(Closed) Do you tip for a makeup/hair trial?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I did for my first, but she didn’t charge me for it so I gave her a big tip. =) I plan to for my second trial also, as she doesn’t own the salon/she’s not pocketing the entire fee.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I tipped for mine, but I also had to pay for the trial itself.  It wouldn’t hurt to tip if it is free, though.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Hi Ladies,

   In my case for my trial the stylist is coming to my home to do hair/makeup. Do you also tip in this instance, since the stylist is pocketing the whole fee? I’m paying $100 for both trials so what would everyone recommend?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I went to her house for the trial.  she was going to originally charge me 75.  I asked her if she would do it for $50.  she said okay.  She ended up doing airbrushing on me which she usually charges 25 for.  I really liked what I saw. (i was going to a wedding that night anywaise)  I gave her 60 bucks total.  $10 tip  since i drove to her house.  on the day of the wedding… she’s going to my house.  she will charge me 150.  i think a 20 buck tip is okay then.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I tiped 20% for each the trial and the day of but gave it to her all at once on the day of when the balance was due.  But then again, I was married in Vegas and I think it’s expected to tip big there.  So the total for the airbrush and hair trials and the day of as well as hair for the flower girl on the day of cost $600 and I gave them a $150 tip.

Post # 8
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Wannabee

As a newbie makeup artist, I was completely flattered when I recieved tip for the first time. It was honestly not even something I was thinking about receiving.

If you really, really enjoy the makeup look the artist has given you and their prices are already reasonable, leaving a tip is a great way to encourage the makeup artist to keep on striving to do a great job and to let them know how pleased you are. Of course, it is not something a makeup artist should expect…but it’s always a pleasant surprise when it happens 🙂

 

 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

As a makeup artist and hair stylist I’ve been doing weddings and photoshoots for a while.  Some people tip and some people do. It is honestly all about your experience with teh artist and whether you feel that they deserve to be tipped.  Tipping shows your gratitude for their time and the service that they provided for you, but never ever feel compelled to tip if you feel that the service was not performed in a manner that satisfied your needs. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

yes most definitely.  i have many friends that are hair stylists and makeup artists in the biz, and it is customary to tip (if you’re happy with their work of course!)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i did tip for mine, my trial was 120 and i tipped 20 since i really like what she did and hoping she will do even better on my wedding day

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I tipped all the vendors that did trials.  I looked at it as any other beauty treatment.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007 - a beautiful church and hotel reception

I think it definitely shows some class by leaving a tip, but it would throw me a bit off guard but in a good way!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Whenever someone does a service for me (especially if they’re doing it for free or for minimal pay), I consider it standard to tip. That would mean, to me at least, tipping for both the trial and the day of services. Hope that helps!

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I just had my hair trial today. It was $90 and I had no idea how much I was supposed to tip, but I tip 20% for everything, so I did that. Afterwards, I wondered if I should have, but I’m sure the stylist was really happy. I may have tipped a little too much, but what’s a few dollars when it’s making someone else happy and they did a good job to begin with!? I am far from wealthy but in the long run, I won’t notice those extra few bucks spent today.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i think it’s a good idea to tip…after all, this is the person making you beautiful on your wedding day. you certainly want them to have positive feelings about you!

 

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