someone else can give you more of what you’re looking for. If you like it better, try to let her down gently. But trying to avoid hurting your friend’s feelings is not worth you being unhappy with your wedding day hair in my opinion. And I think she’d understand if it’s just not what you’re looking for.
Post # 4
I like it, but I agree that it looks a little too simple/informal. The success of a hairstyle like that will depend partially on the texture of your hair and if it’s clean or dirty hair (dirty meaning washed a day or two ago–holds styles and texture better). But a good stylist will be able to work with virtually any hair type to make almost any hairstyle, so you might try someone else.
Post # 5
I like the 2nd one better. But my only issue with it is…there are too many different type of curls and the side picture looks like they are already starting to fall flat near your scalp.
No offense, but I would go to a different salon. If she says anything to you just pull the price card. There is a big difference from $25 to $45.
Go with your gut, if you think you need another stylist..then you need another stylist.
Post # 6
45 for this is ridiculous!!! the way i do my hair on a daily basis is fancier then this. for the style she did just curl all your hair or use hot curlers, tease it a bit at the crown let down a few strands and tie up. half up half down!!!! this style is not worth 45 i say you take your business else where!!!!!!
Post # 7
I say go elsewhere, too. I’m no hair stylist, but even I can see that she should have pinned the curls on the top to make the poof that’s in the inspiration photo! If she didn’t see that, I wouldn’t trust her to do it right on my wedding day. Better to go with another stylist and be happy with your hair on your wedding day even if she may be temporarily hurt than risk building resentment with her for not being able to do what you want.
Post # 8
I agree. It looks like something you can do at home. I know it sucks to have to turn her down but for $45 you should be getting something that doesn’t look like my little sister help me do it.
Post # 9
I think you should look elsewhere for a stylist who will meet your needs, but at the same time, I think your hair may be too straight to achieve the look of your inspiration photo. The woman in your inspiration pic has either naturally wavy or naturally curly hair that was helped a bit by a curling iron. Her hair texture is completely different from yours.
Post # 10
My opinion: Go to another stylist.
Post # 11
yes, find another stylist. It doesn’t really look like she put a lot into it. if she says she’ll do better on your wedding day? that’s a lot to leave to chance, you’re trial is exactly that, a trial to see what it will look like, at least thats what i figure it should be. my trial didn’t go quite as well as i expected, so I’ll be trying a different stylist as well, even despite the good deal i would get. 🙂
Post # 12
Okay…. I think the second is waaay better than the first, but….not that great. The first looks totally like it was done by a twelve year old playing dress up.
I would suggest taking your business and your money elsewhere. Hey, it’s a business transaction and it’s your WEDDING.
Post # 13
It sounds like something is off and you’re not feeling completely right or happy with the styles. You know what you want and you have every right to find the stylist who makes you happy. Personally, I love the picture you found for hair trial 2 and the attempt was good but not quite right. I would find a different sylist. I would be concerned about hurting feelings also, but your friend will surely run into similar situations as a salon business owner.
Post # 14
It can’t hurt to go to another stylist and see what they can do.
Just my opinion: but I think you can get a better updo. As for your friend- it’s not personal, it’s business. You’ve given her 2 chances and she wasn’t able to meet your needs. Time to move on.
Post # 15
Wow…she made you pay for a hair trial and she didn’t even do it properly? She should have done your hair in rollers like she was planning on doing for the wedding for the hair trial so you could see what it looks like. I wouldn’t let her touch my hair for the wedding if I were you.
Post # 16
I had a similar situation with a makeup artist. I am planning to cancel. The trouble is coming up with what to say. In this case, I would probably tell her you haven’t decided about your hair, and then go elsewhere. Don’t book her.
We’ve had many friends who are amateur wedding whatevers (photo, flowers) offer their services, but not really at a discount. Our feeling is that if we’re paying full price, we would like a true professional.