Post # 1
My hairstylist / MUA owns her own company. She is a one-woman show who works exclusively with brides and bridal parties and occasional brings an assistant as needed. I know that you are supposed to tip hair stylists and make up artists, but then I also know you are not supposed to tip people who are the owners of their business because they already get 100% profit.
What’s the thing to do here?
Post # 3
I’d say no. I’m in the same situation with my hair/makeup person. Since she’s the “company” all the money goes to her. So no tip needed
Post # 4
Ok cool. I tipped her for the trial because I wasn’t sure so I hope she is not expecting it :/ she is also charging me 50$/hr for the assistant so I feel like I probably don’t need to tip her either…
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
I tipped at my trial too, and my MUA/hairstylist is the owner of the company (with several employees, but she’s the one who’ll be at the wedding), so I’m not sure either. I think I’ll probably tip her because she is fantastic and wonderful, and I want to show my appreciation. But I’ve heard you shouldn’t tip if they’re the owner also. It just feels wrong to me, though, to not tip!
Post # 7
I always tip. Even if they are the owner, they use the money you’re giving them to buy more supplies and putting money back into the business. So every dollar isn’t necessarily going into their pocket. Aside from paying for both my hair stylist and my MUA’s parking the day of, I’m also tipping both 20%.