(Closed) Trouble with hair stylist

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

1:  TELL her that that’s not what you had agreed, that it inconveniences you and you don’t feel comfortable handing over money in advance and as such you will pay her on the day (as agreed).

2:  Explain to her that price was very important in the decision making process which is why you asked.  She had originally told you $60-$80 and that is what you budgeted for and how is she going to rectify her mistake.  I don’t know how many bridesmaids you have, but those extra $10 add up!  Also ask why she suggested a “sliding scale” in pricing when you had your trial but now it’s a fixed price, and ask why curls cost the same as an updo (there might be a valid reason for this).

3:  Some people will add gratuity and just expect you to pay it.  But technically (and probably legall) you can ask for it to be removed from the bill (I have done this time and time again in restaurants when I’m unhappy with the service) ETA It might be easier to just not pay it, if your giving her a check you could leave it off.  Especially if she refuses to budge on the two week prior payment thing (although I think she will). If she says anything say you decided not to pay the gratuity since it’s optional and you haven’t yert recieved the service. (you can always tip her on the day)

Hope that helps.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Maybe be nicer than the way I’ve worded it.  These sort of things just really irk me.  I drafted you a little email.  (because it’s jest gone 6.30am in the UK and I am hungover so I do these sort of things, although that’s probably a reason to ignore my ramblings)

Dear Hair Stylist Person

When we had our hair trial on <date> you indicated that not only were the prices for the bridesmaids styles on a sliding scale but in the $60-$80 price bracket.  I was disappointed on recieving your quote that the information you gave me was inaccurate.  Price is an important factor, which is why I asked at the time, and I’m sure you can appreciate an extra $10 per person adds up.  How can we rectify this?  I am also interested to know how the pricing is structured since my bridesmaids have decided on very different styles, how is the costing for an updo the same as simple curling?

We agreed on <date> that I would pay you on the day.  As such I shall pay you on June 24th alongside my other vendors.

Kind Regards,

Monkey786

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with ladyartichoke. Be forward and bring all of your points up. An email would be nice. Depending on her response to your email, I might just find another stylist.

Don’t feel bad about firing your hair stylist even though she referred you to the makeup artist. Remember that they’re still two seperate vendors (unless they work TOGETHER, then never mind). If you’re happy with your makeup artist, you shouldn’t have to settle on working with someone you don’t want to work with.

Post # 6
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338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Also, huge lols at lardyartichoke “I am hungover so I do these sort of things” hahahaha

Post # 7
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4125 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@allegrovivo:  Lol.  Proper depressing to be hungover on a Tuesday.  My friend works in theatre so works weekends, and it was her birthday drinks last night.  So glad I’ve just finished uni and I can do these sorts of crazy things (less glad that I now have to find a job in the current market)

Post # 11
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391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

As a hairstylist, I don’t think paying upfront is appropriate.

A deposit is. I’m thinking 50% is OK.

Also, a stylist should never tell the client how much to tip. That’s just rude.

Where do you live? The pricing seems a tad high.

 

Post # 14
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3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would find someone else.  She wasn’t honest with her pricing.  That’s all it takes for me

Post # 15
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531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I dont know, your hair stylist definitely rubbed me the wrong way and I’m not even the one dealing with her.  If she definitely told you $60-$80 then she’s a liar and is basically calling you a liar obviously not in those words though.  Your wedding is pretty soon though, personally if I felt I had enough time to pick a new hair stylist I’d kick her to the curb even if I ended up paying more using someone else (I’m hardcore stubborn though).  Do you really want someone spending time with you on your wedding day who’s already given you a headache? Ultimately though its your wedding and you need to do what you feel most comfortable with.  Good luck!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would find someone else as long as you feel like you have enough time to do so without causing yourself extra stress. Honesty and transparency are a huge thing for me and she has proven herself to be neither of those things.

Besides, if she is changing her mind now, who is to say that she won’t change her mind on the day of and up the price again. You would really be stuck at that point. 

This would be about principle for me. She either lied or changed her mind; both of which are bad qualities for a business ower. Maybe if you tell her you don’t appreciate her tactics and find someone new, she will think twice about doing this to another bride in the future.

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