(Closed) Help- Do I tip for a hair & makeup trial?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do I tip for a hair and makeup trial?
    Yes, tip for the trial. : (17 votes)
    45 %
    No, do not tip for the trial. Do tip for the wedding hair and makeup day-of. : (10 votes)
    26 %
    No, do not tip for the trial or the day-of makeup. : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Tip for the trial and, separately, tip for the day-of look. : (9 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 4
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    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I personally tip whenever I get my hair cut. Therefore, I would tip for them doing the trial. Pardon my ignorance but how much does it cost for the hair trial?

    Post # 5
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    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    If you’re paying a lot more than the cost of the make-up being used, don’t tip. If you’re getting a good deal, tip. That’s how I would do it. I totally get tipping (and often overtip) when that’s most of the income, or at least a substantial part, but many hair and make-up costs I’ve seen on these boards are very marked up, and it often doesn’t take very long. 

    edit: I did say tip on the big day. Not because I think it’s absolutely necessary, but because ideally they would do a great job and you would be able to show your appreciation that way. But that’s a big part of why I said don’t tip for the trial. They’re not done providing their service to you yet. You don’t give your server a tip each time he or she drops something off at the table. 

    Post # 6
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    943 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I tipped for the trial, it didn’t occur to me not to since the service was provided that day.  I always tip a lot especially for personal services, I tipped her 25%.  My trial was $50 for makeup, $60 for hair (same company two different artists) and day of is $125 makeup/$150 hair.  I’ll tip the same then.

    Post # 7
    Member
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m sorry, I don’t tip when I get my hair done. It’s already too much money. I don’t think you should have to tip.

    Post # 8
    Member
    18 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My trial and day of will be $150 for makeup. I’m planning on tipping $20 for the trial, and $20-30 day of.

    Post # 9
    Member
    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Being a make up artist myself I never expect a tip at the trial when i do get one its a really nice bonuse 90% of my clients all just tip me on the day of and the tip really depends on how many shes doing (my parties i have done up to 12 people in a matter of 4.5 hours) and was given a tip by each girl of about 20% what there cost was. so id tip what your comfortable 

    Post # 10
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    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Taeyers:  In response to your comment bout the make up and being “marked up” average bridal make up takes any where from 45 – an hour cause alot of steps go into the make up and alot of products go into it as well I know being in the industry most artist can charge any where from 125 – 225, and if you were to purchase each piece I were to use on you the day of, your total would be well over $400 as we are using our freelance kits and bringing more than what you would need as well as we have the brushes and airbush machines that add even more to the cost of having a good high end look for your big day that will hold up and keep up with everything your doing with really no touch ups besides your lipstick. and this is something some one is driving to your location and taking the time off there work to be there for you on your big day so I only think it as a nice thing to do but tip

    Post # 11
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    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MissXray:  I get all of that, but she’s only using up a tiny smidgen of any given product. Take the cost of every make-up item and divide it by how many uses you get out of it. And with most equipment/tools it’s even less significant. That’s what I was referring to. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I tipped for both trial and day-of… I tipped $10 trial and $20 day-off. 10%

    Post # 13
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    823 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I didn’t tip for either, trial or day of. 

    My makeup artist was amazing, however I paid $200 for a trial and another $200 for makeup day of (plus $120 for my sisters makeup).  I felt that $400 total for my makeup alone was an exorbitant amount and paid in cash, there was no need to tip on top.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I guess I’m a real weirdo, I tip my hair stylist 20% every time.  She’s also doing my hair AND make-up for a trial and for the day-of and I’ll be tipping her both times, also at 20%.

    If you Google “wedding & tipping” you’ll see that tips are generally expected by hair/make-up stylists.  

    I’m curious what other Bees did though… I’ll keep my eye on this board.  🙂

    Post # 15
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    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    I didn’t tip for the trial. I did tip day-of because she cancelled the morning of and sent two other women… I made one cry because she made me cry, and I felt really bad about the whole thing. I think it was $125 for me on the day, and they did makeup for three and hair for 1 of my bridesmaids for a total of 300ish. I tipped $30 each… was supposed to be $60 for the one… but she cancelled.

    Post # 16
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d tip 20% at the trial, just as if it was any other day of your life. If you went in and had your hair and makeup professionally done for a party, custom/etiquette would dictate that you tip.

    I’d again tip on the wedding day, and I’d either repeat the 20% or go up from there. The stylist doing my hair for my wedding has been a friend of the family for over 10 years, so I’m sure my mother plans to hook. him. up.

    If the trial is included in the full price of the makeup for your wedding (essentially “free” the day you go in for it), I’d probably go with about $20. I would recommend always tipping those who provide a service to you, but I’m a stickler for things like that.

     

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