Hiring Hair by Andrea was the one regret I have about my wedding. They caused us to miss 1 hr of morning pics, and the hairstyles started to fall apart before the ceremony.
First, due to the pandemic, I had 2 weddings- 1 in 2021 with a total ...
of 10ppl in a chapel and 1 in 2022 with 100ppl. At my first wedding, I hired hair by Andrea to only do hair and makeup for myself as the bride, and decided to do it at her salon, Euphoria hair gallery. I had booked my apt 6 months in advance and spoke to Andrea many times that week, including the day before the wedding. Somehow despite that, when I arrived at the salon for my appt on time, Andrea had someone else in her chair and asked me why I came in- she looked like she had completely forgot about me and asked me to sit outside, on the bench outside their studio while they figured it out, ~ 20 min in which I was nervously wondering if I would be on time to my wedding. My hair and makeup looked exactly like my trial, and I liked my trial. However, it didn’t last. In 2021, I only had a 1hr wedding directly after hair and makeup, with lunch afterward. My hair started falling out as soon as we got to lunch- it wasn’t even a windy day. Further, the hairstyle I had was a low bun. I have long hair, but Andrea told me at my trial I can only accomplish the low bun look with an added $50 poof material. So, I had no choice but to purchase the material at my trial- even though I showed her the inspiration pic in advance of the trial, I had no warning of the extra material needed. After my wedding, I had a trial with a different company and showed them the low bun look I was going for, and they did it without the poof material. Due to these reasons, I decided to book a different hair & makeup artist for myself for my 2022 wedding. However, I kept Hair by Andrea for 8 women in my wedding party- because I thought the people who worked at euphoria hair salon during my trial and wedding last year were nice and fun, and I liked the hair and makeup- if it stayed- and- they were half the price of all of the other studios I looked at. For my 2022 wedding, Andrea arranged 4 stylists/ artists for my 8 girls that seemed like plenty. I told her we had a 7:30AM hard end time. She told me she can arrive at 6AM and pull that off. I asked if we could do 5:30AM just in case and she said sure. The stylists/ artists and herself arrived at 5:30AM. They were different stylists than the stylists from the salon last year who said they put my wedding in their calendars, which was fine. I wanted very simple curls for the women in my bridal party. Some curls looked very good from the back, but not from the front, not framing their face well. One women cried the curls were so tight and some going out in weird directions - and she asked for loose curls. With her, they ended up coming back and straightened it, which looked ok, but it wasn’t what she asked for. They didn’t have mirrors, so the women couldn’t see their hair as they were doing it. Further, the bridesmaids curls started to fall out before the ceremony even started, 3 hours. Lastly, despite starting a half hr early of when they wanted to start, they finished ov1hr after the stop time we agreed upon! This meant that we couldn’t do 1hr of morning pictures that we wanted, which was priceless. We had planned to go to 2 picture locations in the morning, and we only got to go to 1 of them.
Pros: Kind; fair price
Cons: Ran late; some did not like hair from front; did not hold