(Closed) Do you tip on a trial?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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a11ieny:  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 # 4
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Bumble bee

Yes!!

Post # 5
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Newbee

yes, definitely! She’s still providing a service and spending her time on you

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Yes – I would tip (NYC Bee, I think that would be the norm here). 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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a11ieny:  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 # 10
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Busy bee

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a11ieny:  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%.

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