(Closed) Tipping at hair/makeup trial

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How much did you tip/will you tip at your trials?
    Nothing : (5 votes)
    25 %
    Less than 10% : (0 votes)
    10%-15% : (3 votes)
    15 %
    15%-20% : (10 votes)
    50 %
    More than 20% : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Other, please explain below. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    Member
    24 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    As a hairstylist, I think 15$ is a good tip for the services you are having done..and I agree that since the wedding is a bit away that it’s nice of you to not withhold it.

    Post # 3
    Member
    145 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think you tip based on how satisfied you are with their work.  I am an mua and my rates are higher but I would say doit based on your budget and how happy you are after the fact

    Post # 4
    Member
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I couldn’t imagine not tipping for her services during the trial. I’m glad you are concerned with the proper way to handle it. I’m actually shocked 38% on the poll above say “Nothing”? WTH????? I was a stylist for 13 years. My specialty happened to be wedding hair and makeup. It’s a lot of work. It’s not an everyday kinda thing. For a bride it’s a once in a lifetime look. That can be a lot of pressure for a stylist. Tipping should be a reflection of how satisfied you are for the service rendered. I look at it the same way I tip when being served at a restaurant. 15% is always my starting point! it can go up from there. Stylist usually are tipped @ 20%. However I never tip below 15 – 20%. To me that’s bad voodoo and that karma could come back to bite you in the butt. Think giant pimple on the tip of your nose the day of your wedding! Lol. (Totally kidding) anywho…. Good question. Good for you wanting to do the right thing. As for the 38% of you that would tip nothing….. In my experience you all fell under nothing’s ever good enough for my bridezilla standards, hope you got some winded the day of your wedding!

    Post # 5
    Member
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    GLAMBYLEO:  I was also going to mention…. Her rates are a freaking steal. My brides paid at least $350. She’s honestly getting an amazing deal!

    Post # 7
    Member
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I hope so too. Trials are just that…. Even ask for two seperate looks down either side of your face. I would even do a more natural softer like ok at first let them take pics and then even go back and do a more formal sultry look. So they could get an idea of what they want! Also remember you want to wear a bit more than you’re typical everyday look so it shows up well in your photos. I had a lot of brides who regretted having such a natural look when it ended up boy conveying well in their photos. Granted…. By natural I don’t mean a soft ethereal look. I prefer the less is more look at times. Just you want to have even skin and enhanced eyes mostly. Just be honest with your artist. Voice concerns before she starts and bring PICS!!!! Pics are great. Listen to her if she has suggestions or thinks a certain look may not look as appealing on you! She is the expert! Just be honest and gracious! Speak up if you’re not happy and go from there. Also mention any allergies you may have or products you know you are sensitive too!

     

    congrats! Post pics!

     

    Correction on to my above post: Winded was meant to say Winde! My Big Fat Greek Wedoing referenc!

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