I walked into my hair trial appointment in Pittsburgh with the following things:
These inspiration pictures....
(All from here.)
This unwashed hair (thanks to Miss Nachos' insistence!).....
And the information that the salon's own front desk had given me, which was that bridal updos cost fifty dollars, and bridesmaids somewhat less than that.
I walked out thirty minutes later, with thirty-five fewer dollars in my checking account, with this hair "style":
The stylist I met told me as soon as I walked in that my hair was too short to style, pinned it into a loose ballerina bun and said there was nothing else she could do to hair as short as mine, took it back down and put it into a ponytail, and charged me over a dollar a minute to do it. And also let me know that bridal updos are actually eighty-five dollars, and bridesmaids are seventy. UGH. Total letdown all around.
It was especially frustrating because, since we are planning from so far out of town, we have to get the "in-person" planning done in massive, short chunks. This hair trial fail fell in the midst of a whirlwind, jam-packed recent trip to Pittsburgh, and as of right now, I don't think I'll be able to visit again for at least two more months. It's really a bummer when vendor consultations I expect to result in a booking actually lead me right back to square one.
Have you had disappointing vendor meetings? Out-of-town brides, do you also get really frustrated by wasting your on-location planning time on dud consultations?