You have straight hair and you are ready for an updo or "long hair" service and you go to a full service salon and what - they don't offer "long hair" service. Some of the reasons hairstylists don't offer "long hair" or updo service is because:
None of their clients have long hair
Never learned how
Takes too long
To the hairstylist, watching is easy. If you are able to offer total hair services, including long hair, then you'll be keeping new clients instead of sending them away. When you are in-between appointments, this will offer you practice to gain confidence and allows you to display your work to your customers.
Advertise that you do long hair. Let the bridal shops know you are available, along with the formal dress shops. Girls going to prom always want fancy hairstyles. Offer your services free to the bridal show as a promotion for your business. This helps you gain more updo customers and helps the bridal shop. Win-win.
Complimentary cards are very good, too. As always, if they don't need long hair services, they will probably pass the card onto a friend.
How much should you charge or expect to pay for long hair or updo services?