This is how I wanted my hair to be done for our wedding—loose curls and all down. I thought this would be the best look for me, and I was really looking forward to seeing it all come together.
You may also remember I wanted to use the extension clip-in piece from Jessica Simpson HairUWear. I even purchased a new hair piece for my hair trial and wedding day so it would be smooth.
I had heard mixed reviews about my hair stylist. I heard that she doesn’t listen to her clients sometimes, she can be a little nutty, but if she gets it right she really gets it right. I really had high hopes. But even though I was prepared with what I wanted to use and inspirational pictures, somehow my hair trial ended up being the worst part of my entire trip home. I got to the hair stylist a little late (15 minutes) because I was given the wrong directions. I showed up and I rushed over to her styling area. Without even introducing herself, I sat in her chair and she immediately started curling my hair with an iron that wasn’t even turned on (should’ve been my first clue to run). I asked if she wanted to see any pictures of what I had envisioned for the style, and I showed her. Her only response was that she wouldn’t be able to style my hair like that because I needed layers to get that look. So after all these months of growing out my hair, I was told that I needed to cut it. I.don’t.think.so.lady… grr.
Before I could even mention using my beloved hair piece, she shunned the idea and looked at me like I was some kind of freak. She must’ve seen the edge of the box and said, “Oh, you don’t need that—you have too much hair as it is.” Gee, thanks for keeping an open mind.
While she was curling my hair, the makeup artist showed up. We chatted and it seemed like it would be a good fit. The only problem was she was trying to do my makeup as I was getting my hair curled. Mascara and eyeliner + a crazy lady curling your hair = disaster. I nearly got my eye poked out.
After my hair was curled, I figured we were pretty much done. It looked okay, but I really wished she had added my clip-in. It adds so much curl and really helps the curl stay throughout the night. As a matter of fact, I had this exact same hairstyle for Champ’s sister’s wedding last June. See? It IS possible to do this style without cutting my hair.
I’m on the right and you can see the back here. My hair is probably a few inches longer than this now.
Anyhoo… here you go:
Here’s my hair from the front. I didn’t hate it, but it didn’t feel like me and it certainly was far from the romantic curls I imagined.
My first thought when I saw the back was, “Okay, it’s not that bad…”
But then… I put my hair to the front instead of all back and eeek! What a frizzy tangled mess.
When I saw the side view, I was horrified. Why would she ever let me leave the salon with a huge strand of hair just hanging out? Would I ever want to look like this on the big day?!
So how I ended up with this final hairstyle I have no idea. I showed her a picture of it down, and I somehow walked away with it up. I wanted my clip-in, and it never made it out of the box. My Dad picked me up from the trial and was silent. I could tell he hated it so I asked him about it. His response was, “You just don’t look like you.” It was exactly how I felt. To make matters worse, I could tell some of it was falling out as I left the salon so I asked for a few bobby pins. As the hair stylist handed them to me, she said, “Don’t forget to layer your hair before I see you in February.” Ha! Okay crazy lady.
So truth- what do you think I should do?? The other hair stylist I was considering is twice the price and I would have to do a trial run a week before the wedding.
How do you deal with vendors when your expectations are not met?