Post # 1
Im starting to look into a hair stylist and not one in my town offers a hair trial in an included bridal updo. Is this normal? They’re all telling me that I can do a trial for the full cost of the updo, basically paying double what I should for my hair and having an updo for no reason! This seems ridiculous for me. I hate living in a small town with only a few options. But is this a normal thing, that the hair trial is the same as a full price style and not included in the price?
Post # 2
Why would the trial be free? What if you don’t use them? Additionally, during the trial they will do more than one hairstyle on you to find out what you like which will most likely take longer than the actual hairstyle session. You still have to pay someone for their time.
Post # 3
The trial isn’t included anywhere I have looked. Since I have to pay for both, I am going to do my trial the day of my bachelorette party, that way I actually have a reason to have my hair done and do my trial at the same time. You could also do your trial the day of your bridal shower. Just a suggestion.
ADD: I live in a big city, so it isn’t just because you live in a small town. I think it is completely normal to charge for both regardless of where you live.
Post # 4
cirk: I was surprised at first too but this was true in my area as well. Just had to accept it. It’s worth the peace of mind to me.
Post # 5
OMGMrsW2B: i didnt expect it to be free, but i expected it to be included in the total price, not full price and a separate thing. It’s just not what i was expecting, and i thought it was weird.
MrsClumsy: that’s a good idea! Im not sure if my bachlorette party will be in the same city as the wedding though, so we’ll see.
nawella: oh for me too. I’ll be doing one for sure, i just didnt realize that it would be on top of it.
Post # 6
I’ve never heard of it being included in the full price… Although mine is discounted but I know the girl well so its definitely a perk. I would not otherwise bat an eye. The trials are normally a lot more intensive than the day of.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
The trial has to be a separate thing. As PP stated, you may end up with a different stylist the day of for a number of reasons; it wouldn’t make sense for a stylist not to treat both transactions separately.
Post # 8
Ah ok. I thought you meant it should be free.
Well, I know some stylists will say it’s $200 for bridal updo and that includes a trial. So, essentially it’s $100 for the trial, and $100 day of.
I guess it depends on the wording they use.
I wanted to use mine for something special but unfortunately my bridal shower is only 6 weeks before the wedding and I’m not sure that’a enough time.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
cirk: That’s pretty standard … The salon I go to is charging me a regular updo rate for the trial and then the bridal rate for the day of. I don’t see why that should be a surprise – it is a lot of work.