Post # 1
I’m having my makeup trial this weekend and was wondering the proper etiquette for tipping? the cost of the trial is pretty pricey to begin with and she works for herself. I definitely want to do the right thing!
Post # 2
People probably have different opinions on this, and sometimes these things are regional, but the owner of the salon did my hair and makeup trial and I wouldn’t have dreamed of not tipping her. She ultimately did the hair and makeup for my wedding, too. I can say I wildly over-tipped b times.
Post # 3
I would tip for the trial – it’s a service that’s being done for you separate from your day-of services.
That said, I would also check you contract though – my person asks that I pay for everything at once on one check at least 2 weeks before the wedding. She includes 15% gratuity (which I knew about up front, but only because I read the contract, she did not tell me this explicitly) for the cost of everything so that the bride doesn’t have to worry about money on the day-of (so she is getting 15% for the trial and 15% for the day of included in the fee). I may end up tipping her more than this, but it’s good to be aware if gratuity is included so you aren’t tipping a lot more than you realize.
Post # 5
yes, definitely! She’s still providing a service and spending her time on you
Post # 6
Yes – I would tip (NYC Bee, I think that would be the norm here).
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 1969 - City, State
I didn’t tip for my trials. I paid $250 for my makeup trial, and $100, in cash, to independant artists. I did tip the day of my wedding.
Post # 8
I am a hair and MUA bridal specialist…and I have never NOT recieved a tip on my trials. They take the same amount of time and work as the day of, so yes, I would tip.
Post # 9
Thank you all for your feedback! So the popular vote is to tip, so I wI’ll definitely do that. My next question is how much? The trial is costing me $175…20%?
Post # 10
At least 15%. Since she is the business owner, you don’t technically have to tip, but I think that rule is becoming out-dated. You’d be safe with at least 15%.