Post # 1
I’m am in a wedding next week & the bride hired two stylists to come to her house to the the hair and make up of the whole bridal party. The bride is paying for everyones makeup. We are paying for our own hair which is $100 (I think it’s a little steep but I really have no choice). So my question is do I have to give a tip on top of the $100? If so how much? They are doing 7 girls and are making $700 off just the bride alone.
Post # 3
@showmethebling: I think we tipped about 10%? It’s not mandatory and some stylists have it built into their price, so it’s really at your discretion!
Post # 4
I always tip 20% for any service I recieve unless the service is poor.
Post # 5
Holy cow, that seems like a lot for bridesmaids hair! I would probably ask the other bridesmaids what they were thinking and base my decision off of that.
Post # 6
Let the bride pay the tip if she’s asking you to pay $100 for hair. Way too much.
Post # 7
@showmethebling: $100?! I hope that includes the cut and color, too! But seriously, my girls are $65, which I think is about average. However, I always tip when I accept a service. At least 20% if the service is good. I also tend to be a generous tipper. Then again, I would probably never pay $100 for an updo.
Post # 8
That’s a lot for bm hair but yeah you should still tip
Post # 9
Is the service coming to you? That could explain the price, but still it does seem steep (I think my BM’s paid $60 which included the travel to us). I would ask the bride if the tip is included, if she planned it, and tip at least 10% if not, and probably 20%.
Post # 10
That’s so high. I pay a little more than that to get my cut colored and cut! I would give her a $10 tip
Post # 11
The $100 is high, but the stylists are coming to you. That always costs more money.
As as far as tipping, talk to the others, but yes, stylist tips are customary.
Post # 12
I worked in the service industry for awhile and unless she does a horrible job you should tip 20%. if she was contracted through a company or salon we most likely will get very little of that $700.
Post # 13
Yes the stylists are coming to us. This is in NJ so I’m guessing maybe that is why the price is so high. I have a stylist who was willing to drive there from CT & charge a lot less, unfortunely the bride wasn’t interested. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks the price is ridiculous. Btw, when I go to my hairdresser I always tip her 20%. I just didn’t know if this was different, especially because of the high price.
Post # 14
@showmethebling: That price is definitely NJ prices…I honestly don’t know if my girls tipped or not. My hair was $150 & my makeup was $150. I tipped.
Post # 15
Etiquette Snob here… lol
Don’t feel you have to tip just because she came to you… that will be built into the cost.
Ok the Rule is you tip IF the stylist is NOT THE OWNER… or if she goes above and beyond what you expect (and then it is 15% to 20% of the total bill)
Owners don’t normally get tipped.
BUT on the other hand… if this is your regular Hair Dresser… and you want to maintain a cordial / good relationship with her (fit you in at the last minute) then Owner or not… you should give her something.
Hope this helps,
Post # 16
I’m in suburban NY and that’s on the lower end here. Too bad she’s making you pay for it. Tisk tisk. I tip 15 to 20 %.