Hair Trial + day of is becoming a headache!
so the last major thing i have to book is my hair stylist. currently i dont have one so i'm basically searching and asking for recommendations from friends. I found a couple but the prices are insane!
i want a soft, "messyish", fishtail braid with extensions. As i gather cost of extensions and trials, its putting me over $500 which I think is a lot! 1 lady price is close to $900 and that includes extensions, trial, and day of. Still insane!
My plan now is not to mention that its a wedding...get the hairstyle done just as I want or at least close to it, so the cost wouldn't be wedding related. then if we mesh well and they do a great job, then i'll ask about the day of.
Doing consultations just for a hair style is much cheaper but now I'm worried if I go that route and inquire abt their availability for the wedding, then its a possiblility that they wont be avail.
I went to 2 consultations thus far not mentioning wedding and the cost for the service would be $100, but once you say wedding, that jumps to $275 not including traveling.
the second consult - we really vibed well. i want him to do my hair! he told me prices of extension, which are expensive and it i added up the #'s, it can run up to about $520. so b/c i already know he can do what i want and the appt was great, i'm thinking about asking abt his services for the day of and forgetting abt the "trial" to cut cost. if i estimate his travel cost, that could easily put me to $600, which again sounds like a lot for a damn braid, but I can probably swing it!
I'd be willing to maybe do $500 incl extensions, day of, and travel cost...trial would be ideal but that isn't realistic.
I see the importance of trial for me and the stylist but man o man, i totally dont want to dish out that kind of money!
I dont know what to do....its getting down to the wire and I want to be done with this!
Ideas, thoughts? Help!