So I had a hair trial recently (I won't say her company because I'm not a total ass, even though it's very tempting) and it didn't go very well. I would post pictures, but I don't want to embarrass myself. FI's exact words were "you look 'draggy' and you do your hair better yourself."
I drove to her house and I met my bridesmaid (she recommended her to me) and MOH there. She had forgotten her makeup at her salon so my bridesmaid drove 15 minutes to her salon to get her makeup. Now my MOH is not an easy person to get along with because she's tough and opinionated, which is honestly someone I feel grateful to have in my corner when shit hits the fan (ie see "wedding curse"). MOH and the hair lady weren't meshing well and it got worse as the trial went on. The woman did a terrible job, I wasn't thrilled and MOH could tell. I showed her pictures and she just sort of did her own thing. Then came to makeup. I showed her a picture of a model with natural looking makeup (heavier bright blush and light on the eyes). She did thick brown liner and just dark makeup that doesn't mesh well with my dark blonde hair and paleness.
Then she did something that made me want to throw up and totally freaked me out. She grabbed her mascara and proceeded to use to brush from the tube. A tube that looked worn and was definitely used before. Honestly I just wanted to run at that point. And wash my face as quickly as possible.
The woman told me that it would look a lot better the day of.. that's a line that I think should throw red flags up for anyone at a trial. And then she asked for her payment and that was that.
That week I emailed her to let her know I had found someone else and tried to be as nice and diplomatic as possible. She then proceeded to call my bridesmaid and tell her than she had "thrown" the trial because she didn't like my MOH and didn't really want to the job. Now, this has me fuming. I paid her for a service, one that she did an awful job at, and apparently did it awful on purpose? She wasted my time and took my money. If you were in my shoes, would you ask for a refund or just let it go?