Post # 1
I am having my long time hairstylist and a MAC make up girl come to my home to do hair and make up for me and 6 or 7 others. Since they are doing this off the clock and independently (keeping all cash for themselves) do I still tip them?
I don’t want to be cheap but it seems a bit much to tip since they do not have the typical overhead usually associated with a salon and 100% of the money will go directly to them.
Post # 3
I would they are taking time out of their weekend they still need to bring their own products and use their gas.
Post # 4
I’d still tip them, I think.
Post # 5
I think I would tip them, since they are making it their way to be there for your wedding have to pay gas etc. And since you have known them some time it would be a nice gesture. 😀
Post # 6
I probably would, but it would also depend on how much you are paying her in the first place & if you feel that is enough to cover travel, use of products, and time. Did she set the prices or did you make her an offer? All these are things you need to factor in.
For instance, a similar situation: we are paying our bartender $150 cash, she will be working for about 5 hours serving beer, wine & 2 signature cocktails. It is a Sunday night, so I feel this is more than generous (I know it’s probably double what she’d make on a Sunday night at her current job). I plan on giving her a nice thank you note and a bottle of wine along with the money we are paying her as a “tip”. We could’ve easily just offered her $125 and then gave her a $25 tip, but then end result would’ve been the same.
Post # 7
Agree with @jessiesdream:. We had my hairstylist come to the house where we were getting ready and definitely tipped her. She still had to take time out of a working day to pack up her supplies and drive out to the house.
Post # 8
I read somewhere that if your photographer owns his/ her own studio then it’s not necessary to tip them….. So if your MUA & stylist have their own businesses where they provide on location services, why should you tip them? Just curious, why are the rules different?