Post # 1
We’re calculating costs of who to use for hair and makeup. We’re picking up the whole tab and right now the cost is about the same as my dress (me and some of the females in my family are getting airbrush makeup). Ridiculous, right? So since we’re being over-charged because it’s a wedding, do we tip for this? I tip for haircuts so I assumed you tip for this as well.
Post # 3
Are you paying for your bridesmaids services as well? That is usually not expected of the bride unless you are doing as part of their bridesmaids gifts.
In terms of tipping, it should be 15-20%, even for a wedding. Look around, a lot of salons put together packages for brides and bridal parties that are worthwhile.
Post # 4
I paid for my BM’s hair and my own from two different stylists and tipped both. I don’t know what the percentage was, but I added a dollar amount to each. I didn’t hire a makeup person, so no tipping involved there. I did not, however, tip at my hair trial that I also paid for.
Post # 5
Yes, I’m paying for them all. We are planning on using my usual hair salon (the owner used to be our neighbor and is invited to the wedding) and he’s charging as much as their dresses cost for hair (including cost of stylist traveling to the venue to do our hair). I feel like I can’t ask them to pay that so I was going to make it their bridesmaid gift.
We’re being charged $25/person for travel on top of inflated prices (I’ve had updos done at their salon for prom and they were $40 cheaper).
Post # 6
i’m also wondering the same thing – for me (2 styles) plus 3 bridesmaids (1 time styling) = $1200
Does that mean if tip 15% i am out $180…? errrgh that sounds like so much money….
so my total would be $1380 (or more if i tip more)
Post # 7
I think you should tip both. You defiantly shouldn’t tip one and not the other. I know it seems like a lot but its the right thing to do.
I paid for my girls dresses and accessories so they paid for their own hair and makeup. I encouraged them to tip and then added my own tip to the hair and makeup ladies for coming to meet us at my house.