Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dumping my first vendor

Breaking up is hard to do y'all.  Seriously.

I am very picky when it comes to my hair.  And I'm not just your average picky girl.  I grew up in a salon.  My mom was a nail technician, and also did make-up and facials, and I would go there after school when she didn't have a baby-sitter for me.  When I was too old for a baby sitter, I became the salon mascot of sorts.  I swept hair, folded towels, folded foils, cleaned out sinks, ran errands, etc.  The stylists tipped me out, and I had it made.  I never once paid for hair cut/style/color/products, and the girls experimented with my crazy thick hair when they were bored.

I had an amazing guy in Madison who did my hair.  At this ridiculously amazing, sort of punk-rock salon that I adored.  (here is their website if you want to check it out:  http://www.chachahair.com/)
Unfortunately, Jason doesn't really do up-dos.  He sort of hates them.  So I felt bad asking him to do mine for the wedding.  I asked a friend of a friend, and over the holidays I had my trial.  I went to her armed with these inspiration pictures.

I have no idea where this one is from, let me know if you do.

What she gave me was a frizzy, lopsided mess. 

She kept saying things like "on the day of, I will smooth it out, on the day of, I will curl it a little".  What I couldn't figure out, is why she was charging me for a trial, yet not doing the things she would do on the day of? 

I think my face here pretty much says it all.  I was not impressed.  So I emailed/pleaded with Jason, and he basically laughed at me for not asking him sooner.  Then I broke up with my  stylist over an email.  Some things just have to be done.

Have you had to break up with any vendors?

*iPhone photography of the hair trial mess by the lovely bridesmaid Vero, who I think may have been laughing at me a little bit.  You should see the pics from 2 hours later when the hair was completely falling out.  Not pretty.


  1. Sorry to hear it didn`t turn out good.
    But at least you`re back with Jason, right?


  2. Jason sounds like the shizz.

    HATE trials where they say stuff like that. Do it properly NOW!!!!

  3. It looks like my hair right now! Which means unwashed hair in a messy side ponytail.

    Hope things work out with Jason- so great that you have someone who knows you!

  4. Thanks for posting this! I thought we were the only ones to dump a vendor. We dumped our venue in January. After Josh and I handed the guy our deposit, we headed home feeling like we had made the biggest mistake of our lives. We felt pressured, we felt awkward, we felt the guy had no idea what he was doing, but we gave him our money. Why? Because (at the time we thought) it was the only affordable venue. Not to mention he kept trying to plan my big "bridal reveal" (which I do not want)... oh and, he was high. Like, on pot. The man could barely fill out our contract and gave it to us with scribbles and random notes. You would think it would be enough red flags for us, right?! Ha! So yea, we dumped him. Luckily, 75% of our deposit was refundable. That other 25%... well it's probably rolled up in a joint. Good thing you're following your instinct and paying attention to those red flags.

  5. @maura: I know! That is exactly what I thought! I was nervous I was being too picky, so it's great to hear that everyone else thinks it looked terrible.

  6. Good for you to follow your instincts! You're hair doesn't look anything like those pics...glad you have someone you trust now

  7. love the name of this post, priceless!!

  8. Horrible experience! Some people charge for the trial, but they give what you ask for! Good for you. Change!

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