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Is £40 to put a child's hair in a bun too expensive?

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sweetkitty Fri 12-Apr-13 16:11:03

I asked my regular hairdresser if she could do DD1s hair for her 1st communion, we have to be at the church for 9am so I asked her if she could come round at 8am to give her enough time etc she said 8.30 but I thought this would be pushing it a bit. She said that's fine and it would be £40 and is that ok with me?

I was thinking £25-30 max £40 seems a bit expensive but what do I do?

Say oh that's a bit expensive and risk her saying well that's the cost and her not do it or just pay it

For comparison last time she charged me £50 to cut my long hair and the 4 DCs hair.

I like the idea of having her hair professionally done and having someone cone to the house to do it.

OhTheConfusion Sat 13-Apr-13 21:51:01

I had the same problem... our usual hairdressers DC is in DD's class at school so no hairdresser! I have found a mobile hairdresser to come and do a trial in 2 weeks then actual hair for both me and DD on the day. Total cost for trial and communion is £40!!!

My hairdresser would have charged that to curl mine and blowdry DD's once!

I need to book a cake this week too, thanks for the reminder!

I do my daughter's every week for ballet, its easy! wink

Get a bun ring, pins and practice while watching how to do it on YouTube.

Save yourself £40!

sweetkitty Sat 13-Apr-13 19:50:19

Och weegiemum it's too far for her at that time of day. She sounds fab though, is it done thing she wants to do as a career. Thanks for the offer though grin

Weegiemum Sat 13-Apr-13 18:29:40

If you let her take a pic - she's creating a portfolio!

Weegiemum Sat 13-Apr-13 18:28:42

Sweet kitty we're in Castlemilk. Dd1 is 13 but awesome a hair and makeup. Actually she's revised her offer : she'll do it for free if I take her for a bacon roll after!!

Do you start rolling at the ends?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koRcJhZEWao

expatinscotland Sat 13-Apr-13 16:36:02

YY to do it yourself! Practice loads. DD2 has slidy, poker straight, fine hair. It's a nightmare.

directoroflegacy Sat 13-Apr-13 16:26:26

I am the world's worst hairdo doer BUT after 3 years of dd doing ballet I am quite proficient!
You will need-
Practice - alot (but you have time!)
A bun doughnut - cheapest in Primark but on sale in Claires, H&M, supermarkets etc
A hair bun net
Kirby grips
Then You Tube how to do a bun
Hair spray too and not on freshly washed hair as it will be more difficult!

My dd has long, thick hair and looks fine after doing this!

sweetkitty Sat 13-Apr-13 15:44:56

sovery - were not having a big "thing" all our family live an hour away and there's not many of them anyway. I'm making her a cake myself as I do that as a hobby anyway. Her dress is new but I bought it from a friend who used to have a children's clothes shop so it was at cost. I'm having caterers do a buffet for me and just having everyone back to our house.

I have 3 DDs so at least the dress will be well used.

No I'm coming round to the idea of doing it myself thanks for the offers, we're in North Lanarkshire weegiemum steel mining town wink

soverylucky Sat 13-Apr-13 11:20:53

I have got her a gift - a lovely book of saints. We have no family coming as no-one else is RC. Perhaps we will go out for lunch.

mum11970 Sat 13-Apr-13 11:06:29

Hair in pony tail, bun ring, clips. Easy as pie. I'm not expert in hair styling, having had short hair for a majority of my life, but a bun is pretty easy with a bun ring.

NewFerry Sat 13-Apr-13 11:04:44

Also, a nice way to mark the occasion is to give your dd a small gift such as a first holy communion mass book or bible, or some special rosary beads.

NewFerry Sat 13-Apr-13 11:02:20

We had family travel from a fair instance to attend the first communion so we had a buffet at the house, plus a special cake.
Traditionally most families will do something special to mark the occasion. With DS we all went out for a special lunch then everyone came back to the house for coffee and cake.
IME the parish often have refreshments ar the parish or school hall after the mass.

soverylucky Sat 13-Apr-13 10:35:34

Starting to think about dd's communion now. She has second hand dress, a white ribbon and I was planning on washing her hair the night before. We are not having a party, a cake or anything. Should I be planning something?

weegiemum Sat 13-Apr-13 10:22:16

If you're in Glasgow, my hair expert dd1 will come round and do it for £5 plus travel!,

GeneHuntsMistress Sat 13-Apr-13 10:15:09

I have to do buns for DD's ballet. I've found a bun net makes an amazing difference to the finish, looks so much neater AND stays in the whole time until you take them out! A Revelation to me (another clueless hair do-er despite having reeeaaaallly long hair until 28 years old).

Geordieminx Sat 13-Apr-13 08:06:07

I'll come and do it SK if you want? Not a hairdresser but pretty good at doing my own?

SavoyCabbage Sat 13-Apr-13 08:04:10

sock bun.
Second time lucky!

SavoyCabbage Sat 13-Apr-13 08:01:43
NewFerry Sat 13-Apr-13 07:55:22

Ok, if you are set on a bun, have you tried putting her hair in a high ponytail, then plait the pony tail, then twist the plait into a bun.
It's much easier as the hair is in one long braid.

canyou Fri 12-Apr-13 23:47:23

Could you get a salon to do her hair on fri evening at the last appt and put a scarf or net over it to keep it in place. That is what is done around here

Longdistance Fri 12-Apr-13 23:02:34

Don't wash het hair before doing it. It's easier to do an up do with the hair a little bit unwashed, like two days unwashed.
If you're unsure, try a little Baptiste dry shampoo, its cheap in body care stores.
As for the ends, try wrapping them around and under the bun where the hairband is. If all else fails, try s larger bun.
Good luck smile

MrsLettuce Fri 12-Apr-13 22:37:00

Another reason to go with having it loose...

sweetkitty Fri 12-Apr-13 22:26:04

Thanks there too many ideas on here pity DD1 hates getting her hair done hmm

TheChaoGoesMu Fri 12-Apr-13 22:20:49

Why dont you put it into rag ringlets overnight. Its very easy and looks pretty. Theres lots of youtube videos on how to do it.

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