(Closed) Tip Make up Artist at expensive trial?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

How on earth is your make up (trial!) $200?  Is she turning you into a blue person from Avatar?  

Post # 7
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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 # 10
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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.

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