Tip a hair and makeup stylist that owns their own business?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I tip my shop owners.  In both cases, my hairdresser’s salon and my nail salon, the owner’s are charging the same rates as the rest of the staff, however they both have significantly more talent and experience than the younger majority of staff there.  I think this trust I have in their service merits them also receiving my appreciation in the form of extra tip money.

Your travel fee of $100 is actually covering a service they are providing you, by being where you want them, when you want them.  In addition, you have the built in trust of someone you have experience with, instead of finding an on-site or location-specific salon.

So I say tip! 

Post # 4
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

BUMPING! Interested to see what people say

Post # 5
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

As a general rule, you do not need to tip anybody who works for themselves. I am a wedding planner who owns my own business. I set a fair rate, my clients pay it, and it’s expected that I’m charging enough to cover my expenses as well as my own paycheck. However, you’ll want to tip any wedding day pros who are working for “the man”. That includes waitstaff, bartenders, or a lone DJ who works for a larger entertainment company.

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