(Closed) Hair and Makeup Trial… Do you tip?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did.  I figure it’s the same, she is using her time just as she would for any hair service.  Plus I want her happy on the day of so she does a good job! 🙂

Post # 4
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m glad you asked.  I would love to hear what others think.  I’m doing my makeup trial on Tuesday.  My plan is to tip her 20% for her time.

Post # 5
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

I’d treat it like any other beauty appointment. 15-20% sounds reasonable.

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ll be honest and say I forgot cash and I had paid online ahead of time, so I didn’t tip her. 🙁

That said, I plan to make it up to her the day of, not that she knows that yet!

Post # 7
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine is in a couple weeks and I plan to just like any other hair appointment.

Post # 8
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I paid her for the trial and day of makeup at the trial and I included a 20% tip for the total amount. I didn’t want to have to worry about money on the day of so I gave my dad cheques for the other vendors and paid makeup and hair at the trials.

Post # 9
901 posts
Busy bee

It’s customary to tip for any service, trial or not. 15-20%

Post # 10
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You should tip for any service (unless the person works for him/herself), and I’d recommend 18-20%.

Post # 11
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes, tip.  She’s providing a service.


Post # 12
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Hmm I didn’t tip and now I’m wondering if that was bad.

Both my MUA and Hair Stylist worked for themselves and came to the venue. I had read that both of these meant a tip was not necessary. I did have to pay a hefty travel fee for both to cover all their expenses though.

I guess I could always send a tip after the fact with a thank you card!

Post # 13
22 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hair and makeup is a service industry. If you liked, loved, and appreciated a person and their services – then by all means, tip as much as you’d like!

Post # 14
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ugh. This tread makes me feel aweful. The first time I ever got my hair cut without my mother, I did not tip. I didn’t know!!!! I felt so bad when my mom asked if I had tipped the lady. And this was like ten years ago.

Tip her. You’ll never forget if you don’t!!

Post # 15
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@mrsSonthebeach:  See I was wondering this myself…I tipped both for the trials, but on the day of my mom paid and I was supposed to leave the tip…well I forgot that bag at home with all my personals (wallet, ID, yada yada) .  They both work for themselves though…not sure what to do now…

@Treejewel19:  I’m thinking about doing that…sending a Thank You with a tip in it.

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