Post # 1
I am scheduled to have my hair and make up trial tomorrow, I am excited! But I am wondering if I should tip the artist or not. Usually this is a no brainer and I would just go ahead and tip but my artist is the owner of her business and the cost of the trial is super expensive at $200 (imo at least). So Bees, do i need to tip her for my trial. I think I will tip her on the wedding day, but the trial is so expensive itself and she owns the business so I am leaning towards not tipping for the trial – am I wrong? Opinions please!
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
Wow, that’s pricey! I did not tip for my trial, but I did tip on my wedding day. She was self-employed, as well.
Post # 4
Honestly, I know it’s expensive but I would still tip. I tipped both my hair and make up artists for the trials because I didn’t want to piss them off before the wedding!
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I would only tip on the wedding day, personally, but only because she is self-employed in this capacity. If you were at a salon, I’d say you need to tip both times.
Post # 6
How on earth is your make up (trial!) $200? Is she turning you into a blue person from Avatar?
Post # 7
For a $200 trial, she’d better be a magician! I wouldn’t tip her; but then again, I’m a cheapskate and I’m doing my own wedding day hair and make-up. If you tip 15%, which is typical, that’s an extra $30!
Post # 8
@KristenGotMarried: The best makeup/hair people in my area (Boston) are 100/per each trial, hair and makeup= $200. It’s $150 ea. for hair/makeup day of ($300 total) and she travels to you.
So the OP’s trial is not outrageous.
I consider that price not worth it, so I decided against using pros for my wedding.
To the OP: I wouldn’t tip for trials, save your money!!
Post # 9
I know it is super expensive – but that is Manhattan pricing 🙁 It is also both hair and make up but stil… She doesn’t have a salon so she has no fees associated with that plus she is the owner so I am leaning towards not tipping but I don’t want to get off on the wrong foot am I am not sure what the etiquette is on this.
Post # 10
I was always taught that you don’t have to tip the owner of a business (salon, photography, etc). But a lot of people on the Bee disagree with that.