(Closed) Stylist offered to give me free highlights!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

You lucky lucky girl–I so want highlights.  As for the color that you should get I would talk to the stylist about what you want to look like and then she can make color recommendations for you.  It is her job so she should have some good ideas of what would work best for you.

Yes tip.  Do some research on how much it costs for the highlighting job at some other places and then tip according to that price.  If she refuses the tip, than at least you weren’t rude.

Post # 4
23599 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Definitely tip!  Plus, free highlights? SCORE!  That’s at least $100 value there, probably more..

Post # 5
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s so cool: such a good deal and such a kind stylist! I would definitely tip her and maybe give her a small gift as well as a “Thank You” for the wedding (that way, if she turns down the tip, she’ll still keep the gift!). And I agree with the suggestion to ask your stylist what color highlights would be best: I would say a shade or two lighter than your natural haircolor 🙂 

Post # 7
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The worst possible outcome of trying to tip her is that she might graciously decline. She’s in customer service where tips are customary, I’m sure she wouldn’t take offense or react inappropriately. The worst possible outcome of not tipping her is that she may think you’re ungrateful/entitled or don’t like how it turned out. The choice is pretty easy for me. 

Post # 9
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Tip and tip well! She’s doing you a crazy favor.

Post # 10
11366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think it’s wonderful that she offered to do this for you for your wedding at no cost, and I think it would be very sweet of you to offer to tip her.  If she truly does view this as a wedding gift, she likely will decline your thoughtful offer.

My “however” in this situation is that once you have highlights, you’re going to likely want to maintain them several times a year at your own expense. As @pengoala: suggests, this could be a $100 or more, plus tip, expense at least two to three times per year for you.  Is this something that you would be able to do? If not, I would ask her to make the highlights just a couple of shades lighter than your natural color, and I would ask that the placement and thickness of the highlights be such that they will blend in well with your natural hair as you allow them grow out.  You don’t want to have thick, dramatic highlighs growing out that may drive you crazy if you’re not going to be able to maintain them.

Post # 13
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

That’s so awesome! I’m so glad. 

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