Post # 1
I know this is optional but…what is the etiquette of tipping if i am going to their salon for the hair and makeup trial but one of their stylsts will be coming to my house the day of the wedding ?
Is it okay to ask if tipping will me mandatory or optional ?
I am going for the trial late November (my wedding is April 12,2014). I haven’t signed a contract yet, but i am not planning on going to multiple trials (too expensive). On the day of the trial, i would pay 25% of the total cost ( in order to secure the stylist for my wedding day).
Oh and just for additional info, i’m the only one getting my hair and makeup done. Sorry if i my post is too wordy, this is my first post ever !
Thank you !
Post # 3
unless the salon is a no-tipping salon (which they usually explicitly say) it’s generally standard practice to tip people in the beauty industry.
Post # 4
It is optional, but I would. Especially in my case, because she will have to travel more than 30 minutes.
Post # 5
@MrsC2014: Yep, tipping hair & makeup is standard. My planner said $15 – $20 per person was standard, which I thought sounded low, but she’s the professional so I went with her advice.
Post # 6
I tipped both my hair and makeup artists on the day of my trial and I would never even think about not tipping them on the day of. I would feel extremely awkward about not tipping, but that’s just me. Added gratuity costs more money, but when I budget for things, I always add 20% to the total cost if it wasn’t added in automatically like caterers do.
Post # 7
The only time you shouldn’t tip in a salon if is the owner does your hair and/or makeup. Otherwise, 15-20% of the total cost is standard. I would probably tip 15-20% of the total cost each time, but I think the trial is actually more important to tip for since the stylist will be spending a good chunk of time with you without actually making any money (since the 25% you will be paying is really a deposit for the big day).
Post # 9
Yes- tipping your hair and make up professional is definitely the standard thing to do – unless they tell you the tip is built in to the fee (it rarely ever is) then they are expecting you to tip. It’s just good etiquite to tip generally any service professional! Expecially if they are traveling to your house!
Post # 10
I have never heard of anyone not tipping their hair stylist and make-up artist. I hope to have a long standing relationship with both of my pros and I cannot imagine they would want to work with me again if I didn’t tip them. Both of them own their businesses and I am not sure if that makes it different (they are charging me an arm and a leg to travel and I know the prices are already jacked) but I am still going to do it anyway.
It sucks, but I think it is something you just have to do.
Post # 11
You don’t tip if they own the business. Both my MUA and hairstylist were self employed so I didn’t tip.
Post # 12
I’ve always tipped for hair and makeup even as a bridesmaid!
Post # 13
@PenelopetheBride: thank you ! Tip for just the day of my wedding or also for the trial ?
And thanks to everyone else for their input !
Post # 14
I actually had a hair and make-up trial today. It was 75 for hair and 75 for make-up. So, 150 all together… I gave them both 80 dollars. If I had more, I would of given them moer. You wanna know what? They were SHOCKED… they were completely and utterly shocked to see ANY Tip, at all and both gave me huge hugs, and kept asking if I was sure that I wanted to give that much..
I felt really bad as if I was tipping too little, but they said usually brides don’t tip, not even for day of hair and make-up. I was SHOCKED.
Post # 15
@SammyI: Wow ! My hair/makeup trial comes out to $130 so pretty close to yours. You gave them $80 combined or each ? That’s very generous either way !
Post # 16
@MrsC2014 I would just tip for the Wedding Day!