(Closed) How do i tell my friend hairdresser that i need to go with someone else?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Maybe just tell him you’re going with someone who does formal styles as their speciality?  Sticky situation :/

Post # 4
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

How about you show him what you found and ask him to try again? If it still doesn’t work tell him you know he does amazing hair but this one style is so fussy that you need a specialist. Make sure you blame it on the hair style you want and not him. 

Post # 5
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it’s totally OK for you to be honest that you aren’t happy with the results so far. It’s your wedding! If you have some time I think it’s totally fine to casually mention that you saw online the style should be done wet. Maybe he will try it and it will all work out. If not, assure him that you think he is awesome but you want a specific look that he hasn’t been able to pull off. Good luck!!

Post # 6
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you have tons of time before the wedding, there is no reason that you can’t learn together, since you’re friends.  Seriously, don’t be awkward about it.  Be blunt and funny and just say ‘dude, you start wet, helleeer’.

Post # 7
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Melmal9:  I would tell them “I would like to hire someone who I can just make a business deal with, rather than mixing business with a friendship. Please come as a guest and enjoy the day”  maybe you can give her a little task, if you feel like he wants to help. Such as handing something out, or managing the guest book. 


But my approach would be just that you dont want to have a friend do it, you want someone you are paying, who if they mess up, you can make them redo (since youre paying them) it and not feel bad.

Post # 8
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am a pansy,I would probably tell him my mom purchased me a gift card for another salon and that she is really excited about going there.lol

Post # 9
2484 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Tell him you want to try it wet 🙂 !

Post # 10
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

You have almost a year before your wedding.  I would do as 

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WillyNilly suggested and just learn together.  Tell him what you found out (that it needs to be done wet) and try again.  

It’s really too late to use the “I just want you to enjoy the day as a guest” or “I got a giftcard elsewhere” excuse, since you’ve already had hair trials with him (which obviously means you’ve already asked him to do your hair the day of)…at this point any excuse you come up with is going to be seen as you not liking his work and going elsewhere.

So be honest.  Tell him he’s close, but not quite on the money yet, so you did a little research online and it looks like you need to start with the hair wet.  Try it again…if after a few more attemps you’re still not satisfied, tell him you love his work, but for this particular style you’re going to look for someone with experience with the look.

Post # 11
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think you should just open and honest with your stylist, If your friends with him he should respect your wishes and not take offence to it, not everyone can be great at everything.


Post # 12
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@kellmerr:  THIS is totally my style 🙂 

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