Post # 1
So I had my hair and makeup trial the day of my shower, 2 weeks ago. I thought the makeup turned out lovely, and I couldn’t be happier. The hair on the other hand…Well, I was less than pleased. I asked for big, soft, romantic curls and a half up/down style, with a little bit of volume in the back. Here are my inspiration photos, shown to the stylist:
This type of curls (without the braid)-
And this volume, toned down a little-
Instead, I got this (this is also my makeup trial!):
The curls are so SAD and non-existent! There’s so much product in my hair, it looks like the snap-on Lego hair. Oh hive…it wasn’t good. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it looks FINE. But I don’t want my wedding hair to be just FINE. I want it to look GREAT! Or at the very least, like it’s actual hair and not something that’s sold by Mattell.
So I took things into my own hands and decided to do a hair trial on myself. Here are my results:
I know it’s not perfect, but it’s a start. I couldn’t find my teasing comb to get the volume I wanted, but I feel like the curls are so much closer, to what I want.
What do you guys think? Am I crazy for thinking about letting the hairdresser go? I just really feel like I can do a better job. Also, what do you think about my makeup trial?? Please be honest, but not mean. 🙂 Thanks hive!
Post # 3
Find a new hairdresser! You did a MUCH better job on your own.
Post # 5
Love the make-up, I think it’s gorgeous.
As far as the hair goes, I think that your inspiration photos may have caused confusion, as to me, the hairdresser has got pretty close to the second photo; so I wonder if there was confusion when you asked for curls like the first, but volume like the second, and if she thought you wanted something looser, and, for want of a better word ‘flatter’. Could you perhaps talk to her about your worries (you should probably have been direct at the trial TBH as that’s what it’s for; I plan on being TOTALLY honest at my trial, because it’s the one shot I get at making sure it’s ‘perfect’) and arrange another trial? I just think doing your own could be stressful, and I’ll be honest: while I love the back and the curliness of your attempt, the sides/top of hers were much better IMPO, as it’s much smoother and sleeker.
Also, I wouldn’t be too harsh on her for using a lot of product: you have what looks to me like thick, heavy hair, and it will not keep it’s curl all day without a lot of product. At the same time, you’re right in that it needs to be curlier, as the way she’s done it, it will likely drop during the day and end up quite flat.
Post # 6
@barbie86: I felt like I was VERY clear to him about the curls. I kept telling him the I wanted it to be curly and not loose waves. I think I also ran into a problem because I have so much hair, the trial with him took a really long time and I had other stuff I had to do, so I didn’t afford myself the time to have him get it ‘perfect’. That was totally my fault. And you’re right, the trial is much sleeker, but I felt in person it looked really shellacked (sp?). I’m gonna do another trial on myself and see how it goes. I’m leaning more and more towards doing my own hair, I think it’ll be kind of calming (I’m a pretty low key person). Thank you so much for your advice!
Post # 7
I say do it yourself! Don’t let others talk you into hiring a hairdresser just because ‘that’s what you’re supposed to do’. You are already much happier with what you did, why waste more time and energy trying to get someone else to do what you were already able to accomplish!
Post # 8
If I could do my hair like you, I wouldn’t be hiring a hair dresser. You look amazing!
Post # 9
I would speak up. If you have already paid her and are locked in then tell her your concerns. I think the trial looked to structured. You are paying good money and NEED to pleased with the service
Post # 10
@Vegas Pug: I think you’re right. I think I feel like I’m “supposed’ to hire someone to do my hair because it’s my wedding day. But I think it’ll be okay if I don’t.
@housebee: Thank you!! 🙂