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#1 mariej

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    Posted 21 May 2009 - 02:29 PM

    I`d really love to know what to expect from the hair and nail salons in cuba. Whats your experience with this??

    #2 fudgie

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      Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:17 PM

      I did get my hair done at the salon but not my nails. I wasn't going to but decided the day before that I would. I was worried doing it but my plan was to keep it simple. At the salon they didn't have the products or equipment that I was use to so that made me worry more. I just told her that I wanted really loose curls, half back with my veil and hair flower. She started putting velcro rollers in tight to my head all over, wrapped a net over them, and put me in the hair dryer for about 45 min. I was so worried but it turned out great. She definitely knew what she was doing and I was more than pleased. I even did test curls at home and couldn't get the curl I wanted but she managed :)
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      #3 jackobelle

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        Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:15 PM

        I have never been, but I heard that the nail salons don't have a great selection of nail polish. I'd bring my own from home and leave it there, the nail lady will appreciate the gift.

        I guess it depends on the resort as to if they have spa services. What resort are you going to?

        #4 mariej

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          Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:53 PM

          I'm getting married at Barcelo marina Palace. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do to my hair and not knowing the hairdresser makes me nervous.

          Also, we will be in cuba for a week before the wedding so i don't think my nails will hold up if i get them done here either. I'm sure they will be able to do a simple french manicure, right?? :S

          #5 Dmitri_Markine

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            Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:45 PM

            Bring pictures for the hair salon and your own stuff for the make up. I've heard a few complaints from wedding parties about their make-up selection and quality.

            #6 Amarillis

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              Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:31 PM

              Ok... so if you scope out my planning thread you can read all about how crazy worried I was about my hair... I asked a girlfriend of mine (not a wedding party member) to be my "HAIR MANAGER" we did a trial here at home, and she photographed all the stages. I printed the photos all out and brought them with me to Cuba....

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              60 pictures in total were printed and placed in a photo album

              I then went to the local professional beauty supply store and purchased a box of pro bobby pins, joico brand mousse, gel, and ultimate high humidity hairspray. I was ready.

              On the morning of the wedding we ventured to the salon - I was still nervous.

              My Hair Manager toted along all of the products we would need. The Barcelo Marina Palace only has one hairstylist -- Maria -- and she was absolutely amazing. An absolutely beautiful woman, so kind and gentle.

              She really loved a white hair flower I was wearing (from one of those accessory stores) and asked if at the end of my vacation if I would sell it to her for her daughter. I immeadiately gave her the flower, and at the end of our stay -- dropped off other hair accessories, and left all the professional products with her. She was very appreciative.

              at the salon
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              hair manager
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              In process:
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              nearly done:
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              BM in progress:
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              #7 Amarillis

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                Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:31 PM

                BM all done:
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                MOH In progress:
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                hanging in the salon:
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                SIL checking out my very detailed guide to wedding day hair:
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                As you can see in my review and pics, my hair was awesome... and it held all day!

                I had my nails done at home before leaving (mani and pedi)....

                Happy planning.




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