Post # 32
I agree, I don’t think the stylist you used can actually do that hair style (otherwise your trial do would have been a little closer to the actual picture). Does that stylist do updo’s a lot? From what I’ve heard there are stylists who are really good at cutting hair and there are stylists who are really good at styling hair (like doing up do’s) but sometimes the people who cut your hair really well aren’t always the people who will be able to style your hair really well.
I LOVE my hair dresser. She moved an hour & 15 minutes away but I actually make the drive because I love how she cuts my hair and can’t find another hair dresser in my area who is that good. I am NOT using her on my wedding day because she isn’t that great with updo’s. She even suggested a couple other stylists locally who she thought I should use instead.
I would really start looking for someone new rather than trying to explain to her what you wanted. She should have been able to look at your pictures and know exactly what you wanted. Start asking around to see if you can find someone in your area who is known for amazing up do’s.
Post # 33
Those look like two different styles. You are not being picky at all! It looks like your stylist had some problem with the length, weight or texture of your hair because there are huge sections that are just there…blah. I would go back for a re-do and perhaps ask for a different stylist (one who is familiar with your hair type). Hopefully you don’t have to pay again (but may need to tip the new stylist).
Post # 34
You do have a lot of hair…if it is long and thick it could be hard to pull off. I went in for my trial earlier this week and I had to ditch some of my inspirations because it just wasn’t going to work with my hair. My hairstylist did work with me though until I was happy with the end result. The first trial is always tricky because they don’t know your hair or how easy it is to work with. I am sure you will end up happy in the end though!
Post # 35
@MaggieGirl I asked around and someone suggested that I go to this salon. They have 2 people that do up do’s. Its such a cute salon, i was sure everything was going to be fine. This hair thing has really become an issue. THe place I go to for my usual hair maintenance, one of my maids refuses to go to. She had her hair trial there with one women ( who I know not to go to for an updo) and she was horrified! She refuses to ever step foot in that place. My hair lady and owner of the shop is awesome…but we can’t go there. Another place THat ended up doing that friends hair and another friends hair for their weddings…is also being boycotted. That story is long and complicated, but in short its because my friend was fired from there…(or layed off) for no reason. SO THATS scratched off the list. I live in a small town and I’m running out of options.
I do have a ton of hair, but I had it in a bun type thing for a friends wedding last year and my hair was longer then, so I know it can happen.
ALSO….i thought it was weird that during my hair trial, she never teases my hair or curled it or did anything to give it volume… Does that seem right to anyone?
I’m going back next wednesday, because I told her that the look she gave me wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, and I think she knew she messed up too, by some of her comments. Although most of the comments were blaming my hair. I know I can’t get exactly the style in the pic….but we can at least AIM for a bun, not a nest (LOL). Heres my hair length and then a pic of my hair in a bun ….
Post # 36
yeah..that hair trial does not look so great..she def. should give you a do-over.
Post # 37
Who did the bun in the picture, can you go to that salon? Also, if you really like the salon owner at your normal salon, can you just ask her to do your hair and your BMs for the wedding and request that the other stylist is not involved? I don’T know how many people want to get their hair done, if this is even an option but it would let you get someone who knows how to handle your hair and insure no one gets the bad stylist.
Post # 38
yeah, hair trials are good, because i dont think you would have been happy with first “do”.
from experience (i am an “encore”) PLEASE be firm with the gal. i wasnt and my hair was just a hot mess!!! i was too scared to say anything. as i have gotten older (37) i have learned to speak up when necessary. this is one of those times! we spend sooo much time looking for the perfect dress, location, make up, etc..dont let this one thing get in the way of your day! making sure you get what you want..within reason.. does NOT make a BRIDEZILLA!!!
i am going to get off the soapbox now, pretty high up here and i afraid of heights!
i hope i dont sound bitchy, i just learned ALOT from the first go around.
Post # 39
@joeysgal yeah, I’m totally surprised I told her it wasn’t what I wanted. I’m so glad I did that. Hopefully next week I’ll be even MORE vocal about what I want. There were a few things I should have spoken up about from the beginning of this trial…but thought she knew what she was doing. Now I know. You can stand on the that soapbox as long as you’d like. I appreciate the opinions!!
Post # 40
I actually don’t think the length of your hair is the problem, its the fact that your hair is stick straight and the inspiration model’s is a very tight curl. You can’t get realistic looking curls, texture, and volume like that with a curling iron. Of course, if your stylist had actually USED a curling iron, it might look a lot closer ;o). Basically, the only way to get your hair to look like that would be if your hair is naturally curly. And I’m willing to bet that even when you go back to the stylist, it still isn’t going to be what you want.
Did your stylist ever mention that the inspiration pic hair is a totally different texture from yours and that it might cause problems? A good stylist should be able to instantly tell if a hair style will work or not. My stylist immediately dismissed several of my inspiration ideas because she knew it would never work and I wouldn’t be happy. Instead she told me what would work based on my hair and she was totally right. Your picture of your hair in that bun looks really good, so why not go for something closer to that?
Post # 41
@leahb98…u awesome! keep using that voice!! you will have those pic forever!!!
you will be sooo happy that you spoke up!! 😉
Post # 42
Personally I wouldn’t even waste time with a do over with her. The trial looks like she doesn’t know how to do your inspiration. I would seek out another stylist and give them a shot. Maybe even give the orginal a chance for a do over (at no cost) and also a trial with a different stylist. You do have a ton of hair so it might take more time to find someone who can deal with it.
Post # 43
Beautiful picture, poor execution on the stylist’s part. Seriously, I wouldn’t be happy either!