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Bad wedding day experience at a beauty salon

On the wedding day, i went into a salon to make my hair ,
not difficult style but different"retro" ,
1 day before i was in that salon and shared a youtube link " how to do it" and a photo.
That :specialist said: "i know what you want, it will be as you wish" he made me feel relaxed about.
The next day he made my hair style.....
I came home and washed my hair with shampoo and during the way i get back i broke my make up because of tears,i was so disappointed... a different style and so uglyyyyyy made ,
it was horibleeeeee and he took 60 fr,being new in Swiss i didn't knew what to do , so i just left without any word.
Now i blame myself as i was too good and stupid ,i just shouted up and left.

If a Hair-stylist in my country ,would do that, i just start a big scandal ,take my money back ,complain to the boss,and take money for my moral damages and time...MY Wedding Day!!!!! is 1 time in life and they just broke it...it is sooooo hard to face ,especially for girls.
Are really all specialists like that in Swiss?
I'm worry to go to any salon anymore.
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Do you have scissors at home?
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Re: Beauty Salon

We often learn by bitter experience. Even I, not particularly interested in the way I look as a rule, for my wedding went to the hairdresser I went to regularly and had a 'pre-run' although there was almost nothing which could have been done wrongly, short of shaving it all off.

I don't know how you got away with only paying Fr.60.00 though.
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Re: Beauty Salon

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Do you have scissors at home?
NO i don't have , i will use a haircut machine to cut my hair


Girls did you have same experience and could you recommend a good salon ?
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Re: Beauty Salon

Most good salons will charge a lot more but this will include a practice run a few weeks before the event to make sure you both understand what is possible / expected.
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NO i don't have , i will use a haircut machine to cut my hair
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We often learn by bitter experience. Even I, not particularly interested in the way I look as a rule, for my wedding went to the hairdresser I went to regularly and had a 'pre-run' although there was almost nothing which could have been done wrongly, short of shaving it all off.

I don't know how you got away with only paying Fr.60.00 though.
I was expecting to pay more,as i knew my wished hair style its a bit not usual and it may take time and tools,perhaps he saw what a s..he made so he asked me to pay only 60.00 fr ,but believe me it didn't deserve even 5 fr,all the way back home I've cried and i just opened the house door ,i went directly to bathroom ...nobody to see me and to laugh about me,i just washed with a lot of shampoo!!!
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Re: Beauty Salon

Aww sorry to hear that. I agree it's a sad fact that being in a ''foreign'' country we often leave without complaining, when unsatisfied with the services.

By the way,I read it somewhere that it is recommended to go for haircuts well before your Big day, so that you can correct any ''surprises'' especially if you are planning a major change over

I hope it is not too bad and nevertheless you make sure you enjoy your wedding day, don't get nervous about the hair style...
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Re: Beauty Salon

Many of my Swiss workmates would have this trouble...
After the barber's across the road from old place booked me in for an appointment at a time when they were normally closed on a day that they turned out not to be open on, I decided to cut my own hair and have done ever since. Poor Mrs Boris had heard so many horror stories from her friends, that she made me cut her hair. It turned out fine, but I wouldn't want to do it again.
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Re: Beauty Salon

Sorry to hear about the hairdresser problem... congratulations on your wedding though!

One (admittedly bleak) comfort is that while you may be disappointed not to have had your dream hairdo, nobody else will know that unless you tell them. For my wedding, I had the hairdresser help me with my makeup as well - we had done a trial run on the hair, but the makeup was a last-minute decision. She used colors I would not have used, and applied them way heavier than I would have done, but the end result looked OK (not at all what I had imagined, not a look I would normally choose to wear, but objectively OK) and it was too late to do anything about it anyway - so off I went to get into my dress.

I never made a fuss, and as I never let on that there was anything 'wrong' with my makeup, it never occurred to anybody else to think that there might be. By the time we were ready to go into the church I had forgotten all about hair and makeup anyway!

So relax as on the whole, I'm sure the joys of that day still far outweighed the sorrows. (May that be the story of your whole marriage!)
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I never made a fuss, and as I never let on that there was anything 'wrong' with my makeup, it never occurred to anybody else to think that there might be.
Actually, we were too afraid to mention it...

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Sorry to hear about the hairdresser problem... congratulations on your wedding though!

One (admittedly bleak) comfort is that while you may be disappointed not to have had your dream hairdo, nobody else will know that unless you tell them. For my wedding, I had the hairdresser help me with my makeup as well - we had done a trial run on the hair, but the makeup was a last-minute decision. She used colors I would not have used, and applied them way heavier than I would have done, but the end result looked OK (not at all what I had imagined, not a look I would normally choose to wear, but objectively OK) and it was too late to do anything about it anyway - so off I went to get into my dress.

I never made a fuss, and as I never let on that there was anything 'wrong' with my makeup, it never occurred to anybody else to think that there might be. By the time we were ready to go into the church I had forgotten all about hair and makeup anyway!
I blame myself that i didn't insist to make a 'try' and i trusted the words, i'd seen in my country those things before and i always said who the hell is going so blindly to hairstylist without 'try' but herein swiss, i was kind of shy or i thought i will offend them ,as i thought that in Swiss!!! never can happen something like that, as it is a high quality country,grrrr how much i was wrong,anyway as you said after 1 hour i forgot about my hair style but when i watch the pictures i still have this itches in heart
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Re: Beauty Salon

I booked my hairdresser over the internet and emailed them photos of both myself and the style of hair I wanted for the day as I was organising it from Switzerland but was married in Sydney.
I went in the day before the wedding to have a test done. On the day the makeup artist did it all slightly different to the test (in her defence it was 2 months before and she may have forgotten) and I was not entirely happy with how I looked on the day (but no amount of makeup was ever going to have me looking like Audrey Tautou ) But as others have mentioned, no-body else there noticed! And my husband looked overjoyed. So I sucked it up and enjoyed one of the best days of my life. I was surrounded by friends and family in a gorgeous setting and consumed delicious food and wine, everyone was happy and joyful. The day went off without a hitch... well, there were a few small things; but honestly I'd rather focus on all the great things rather than the small insignificant details.
I hope that other than a hairstyle you were not happy with, that you had a splendid day you can remember forever
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I went to 5-6 different salons and was never satisfied with what they did
and never paid less then 90 frs
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Re: Beauty Salon

This is why I will make my own hair do on my wedding day.If that day will ever come .
You should have said to the hairdresser that is not what you wanted and to do it the way you wanted by discussing all the details. I am always worried when I go for a haircut because I have a wavy hair and is quite difficult to get the right cut so I won't go to a hairdresser for my wedding day.
At least I hope that you had a nice day overall and that you are happy.
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One of my best friends actually had me do her hair and make-up because, as she told me, she knew I understood what she wanted and trusted me to really want her to look her best. Too many hairdressers and make-up people apply their own idea of beauty and the reason they put it on with a trowel for weddings is (normally) because they are taking into account the flash used for the photos. So you may look a bit overdone in person, but the photos, which is what you will look at for years to come, will be great. Just remember to have them put a bit of powder on your cleavage too, otherwise you get that lovely "ghost face, orange body" effect...
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On the wedding day, i went into a salon to make my hair ,
not difficult style but different"retro" ,
1 day before i was in that salon and shared a youtube link " how to do it" and a photo.
That :specialist said: "i know what you want, it will be as you wish" he made me feel relaxed about.
The next day he made my hair style.....
I came home and washed my hair with shampoo and during the way i get back i broke my make up because of tears,i was so disappointed... a different style and so uglyyyyyy made ,
it was horibleeeeee and he took 60 fr,being new in Swiss i didn't knew what to do , so i just left without any word.
Now i blame myself as i was too good and stupid ,i just shouted up and left.

If a Hair-stylist in my country ,would do that, i just start a big scandal ,take my money back ,complain to the boss,and take money for my moral damages and time...MY Wedding Day!!!!! is 1 time in life and they just broke it...it is sooooo hard to face ,especially for girls.
Are really all specialists like that in Swiss?
I'm worry to go to any salon anymore.
That's a terrible story!!! Poor you!!! It sucks that he massacred your hair, but I'm sure what you did with it in the end (even if it was nothing) was perfect. Hair can't make the perfect day, right?

I don't think all specialists are like that, but I would say that my experience in Swiss hair salons is that the price that they advertise is the base price. You will be charged for anything they do for you over and above the wash and cut (including drying, styling, putting in a small bit of hair product, offering you a coffee [which will set you back 10chf], etc). So lookout for that. As an "auslander," it's hard to negotiate this with them, but if you don't, you'll feel angry and cheated when the supposed 65chf cut and style comes up to 100chf... even if it does make you feel like a money haggler at the time...
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On the wedding day, i went into a salon to make my hair ,
not difficult style but different"retro" ,
1 day before i was in that salon and shared a youtube link " how to do it" and a photo.
That :specialist said: "i know what you want, it will be as you wish" he made me feel relaxed about.
The next day he made my hair style.....
I came home and washed my hair with shampoo and during the way i get back i broke my make up because of tears,i was so disappointed... a different style and so uglyyyyyy made ,
it was horibleeeeee and he took 60 fr,being new in Swiss i didn't knew what to do , so i just left without any word.
Now i blame myself as i was too good and stupid ,i just shouted up and left.

If a Hair-stylist in my country ,would do that, i just start a big scandal ,take my money back ,complain to the boss,and take money for my moral damages and time...MY Wedding Day!!!!! is 1 time in life and they just broke it...it is sooooo hard to face ,especially for girls.
Are really all specialists like that in Swiss?
I'm worry to go to any salon anymore.
I'm sorry you had this experience . Being in a foreign country and not understanding the culture makes one feel rather inadequate and we tend to just keep quiet and not speak out if we are unhappy. Also due to the fact we are so full of various emotions being in a foreign country we tend to get extremely upset. So, let's start afresh

Firstly, no, not all stylists here are like the one you mentioned in your post.

Secondly, you need to go 'salon shopping'. Only go for basic trims in the beginning. By doing that you will see how they handle your hair and get a feeling for what they are like. That way you will hopefully find a stylist that will fit your needs and understand you.

Lastly, don't be afraid to speak your mind. Please remember though, it's not what you say but how you say it. If you are not happy about something, approach the person with kindness.
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Are really all specialists like that in Swiss?
The girls at Gidor (only the ZH once) physically hurt me when they cut my hair...
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