Tipping for Hair/Makeup Trials??

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
24235 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@kat912:  You know…I didn’t tip but now that I think of it maybe I should have? Yeah, I’m no help…

Post # 5
8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would tip. Think about it… if you don’t give a good tip do you really want them to be doing your wedding hair if it rubbed them the wrong way?

It’s still their time, their products, etc… why wouldn’t you tip? I’d give a solid 20%.

Post # 6
24235 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@kat912:  I did tip her the 20% for doing mine and all my bridesmaids’ hair and makeup on our wedding day though, and she seemed satisfied with that.

Post # 7
5360 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@kat912:  I tipped my makeup artist for the trial. The trial cost $65 (goes towards my expense the day of) and we tipped her 20%. I will also tip her on the day of.

I havent done my hair trial yet, but I will tip her also.

Post # 8
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I plan to tip because I view it as a service.  Even though it is a trial, the stylist is still (hopefully) working just as hard as on your actual day.  To make it more worth it, I’ve scheduled the trial before a fancy outting so I can at least get something out of my trial look. 🙂

Post # 9
3377 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@kat912:  I tipped my stylist (also my MUA) $20 for each, same as I would for a hair cut and color. 

Post # 10
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Yes, you should definitely tip them! My regular stylist did my hair for my wedding and I tipped her as I would for any service. Absolutely tip!

Post # 12
3753 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@kat912:  It’s a service they are performing so I’d say TIP.

Post # 13
6157 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I tipped the hair girl mainly because I didn’t want to ask for the change ($5). I didn’t tip the makeup girl because I had exact amount. However, both of my trials sucked. The hair was awful!! The makeup was kind of bad too, the foundation was too dark and she cut my MAC lashes (which ruined them!) that were already fit to my eye shape!

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