(Closed) Have you ever heard of putting half down on bridal party hair appointments?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

While I don’t know if it’s typical, here’s what my salon is doing – I just had to give them a credit card to “hold” the time (no payment applied). And up to 2 weeks prior, we can cancel any appointments with no fee assessed. If we cancel after that point, then I think we have to pay half of whatever appointments were cancelled.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have never heard of it, but I suppose I understand since they will not be taking any other appts for part or the rest of the day.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’ve heard of putting down some sort of deposit before. This is typically to ensure they don’t lose out on (what is usually) a  profitable day for them. Bridal parties tend to fill up their appointment book for a large chunk of the day, preventing them from taking other appointments during that time.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah..some sort of deposit I have heard of..I am putting $75 down and then the balance day of…seems like alot to put half down..

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am having a stylist come to the hotel to do all the girls’ hair, my fmil, my mom and my hair for the wedding.  When I booked her, I had to pay $25 which is going towards the practice hair.  Then the day of the girls just have to pay for their own hair ($50) and I pay for my own ($75).  I don’t think that’s too bad!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My salon does this as well.  Surprisingly, I guess there are a lot of brides out there that will book appointments for their entire party and then either not show up or book somewhere else and not cancel…then the salon looses all their appointments for the day because they had blocked them off for the wedding party!  I can’t believe people would be that inconsiderate, but I guess some people are, which results in these new unheard of policies for the rest of us!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

50% strikes me as very high, as they don’t actually have to do any work before hand (unlike, say, the caterer).

But some deposit makes sense.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The place I am considering getting my hair done at requires 50% down to reserve the date.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think it’s a very typical (and smart!) business practice because when you ‘book’ a vendor, that means they can no longer accept inquiries or bookings on that time/date – so if you don’t ‘book’ them or hold each other liable through some form of financial means, then there is no incentive to fullfill the agreement because what if you/bridal party changes their mind and go with someone else while they missed out an opportunity to book another paying client? It also means the vendors will be more responsible in keeping up with the paperwork/contracts/payment, etc etc, as you already paid.  Believe it or not i’ve heard horror stories about vendors not showing up or forgetting to open (in the case of a salon on a sunday for bridal parties only – since they’re not open that day). I’ve also never read a contract regarding beauty related vendors that does not require at least a 40%-50% deposit to save the date, and payment in full either day-of or before the event. No billing (or paying) the vendors afterwards.

 

 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We got our hair done at a school and I had to put half down when I booked and then paid the remainder afterward. We have a fila academy about 15 mins from my house, if you can find a school i would highly recommend it – it only cost me $100 to get half ups and curled for 6 girls!!! And they did a great job

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

while i’ve never heard of this it does make sense. The salon is setting aside time for your wedding party and turning down other potential clients.  What if you canceled short notice? They would be left S.O.O.L.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had to put 50% down for my day-of services. In exchange, I have a signed contract for the specific services, and the stylist(s) who will be doing our services. I understand why they wanted the commitment – my regular stylist doesn’t work weekends, so she will be coming in, and we’ll get a private room. It’s expense on their part, so I see wanting a firm commitment on my part.

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