I debated back and forth for weeks about whether or not to do a hair trial. I really wanted to, but since it wasn't included in the price of my 'up do' and the style I want is fairly simple, I decided I'd rather use that money for other things. BM M works at the salon that I'm using and after I made the appointment for the day of, she texted me and said she was going to pay for my hair trial as her shower gift. I couldn't believe her generous offer! She told me she decided to do that for both me and her sister who is getting married 2 weeks before me because we're both the type of people who won't do/buy something because of the cost and then regret it later. She knew it would calm my (and her sister's!) nerves on the big day, and I think she was totally right.
I went into the appointment with several pictures of the look I was going for. I'm pretty picky about my hair and there was a certain style that I really wanted. I made a collage of several of the inspiration pictures I'd saved and brought it in with me:
sources for bottom row: 1 and 2 are unknown and 3
Overall, I think the stylist did a pretty good job of recreating the style I wanted:
My veil (which I'll be blogging about tomorrow!) will go under the curls that are half up for the ceremony. I really like the back and don't want to change anything about it. The two things I'm going to ask her to do differently are to part my hair back futher and to let my bangs fall more naturally - I had already messed with my bangs in the pictures because she had pinned them back. One of the things I like so much about all of my inspiration pictures is the way each bride's bangs are loosely side-swept. Other than that, I was really happy with it! The curls are still pretty tight in the pictures, but loosened up quite a bit as the day went on. I wish I would've been able to try it with my veil and my hair flower, but my mom and I hadn't made my veil yet and I forgot to bring my hair flower home. I'm not worried though, I think it will look great with both!
Did you do a hair trial? And were you grateful you did?