Still no pictures, but a little bird told me that we should be getting them this afternoon!! In the meantime, here’s another hair horror story for ya!
After a pretty awful hair trial at The Hair Artists, I took your advice, hive, and scheduled an emergency hair trial a week before the wedding with a very good friend of my mother in law.
In spite of all her fervent assurances that I would LOVE Karla, I was a little nervous. What can I say? It was definitely a case of “once bitten, twice shy.”
The day of the dreaded hair appointment, I got horribly lost on the way to the salon. Needless to say, this just frazzled me out even more, and by the time I finally made it to The Color Bar, I was seriously considering just throwing my hair up in a ponytail on my wedding day.
Then I met Karla. And she was AWESOME! She’s a down-to-earth, no-nonsense woman, and she immediately put me at ease. She actually LISTENED to what I had to say, and a mere thirty minutes later I was sporting a very pretty waterfall braid that looked great with my unintentional ombre and some curls.
|Personal photo. Hairstyle by Karla at The Color Bar|
Can you tell that I LOVE it?
Seriously, Georgia bees, if you need your hair done, see Karla at the Color Bar in Marietta!
I made sure to book her right then and there to do my wedding hair and reminded myself to cancel my other appointment at The Hair Butchers. I mean Artists. The Hair Artists. Ahem.
Procrastinator that I am, of course, I kinda put off canceling my appointment until the very last minute. The day before the wedding, I finally decided to give them a call. Just as I was dialing their number, though, THEY called ME! What wonderful timing, right?
Before I could politely let them know that I wouldn’t need their services the next day, the receptionist informed me that the hairstylist I had booked THREE WEEKS PRIOR had gone on vacation.
“Would you like to reschedule?” she chirped, seemingly oblivious to the fact that I was silently FUMING on the other end of the line.
Mr. Unicorn, who had heard the whole conversation, quickly snatched the phone out of my hand before things got nasty. I really wish he hadn’t, though. There was so much that I wanted to say, starting with something like this: “Sure. Let me reschedule MY ENTIRE WEDDING so I can RE-BOOK my wedding hair appointment with YOUR INCOMPETENT AND IRRESPONSIBLE hairstylist. Good plan, guys!”
I mean, who does that??? Who, in their right mind, calls a bride the day before her wedding to ask if she’d like to reschedule her wedding hair appointment because her hairstylist “decided to go on vacation” for Labor Day Weekend????? Can you imagine if I’d decided to stick with The Hair Artists and hadn’t booked someone else? I would have been SOL on the day of the wedding.
Moral of the story: always listen to the hive!
Any other hair-raisingly bad vendor experiences out there? Did you manage to find a suitable alternative in time for the wedding, or did you have to make do without?
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Retail Sales Consultant
- Wedding Date:
- September 2012
- The Farm