Post # 1
I’m just wondering how much everyone tipped at their trials. I’m getting my hair and makeup done by the same person at a salon near my venue. I know that I will be paying for the trial. I think my hair will cost around $40 and I’m not sure about the make up. Day of makeup is $30 so I’m assumming it will be similar to that price. I’m just wondering how much to tip today. I was thinking $15 for both. $14 would be 20% so I just rounded up to make it easier.
I also wanted to add that my wedding is still 4 months away. I know some girls hold the tip until the wedding day, but I feel like I should give her something considering the amount of time between the trial and wedding.
This topic was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by citysparkle.
Post # 2
As a hairstylist, I think 15$ 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
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
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
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 # 6
PilotsLocal: Her rates are excellent and as far as I can tell from her online portfolio, she’s a very good stylist. A lot of the other salons I was considering charged at least double so I am a little skeptical, but I am getting married in a small town in the middle of nowhere so that may have something to do with her rates being so low. The other salons were located in a larger town. We’ll see how it goes today. I hope I’m happy with the results. 🙂
Post # 7
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!