Makeup/stylist tipping question!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

If she is not affiliated with a company there’s no need to tip. She’ll keep the $85, right? 

Post # 4
11598 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If she owns the business or is not associated with a formal business at all, tipping is not necessary.  If she goes above and beyond, like any other service, you may always consider adding an additional gratituity on to your cost.

Generally, I tip about 20% for beauty services, and did that amount on my wedding day for the hair and makeup artists.

Post # 5
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@abbie017:  Really? I didn’t know that. My hair stylist and makeup artist both own their businesses. I was planning to tip them at the trial and day of. I thought it was rude not to. Shows what I know about beauty. 

Post # 6
11598 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsPanda99:  I’ve always been told if they own the business, they are getting 100% of what you pay them.  On the other hand, if they work for someone, they are only getting a portion because the rest is going to pay overhead for the business.  Obviously tipping is a personal thing and service above and beyond expectations should be compensated fairly, but I believe the standard is what I said above. 

Post # 7
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ForeverAndEverAfter:  a tip is never expected, especially if the mua owns her own business. When I freelanced with salons I would get tips but as a mua with my own business I do not expect tips since it’s my own company 🙂 of course if you really like Her work than you can but don’t feel like you have to

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