Post # 1
I’m a low-maintenance girl, I try to think, and I don’t usually go for all the glitz and glam that a lot of girls go for. I’ve never had my hair done up by a pro and I’ve never had my make-up done for me by anyone other than my sister.
So when it comes to figuring out what to do about my hair and makeup for my wedding (which, by the way, is 65 days away), I’m up a creek without a paddle. I have no idea what I’m doing!
I’ve asked my normal hairsylist, but she’s not available until after 10:00 and with the wedding at 1:00, that’s not going to work. I’m on a super-tiny budget, so I posted to Craigslist and I’ve heard back from a few people. But the one person I’ve heard back from isn’t interested in doing a trial with me so I can know whether or not she’s going to work.
How are the rest of you ladies doing this? Are the people in my area just completely unreasonable? What should I do?
Post # 3
I would contact your local salaons or friends who have recently gotten married. Or you can go on the knot, click on the ‘in your area’ tab and then click the beauty link. They usually have the alot of places listed! Good luck! Also, sometimes the venue you booked for the reception has lists of suggested vendors in the area, might not hurt to ask them too!!
Post # 4
do you hvae time or can you squeeze in time to go the local beauty school and ask for a hair and makeup trial?? i think their prices are discounted so maybe you can "shop" different stylists??
if you have a sephora near you – maybe you can hire one of the people "under the table"??
Post # 5
For hair I actually looked up reviews on Citysearch or Yahoo local, and looked for reviews that actually mentioned weddings. I also asked people at my venue. No luck with the make-up though.
Post # 6
I don’t really know anyone who’s been married reciently (only 1 person). The Knot doesn’t cover my area (Savannah, GA). And my venue is a garden so they don’t know local vendors. But thank you for the suggestions!
I’m not sure that we actually *have* a local beauty school, but I’ll look! I know we don’t have a Sephora.
And I haven’t looked at Citysearch or Yahoo yet, but I can give that a look, too.
My biggest issue, though, is how do you choose? Do you just randomly pick a person and hope that they’re good? Or do you go in and have them do your hair and choose? What if they won’t do your hair until a week or two before the wedding, and then it’s too late if they’re awful?
With photographers, I looked at their work and sat down and chatted with them to see their personality and style. And then, after all that, I signed a contract. But it seems like hair & makeup is just a grab-and-go-and-hope-for-the-best situation.
There has to be a better way, but I don’t know what it is! 🙁
Post # 7
Get in touch with a SCAD student, they’d be able to point you in the right direction for a professsional stylist. Otherwise, yea you’d have to sit down and have them do your makeup. Mary Kay’s site has a local finder so you could find a Mary Kay rep too, look for a ‘director’ and you’ll find they’re better than a ‘beauty school’ trained person as they actually do more faces.
Post # 8
I found mine through here. She got good reviews here as well as on Project Wedding. I’m still in the process of getting a trial with her.