Hair Trial: The Sequel

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.

Wanna see?

Personal photo. Hairstyle by Karla at The Color Bar

Can you tell that I LOVE it?

Personal photo.

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.

Mind. Blown.

“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?


Mrs. Unicorn

Atlanta, Georgia
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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    Sa0306 122 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:26 pm

    I like that hairstyle, I am sorry for the hair dresser flaking out on you 🙁

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