(Closed) Salon turning away business???

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2765 posts
Sugar bee

Wow!  I guess the Great Recession has yet to hit MN!

Post # 5
2765 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve heard that at a lot of salons, the stylists just pay a flat fee to the salon and then keep all the revenue they make themselves.  If that’s true, then maybe the salon doesn’t care about inbound leads.

But I bet the stylists do!  It might be worth trying to get in touch with a particular stylist and seeing if they’re interested…

Post # 6
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The place that I get my hair done won’t actually do bridal hair for anyone who is not a regular customer, although they sometimes make exceptions if you are willing to come in for a series of paid consultations/trial runs before the date.  They say that when they did do bridal hair for women who haven’t been in before, it’s really stressful for the stylists, as it’s hard to figure out and provide what a client wants for an event like a wedding when you have never met the client before and don’t know anything about her. 

Of course, I have to schedule my appointments 10 – 12 weeks in advance (I generally have 2 appointment scheduled) because they are just that busy.  And not many of the stylists work Saturdays.  Mine came in special to do my hair the morning of the wedding, and we (and a few friends who came with me) were the only people in the salon.  (A nice benefit of having my usual stylist do my hair was that she gave it to me as a wedding present.  Oh, and we all drank champagne while she was working.)

For my sister’s wedding, we all went to the salon where she normally gets her hair done.  They had required her to come in two weeks before with her veil and everything for a separate trial (which she had to pay for).

I looked at getting my make-up done at another salon, which also does hair – they required a trial at least two weeks before the wedding date for both hair and make-up. 

Post # 7
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I know this post is a little old, but I wanted to comment.

Out of all the vendors booked for my wedding, it is hair/make-up that I’m having the most trouble with. I don’t know if it’s because they are the more artsy/creative types that they don’t understand the value of answering phone calls or replying to e-mails, but they are the worst! I’m ready to shell out up to $1,000s of dollars and I can’t get a phone call back? I think the recession just hasn’t hit fancy hair salons yet.

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