Kristian and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day/Engagiversary. We decided not to exchange gifts or even buy cards but rather make each other cards. This was actually so much fun we decided to make it a new tradition. Rather than buy him a present I treated him to see Avatar in IMAX 3D (finally!). We both really enjoyed it. He then made me an amazing dinner of steak with lobster meat on top, loaded baked potato, veggies and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert. Total mouthgasm.
Saturday I was finally able to do my hair trial. Overall it was a good experience but there were both pros and cons to my visit.
First off the salon itself is adorable. It's in an older townhouse in the middle of Old Town Alexandria, a few blocks from the hotel we'll be staying at. There is a huge fireplace which was so nice to have on Saturday and a cute little back patio which will be great in May.
The people there from the receptionist to the owner were very nice and accommodating. The owner even came over to help consult on my hairstyle with my stylist.
I showed my stylist a few pictures of what I liked. She curled my hair and we discussed how because of my hair type I would need to wash my hair the morning of the wedding rather than the night before and put gel in it before blow drying to help it curl better. My hair does NOT hold curl well. She played around with it, pinning it up and testing out a flower hairpiece I brought along.
Both she and the owner determined that for the style I want I really don't have enough hair to get the fullness I'm looking for. They suggested I go and buy a fake human hair piece that they could pin into my hair and curl so that no one would even be able to tell it wasn't my own. They said this would give me the extra hair I needed to really get the effect I want. Since my stylist wasn't able to really get my hair the way I wanted that day I didn't take any pictures. She said that if I decide to buy a hairpiece I could come back and she would do another trial for me free of charge. We could also then trying doing a wetset with the rollers which would also help the curls hold better.
I was disappointed I wasn't able to have her really try out the style I wanted and that I paid for the trial but walked out with my hair looking like I had just curled the ends myself. But I do feel better about the fact that she offered to have me come back again free of charge to test out the style again.
I'm going to price out some fake hair and see if it's something I want to try or just pick another style that works better with the hair I already have. I figure celebrities wear fake hair all the time why can't I?? I think ultimately the stylist I saw will be able to do what I want so I will most likely go back for the free second trial though I would have felt better had she been able to do it the first go round. The pricing and location are also hard to beat and I really enjoyed the overall atmosphere.
Does anyone have any tips on buying fake HUMAN hair to use for special events?