Post # 1
So, it seems that when the bees post on the site about getting hair trials, they get the full treatment—wedding hair exactly like they can expect it to be that day.
Well, I am confused! I have been to TWO trials and at both of them, the stylist has just sorta of talked about ideas with me, maybe stuck a bobby pin in or two or one curl to demonstrate what a whole head of them would look like, and called it a day! I left both salons with less of a do than when I walked in!
Last night was my second one, and I literally had 3 curls on the left side of my head, a little ratting on top, and that’s it. I would not have been able to go anywhere but home (to fix my hair) even if I wanted to.
So, is this the usual experience? Or, like the posts on this site, should I be getting more? Do I need to specify what I want more clearly than "a wedding hair trial"? I paid full price for both visits. What is the deal?
Post # 3
You paid full price and didn’t get the full look? Oh hell no! You need a new hairstylist pronto! You should be able to get the full look so that you can see how it lasts and holds up throughout the day. Get a new stylist or call back your old one and say that you were confused and didn’t want to confront her at the time but that she should have given you the full look for the price. Ask for a free redo!
Post # 4
Well hold on, did you pay? Or was it just a consult? Because yes, if you paid, then they ripped you off, but I can’t imagine you paid for that, did you?
Post # 5
I’d call and complain. Get your money back or a new tiral for free.
They didn’t do what they were supposed to and you deserve better treatement then that!
Did you bring in your hair piece and your veil? Maybe they didn’t think you wanted the whole updo thing if you didn’t have them with???
Call them nonetheless!!!
Post # 6
they should be experimenting with full styles. this means complete the look, but no hairspray or anything just in case you want them to change it. of course, only if you paid for it, like mentioned above – consultations are not the same.
Post # 7
Well, thanks for the reassurance. This happened two times at two different places! Which is why I had to bring the question to you guys. And, yes, I paid for both visits.
I am going to a third trial because of this (and getting to the point of lying to people about where I am going–three trials is embarrassing!).
Hopefully, I have the courage to insist on a full look next time around. It’s the same day as my bachelorette, so that will motivate me to insist on "party ready."
Thanks for the feedback!
Post # 8
Good luck on your next trial! Here are pics from my fourth and final trial: http://calioc.blogspot.com/2008/06/all-curls.html
I too had bad luck with my hair and make-up trials! I finally found the one with my last try.
Post # 9
Beautiful hair, <font size=”2″ color=”#99cc00″>caliocteach</font>!
I could only hope to get a trial where they actually do my hair like that! HA!
The best part is that I have short hair, so I am not even asking for an elaborate updo, just a style!!
Post # 10
They should definately give you the full hairstyle. Especially if you are paying for the full hairstyle!! I would call and complain to the salon manager. And in the future, definately don’t pay unless you get what you want.
Post # 11
I guess I’m lucky-I get 3-4 trials for free as long as the wedding day is paid in full. My stylist is coming to the church on my wedding day also-no treks across town at 7 am. We have to be ready for pictures at 9 am. She is charging $50 for my daughter and I both-half up/half down for me, ringlets with a tiara for my daughter. My sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and hers is only $30. I guess that is the difference between south Georgia and other places. And, the girl who I got is “one of the ones” to get for weddings bc she does lots of pageant and wedding hair.