(Closed) Do i have to tip my makeup/hair artist ?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
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44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsC2014:  They work together but one of them does hair, one of them does make-up. So they each got 80 dollars, to toal the 150$ trial fee. Here I thought I wasn’t tipping enough and they were completely ecstatic to each get a what I thought was simple, 5 dollar tip. 

Post # 20
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44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsC2014:  Oh my Lord no! hahaha I wouldn’t do that, they were awesome but I am paying enough for my hair and makeup lol! 

Post # 21
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1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@SammyI:  that is so good for you. im a hairdresser so i know how they felt. a lot of times the stylist feels really underappreciated if they didnt recieve a tip. or like a two dollar one. esp. when the stylist also puts a lot of care into your hair or whatever it is nice to be rewarded. for me i put a lot of care into everyone no matter what they are getting, and when somebody blesses you in that manner its more than financial.

Post # 22
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am wondering about this as well.

My hairstylist is self-employed and owns her own salon. She is charging me a standard fee for updo’s plus a mileage charge. 

She is her only employee (she works out of her hosue and has no employees under her)

I have never tipped her, just because I have always gone by the etiquette of, “You don’t tip the owner.”

 

 

My MUA is also the owner of her own salon and I am traveling to her salon for my trial.

 

Which of these women do I tip? Neither? Both? How much? 

Post # 23
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1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Miss Leopard:  I always tip my regular hair stylist, about 20%.  Having said that, my wedding day makeup was done by a MUA that travelled to the salon and she went to the wrong salon (after I confirmed the location twice) and hence was almost an hour late (ruining my time line).  I didn’t tip her.  She is the owner of her company and even so I would have tipped her if she had not been so unprofessional.  I paid her for a very expensive trial, and she tacked a pretty significant travel fee onto her regular prices so honestly she still made money but yeah, I didn’t feel guilty for not tipping for such shoddy work.

Post # 24
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44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@bgswifey:  I honestly wasn’t sure, part of me, if they were really THAT greatful for it, or just wanted to seem so, even though it was a poor tip. The stories I heard on my wedding day from them, and now this from you lets me know they were very greatful.

 On my wedding day, they said most customers get pissy and yell at them for even taking a bathroom break, I was just flabbergasted by this.

I was also surprised ( a bit off topic, sorry) to find in my contracts for DJ and photographer that  I didn’t need to feel obligated to feed them and they’d bring a small snack or something… I fed them at my wedding, they deserve a rest and some good food, too, lol.

Post # 25
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I tipped at my makeup trial. It was $55 and I gave her $70. I will do the same at my hair trial and on the day of. Prob $15 extra for each service. Just what I’ve always done. I really liked her so I gave her more than 20%. 

Post # 26
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

But are we suppose to  tip the MUA if you go to a place like Channel, let say, where they also sell all the Channel make-up, perfume etc. I was told by the MUA at Channel that the fee is 50$. I can buy merchandise for 50$ or pay the MUA 50$.

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