Post # 1
This is what the email said from my make up artist
“this goes for hair and makeup and anyone else you might be hiring for the occasion, it’s always nice to tip but of course I will leave that up to you.”
I was shocked… Of course, I know that! Well, may be I’m too sensitive about this but was kind of ridiculos to me the fact that she mentioned like I’m a person from another planet or something.. I was planning to do that when I meet her for trial and the wedding day.
well, Anyway, I wanted to make sure!
Is it okay to tip about 18~ 20% ? or I need to pay more than usual? (like usual tip amount I pay when I go restaurants or getting a hair cuts or.. you know)
Post # 3
I meant to leave this on Beauty board! Sorry! I don’t know how to move this 🙁
Post # 4
i understand why you were shocked, it was a little ridiculous to include that in the email, but to each his own right?
you’re already paying a premium for “wedding” hair, so tip the usual amount you would for a normal haircut.
Post # 5
I have found that the majority of the vendors that I have dealt with that don’t include the “gratuity” in the initial cost have stated that very same statement. I think it is pretty standard in the wedding industry because it is a FAQ that the majority of brides asked. Personally, I am not offended when I receive that statement from my vendors. They are being honest and upfront. They are letting you know that no matter the service, the tip is left to you. You can tip the standard 15 to 18 percent or more if you are so wowed by their service that it would warrant a higher tip.
Post # 6
It seems a little strange that she’d include that in an email. But maybe she’s been stiffed for weddings before?
15 – 18% is fine I think.
Post # 7
@Irisj89: I can move it for you!
Also, if you choose to tip, that percentage sounds fine to me. 🙂
Post # 8
As a makeup artist I would never ask to be tipped, that is completely up to the bride. I would have to say that most of the time brides do not tip and that might be because they are unaware of it since they have so much on their mind the day of. Maybe your artist just wanted to remind you so you can include it in her rate? dont know…
You should tip her as you would tip your hairstylist, nail salon or any other beauty service.
The amount is up to you, if any.
Post # 9
It may be because she has experienced a lot of brides who got used to tips being included in their costs: servers at a venue or for the catering company. She may have been accidentally stiffed before and so wanted to make sure you knew that the gratuity wasn’t included. It would be better though if she just itemized everything, which would make you notice that the tip wasn’t on there.
Post # 10
@Irisj89: If she is independent and owns her own business, you do not tip them. If they are just an employee of the business, you do tip.
Post # 11
A normal tip amount is fine. I am going to tip my make-up artist but that is because he is a friend of mine and doing it for free. I would kinda feel guilty if I didn’t.
Post # 12
@Gemstone : Thank you!
@Crayfish : Really? she is not licensed makeup artist. (she is good tho..)
She doesn’t own a business shop or anything. Hum..But since she said it like that via email, I should tip her no matter what… feel really weird, tho.