(Closed) This is what my makeup artist said (About paying tip)

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@Irisj89: I can move it for you!

Also, if you choose to tip, that percentage sounds fine to me. 🙂

Post # 8
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
3 posts

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
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@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
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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.

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