Post # 1
Trying to decide which to go with for wedding day hair: go to a salon or have a stylist come to the house.
My stylist options include a friend of my aunt’s who does hair from her home and a younger guyfriend of my cousins who works in a salon and competes.
I have a day of makeup artist who will come to the location. I have 2 bridesmaids who will need makeup, only one will need hair. I’m still not sure if any family members will want hair.
Post # 3
I’m going to a salon because all my girls want their hair done, as does my mom. I don’t want 1 person trying to do five people’s hair… it’ll take too long and/or she’ll be trying to work too fast. So we’re going to a salon and all five of us will get our hair done at the same time by five different people. I like the idea that everyone has someone who is only focused on them.
Post # 4
We had five of us to have hair and makeup done and we had both a stylist and makeup artist come to the house we were renting. One got done right after the other and we were done pretty early. If you take your time and plan it out right, it is much less stressful than leaving and driving somewhere and driving back,worrying about traffic jams,car accidents causing delays on the road,etc. It was much more relaxing to sip champagne and not rush around.
Post # 5
@ItWasntMe: that’s what i was thinking. i see the pros as:
Stylist – No stress of rushing to the salon
Salon – If stylist falls through, backups are readily available. Easier for stylist to wash hair (i love having my hair washed and it is think and to the middle of my back).
I only have 1 bm who will be getting hair, so I’m not too worried about needing people to work simultaneously.
Post # 6
@retsud: Well they are not going to be washing your hair before doing your wedding day style. Your hair needs a bit of dirt and grease for the style to hold so you don’t want perfectly clean hair.
That said – I went to a salon with all of my BMs and both moms. We had one hairstylist and one make-up artist at the salon that were doing our hair/makeup and we all just rotated through. Worked out perfectly – no stress, on feeling of running around, we could bring in mimosas, snadwiches, fruit, etc with us, and it was a mear fraction of the cost of having someone come to us. Every quote we saw for someone travelling to us was literally INSANE!
Post # 7
The salon I’m using is right across the street from the venue. They have a bridal section, but the salon is usually closed on Sunday’s so we’ll have the place to ourselves (12 women getting mani/pedis, hair and makeup). I like the fact that we’ll have the entire space and will have multiple hairstylists so that we’re not in there forever.
Post # 8
salons are usually much cheaper. most stylists have a minimum to travel, so you and 1 bm might not be enough to meet that.
i say if you can afford it, go for the stylist. if you’d rather budget, it’s not a big deal to go to the salon.
Post # 9
@Nati-Lyte:another sunday bride!
the salon i’m considering is also closed sunday, so it seems odd they’d open just for us.
Post # 10
I didn’t vote, because I go back and forth between the two. My stylist owns her own salon and she said it’s typically better to have everyone come to the salon because the rest of her stylists will all be there, they have all of their tools/supplies they could possible need, and they have special lighting for applying makeup. So I initally agreed to that. Then, a few weeks ago, I started doubting my choice and called to have her and an assistant come to my venue but at that point they already had another bridal party scheduled after mine. So, we’ll see! Luckily her salon and my venue are only about 10 minutes away from each other so I think (hope) it will all work out.
Post # 11
@mogopogo: thanks for sharing the stylists p.o.v.
Post # 13
If you can spare the time to get to the salon, its what I would prefer! That way the stylist has her/his own working space (which might be too cramped or busy when on location) and if any extra necessities are needed, they can be easily found.