Post # 1
Here’s the situation: a family friend owns a salon and was RAVING about her girl who does updos. I had my hair trial today and feel like (a) it’s nothing like the pictures and (b) it makes me look like a prarie girl. Finding a new salon is not an option. I had her redo it 3 times and it still didn’t come out like I wanted… so I just left. I don’t want to drop more money on another trial. What do I do?!? How do I better express to her what I want??
Post # 3
Why is going to another salon not an option? Is there another stylist in the salon you could go to? If she tried 3 times and couldn’t get what you wanted, then I wouldn’t trust her to come through on your wedding day. I would start exploring other options, because it’s not something you want to stress about or hate on your wedding day. Your hair will be in all your pictures… 😉
Post # 4
@Tmpalm: I think it looks really nice, but you’re right that it doesn’t quite look like your inspiration photos. She needs to:
- use more holding spray/putty/mousse
- twirl the hair at the base before pinning it (will also better secure the curls)
- use a slightly smaller curling iron/barrel and create smaller pin curls
- bring the whole updo in tighter (which will be accompolished by creating smaller curls and twirling the base)
Post # 5
i think it looks pretty nice
i just think the base part with the curls needs to be more “bun-like”. i’m afraid to use the word tighter, because tighter+curls is never a good thing.
Post # 6
I think like some of the other Bees that a little more
product in the hair would be great!
Post # 7
Thanks for the input, everyone. Another salon is not an option because of our loyalty to this friend, but maybe there’s another stylist I could use. More bun-like is a good term to describe what I’m going for.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I think it actually looks really good!! Maybe have her pull the ponytail “together” more, so it’s not as wide? i think that’ll make it look more bun-ny and less prarie girl.
Post # 9
Someone once told me if you go to a trial and have let them fix it two or three times DO NOT HIRE THEM!! If they didnt get it right at the trial, don’t expect them to get it for the big day! Unfortunately, you may have to go to someone else to get what you want.
Post # 10
As soon as I read that you don’t think your hair looks like your inspiration pictures, and I saw that your inspiration pictures were of blonde hair, I knew you were going to be a brunette. (For the record, so am I. 🙂
It’s impossible to achieve the same dimension shown in those inspiration pictures on someone who has dark hair, and, since you said that you had to have her re-do your hair several times, it’s difficult for us to judge if the stylist initially may have given you a look that was much more consistent with your inspiration pictures.
Do you have any pics of the first couple of tries?
Post # 11
@Tmpalm: i don’t think it looks that bad. the side needs a bit of work. i think you need to find some sample styles on a brunette. the same style looks completely different on different hair colours. if you pick all blondes, you will never be happy with the outcome.
@Brielle: exactly what i was thinking. i’m a brunette so i know.
Post # 12
@Brielle: No, unfortunately I didn’t have her take pictures until the end. Interesting… I never thought about the hair color in my inpiration pics. Good advice!
Post # 13
that’s not completely true. i have black hair and your second inspiration picture is one of mine as well. i specifically have asian black hair and couldnt find an inspiration photo that i liked enough with my hair type to show any of the hairstylists. all the pics were sleek formal up does and i wanted a messy romantic bun. i had blonde and brunette hair inspiration photos which were not anywhere near my color or texture.
i do realize though black/dark hair doesnt photograph well w/ updos because you don’t see the details, there’s no dimension, becausee it’s black. but that’s easily solved w/ a few highlights. you’re hair is actually quite a bit lighter than mine too. so if it’s definition you’re after in the top part you might want to consider some subtle highlights.
Also though it may look the same to you the first photo and the last 2 are very different hair styles. the last 2 are more buns.
I learned this from my hair trial, i had a pic that was more defined “swirls” and I hate swirls and that’s what she kept giving me and then we reailzed i really want a swirly loose bun. NOT a bunch of small swirls. this was a pic i showed her:
so it could be a misunderstanding.
also if you are unhappy with the trial i wouldn’t book her! i went through 3 trials to get the perfect one! it was a huge pain!!
Post # 14
@Tmpalm: I think it’s sweet that you’re being loyal, but this is your wedding. If you aren’t happy, then you should go somewhere else.
I don’t think your hair looks bad at all, but compared to the inspiration pictures it looks “loose.”
Post # 15
Heres a pic of what I ended up with a low romantic bun!
Post # 16
I have dark hair too, and added dark carmel hilights at the last minute before the wedding which gave my updo the dimension I was looking for. So glad I did it because you could totally tell all the work involved in the updo that wasn’t apparent when it was all dark brown.