Post # 1
I have already been burned once by a wedding hair stylist – she promised she’d do my hair for the wedding and I paid a deposit, then she flaked out and moved 1500 miles away and stole my deposit and won’t return my emails. So now I need a new hair stylist.
I got a recommendation for a new stylist from my makeup artist. She assured me that this woman has a great reputation and is not flakey. Other brides on theknot have raved about her. Here’s the catch: she doesn’t use a contract, and her salon won’t accept appointments for September until JUNE. She said she will pencil me in, but I’m worried she will forget and be unavailable. I need her to come to my hotel and do hair for 5 people including myself.
What do I do?
Wait until June to make my "appoinment" then hope she shows up in September, even though without a contract I’ll have no recourse if she doesn’t?
Should I look for another stylist who will sign a contract now, even though they may not be as highly recommended? Most of the big bridal hair stylists in my area are already booked so I need to take care of this asap.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland
I actually just booked my hair/makeup person today, and there’s no contract- and it’s for my wedding in May. Personally, I’d wait until June, but I’m also pretty relaxed about the beauty aspects of the wedding.
Post # 4
My hair/makeup person doesn’t use contracts as well. She was also highly recommended on all the boards. She showed up the day of my reception and everything was fine. I’d wait until June as well…and maybe in May, confirm with her (as a reminder) that you are still on for Sept.
Post # 5
I booked my hair and makeup person 3 weeks ago for my July wedding. No contract, however she scheduled me in her book to see me once every 8 weeks to do what she calls a "check on my hair" to make sure my hair will be able to handle the style I want for my wedding day. (I had cancer and my hair still tends to fall out after all this time)
Personally, I know I’d be hesitant if someone didn’t meet with me until the day of. What about your hair trial? How do you know whatever you choose is going to hold up or be what you want? i know there are times when I’ve taken a picture to a stylist thinking it was going to look great, but when it was done on me it looked awful. I’d be concerned about that.