(Closed) Makeup trials? To tip or not to tip?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Member
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

At my make-up trial, my stylist rang the charge through on my creditcard via her iphone.  She did not offer me the option to include a tip and I didn’t have cash. 

If you are paying the salon, then tip 20%.  If you are paying the stylist directly, see how it goes (e.g. is there an opportunity to tip).

Post # 5
Member
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I want to hear what everyone else says!

Post # 6
Member
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

I paid about $65 to the hair stylist and makeup artist at my trial…I gave them each $10.  I think for a service like this that tends to get marked up so much I tend to not go with percentages and go with what I feel.  If I were paying 1 person $250 for my hair & MU, I’d probably just tip them $20 cash.  Maybe I’m cheap, but I think tipping $50 is steep.  For the wedding maybe, but not for the trial.   (If you are having 2 separate people doing your trials…I think $20 to each would be fine)

Post # 7
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I didn’t tip for the trial because I traveled to my make-up artist’s house. We did tip for day-of service.

Post # 7
Member
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Because of markeup I would tip according to time. If it takes the same amount of time as your normal dye job then tip the same as then. 

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