Post # 1
I always tip 20 %when I get my hair done Etc… But I am wondering what is appropriate wheyour have your hair/makeup done for your wedding and they come to you. Basically I am paying more for them to come to me, and they will be keeping all of the fee vs having to pay a cut to the salon since they are working offsite from where they work. So do I still tip them or is the charge to come to me, covering it?? I would love to hear form MUI and hair stylists too about expectations. Thank you !
Post # 4
I tipped my hair and makeup artist the full 20%. She only asked that I cover the parking fee at the hotel for her and her two assistants as the “travel fee.” I think the travel fee shouldn’t take the place of the tip. How far is she traveling to get to your venue?
Post # 5
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: She really isn’t traveling at all. I was just more curious bc if they do the hair and/or makeup offsite then they get to keep the money (usually at a hair salon, they only keep a cut) so I wasn’t sure a tip was appropriate. That being said I would never want to intentionally be cheap!
Post # 6
@sunshinebee: unless the contract says something about a travel fee in lieu of gratuity, I’d tip on top of it.
Post # 7
I thought that tipping is not necessary if you are hiring the person directly, in other words they are not an employee of someone for a job. If the hair dresser is working on their own and quotes you $200 with say a $1 per mile travel fee, why would they also receive a tip?
If you have your hair done by the owner of a salon, it is not expected that you tip, only their employees. Same with an independent photographer or muscician. They quote you a price, you sign the contract and you pay them what they ask. I only think the tip applies if the person you hire is being paid by an employer or if there is some circumstance that required them to go above and beyond.
Post # 8
Etiquette Snob here… lol
The recommended tipping rate is the SAME as if you went to the Salon… as they more than likely will charge you more in their priced services to cover the “coming to you” aspect
As always the rule of thumb is you don’t have to tip someone if they own the Business.
BUT that is discetionary… and depends on how you feel about the service provided and if it was poor, average, excellent… or EXCEPTIONAL.
Owners can be tipped for EXCEPTIONAL service.
Hope this helps,
Post # 9
@sunshinebee: Yes, 20% or more if they do a fantastic job.