Tipping on very expensive MUA/Hair

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
5905 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@fingerscrossed:  You wouldn’t base your tip on her fee + the travel expenses…so just the $350….and honestly, that’s about what I would charge for both…I usually get around $80 – $100 in tip…because I do an amazing job, plus its a fun experience and we only get to do this one time…so if I hit it on the head…I would think a generous tip would be given.

Post # 4
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@fingerscrossed:  If you can’t afford to tip on the cost of services, you can’t afford that particular service provider. You should have figured in the cost of tip when you booked it.

Tip on the $350.

Post # 5
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

Tip on the service, not the travel fee.  $350 is a little steep but not far off the mark, IMO.

ETA:  Also, I would personally start my tip at 20% and give more for awesome service.

Post # 6
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I paid similar for hair and makeup, plus travel fee of $65 and I paid for their hotel parking. I tipped 15% of my total which included the cost of everything plus once more when my artist came back for my touch-up ($200 and I tipped her an add’l $50 because she was amazing). I agree with tipping based off the service cost.

Post # 7
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

$40-50 on a $350 service is truly under-tipping by most US standards.

Post # 8
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Do you still tip if they work for themselves? I have heard in other post that you don’t have to tip owners/self empoyeed vendors. I don’t know if I’m wrong on that, but I’m in the same boat as you. I will probably tip my MUA, but maybe not 20%, I think $50 is a really good tip even if its not 20% because I am already paying them their rate and a travel fee like you are.

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