Mrs. Cohen
Super October 2018

Hair/makeup Trial... Not loving it (pics)

Mrs. Cohen, on July 30, 2018 at 4:10 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 42
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So, I had my hair/makeup trial a few weeks ago. Planned it for the same day I picked up my dress so I could see it all put together.

I absolutely LOVED my makeup, with the exception of my lashes. I wanted super full & noticeable lashes, which my makeup artist didn't do. She said she can make them fuller on my wedding day, but not having it done during the trial, I'm a bit nervous that it won't come out the way I want (again) on my wedding day.

My hair... well. That was a different story. My hair stylist seemed to be in a rush during the trial and only did one look on me, even though I wanted her to try 2 styles. I really didn't love the style she did on me and it wasn't really what I wanted. I provided her sample photos of what I was hoping to have done, but it fell short. I had to ask her to change things with my hair several times during the trial, and after about the tenth time, I just kinda gave up. I texted her later and told her I didn't love the style and sent her sample photos of what I'd prefer to have for the wedding day and asked if I could come in for another trial to see this different style, and she insisted that a 2nd trial was unnecessary and that she can just achieve the look on my actual wedding day, which is making me crazy nervous!

Has anyone else had this issue? Should I insist on a 2nd trial or am I being too ridiculous lol?

If Hair/Makeup trials weren't so darn expensive & nonrefundable (this one was $200... which goes towards the actual booking), I'd just go someplace else for a trial... but we're already crazy over budget on so many things, I can't afford multiple pricey hair/makeup trials.

The Makeup Look I wanted for my trial/weddingHair/makeup Trial... Not loving it (pics) 1

The makeup look I got... still pretty, but my lashes are basically nonexistent Smiley sadHair/makeup Trial... Not loving it (pics) 2

My hair Smiley sad Limp and sad looking... not the full soft curls I was hoping for... also HATING there's a part down the center of my head, really wishing she had done a braid or something across the front.Hair/makeup Trial... Not loving it (pics) 3


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Latest activity by Mrs. Cohen, on November 12, 2018 at 8:08 PM
  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    I'm going to be honest, that hair style looks like you could do it yourself. I'd definitely tell her you weren't happy and felt rushed. Your makeup looks fine but I agree on the lashes part. I'd insist on a second trial.

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  • Jenna
    Devoted October 2018
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    First of all if you weren't happy with the trial, I would demand a second one. You want your day to be perfect and your stylist does not get to dictate if you need another trial or not. My hair stylist did two looks for $35 bucks and she made the style fit my face shape and jawline. I knew what style I wanted but wanted to see two very different looks. So if you know exactly what you want have her do it again, I would personally fight it and say you didn't listen to what I wanted so do a second one free of charge. If she says no I would go to a local hair salon school where there are students that can style your hair for like $25 bucks. Yes they are students but not only would you be helping students learn, you would be spending a fraction of what you spent for a trial.

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  • K
    Expert February 2019
    Kelsey ·
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    I think the makeup will look fabulous with fuller lashes! Will your hairstylist give you another trial? I would stress to her that you aren't comfortable not having one. If she fusses then I'd find a new hairstylist.
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  • Mrs. Cohen
    Super October 2018
    Mrs. Cohen ·
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    Thanks! Yeah, that hair style was pretty disappointing... which is surprising, because her Instagram is full of beautiful bridal styles she's done, so I don't know why mine ended up so sad looking. I think I'll definitely push for another trial Smiley smile

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  • PurdyAikey
    Super January 2019
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    Can you post a pic of your hair inspiration?

    I think the makeup looks great, but I do agree about the lashes!

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  • D
    Savvy October 2018
    Debbie ·
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    I would definitely find a different hair stylist and someone else to do your makeup also i wouldn't trust them if they can't take the time and make you sure you're happy before hand
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  • ThePeoplesBride
    VIP October 2020
    ThePeoplesBride ·
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    I would definitely insist on a 2nd trial. Especially since it was agreed upon by the two of you that she would try 2 hair styles for the trial not 1.
    Just leaving her next try for the day of makes me super uncomfortable.

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  • PurdyAikey
    Super January 2019
    PurdyAikey ·
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    I would be very firm that you need the 2nd trial!

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  • MsPitbull
    Dedicated August 2018
    MsPitbull ·
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    The MUA should probably add falsies to the eyes. Confirm with your MUA but mine didn’t do false lashes for my trial but has stated many times that she’s bringing when for my wedding day.

    Did she tease the hair? May help with volume.
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  • emcknight1517
    Super April 2018
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    1) I think your look turned out pretty good. Changing the eyelashes she puts on you is easy, and not worth another makeup trial. However on your wedding day, I'd see if she can adjust the color of the product that she put on your eyebrows because the parts closest to the center of your face are reading as separate from the rest of your eyebrows.

    2) Your stylist sounded like she was rushing through the process so I can understand your frustration. If you're willing to pay for another hair trial, she shouldn't refuse you. (You do also have to consider that her Instagram photos are probably from weddings, not trials.)

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    Did she put on fake lashes? I would just plan on her using fake lashes if you want fuller looking ones. Or get lash extensions prior. What does your hair look like from the back? I agree, your hair looks sort of plain like you could have pulled it back like that yourself. I also agree with the part, and it doesn't have any volume. I'd insist on another trial (that you shouldn't pay for, she was the rushed one that didn't do 2 looks) or find some money somewhere else so you can get a different hair stylist. Your makeup looks nice though!

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  • Mrs. Cohen
    Super October 2018
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    I probably should have included that lol Here are the photos I showed her for inspiration:

    Inspiration Hair Photo 1Hair/makeup Trial... Not loving it (pics) 4

    Insiration Hair Photo 2Hair/makeup Trial... Not loving it (pics) 5

    Inspiration Hair Photo 3Hair/makeup Trial... Not loving it (pics) 6

    This was the other look I wanted her to try (and the one I really feel I want now for the wedding day), but she never got around to trying this style on me. Hair/makeup Trial... Not loving it (pics) 7


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  • Mrs. Cohen
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    The sad part is that my MUA actually did put falsies on my eyes for the trial lol they must have been super tiny though, because you can't even see them! I actually went out and purchased much more voluminous lashes myself to bring on my wedding day for her to use in case she doesn't bring any herself.

    I don't think she teased my hair... and I do have extensions (they unfortunately arrived after my trial), so those should help with volume. But even without the hair extensions, I was really hopeful she'd still make my hair look pretty great during the trial.

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  • Mrs. Cohen
    Super October 2018
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    Thanks Smiley smile I know changing the eyelashes are easy, and I purchased some much fuller falsies myself that I'll bring on the wedding day for her to use, so I agree that a 2nd makeup trial isn't necessary. I also agree with the eyebrow color; I'm bringing my own brow pencil that I use daily and has a much better color match for her to use as well.

    A lot of my hairstylist's Instagram photos are actually ones from the trials... she has more from that, then the actual day of looks, which just adds to my disappointment. After all of these comments, I'm definitely feeling confident in insisting on a 2nd trial.

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  • Mrs. Cohen
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    I unfortunately (and I'm kicking myself now for it), didn't take any photos of the back of my hair... but I can assure you it was not pretty or very bridal looking... it actually looked a little knotty to be honest.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I would tell her you aren't comfortable having her do your hair on your wedding day until you're happy with a trial. Then bring VERY specific & clear pictures of front/back/side for what you want for the new hairdo on your wedding day. If you still don't like it, I think it's time to ditch her!

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  • Lucky
    Devoted October 2018
    Lucky ·
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    UGH! I'm sorry you weren't happy with your trial! I would get a second one to make sure it comes out right!

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  • Mrs. Cohen
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    Good advice! Hopefully she agrees to a second trial and it all goes well... with about 2 months to go, I don't want the added stress of finding a new hair stylist Smiley amazing

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  • Deborah
    Just Said Yes March 2019
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    Make her do a 2nd and make sure she has ample time to do what you want done. No rush.
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  • MrsBlah
    Devoted September 2016
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    I don't mean to be rude, but the makeup and hair do not look professionally done. It's too simple. The eyebrows don't look well done, the eyeshadow is not very visible, around the eyes, it does not look like what the model has at all, the blush doesn't seem correct either. Again, I am not trying to sound harsh. You are beautiful. But the makeup does not look professional. I would ask her for another trial FOR SURE. (And I am never one to advocate for that, but this time, I think you are totally right).

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