- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Ok Ladies, help me out here.
I was looking for a place to get my hair done. My mom got a recommendation from a coworker for a hairdresser (who was also the manager of the salon) who did great up-dos. I said that that sounded fine, and went to her. We’ll call her “Christie.”
We went for the appointment, and it went really well. We got along great, and she did a really good job. There were a few things that I thought may need fixing, but I was confidant that she could pull it off on the wedding day. When it came time to pay, she said: “Ok, now when was your wedding day again?” When we told her August 4, her eyes got all wide, and she covered her mouth, and said “Oh God! I’m not going to be here that day! Hold on!” And then she went on a frantic search trying to find someone in the salon who would be there that day. Finally, after asking about 3 people, she found an assistant manager that would be there. She kept saying “I’ll write down everything that I did, don’t worry about it, everything will be fine!”
Needless to say, my mother and I were sort of upset when we walked out. We understood that it was a mistake and that these things happen, but in my mind a hair trial is to see what the stylist can do. Now the stylist who just did my hair wouldnt be there for my wedding… and in that case, what the heck was the point?
Now we both considered not going back, but I do go get my hair cut there and I felt it would be a little awkward if I told them to forget about it. So I went back in, explained to the person in the front what had happened, and requested another hair trial with the lady who would actually be doing my hair (I’ll call her “Laura”). They agreed to do it for half price.
So we went in again. I was honestly not that worried, because I figured that my hairstyle is really not that complicated. All I want is a fishtail bun. “Laura” worked on my hair, and I looked at it, and my heart sunk. It was not at all like what “Christie” had done. I couldnt tell what needed fixing or what to do different, because it’s not like I could see what “Christie” had been doing the first time around. But I had pictures of the first hairstyle, and this def. wasn’t it. So she tried it again, and still, not what I wanted. And at that point, I really started feeling like a Bridezilla, and started getting upset. I could tell that “Laura” was working hard to give me what I wanted, and I felt bad that I didn’t love it, but I just didn’t love it. So I pretty much said “Well, I guess that works, that’s ok.” She could tell I wasnt happy, so she said “well, let me talk to “Christie” again, maybe she can show me what she did on a mannequin head. Don’t worry, we’ll figure something out.” We left, and I spent a lot of time trying to like it, but it really wasnt happening.
My wedding is 5 days from now. I feel like picking another random salon will be really risky at this point, because I don’t have time (or money!!) for another hair trial. But going back there means letting “Laura” experiment with my hair for another hour, and I may walk out $50 poorer and still dissapointed with my hair. Or, I can try to have my bridesmaids figure it out… but then I will KNOW that I’ve thrown away $80+ on hair trials that didnt pan out. I’m at an absolute loss about what to do!
(I also want to point out that at no point did I actually “bridezilla” out. I was nothing but respectfull to everyone involved, and didn’t whine to anybody (except with my mom afterwards of course). I realize that they are doing the best they can to make up for their mistakes, and I’m trying to give them as much faith as I can, but after everything that’s happened… I’m sort of freaking out over here!)
Any advice? Anybody have this issue and what were your solutions? Please help out! Sorry so long!!