Do you tip for a bridal makeup artist and a hairstylist?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think I recall hearing you’re supposed to tip 10-20% on these sorts of services. I could be wrong though.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I tip 20%. Personally I would do it after every service. If they keep getting tipped, I feel like they’d want to do a better job. Unless you’re paying all at once.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think its like, if a salon or some larger company sets the prices and whatnot then you DO tip. 

 

But if they are a single person owning their own business, setting their own prices, then you don’t have to tip (but you can if you like)

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am a hairstylist, and always appriecate a tip. I also own my own salon, and still very much appriecate a tip. I really don’t think it should be decided on because someone is making the prices for you, or yoiu yourself is setting the prices. I am just curious as what type of salon your having your hair and makeup done at? $600 is a big amount of money. Is this just for you, or are your attendents included? I, being in a field that tips are common, I always tip at least 20%. It would probably be best to tip after each service, so they feel appriecated. This is your wedding day, and pictures last a lifetime!! I hope this helps you!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i worked with a person who freelances bridal makeup and i tipped 20%

my understanding is that for trial, you tip 15%(minimum) and up

day of – still 15% and up

doesn’t matter if they own their own business (that’s more for florist, DJ, etc)

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

you should always tip after each service, even if its just hair/make up trials

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

you are paying really expensinve for the day of makeup though… Ive been in the ive been doing hair and make up for weeding for years now and even with my  competitors, i find that your paying alot… I mean unless your make up artist is a renoun makeup artist or has worked with celebraties… and even at that……

even at the price that you are paying … you should still tip though

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah, I don’t want to make you feel bad, but $225 for wedding makeup seems like a lot of money. The salon where I’m having my hair done does makeup for $40. I don’t know what the quality is like, but I’m pretty clueless about makeup myself so I figure anything is better than trying to do it on my own. Regardless, I would probably feel weird not tipping.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I don’t want you to feel bad about what your are paying. I am a makeup artist and my main business is weddings. Is the artist coming to you for the day of? If so that is where are the cost is coming in. If you are going to the salon or their place of business then that is a little expensive. I charge brides $150 for makeup on location and that does not include the trial run. I do have a minimum of $200 for an on-location fee so it is best to have more girls getting it done, but I am not a stickler for prices and I will work with the bride. My price also includes airbrush and a pair of lashes for the day of…..mosts artists charge extra for both of these. 

 

If you are having the artist come to you then you are paying a fair price. I just wanted to let you know. Also, it depends on where you live as to what pricing is. I also do charge for the trial run too….most people don’t understand that. Well, I am still doing a full makeup application on you and also my time that you are paying for. I hope this helps and congrats on your weddding. 

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2016

if the service is set with good price, what’s the point to tip? So why don’t we all tip anyone whoever provide any service? I found it’s ironic why we don’t tip the person who help us pump gas?  ( New Jersey / Oregon have gas station pump service )  they are out in the cold and hot weather, getting paid with minimal wage.

Also, if you are already paying a lot for the sevice, netherless, a good customer service is expected. whats the point to pay for the work and also tipping for their good attitude? It should have been part of the job?!

 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by  molly12345.
Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m in the industry and typically my brides tip between 18 – 20% It is not mandatory, not always expected but always greatly appreciated. If your MUAH artist works for a company or a salon they could be making a commission off of what you pay. Between 30 – 60% If they are freelance then they might not have to split cost. However the consume all cost. Product, travel, tools, etc. $225 for day of with trial seems to be ballpark around what most MU artist charge. I charge $300 for same service, but this also includes a bridal kit with minis of  the products used for touch ups throughout the day. I honestly think you should just tip what you feel comfortable with. I have received a small personal and thoughtful gift, with a personal note that was even more appreciated A few times. ALSO- if your artist is online and they are really amazing and you are very happy with their service find out if their is a place you can write a RAVE review! Plus boost them on social media to show your appreciation. That is kinda the best TIP!

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by  PilotsLocal.
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