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Savvy July 2022

Bridal hair inquiries

Honey, on February 11, 2021 at 11:25 AM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 14
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Hey y’all!!
I reached out to a hair salon to inquire about the packages they offer. They replied and said I would need to schedule a consultation and it would be $25 and if I book with them that goes towards the bill. This is the first hair salon that I’ve sent an inquiry where I have to pay a fee to get prices and talk about what my view for my hair and the bridesmaids are.

Would any of you pay the fee to receive prices? Is this normal?

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Latest activity by Courtney, on February 12, 2021 at 4:33 PM
  • Claudia
    Dedicated November 2021
    Claudia ·
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    A fee to get pricing? No. Skip.
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  • M
    Expert June 2021
    Melanie Online ·
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    For hair? I've never heard of this. I would try somewhere else
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    That is only to get their pricing information? That is odd. I would not pay just to receive information. However, if that gets you a trial, that is fair.

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    Just to get pricing info, I absolutely wouldn't pay. However, if the cost is for them to look at your hair, do a trial, and discuss your vision for your hair style, then I could see the fee being charged for their time in the consultation. If you're just curious on pricing, request that info over the phone, and then decide if you want to pay to do the consultation. Are their prices listed online?
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  • Nicole
    Devoted August 2022
    Nicole ·
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    Maybe they misunderstood? I'd follow up to ask them directly if they can provide you with pricing for their services. If they don't give it to you, I'd look elsewhere. I would never spend money and do a trial to find out they charge $1000 for the real day or something.
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  • Molly
    Expert May 2022
    Molly ·
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    The consultation should be free. And then there could be a fee for the trail depending on the salon, most times this is bundled together with the wedding day package.

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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    $25 just for a consultation to get the pricing info and package details? That would be a hard pass for me. That is not normal, and it sounds fishy. Trials cost money of course, but consultations don't.

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  • Honey
    Savvy July 2022
    Honey ·
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    The consultation would be via zoom. Which is why I don’t understand the fee. It’s only to discuss my vision and give me pricing. Their prices aren’t available online unless you’re getting a blow-dry or highlights and they are just estimates.
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    I would probably avoid this vendor. That fee doesn't really make sense. It seems suspicious that you have to pay them in order for them to tell you how much their service cost. Even if they've got great reviews, it seems like a red flag. I personally would keep looking for someone else.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle Online ·
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    Run from this vendor. Any hairdresser on the WW vendor tab or Yelp will give you pricing on their website and you can call to schedule a trial after meeting with them.

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  • RaylaSan
    Rockstar February 2021
    RaylaSan ·
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    It's normal for stylists to charge for a trial, but to charge for a consultation is a lot.

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  • A
    Devoted May 2021
    Ally ·
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    Do they mean you have to book a trial? If they’re charging you for a consultation to just discuss what they have to offer, definitely go to someone else
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  • azylovespeaches
    Savvy October 2021
    azylovespeaches ·
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    Big YIKES! No, I've never heard of this at all. I'd look elsewhere for sure! Most places will charge for a trial run but not just to discuss pricing and styles. It's a salon not a lawyer's office lol

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  • Courtney
    Devoted September 2022
    Courtney Online ·
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    I mean, I can see why they would think that's okay because of the stylist's time to get an idea of what you're looking for and what not as well as coming up with a custom quote. However that's literally part of the business so it shouldn't actually happen.

    Unless they're super high-end and in demand I don't see a reason for charging that fee, especially just for a zoom meeting.

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