(Closed) tipping at hair/makeup trial?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Mackinaw Valley Vineyard; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

I have the same question, hopefully you’ll get some good responses!  

My thought is that tipping is probably beneficial in the long run if the same person(s) do your hair and makeup for the wedding, but hopefully others will enlighten me.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

I tipped for my trials. My reasoning was that the people were still taking their time to perform a service for me. I tipped my standard 20% on the cost of the trial. My hair trial was done in my normal salon so that was easy. For the makeup trial, I calculated it based on the trial price listed in our contract. That’s just me though.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with Mrs Lox…I also tipped for my hair trial. She came to my house and still provided a service. So I tipped the standard 20%.  I actually really liked her and the style she accomplished, so I hired her on the spot for my actual wedding day as well.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, and 20% is standard.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Mine actually included it with the wedding day hair/makeup, so I didn’t pay anything for the trial, and then paid + tip on the wedding day. If you do have to pay for the trial, then I would probably tip for that as well.

Hope that helps 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would definitely tip (20%), you want the people doing your hair/make-up to be happy with you on your wedding day.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My hair and make-up trial is not until July 29, but I am planning on tipping 20% both at the trial and on the day-of.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I definitely think you should tip. They are still performing a service. The fact that its your trial is irrelevant. The work that they put in is no different than what they would do on your actual day and therefore they deserve to be compensated for that. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I will most likely tip my stylist 20%.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I gave my stylist $20 after the trial but she wouldn’t take it because the trial was included in the price ($250) for the day of, which I guess I knew but I still felt funny not tipping her ANYTHING.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am planning on tipping at my tirals… heres the deal if you tip them good at your tiral they are going to remember that on the day of when you go in to get all done up. They are going to be more eager to do it and do it well.. Its human nature lol. So tip your girl or guy 😉

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