How did you decide to choose a hair stylist when searching?

posted 2 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

This is a tough one, Bee.

5 reviews would not be enough to convince me, to be honest. As for the second option, if what matters to you most is your hair, then a place that specializes on makeup might not be what you’re looking for. 

I first chose this great guy who had tons of good reviews and j loved all the pictures on his website so I payed in full and used the first trial for my Save the Date photoshoot. He was great, but his products were very low quality. My hair and makeup barely lasted through the photoshoot. So I forgot about the money already spent and went to a salon. I’m so happy I did!

Look for other options, have trials with different people if possible!

Post # 4
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

Do you have a wedding coordinator/planner? Mine was able to point me in the right direction. Your photographer may be able to assist, too.

Does she have reviews other than on WeddingWire? Not all vendors are big on using WeddingWire or promoting themselves on it.

Post # 6
1452 posts
Bumble bee

Unfortunately since the standards for your hairstyle are high (not a bad thing, mine were too) you will have to spend money to find the stylist who can deliver this on your wedding day.  

The only way you will have the answers to all your unknowns, like whether to pay the extra for Anna Marie or just go with the cheaper salon, is to pay for a hair trial with them.  We can speculate all you want, but until you see them actually style your own hair, it’ll just be a guessing game.

I totally understand your stress though.  I actually had 3 hair and makeup trials ($75/each so $225 total) with my MUA to really get the look I was looking for.  It was a lot of money but in the end, TOTALLY worth it because she absolutely nailed it on my wedding day.  

Since timeslots are filling up fast, I would go ahead and ask the salons to pencil you in for your wedding, and then cancel with the ones you don’t want later on.  

Honestly, if hair is super important to you, I would spend the $100 to do a hair trial with Anna.  And if you do end up liking her, maybe ask her to waive the travel fee or give you a discount on the hair since you already spent $100 for the trial.  When I asked, my MUA waived her travel fee and gave me a discount on her services for the wedding day since I spent so much on my trials.

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